Alyssa Milano

Date of Birth
19 December 1972, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth Name
Alyssa Jayne Milano
Nickname
Lyssa
Conan
Height
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Mini Biography
Alyssa Milano is the daughter of Italian-American parents Lin Milano, a fashion designer, and Thomas Milano, a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day, her babysitter, who was an aspiring dancer, dragged Alyssa along to a an open audtion for the first national tour of "Annie". But it was Alyssa, not the sitter, who beat out 1,500 other wanna be stage actresses to snag a role. So at the tender age of seven, with her mother in tow, Alyssa joined the tour as July, one of the orphans. After 18 months on the road, Alyssa, who had begun to garner a reputation as an energetic and charismatic young actress, left Annie to be featured in off-Broadway productions and television commercials. Then, in 1983 at age 10, she landed her breakthrough role on the new sitcom "Who's the Boss?" (1984) as Tony Danza's saccharine sweet daughter, "Samantha Micelli", a kid whose native Brooklyn accent rivaled her TV dad's. In order for Alyssa to accept the gig, the Milano family had to uproot and move 3,000 miles to Hollywood.
Spouse
Dave Bugliari (15 August 2009 - present) 1 child
Cinjun Tate (1 January 1999 - 20 November 1999) (divorced)
Trivia
Had a best-selling exercise video in 1988 called 'Teen Steam'.
Awarded $230,000 in a default judgement against a web designer who allegedly posted nude pictures of her. [December 1998]
Was briefly engaged to Scott Wolf in 1993.
Her first role was in the musical 'Annie' on Broadway when she was only 8 years old.
Wore colored contact lenses in some episodes "Who's the Boss?" (1984).
Born under the astrological sign Sagittarius.
Alyssa has seven tattoos. She has a sacred heart on her behind, a fairy kneeling in grass on her hip, rosary beads on her back, an angel on her left ankle, an Ouroboros (a snake biting its own tail) on her right wrist, an "om" on the other wrist and a garland of flowers around her right ankle.
Plays piano and flute.
Her ex-husband, Cinjun Tate, is the lead singer for the rock group, Remy Zero.
Caused a stir with two of her Candies Print ads, one of which shows a man perfuming Milano's cleavage, while the other shows her standing before a medicine cabinet stocked with perfume and condoms. Both ads were turned down by youth-oriented magazines Seventeen and Teen People. Also, her "Anywhere You Dare" TV commercials for the same product, which featured a black-lingerie clad Alyssa and a goateed man, were rejected by networks such as WB and FOX. [2000]
Attended The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Caused a commotion with her TV dad, Tony Danza, when she posed nude in the 1993 pages of 'Bikini' magazine. "I worried about her, but it wasn't my place to say anything," explains Danza. "I played her father, but I wasn't her father."
Is an accomplished recording artist whose 5 albums were released in Japan and each sold at least a million copies, going platinum. They are titled, 'Alyssa, 'Look In My Heart', 'Best in the World', 'Locked In a Dream', and 'Do You See Me?'.
Lost out to Shannen Doherty for a role in Mallrats (1995).
Older sister of Cory Milano.
Voted #4 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list in both 2001 and 2003.
Measurements: Bust 36C
During the animation of The Little Mermaid (1989), her picture was used to create the lead character, Ariel. Coincidentally, her character on the WB hit TV show, "Charmed" (1998), temporarily turned into a mermaid at the beginning of the 5th season.
Ranked #5 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Her family once suffered a tragic fire. Her dad went back into the house to save the dog, risking his own life. He injured himself by jumping out of a second story window after the search for the dog became impossible due to the heat. The dog unfortunately did not survive.
Ranked #28 on VH1's list of "The 100 Greatest Child Actors of All Time" and #30 among the 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty were her bridesmaids at her wedding to Cinjun Tate.
Has played two different characters who both rode on a horse naked, Phoebe in "Charmed" (1998) and the mayor's daughter in "Spin City" (1996).
Is allergic to soy products, and is also a vegetarian who supports PETA.
Named #6 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement, then ranked #22 in the 2006" supplement.
Cousin of Eric Lloyd and Emily Ann Lloyd.
Was ranked #5 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up.(2005)
Was an Indianapolis Colts supporter in Super Bowl the XLI.
Is an active member of Unicef.
Out of what she called "necessity," Milano teamed with G-III and MLB to create her own signature "touch" line of team-logo fashion for the female fan, which was released for sale on-line on April 13, 2007.
Has a phobia of water, making her underwater scenes in the episode of "Charmed" (1998) "A Witch's Tail" very hard.
Has played four different characters named "Amy". In the 1995 movie The Surrogate (1995) (TV), she played .... Amy Winslow, in Buying the Cow (2002), she played .... Amy and in Kiss the Bride (2002), she played Amy and Sash Fisher in Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993) (TV).
Her favorite sport is baseball. She was a New York Yankees fan growing up in Brooklyn, but became a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers when she moved to L.A. at age 12, and remains a Dodgers season-ticket holder.
Writes a blog for Major League Baseball's website, and is a friend of pitcher Carl Pavano, who pitched for the Montreal Expos, the Florida Marlins and the New York Yankees.
Appeared in underwear along with Yasmine Bleeth, Jamie Luner, Melissa Joan Hart, Garcelle Beauvais, Carmen Electra, Peta Wilson and Jeri Ryan on the cover of and inside the October 1997 issue of "Details" magazine.
[January 2009] Announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend Dave Bugliari, a Hollywood agent. Her fiancé's father works on the chain gang for the New York Giants.
She stated on the DVD extras for her movie Pathology (2008) that she is an amateur photographer.
Alyssa met Hollywood agent Dave Bugliari, in 2006. They became engaged in December 2008, and married in August, 2010.
Good friends with Rose McGowan.
Close friend of Justin Timberlake, Nick Lachey, Keiko Agena and Holly Marie Combs.
Her dogs' names are Lucy, Ripely, Stella, Hugo and she has four cats named Simon, Lucy, Daisy and Miles.
Alyssa and Dave Bugliari gave birth to their first child, son Milo Thomas, in August,2011.
Attended the wedding of Reese Witherspoon to Jim Toth (26 March 2011).
She has been tremendously successful in using Twitter as a tool to raise money for Charity: Water, a nonprofit working to supply clean water to those in need. On her birthday, she asked her followers to donate money to the charity instead of purchasing birthday gifts. Today she has raised $92,568 for the charity. These achievements garnered her a 'Do Something' Twitter Award in 2010.
Son, Milo Thomas Bugliari, was born on August 31, 2011 in Los Angeles. He weighed in at 7 lbs. and measured 19 inches long.
Was 4 months pregnant with her son Milo when she completed filming on New Year's Eve (2011).
Personal Quotes
Alyssa's favorite saying is "It's nice to be important, but it's important to always be nice."
"Every time I decide I want a child I get another pet. I have 3 dogs, 13 birds and 3 horses, what does that tell you?"
"I've always believed in experiencing everything in life. When you walk out with blinders on, you cut yourself off from the angels and the fairies."
We were in Brooklyn and we stopped by a neighbor's house ... there were these dogs there and I guess they had puppies, she was going to keep one but said she may have to put the rest to sleep if she couldn't find homes for them, so if we knew anyone that wanted puppies to let her know. I asked what she meant by "putting them to sleep", so I asked and my mom being as subtle as possible said it means they are going to kill them. So we took home one named Pluto.
Animals, they are one of the most beautiful gifts we have and, you know, if there are people that have compassion, there are very few people that put their money into animal rescue organizations. And if there is someone that has that passion, animals need all the help they can get.
"I turned vegetarian after 9/11. A friend of mine came back from New York and said that he couldn't stand the smell of burnt flesh. It immediately reminded me of a barbecue." - On her decision to become a vegetarian.
Where Are They Now
(January 2005) Filming the seventh season of "Charmed" (1998).
(August 2005) Filming the 8th season of "Charmed" (1998).
(April 2006) Finished filming the "Charmed" (1998) series final episode.
(2007) Co-host, with Leeza Gibbons, of an infomercial for "SheerCover" cosmetics.
(2008) Appearing in "My Name Is Earl" (2005).
(February 2009) Spokesperson for ProActive.
(2009) Release of her book, "Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic".