Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano


12/19/1972, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Birth Name

Alyssa Jayne Milano



Also Known As

Conan, Lyssa
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  • The cast of Romantically Challenged.
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Alyssa Milano is the daughter of Italian-American parents Lin, a fashion designer, and Tom, a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island.

One day, her babysitter, who was an aspiring dancer, dragged…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Alyssa: (On working on the new TV series "Breaking In" while pregnant) Working while I'm pregnant has actually made me less self-conscious,... ...I can't really suck it in, soooo you're stuck with whatever this is doing.

    • Alyssa: (The creepiest thing about being a teen star) To be dating somebody and then hear him say, 'I have a poster of you in my bedroom' or 'I always fantasized about you' is a weird thing. Flattering yes, scary sometimes, but always weird.

    • Alyssa: (in 2004) The fans on my message boards bought me a goat! It sounds weird, but they donated it to a family in need in a Third World country.

    • Alyssa: It got to a point where every script I was being offered involved some kind of nudity. And I had to say to myself, "Okay, people want to see the girl from Who's the Boss? with her tits out". I had to decide between eating and doing what I love, acting, or getting a job at the Burger King. So I went Hooters to the wind, and now I live in a mansion.

    • Alyssa: We're on a much different place than when I was on television. People on series are now given a lot more opportunities, sometimes more than film actors.

    • Alyssa: I think we're in the time when the metaphysical world is so interesting.

    • Alyssa: It's nice to be important, but it's important to always be nice.

    • Alyssa: Every time I decide I want a child I get another pet. I have 3 dogs, 13 birds and 3 horses, what does that tell you?

    • Alyssa: Aaron Spelling always had his finger on the pulse of pop culture, he knew what the public wanted to see. He was one of the most loyal men in this business and believed in me at a time in my career when no one else would. My prayers are with his family.

    • Alyssa: Everything he touches turns to gold. I worked with him on Melrose Place and I am happy to be working with him again. You always feel safe with Spelling.

    • Alyssa: It's hard enough to go through puberty. Everyone's embarrassed about their youth, but if just happens that the '80s were particularly disgusting. Flock of Seagulls is not cool.

    • Alyssa: I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs.

    • Alyssa: I used to sleep nude - until the earthquake.

    • Alyssa: I feel a lot healthier when I'm having sex. Physically. I feel all these jitters when I wake up in the morning. Just energy jitters. I take vitamins, I work out every day. When I'm having sex, I don't have that.

    • Alyssa: Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do.

    • Alyssa: I turned vegetarian after 9/11. A friend of mine came back from New York and said that he couldn't stand the smell of burnt flesh. It immediately reminded me of a barbecue.

    • Alyssa: Animals, they are one of the most beautiful gifts we have and, you know, if there are people that have compassion, there are very few people that put their money into animal rescue organizations. And if there is someone that has that passion, animals need all the help they can get.

    • Alyssa: We were in Brooklyn and we stopped by a neighbor's house, there were these dogs there and I guess they had puppies, she was going to keep one but said she may have to put the rest to sleep if she couldn't find homes for them, so if we knew anyone that wanted puppies to let her know. I asked what she meant by "putting them to sleep", so I asked and my mom being as subtle as possible said it means they are going to kill them. So we took home one named Pluto.

    • Alyssa: I've always believed in experiencing everything in life. When you walk out with blinders on, you cut yourself off from the angels and the fairies.

    • Alyssa: I think we're in a time when everyone's afraid to have sex. But I was raised being beautiful and healthy.

    • Alyssa: Every time I get a tattoo, my parents say they'll disown me. I have to get them airbrushed for Charmed. Witches don't have tattoos, I guess.

    • Alyssa: I don't get not giving them what they deserve for hanging in for seven years, because that's going to lose more audience.