Alison Sweeney

Actress
Finding huge success twice - once as a scheming vixen and again as a supportive host - Alison Sweeney rose above her sudsy daytime television start while always embracing it. As quintessential soap opera "anti-heroine" ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1976 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Deck the Halls with Dr. Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

The Biggest Loser 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Too Fat For 15: The Obesity Crisis 2005 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Chances 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Two In 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Iron Chef America 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

The Apprentice 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Mercy 2010 (Tv Show)

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Beverly Hills Groomer 2009 (Tv Show)

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Shear Genius 2008 (Tv Show)

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The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Cooking Showdown 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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American Dreams 2004 (Tv Show)

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Las Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

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The 2004 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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VH1 Goes Inside Fear Factor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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NBC's Funniest Out-Takes #2 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Friends 2001 (Tv Show)

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The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Pet Shop 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 14th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Price of Life 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Brand New Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Brand New Life: The Honeymooners 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Family Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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I Married Dora 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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You Ruined My Life (TV Show)

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Biography

Finding huge success twice - once as a scheming vixen and again as a supportive host - Alison Sweeney rose above her sudsy daytime television start while always embracing it. As quintessential soap opera "anti-heroine" Sami Brady, Sweeney developed a strong fanbase as the woman whom "Days of our Lives" (NBC, 1975- ) fans loved to hate. Audiences continuously forgave Sami a litany of evil things she inflicted on those around her, even crowning the actress with a fan-bestowed special "Favorite Villain" Daytime Emmy in 2002. The blonde actress showed her sweeter side, however, when she broke into hosting various television programs. Candid and funny about her own struggles with her up-and-down weight, Sweeney was tapped to take over hosting the feel-good weight-loss show, "The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 2004- ) in 2007. Juggling two full-time jobs, motherhood and the occasional additional acting or hosting gig, Sweeney continued to maintain great popularity in every aspect of her career.

Relationships

Bryan Dattilo Actor

Companion
Was high school prom date

Dave Sanov

Husband
Married July 8, 2000

Megan Sanov

Daughter
Born January 12, 2009 father, Dave Sanov

Benjamin Sanov

Son
Born February 25, 2005 father, Dave Sanov

Ryan Sweeney Actor

Brother

Sten Sweeney

Brother

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Continuing Education

Milestones

2007

Replaced Caroline Rhea as host in the fourth season of NBC's "The Biggest Loser"

2006

Seen on "Celebrity Cooking Showdown" (NBC)

2004

Published her memoir, All The Days of My Life (So Far)

2002

Appeared on and won the Daytime Stars celebrity version of "Weakest Link" (NBC)

2002

Appeared on a celebrity edition of "Fear Factor" (NBC)

2001

Guest-starred as an award-winning, diva actress on an episode of "Friends" (NBC)

1993

Joined the cast of NBC's "Days of Our Lives" as Sami Brady, the daughter of Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)

1990

Played a preteem Dyan Cannon in the film "The End of Innocence"

1987

Starred as Alice in the film "The Price of Life"

Made television debut at age four in a Kodak advertisement

At age six, appeared on "Days of Our Lives" (NBC) in the role of Adrienne for two days of flashback sequences

Bonus Trivia

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Web site: www.alisonsweeney.com

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"I felt not just the pressure of being on TV and wanting to look like my peers and the other actors on the show, but also I felt the weight of the eyes of all these fans watching me." - Sweeney on her dramatic weight loss, Digest, May 21, 2002

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