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Alyssa Milano is known as an American actress and activist. She is most famous for her role in the 1980s sitcom 'Who's the Boss?' and as a witch in the supernatural drama 'Charmed.'


Alyssa Jayne Milano was born on December 19, 1972, into an Italian-American family in Brooklyn, New York. Her father, Thomas, worked as a film music supervisor, and her mom, Lin, was a style designer. Milano grew up with a younger brother named Cory.

Milano pursued a dream of acting from early on in her life. She broke into the business when her babysitter took her to a tryout for a touring production of the classic musical Annie without the permission of Milano's folks. When Milano was offered a role as one of the kids, her folks were careful about giving their authorization. Just seven years of age at the time, Milano essentially wouldn't back down from her strict parents. She went through the following year with the show and fell in love with the praise she earned from audiences.


In 1984, Milano started featuring in the hit sitcom Who's the Boss? Samantha Micelli, the blunt little girl of Tony Danza's leading character. The show kept running for eight fruitful seasons, transforming the actress into one of the prominent young acting symbols of 1980s American popular culture.

During her years on the sitcom, Milano additionally released a few pop music album collections, which only sold in Japan. Also, in 1985 she played the little girl of Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in the action film Commando.

Expecting that she would be pigeonholed, she went through a journey to attempt to break free of her relationship with her famous character Samantha Micelli. She figured out how to shed innocent young notoriety by taking naughty roles in films, for example, Deadly Sins and Poison Ivy II. From 1997 to 1998, Milano appeared on the mature evening soap opera show Melrose Place.


In 1993, Alyssa Milano ended up in a relationship with actor Scott Wolf. However, they ended their commitment the following year. She married Cinjun Tate, the lead singer of the musical band Remy Zero in 1999. Their relationship finished up in mid-2000.

In 2009, Milano married longtime friend David Bugliari, and on August 31, 2011, she brought forth their first baby, a boy named Milo. On September 4, 2014, the couple announced their second child, a young lady named Elizabella Dylan.


Milano approached Ryan White, a preteen kid who had been bullied because of his AIDS diagnosis and was a fan of hers, in the late 1980s. She sat with him for six hours, making friendship bracelets at a gathering thrown for him. They appeared on The Phil Donahue Show together, and Milano kissed White to highlight that the disease doesn't spread by casual touch.

Milano served as the national spokeswoman for UNICEF's "Trick or Treat" campaign in October 2004. She raised around $50,000 for AIDS-affected South African mothers and children by selling her and her school's photography. She wore an outfit made entirely of vegetables in favor of PETA in a 2007 campaign encouraging vegetarianism.

Milano was named a Founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases by The Sabin Vaccine Institute in June 2007, an alliance founded to advocate for and mobilize resources in the fight to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), to which Milano donated US$250,000. She is also a United States of America UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her UNICEF fieldwork includes a 2004 trip to Angola to speak with HIV-positive women and people disfigured by land mines during the country's civil war; a 2005 trip to India to meet displaced mothers living in squalor following the 2004 tsunami; and a 2010 trip to the Kolonia settlement in western Kosovo to meet with HIV-positive women and people disfigured by land mines during the country's civil war. Milano wrote on her blog that the last trip was "the most difficult experience I've ever had on a field tour," and she described a rubbish dump outside the village where children spent time digging for metal to sell or scavenge for food.

Date modified: Jul 15, 2021
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