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|Birth name:||Alyssa Jane Milano|
|Date of birth:||December 19th, 1972|
|Place of birth:||Brooklyn, New York|
|1st Horror:||The Canterville Ghost (1986)|
Alyssa Jane Milano is an American film and television actress born in Brooklyn, New York on December 19th, 1972. She first gained prominence playing the part of adolescent Samantha Micelli in the ABC sit-com Who's the Boss?, which ran from 1984 to 1992. In 1985, she played the part of Jenny Matrix, daughter to Arnold Schwarzenegger's John Matrix in Commando. Her first role in a supernaturally-themed film was the 1986 family comedy The Canterville Ghost, playing a character named Jennifer Canterville.
In the years to follow, Milano established herself as an actress in the night time teen/drama demographic by playing Jennifer Mancini in forty episodes of Melrose Place.
In 1998, Milano was cast in the role of Wiccan Phoebe Halliwell in the WB Network television series Charmed. She appeared in all 178 episodes of the series and became a producer on the show beginning with the season five two-part episode "A Witch's Tail". Milano was credited as producer on 72 episodes of the series.
Body of work
|The Canterville Ghost||1986||Jennifer Canterville|
|Embrace of the Vampire||1995||Charlotte|
Notes & Trivia
- The role of Phoebe Halliwell originally went to actress Lori Rom, who played her in the unaired pilot of Charmed. Milano took on the role beginning with the first actual episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes".
- Milano has eight tattoos on her body, including one on each wrist and ankle, shoulder, neck, hip, and lower back.
- During production on Charmed, Milano began dating co-star Brian Krause, who played the role of Whitelighter Leo Wyatt.
- Founded a brand of female baseball apparel called Touch.
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