Alyssa Milano Biography

One of the actresses on the WB television series ‘Charmed’, Alyssa Milano is an American actress, producer and singer. Check out this biography to get detailed information on her life.

Alyssa Milano
Quick Facts

Birthday: December 19, 1972

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By Alyssa Milano Actresses

Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Also Known As: Alyssa Jayne Milano

Born in: Brooklyn

Height: 5'2" (157 cm), 5'2" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Dave Bugliari (m. 2009), Cinjun Tate (m. 1999–1999)

father: Thomas M. Milano

mother: Lin Milano

siblings: Cory Milano

children: Milo Thomas Bugliari

Diseases & Disabilities: Dyslexia

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Buckley School

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Alyssa Jayne Milano is an American actress who has worked mostly in American hit television series like ‘Charmed’, ‘Romantically Challenged’ and ‘Who’s the Boss?’. Milano was born and brought up in New York and lived with her parents who were also associated with the film and television fraternity. She was interested in acting from the very beginning and felt comfortable in front of the camera even as a child artist. As a little girl, she had done many theatre productions like ‘Jayne Eyre’, ‘Butterflies are Free’, etc. She started her career in Hollywood with teen movies and then moved on to B movies and TV movies. There was a time in her career when she was out of work for a longtime as she was not considered a teen artist anymore. This made her very insecure about her career in acting and she immediately moved back to the television and did series like ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘Charmed’. At the moment she is working in the ABC series called ‘Mistress’. She is married to a CAA agent, David Bugliari and has a son with him.

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Alyssa Milano
Childhood & Early Life
  • Alyssa Milano was born on 19 December 1972 in Brooklyn, New York to Lin Milano and Thomas M. Milano. Her father is a music editor and mother is a fashion designer. She has a brother named Cory, who is also an actor.
  • She had a happy childhood and grew up in a loving environment. She was always surrounded by camera and elements of the movie world.
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  • Milano started her acting career at the age of 8 and bagged a role in ‘Annie’. During this time she started performing in off-Broadway theatre and television commercials. She also did a movie called ‘Old Enough’.
  • When she was 10 years old, she started working in a television comedy called ‘Who’s the Boss?’. Her co-actors were Katherine Helmond, Judith Light, Tony Danza, etc. She shifted with her dad to Hollywood to act in this series.
  • Throughout the 1980s, she worked in theatre productions like ‘Tender Offer’ which was written by Wendy Wasserstein, ‘All Night Long’ written by John O’Keefe, ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Butterflies Are Free’ which was produced in LA.
  • In 1985, she did a movie ‘Commando’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was an R-rated action movie and as Milano was only 12 years old then, she felt scared of the weapons and action that was used in the movie.
  • In 1986, she did a children’s film called ‘The Canterville Ghost’ in which she starred with John Gielgud. Her performance in the movie was not critically appreciated and she got a very unflattering review in the Vanity magazine.
  • In 1988, Milano did teen movies like ‘Crash Course’ and ‘Dance ‘til Dawn’. In both the movies she worked with her ‘Who’s the Boss?’ co-star, Brian Bloom. She also produced a teen workout video called ‘Teen Steam’.
  • In 1991, she worked in an independent movie called ‘Where the Day Takes You’. She played a small role of a homeless prostitute in the movie. Contrary to the belief, Milano was appreciated for her acting in the movie.
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  • In 1992, she landed the role of ‘Amy Fisher’ in a TV movie called ‘Casualties of Love: The long Island Lolita Story’. It was a controversial role that changed her image from a stereotypical teenager to a grown up actress.
  • From 1993 to 1996, Milano did many B movies and TV movies like: ‘Candles in the Dark (1993)’, ‘Embrace of the Vampire (1994)’, ‘Confessions of a Sorority Girl (1994)’, ‘Deadly Sins (1995)’, ‘The Surrogate (1995)’, ‘To Brave Alaska (1996)’, etc.
  • In 1997, she did a movie called ‘Hugo Pool’ and it proved to be a great milestone in her acting career. But even after its success, Milano could not find much work for herself and decided to return to television.
  • From 1997 to 2008, she secured for herself many television series one after the other, like: the role of ‘Jennifer Mancini’ in a television series called ‘Melrose Place’, Meg Winston in ‘Spin City’ and Phoebe Halliwell in ‘Charmed’.
  • She has worked in many TV commercials and she also did a TV movie called ‘Pathology’ and worked on TV sitcom ‘Single with Parents’ which never materialized.
  • In 2009, she gave voice over for the video game ‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game’ and it became a hit amongst the audience; it was speculated that she would act in the’ Ghostbusters III’, but she was never approached.
  • In 2010, she starred in a movie ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’, which was produced by her, and she also starred as the lead character in a romantic comedy television series called ‘Romantically Challenged’.
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  • In 2011, she worked in a comedy called ‘Hall Pass’ in which she starred along with Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate and in the same year she made an appearance in the movie ‘New Year’s Eve’.
  • Her recent projects have been the lead character in the ABC drama-series ‘Mistress’ where she plays the role of Savannah Davis. She also hosted and judged a season of ‘Project Runway: All Stars’.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Milano had an on and off relationship with actor Corey Haim and got engaged to Wayne Mc Bean, ice hockey defenseman, after dating him for 5 years. However, the relationship did not work out and they called off the engagement.
  • She got engaged to David Bugliari, a CAA agent and got married to him in 2009 in New Jersey. After two years of being married, they had a son named Milo Thomas Bugliari.
  • Milano did a campaign for PETA in 2009.
  • She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
  • She is an avid football fan.
  • She is dyslexic.

1. Old Enough (1984)


2. Where the Day Takes You (1991)

  (Drama, Crime, Thriller)

3. Commando (1985)

  (Action, Adventure, Thriller)

4. Fear (1996)

  (Thriller, Drama)

5. Pathology (2008)

  (Thriller, Crime, Horror)

6. Hall Pass (2011)

  (Romance, Comedy)

7. Buying the Cow (2002)

  (Romance, Comedy)

8. New Year's Eve (2011)

  (Romance, Comedy)

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