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.