Alyssa Milano

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Alyssa Milano (2019)

Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972 in Brooklyn , New York City ) is an American actress , producer , fashion designer , singer and activist . Among other things, she is known for spreading the hashtag #MeToo , which received worldwide attention through her commitment.

Acting career

Alyssa Milano began her career at the age of seven after being selected from 1,500 female competitors in a casting . For a year she played the title role in the musical Annie on a US tour and then worked in an American musical adaptation of the novel Jane Eyre at the Theater Opera Music Institute in New York. The first television roles and commercials followed .

In 1983 she had her breakthrough role as Samantha in Who's the Boss? . The family moved to Los Angeles near the location . The series ran very successfully from 1984 to 1992. From 1997 to 1998 she played the role of Jennifer Mancini in Melrose Place .

From 1998 to 2006 she played the role of Phoebe Halliwell in the hit series Charmed , who, together with her sisters Piper ( Holly Marie Combs ), Prue ( Shannen Doherty ), Paige ( Rose McGowan ) and friend Billie ( Kaley Cuoco ) fights against supernatural evil. She replaced Lori Rom, who had played the role of Phoebe in the pilot .

In early 2007 she was in front of the camera for the ABC drama series Reinventing the Wheelers . The series was not included in the main program because ABC did not want to free up airtime for another women-run series. The independent film The Blue Hour was shown at the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2007 , the same year the horror film Pathology was released in US cinemas.

From June 2013 to September 2014 she starred as Savannah "Savi" Davis on the ABC summer series Mistresses . She left the series after the end of the second season because, according to her own admission, she did not want to move from Los Angeles to Vancouver for the filming of the third season and did not want to be separated from her family.

further activities

Alyssa Milano released five music albums between 1989 and 1992, which went platinum in Japan and South Korea.

In 2007, Milano presented her fashion collection "TOUCH by Alyssa Milano", clothing for female baseball fans. In connection with this, she opened her own blog on the Major League Baseball website , on which she publishes articles on a weekly basis.

social commitment

In 2003 she was officially “Celebrity Ambassador” for UNICEF , and in 2007 also for the “Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases”. Alyssa Milano is a vegetarian and supports the animal rights organizations PETA and the marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd. In 2007, as part of the PETA Let Vegetarianism Grow on You campaign, she posed in a dress made of lettuce and vegetables . Together with Eva Longoria , Alyssa Milano advocates tougher penalties for the abuse of animals. Milano co-edited two children's books with author Debbie Rigaud to "inspire a generation of benefactors".

Weinstein scandal and "Me Too"

On October 15, 2017, Milano responded to the Weinstein scandal with a call on Twitter to highlight the scale and ubiquity of the problem. She wrote: "If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted, write" Me too "in response to this tweet". Milano had her own #MeToo experiences in the past , but left it open whether she would ever make them public. In her opinion, this attitude is #MeToo: that you don't have to tell your own story. You just have to say “me too”.


Alyssa Milano has Italian ancestors. Her mother Lin is a fashion designer and her father Tom edits film music . Her brother Cory was born in 1982. Milano grew up in the New York borough of Staten Island .

In the 1990s, Milano was engaged to actor Scott Wolf . From January to November 1999, Alyssa Milano was married to Cinjun Tate, the lead singer of the band Remy Zero . She has been married to David Bugliari since August 15, 2009. The two have two children together: a son (* 2011) and a daughter (* 2014).

Filmography (selection)


TV Shows

Speaking roles

Music video


Alyssa Milano (2003)


  • 1989: Look in My Heart (7 ") (Japan) Pony Canyon SSP29 (only as a promo)
  • 1989: Look in My Heart (3 "CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon S10Y1049
  • 1989: Straight to the Top (3 "-CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon S9Y1103 (also as a promo)
  • 1989: Straight to the Top (7 ") (Japan) Pony Canyon SSP34 (only as a promo)
  • 1989: What a Feeling (7 ") (Japan) Pony Canyon SSP35 (only as a promo)
  • 1989: I Had a Dream (7 ") (Japan) Pony Canyon SSP68 (only as a promo)
  • 1989: I Had a Dream (3 "-CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon PCDY00011
  • 1989: Happiness (3 "CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon PCDY00015
  • 1989: The Best in the World (7 ") (Japan) Pony Canyon SSP96 (only as a promo)
  • 1989: The Best in the World (3 "-CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon PCDY00030 (also as a promo)
  • 1990: I Love When We're Together (3 "CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon PCDY00039
  • 1991: New Sensation (3 "-CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon PCDY00072 (also as a promo)
  • 1992: Do You See Me? (3 "CD) (Japan) Pony Canyon PCDY00106
  • 1993: No Secret (7 ") (France) Remark 861 322-7


  • 1989: Look in My Heart (South Korea) Sampony R1002
  • 1990: Alyssa (South Korea) Sampony R1016
  • 1991: The Best in the World (South Korea) Sampony R1042
  • 1991: Locked Inside a Dream (South Korea) Sampony R1056
  • 1992: Do You See Me? (South Korea) Sampony R1115


  • 1989: Alyssa (Japan) Pony Canyon PCCY00026 (also as a promo)
  • 1989: Look in My Heart (Japan) Pony Canyon D25Y0273 (also as a promo)
  • 1990: The Best in the World (Japan) Pony Canyon PCCY00059
  • 1991: Locked Inside a Dream (Japan) Pony Canyon PCCY00204 (Box) (also as a promo)
  • 1992: Do You See Me? (Japan) Pony Canyon PCCY00368 (Box) (also as a promo)
  • 1992: The Very Best of Alyssa Milano (Japan) Pony Canyon DSP182 (only as a promo)

Laser disc

  • 1989: Look in My Heart (Japan) Pony Canyon G48M0330


  • 2019: Project Middle School - Alyssa Milano's Hope # 1
  • 2020: Project Animal Rescue - Alyssa Milano's Hope # 2

Web links

Commons : Alyssa Milano  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Matt Webb Mitovich: Mistresses' Alyssa Milano: I Won't Be Returning for Season 3 . In: . October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  2. * touch * 'em all blog from Alyssa Milano
  3. Alamy Limited: Stock Photo - Alyssa Milano Sea Shepherd's Stand Up for the Oceans benefut held at a private residence Pacific Palisades, California - 29.10.11. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  4. Celebs support Sea Shepherd's 'Stand Up for the Oceans'. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  5. news networld Internet Service GmbH: • PETA and the celebrities • Society & people. December 21, 2007, accessed June 15, 2020 .
  6. Alyssa Milano: Veggies Never Looked So Good. In: peta2. July 23, 2011, accessed June 15, 2020 (American English).
  7. Michele Borboa MS: Hear about the Newark woman who was arrested and charged with torture after starving her pit bull puppy then allegedly throwing it down 19 stories in a garbage chute? Eva Longoria and Alyssa Milano did and they are now championing a petition that calls fo. In: SheKnows. April 21, 2011, Retrieved June 15, 2020 (American English).
  8. Eric S. Keyes: Project Animal Rescue . Scholastic Inc., April 7, 2020 ( [accessed June 15, 2020]).
  9. ^ Project Middle School (Alyssa Milano's Hope # 1) | Scholastic Canada. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  10. Alyssa Milano reacts to the Weinstein scandal with a touching Twitter action. In: Stern . October 16, 2016, accessed December 15, 2017 .
  11. quoted from: After the Weinstein scandal: Alyssa Milano started wave on Twitter. In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten . October 16, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017 .
  12. Sandra E. Garcia: The Woman Who Created #MeToo Long Before Hashtags Tweet in the original text below . In: The New York Times . October 20, 2017, ISSN  0362-4331 ( [accessed April 9, 2020]).
  13. Jackie Willis: Alyssa Milano Says She's Been Sexually Harassed 'More Times Than I Can Count': 'It Stops Here'. In: Entertainment Tonight. October 19, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2018 .
  14. Nadja Sayej: Alyssa Milano on the #MeToo movement: 'We're not going to stand for it any more'. In: The Guardian . December 1, 2017, accessed June 16, 2018 .
  15. ^ Italian-American Alyssa Milano "Upset" With MTV's Jersey Shore
  16. Who'll Be the Boss? , dated March 28, 1994, accessed January 9, 2015.
  17. Alyssa Milano Gets Married! , accessed on Aug. 17, 2009
  18. Alyssa Milano birth child , accessed Sept. 4, 2014