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Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, producer, singer, author, and activist. She is best known for her roles as Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?, Jennifer Mancini in Melrose Place, Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed, Billie Cunningham in My Name Is Earl, Savannah "Savi" Davis in Mistresses, Renata Murphy in Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, and Coralee Armstrong in Insatiable. As a political activist, she is best known for her role in the Me Too movement in October 2017.

Alyssa Jayne Milano was born in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of New York City's Brooklyn borough on December 19, 1972,[1] the daughter of fashion designer and talent manager Lin Milano and film music editor Thomas M. Milano.[citation needed] She is of Italian descent[2] and has a brother named Cory,[3] who is a decade younger.[4] She was raised Catholic.[5]

Milano began her career at age seven, when her babysitter, without notifying her parents, took her to an audition for the national touring company of Annie. She was one of four selected from more than 1,500 girls. During the course of her work in the play, Milano and her mother were on the road for 18 months. After returning to New York, Milano appeared in television commercials[6] and performed several roles in off-Broadway productions, including the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. When accompanying a friend from the Annie production to the office of a New York agent, Milano was introduced to the agent, who began representing her.[7] She does not feel that growing up in front of the camera harmed her childhood[4] and has said: "I love my family very much – they've really backed my career. I consider myself to be normal: I've got to clean my room, and help in the kitchen."[8]

In August 1984, Milano made her film debut in the coming-of-age drama Old Enough, which she recalled as a "great" way for "starting out".[1] The film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival,[9] where it won First Prize.[10]

Milano auditioned as Tony Danza's daughter on the sitcom Who's the Boss? After winning the part, she and her family moved to Los Angeles, where the show was produced. It premiered on ABC on September 20, 1984.[7] Throughout Who's the Boss?, Milano developed a close relationship with co-star Danza.[11] Commenting on their early years together, Danza observed: "She was just the sweetest little girl of all time ... She became much like my daughter."[7] The series established Milano as a teen idol,[7][12][13] and provided her opportunities for other roles.[12] Her education was split between school and an on-set tutor with whom Milano would work for three hours a day.[14]

At age 12, Milano co-starred in Commando as Jenny Matrix, the daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger).[12] Subsequently, she starred in the children's film The Canterville Ghost, which did not achieve much praise or attention and Variety magazine noted in its review: "Milano as the catalyzing daughter Jennifer adapts to the ghostly Sir Simon without a qualm; that, of course, is the true charm of the story, but Milano doesn't exhibit enough presence to match the droll, charming Gielgud".[15] A few years later this film was shown in Japan, prompting a producer to offer Milano a five-album record deal. Milano's albums, which she described as "bubblegum pop", scored platinum in the country, though she later criticised their musical quality.[1] She has noted her love of English electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) during her teenage years.[16]

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