Actress-singer Alyssa Milano

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 10, 2001

Please tell me all you can about actress Alyssa Milano.
—Jimmy P., Texas

Milano, 28, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Staten Island, N.Y. The star of The WB's Charmed, she got her break in show business when her baby sitter, an aspiring dancer, took Milano, then 7, with her to an open audition for the musical Annie. Milano, not the sitter, got a part, joining the touring show as one of the orphans. After 18 months of touring, Milano left the show for work in off-Broadway productions and television commercials. In 1983, she landed the role of Samantha Micelli on the sitcom Who's the Boss? Milano's other television credits include two seasons on Melrose Place and Gold Rush, a Wonderful World of Disney movie. Movie credits include Fear, Double Dragon, and Commando. The talented actress also sings and enjoys much success in Asia. She's released five albums, the first of which went platinum.