Alyssa Milano Via Official Facebook page – Compiled by Egypt Today
CAIRO – 19 December 2017: “First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great.” - Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Jayne Milano was born on Dec 19, 1972. She grew up in a middle-class Italian-American neighborhood. She was part of an artistic family, her mother a fashion designer, and her father a film music editor. They both supported Milano in her career from the beginning, which helped her avoid the stereotypical child star rebellious behaviors.
In the early 1980s, she went with her parents to attend “Annie” the musical live on Broadway and immediately fell in love with acting. There was no going back—she believed that was who she was supposed to be.
“It's nice to be important, but it's important to always be nice.” - Alyssa Milano
Milano’s childhood babysitter was a dancer who at the time had an audition for ”Annie” and decided to bring along seven-year-old Milano with her to the audition who ended up playing the role of an orphan.
Her television career began as a child star on the 80’s sitcom ”Who’s the Boss?” in 1984. She soon became a teen idol. During that time Milano also perused a musical career in parallel to acting by dropping pop albums that were a hit in the Japanese market.
“A big part of life is realizing what you're good at.” - Alyssa Milano
Gracefully managing to transition into adulthood after going through many obstacles, she took the role of Phoebe Halliwell in ”Charmed”.
A baseball and sports enthusiast, Milano published a book called ”Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic.” She also managed to start a sports clothing line, licensed by Major League Baseball (MLB) named Touch by Aylssa Milano.
Also a philanthropist, Milano became a UNICEF national ambassador after she took a three-month trip to South Africa.