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Also Known As: Alyssa Jayne Milano Died:
Born: December 19, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actress, singer

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While many child stars tended to fall off the radar once hitting adulthood, actress Alyssa Milano rode out the initial disinterest she received following her run as Tony Danza's daughter on "Who's the Boss?" (1984-1992) to become the star of numerous television movies and a second hit series. During her eight-year stint on the ABC sitcom, Milano made her feature film debut as Arnold Schwarzenegger's kidnapped daughter in "Commando" (1985), while starring in several high school-themed television movies. But once the sitcom was axed, she quickly sought to ditch her good girl image in favor of a more sultry adult one by starring in erotic thrillers like "Embrace of the Vampire" (1994) and "Poison Ivy II: Lily" (1996), which featured little more than an excuse for the actress to shed her clothes in highly-charged sex scenes. Her decision to appear in such films had unintended consequences, namely the appearance of stills on the Internet, leading to an effort by Milano and her mother to crusade against websites for celebrity copyright infringement. Meanwhile, she returned to series television on the sexy supernatural drama "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), which had its own behind-the-scenes challenges with...

While many child stars tended to fall off the radar once hitting adulthood, actress Alyssa Milano rode out the initial disinterest she received following her run as Tony Danza's daughter on "Who's the Boss?" (1984-1992) to become the star of numerous television movies and a second hit series. During her eight-year stint on the ABC sitcom, Milano made her feature film debut as Arnold Schwarzenegger's kidnapped daughter in "Commando" (1985), while starring in several high school-themed television movies. But once the sitcom was axed, she quickly sought to ditch her good girl image in favor of a more sultry adult one by starring in erotic thrillers like "Embrace of the Vampire" (1994) and "Poison Ivy II: Lily" (1996), which featured little more than an excuse for the actress to shed her clothes in highly-charged sex scenes. Her decision to appear in such films had unintended consequences, namely the appearance of stills on the Internet, leading to an effort by Milano and her mother to crusade against websites for celebrity copyright infringement. Meanwhile, she returned to series television on the sexy supernatural drama "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), which had its own behind-the-scenes challenges with original star Shannen Doherty. Involved in numerous philanthropic ventures over the years, including serving as a UNICEF ambassador, Milano used her celebrity to help raise awareness for a wide variety of causes. Through it all, Milano remained the rare child actor-turned-adult celebrity who maintained a successful career while elevating herself to a valued international humanitarian.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Hall Pass (2011)
3.
 New Year's Eve (2011)
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 Blue Hour, The (2008)
6.
 Wisegal (2008)
7.
 Pathology (2008)
9.
 Kiss the Bride (2002) Amy Kayne
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Milestones close milestones

1980:
First acting role was in a national tour of "Annie"
1982:
Film debut, "Old Enough"
1984:
Played Terry in the NYC production of "All Night Long"
1984:
Cast as Samantha Micelli on long-running ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss?"
1985:
Co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Comando"
1986:
TV-movie debut, "The Canterville Ghost"
1988:
Released "Teen Steam" exercise video; also released first album in Japan
1992:
Starred in features "Where the Day Takes You" and "Little Sister"
1993:
Portrayed Amy Fisher in CBS' "Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita"
1997:
Returned to series TV playing the sister of Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro) on Fox's "Melrose Place"
1998:
Co-starred as Phoebe Halliwell on The WB series "Charmed"; was a producer for the fifth season
2003:
Appeared in the comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star"
2007:
Served as a post-season correspondent on MLB.com's new broadband channel, "TBS Hot Corner"
2007:
Cast in a recurring role on NBC's "My Name Is Earl" as Billie Cunningham
2008:
Starred in the Lifetime movie "Wisegal"
2009:
Published a book on her baseball fandom, <i>Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic</i>
2010:
Cast in ABC's "Romantically Challenged" as Rebecca Thomas, a recently divorced single mom
2011:
Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year¿s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
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Education

Bel Air Prepatory School: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

Among Milano's tatoos are "a sacred heart ... a fairy kneeling in the grass on my hip, rosary beads on my back, an angel on my left ankle, and a garland of flowers around my right ankle. The rosary beads are because I was raised Catholic." --quoted in Premiere, April 1996.

"Every part I play, I change my hair." --Alyssa Milano quoted in Us, December 1994.

"We're on a much different place than when I was on television. People on series are now given a lot more opportunities, sometimes more than film actors." --Alyssa Milano quoted in Daily News, October 19, 1995.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Scott Wolf. Actor. Met in June 1992 when they co-starred in the feature "Double Dragon;" became engaged to be married October 24, 1993; broke up c. 1994.
husband:
Cinjun Tate. Singer, musician. Together since 1998; lead singer of rock band Remy Zero; married on New Year's Day 1999; separated on November 20, 1999; Milano filed for divorce on December 1, 1999.
companion:
Brian Krause. Actor. Acted together on "Charmed" (The WB); began dating in January 2001; no longer together.
companion:
Justin Timberlake. Singer. Rumored to be dating in September 2002; no longer together as of January 2003.
companion:
Eric Dane. Actor. Rumored to be dating summer 2003; no longer together.
companion:
Carl Pavano. Professional pitcher. Pitcher for the florida marlins; rumored to have dating in November 2003; no longer together.
companion:
Barry Zito. Professional pitcher. Pitcher for the Oakland A's; dating since August 2004.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Thomas M Milano. Music editor. Born c. 1947; married Milano's mother c. 1968.
mother:
Lin Milano. Fashion designer, personal manager. Born c. 1948; married Milano's father c. 1968.
brother:
Cory Milano. Born c. 1982.

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