Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin


1/19/1982, Los Angeles, California

Birth Name

Jodie Leanne Sweetin



Also Known As

Jodie Sweetin-Holguin, Jodes
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Born on January 19, 1982, Jodie Sweetin is best known for playing middle daughter Stephanie Tanner on the family sitcom "Full House." Though the show was originally to be about a man with two daughters, the creators took one look at the adorable and talented Jodie and wrote…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jodie claims that she had her first alcoholic beverage at age 14, while she was at a wedding. Red wine was being served, and her mother was all the way across the room. Jodie says that she finished the drink and was ready for another before the waiter even made his way around the entire table.

    • Full House creator Jeff Franklin promised Jodie's mother that if the show was still going when she turned 16, he would buy her a car. Unfortunately, the series ended when Jodie was 13.

    • By the age of six, Jodie had skipped kindergarten and was already reading at an approximately fifth or sixth grade level. Her teachers actually wanted her promote her straight to second grade, but her mother wouldn't allow it, fearing that Jodie would feel too out of place.

    • Jodie's most famous catch phrases from Full House included "How rude!" and "Well, pin a rose on your nose!" While filming the show, Jodie had a lot of trouble with classmates who teased her and recited her character's lines at school. At one point, a classmate's teasing went too far, and Jodie finally snapped, throwing a chair at her. She was sent to the principal's office, but luckily, her teachers let it go and didn't even call her mother. To this day, Jodie remembers how scared she was that her parents would find out, and she has never forgotten how difficult it was to go through school at this time in her life.

    • Jodie has admitted that at first, she didn't get along with Full House sister Candace Cameron. Candace was a few years older, and according to Jodie, she was at the age where she was "too cool" to be seen hanging out with Jodie. They butted heads for a while, but they eventually became close, and Candace even served as the maid of honor in her first wedding.

    • Jodie still remembers the point in time where she realized how huge Full House had become, and how different her life was going to be. Early in the show's run, there was an autograph signing at a mall, and she was scheduled to do this for a few hours, but after twenty minutes, people were pushing, shoving, and causing a big scene. It got so bad, Jodie had to be escorted to the back of the mall, and the event was shut down. In order to be able to leave safely, Jodie was literally dressed as a boy, with a big hat, sunglasses, and an oversized coat. She remembers how the limousine that transported her to the mall was followed by overzealous fans who assumed she was inside, even though she wasn't. She was brought to another car and left shortly after that.

    • While filming Full House, Jodie's father would attend the show's final taping every Friday, then take her and her mother out for dinner at Ed Debevic's to celebrate the end of another long week. Jodie remembers that she usually fell asleep in her dad's arms before the food even came. She was exhausted at this point, but she knew her father enjoyed the family time, so she didn't say anything.

    • In November 2009, Jodie had her personal memoir published. Titled "Unsweetined," the book goes into detail about her Full House experiences, her struggles as an actress, her two failed marriages, the birth of her daughter, and of course, her longtime drug addiction.

    • In November 2008, Jodie filed for legal separation from second husband Cody Herpin, citing "irreconcilable differences" and longtime financial issues as the reasons. They had a 7-month-old daughter Zoie at the time, and it was shortly after Jodie appeared on the cover of People Magazine, raving about her wonderful marriage and noting that they wanted to have another child together within a few years.

    • Many of Jodie's Full House co-stars have mentioned how smart and precocious she was at such a young age. Dave Coulier, who played Joey Gladstone, even predicted at one point that she would become the star of the show, because she was so adorable and always nailed her lines. John Posey, who was originally hired to play Danny Tanner, vividly remembers the first thing 5-year-old Jodie said to him. She came up to him and said that she had memorized the whole script for the pilot episode.

    • Out of all her Full House castmates, Jodie says she was closest with Bob Saget, who played her father. She quickly became friends with his three real-life daughters, and as a child, she spent a lot of weekends with them at their house.

    • In June 2008, Jodie acknowledged that for a long time, she had been begging Dancing With the Stars to give her a bid. "I've danced my whole life," says Jodie, who was able to show off her skill and talent on several episodes of Full House.

    • On Full House, Jodie's character had a stuffed bear that was very special to her, "Mr. Bear." To this day, Jodie still has the original Mr. Bear, and she put the show's stage bear, which looks exactly like the original, in her baby daughter Zoie's nursery.

    • The entire main cast of Full House attended Jodie's first wedding. TV sister Candace Cameron served as her maid of honor, and Cameron's young daughter Natasha was a flower girl. Sadly, the marriage ended in divorce.

    • Jodie and husband Cody Herpin became first-time parents with the C-section birth of their daughter, Zoie Laurel May Herpin, born on April 12, 2008, weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.

    • Jodie and her second husband, Cody Herpin, made announcement just a few days shy of their two month wedding anniversary that they are expecting their first child. The couple were married July 14, 2007 in the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • Jodie was about eleven years old when the cast of Full House went to Disney World to film a two part episode at the end of Season 6, and by the time, the series had become immensely popular. It's been said that fans followed Jodie into the bathroom once, and she came out crying. At that point, everyone realized that stronger measures would need to be taken to protect all the cast members, especially the kids.

    • In previous interviews, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have credited Jodie as their favorite co-star on Full House. The two families went on a few trips together when the kids were young, and the Olsens say that Jodie was always "so nice" to them. Jodie has said that she loved playing with Mary-Kate and Ashley on and off the set, and she thought of them as sisters.

    • Jodie had a fish named "Spot"

    • Jodie loves game shows.

    • Jodie's most prized possesion as a child was a special teddy bear.

    • When Jodie was younger she loved wearing jeans, leggings, and mini skirts.

    • Jodie's favorite childhood movie was Gremlins II.

    • Jodie's favorite childhood actor was Fred Savage.

    • Jodie's biggest dislike as a child was cleaning her room.

    • Jodie's favourite like was being with fun-loving people.

    • Jodies favorite childhood TV show was The Simpsons.

    • When Jodie was younger her favorite band was New kids on the block.

    • Jodie's first record bought was Janet Jackson's "control".

    • Jodie's favourite colors are red,purple and pink.

    • Jodie was in Fox's "Fun House" in September of 1990.

    • In 2000, she was in Behind the Walls of Full House.

    • One of Jodie's special skills is ice-skating.

    • Jodie was on the 'E! Celebrity Profile: Bob Saget speaking about his former co-star.

    • On VH1 Driven: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Jodie talked about working with them on Full House.

    • On April 22nd 1995, Jodie was in an educational special called 'Wild Things: Earth day special'. On the show, Jodie disscussed animals and nature.

    • Jodie guest starred on 'Switched Up' on March, 07,2004. Scott Weigner from Full House was in that same episode.

    • Jodie was in a show called 'Jim henson's Mother Goose stories' where children would sit and listen to a story for half an hour. Jodie started this while she was doing the first season of Full House. Not many people know she had a second job at that time.

    • Jodie did a commercial for Disney/Seaworld.

    • Jodie Sweetin did a commercial for Cheerios.

    • She had a 2 year absence from television to be a "regular teenager".

    • Jodie graduated at 17 years old.

    • Jodie was chosen by Jeff Franklin for Full House because he saw her on a guest appearance on 'Valerie' and liked her.

    • Jodie would choose hamburgers over pizza.

    • At her wedding, her flower girl was, Candace Cameron's daughter.

    • She visited Madame Tousseau's Wax Museum in Buena Park, California.

    • Jodie's picture is hung on top of the door at The Guitar Center in Fountain Valley, California, because that is where she bought a guitar.

    • Jodie will be hosting a new show called Pants Off-Dance Off. She says that she got to be the host only because of her fellow Full House cast members.

    • Her ex-husband, Shaun, is a police officer.

    • Jodie and Andrea Barber announced the Dallas Cowboys as the Favorite Sports team in the 1994 Kid's Choice Awards.

    • She read some lines as Sally Brown for a Peanuts tv movie, but her voice never actually made it to the air.

    • On "All Star Magic," Jodie did a trick in which she pushed a long needle through a solid mirror.

    • There have been much rumors about her birthday, some say it was actually January 20, and others claim the year was 1983.

    • She is sometimes credited as Jodie Sweetin-Holguin.

    • Jodie married Shaun Holguin on July 27, 2002.

    • There are "Stephanie" books available at many stores all about the character that Jodie Sweetin portrayed on "Full House"

    • She has been in the "Teen Beat" magazine 3 times.

    • Jodie and other Full House cast members were pictured in a small blurb in the "Disney Magazine" in March of 1998.

    • On November 15, 1996, Jodie Sweetin was on KIIS FM with Rick Dees.

    • Jodie showed her work as a magician in the "All Star TGIF Magic Show."

    • There was a short "mini reunion" for Full House cast members at Candance Cameron's baby shower, which, Jodie Sweetin did indeed attend.

    • Her catch phrases on Full House are "Hot Dawg," "Well pin a rose on my nose," and, the ever so famous, "How Rude!"

    • Jodie was the voice of Sally Brown in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown.

    • Jodie: (Talking about her Full House castmates.) We all get along really well and we all are the best of friends. They really did become my other family and my group of friends.

    • Jodie graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from Chapman University in Orange County, California.

    • A clip of Jodie and Britney Spears from The Mickey Mouse Club is shown on a VH1 biography of Britney Spears.

    • Jodie loves to sing in lyric soprano.

    • She appeared on Good Morning America on February 1, 2006 to talk about her two year addiction to crystal meth. She has now been clean and sober since March of 2005.

    • Her current height is 5' 6" (1.68 m).

    • Her nickname is Jodes.

    • Her natural hair color is blonde, though it is currently dyed auburn.

    • She has recently (as of 2006) decided that she wants to go back into acting.

    • Also has the same birthday as Erin Sanders.

    • Was once heard to say that she wished she had a younger brother.

    • Jodie has no brothers or sisters.

    • She was hooked on Crystal Meth for two years.

    • She is recently going through a divorce with her husband of three years.

    • Jodie at one time lived in Cypress, California.

    • She recently admitted on Good Morning America that she is overcoming a meth addiction.

    • Has the same birthday as Full House co-star Candace Cameron's son.

    • Jodie is currently going through a divorce and undergoing treatment for meth addiction.

    • Has a pet dog, Lacey.

    • Jodie did not even have to audition for her role on Full House. The creators had seen the 4-year-old little girl previously on another show and liked her so much that the character Stephanie was written in just for Jodie.

    • She is famous for saying "How Rude!" as Stephanie on Full house.

    • Her full name is Jodie Leanne Sweetin

    • She recently graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California.

    • Parents: Sam and Janice Sweetin.

    • She is studying to become a teacher, and says she would like to work as a set tutor on televison shows and films.

    • Candace Cameron Bure was the matron of honor at her wedding, and Candace's daughter Natasha was the flower girl.

    • She graduated from Los Alamitos High School -1999.

    • She got married in 2002, attended by many of her former "Full House"(1987) castmates.

    • She appeared in the 1993 Disney Easter Parade dressed as Cinderella along with TV sister Mary -Kate Olsen who was dressed as snow white.

    • Has a Lhasa Apso named Lacey who she received as a gift from the producers of a Sizzler commercial she appeared in as a toddler.

    • She skipped a grade in elementary school, and earned an academic scholarship to college. She was attending Chapman University.

    • She started her career as a 4 year old, appearing in a hot dog commercial.

    • She was on "Switched Up" with Scott Weinger, who played Steve on Jodie's other show, 'Full House'.

    • Gave up full time acting after Full House, and went part time, guest appearing on occasion.

  • Quotes

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about watching herself on TV when she was a child) I didn't really watch a lot of television when I was younger. I still really don't. I'm kind of a bookworm. But yeah, I knew I had a job, and that was kind of...I knew what I did. It was fun, and it was know, really, there were times that, you know, it was hard, and it was, you know, "I don't want to do this, I want to just, you know, be a regular kid and play Barbies", but nine times out of ten, I wanted to be there, and I enjoyed it. I loved what I did. I was surrounded by great people. My mom was there with me every day.

    • Jodie Sweetin: I had some choice words written on my locker at school, um, and I remember, like, somebody planted pot in my locker, like, in eighth grade, to get me in trouble. And you know, it was funny, because at that point, I hadn't done any drugs, so I was appalled. Had it been, like, two years later, I probably would have smoked it before they ever found it!

    • Jodie Sweetin: I actually get that a lot. You know, people come up to me, they're like, "You haven't changed" [since "Full House"], you know. Well, like, from the neck up, basically.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (on ex-husband Cody Herpin's comments in 2009 about her drug addictions and poor parenting skills) I cannot and do not have time to answer each one of those allegations. It is unfortunate that Cody has to go the route of making up stories because he is so hurt. At this time, all I can do is pray for him, as he is the father of my beautiful child.

    • Jodie Sweetin: I get recognized all the time, although people are like, "Oh my God, you aren't, like, 11 anymore!" It's funny. People don't expect you to grow up.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about having more children after she lost the baby weight from her first child) We want another one, yes, but not until Zoie is four, because that's how far apart we'd like them to be in age. It would be great to try for a boy, but just one more, and that's it. Then I'll exercise again and do the same thing, but during the pregnancy, it's back to eating salmon paninis and chicken pot pies! I'm really looking forward to that, actually. I'll have one more chance to eat whatever I want. There's definitely pressure to be thin in Hollywood. It's gotten really ridiculous.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about her "Full House" siblings) They were like pseudo-siblings. I totally looked up to Candace [Cameron]; I thought she was the coolest. And I played with Mary-Kate and Ashley [Olsen]. I haven't seen them in a while, but I wish them nothing but the best.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (About baby daughter, Zoie) I can't wait to hear what her little voice sounds like!

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about going to different college campuses to share her meth addiction story) I could have dodged the subject, but I thought, "Maybe I have an opportunity here." The students I've talked with grew up watching Full House, and many of them have been through it or have family members who did, so I'm very grateful.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about "Full House") We have all the DVD's! For a kid who loves to perform, cracking a joke and having a whole soundstage full of laughter was the best thing. I look back on the episodes where I was 5 or 6, and I can see myself laughing at my own jokes!

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about her "Full House" days) I went to public school, and kids thought it was funny to throw something at the girl from Full House. Middle school is hard enough!

    • Jodie Sweetin: Everything revolved around my [meth] addiction. On a typical day, I'd wake up and feel terrible because I hadn't done any. You're either trying to get it, doing it, or worrying about when you're going to get it next. You don't even realize that it's taken over so quickly. My parents lived pretty close, but I'd go for weeks without speaking to them. I didn't want anybody around. My husband had no idea. It was the elephant in the room. Something was wrong, but it wasn't talked about. I'm very blessed and lucky to have made it to the other side. A lot of people don't come through this in one piece. I can't believe how different my life is now.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about her second husband) Cody is my best friend. I married my best friend, and I couldn't ask for anything more. He's an unbelievable person.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about her husband during her pregnancy) He goes and gets me all my little cravings, like my frozen chicken pot pies, and he cooks dinner for me and cleans up the house because I'm exhausted all the time. I'm like, "I need a nap!" He's really good about that.

    • Jodie Sweetin: I can't wait to be a mom. I think I'm ready. It's weird, though, because I don't think you're ever fully prepared to be a parent, but I'm excited for sure. As for cravings, nothing weird. No pickles and ice cream or anything like that. I've heard of women craving dirt, but none of that for me. I'm pretty normal.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about her hopes for her baby) I had to learn to just be comfortable in my own skin, so I hope she'll learn that a little bit sooner, to just be yourself. That was probably the hardest thing for me that I didn't learn until I was in my early twenties.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (in 2008, about her unborn baby daughter) We're not naming her after any fruits or electronic devices or anything like that. She's going to have a fairly normal name. We want something different. Something cute and girly, but not too girly--a little funky.

    • Jodie Sweetin: There are a lot of pressures and a lot of different things that sort of come with being a child star and growing up in this business that normal kids don`t have to deal with. And it does create certain issues. But, you know, I feel really fortunate that I`ve been able to come through to the other side and really learn how to deal with those things, and possibly get another career started again. I'm really lucky.

    • Jodie Sweetin: (about starring in "Full House") It was fun for me. It was a lot of fun for me, as a little kid, growing up with Bob [Saget] and, you know, Dave [Coulier] and John [Stamos] too. All these people were just fun, so I was having a great time. It wasn't work for me, it was fun.

    • Jodie: I want to make movies, TV series, wherever the career takes me. I really hope this isn't the last people hear of me. In fact, I would like to make this a footnote in my career, not the end.

    • Jodie: It is kind of hard to figure out who you are when you've lost your job at age 13, when that was basically how you identified yourself.

    • Jodie: We all get along really well and we all are the best of friends. They really did become my other family and my group of friends." - about the close relationship between the cast mates of "Full House"

    • Jodie Sweetin: Sometimes when someone recognizes me, they are like, "You're alive!" I don't know why people thought I died. I guess that happens when you make a life for yourself outside of Hollywood.

    • Jodie Sweetin: I don't have any desire to ever act again full time. I don't mind doing occasional guest appearances on shows, but I have other things I'd like to do in my life now. I would like to get into teaching actors and starting a family.

    • Jodie: The competition is so fierce once you become an adult. I'll probably move on to something else.

  • she rocks!!

    Jodie is best known for playing Stephanie Judith Tanner on Full House but she deserves more credit for it! she is way better than MK and A Olsen!! Stephanie was my favorite charecter on Full House she was way way way better than Michelle. But of course Michelle had to still the spotlight!! How Rude!! She is really talented and pretty she is a wonderful actress!! I would give her an A.moreless
  • Jodie is awesome and she should be on TV more.

    Jodie Sweeting is best known as playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House. I loved her character a lot. Even though she wasn't my favorite, she was still awesome. She was so cute in the first season. She was also pretty funny. I think Jodie needs to be in more roles on TV. She is amazing and her talent shouldn't go to waste. The only time I've seen her on TV was on Full House. That's one of my favorite shows. It would also be cool if she appeared on Disney Channel or Nickeoldeon. Overall, an incredible actress and she should be a bigger star. Go Jodie!moreless