Sweeney, Alison 1976- (Alison Ann Sweeney)

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Sweeney, Alison 1976- (Alison Ann Sweeney)


Full name, Alison Ann Sweeney; born September 19, 1976, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Polly Sweeney (a concert and studio violinist); father, a business investor; married Dave Sanov (a state police officer), July 8, 2000; children: Benjamin Edward. Education: Studied business at the University of California Los Angeles. Avocational Interests: Swing dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, swimming, and kick-boxing.


Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Reel Talent/Reel Kids, 980 N. Bundy, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Publicist—Triple 7PR, The Orbison Bldg., 1625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Nashville, TN 37203.


Actress. Appeared in a television commercial for Kodak film; appeared in a print ad for Xenadrine Diet Weight Loss Supplement; directed an Internet series In Tune, 2006.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nominations, best youth actress in a soap opera, 1994, and best performance by a young actress in a daytime drama, 1997, Soap Opera Weekly Award, breakout performer of the year, 1999, Soap Opera Digest Awards, outstanding villainess, 1996, 1998, 1999, outstanding younger lead actress, 2001, outstanding supporting actress, 2005, and favorite new couple (with Bryan Dattilo), 2005, Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding younger lead actress, 2000, and outstanding supporting actress, 2003, all for Days of Our Lives.


Film Appearances:

Young Alice, The Price of Life, 1987.

Stephanie (aged twelve to fifteen), The End of Innocence, Skouras Pictures, 1990.

Television Appearances; Series:

Rosie Tobin, Family Man, CBS, 1988.

Christy McCray, A Brand New Life, NBC, 1989.

Samantha "Sami" Brady, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), NBC, 1993—.

Host, The Biggest Loser, NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First school girl, You Ruined My Life, ABC, 1987.

Christy, Brand New Life: The Honeymooners, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Young Alice, The Price of Life, PBS, 1991.

Sami Brady, Night Sins (also known as Days of Our Lives: Night Sins), NBC, 1993.

Presenter, The Ninth Annual "Soap Opera Digest" Awards, NBC, 1993.

Presenter, The 14th Annual "Soap Opera Digest" Awards, NBC, 1998.

Presenter, The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1999.

The 15th Annual "Soap Opera Digest" Awards, NBC, 1999.

Presenter, The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Samantha "Sami" Brady (in flashbacks), "Days of Our Lives"' 35th Anniversary, NBC, 2000.

Intimate Portrait: Deidre Hall, Lifetime, 2001.

The 18th Annual "Soap Opera Digest" Awards, Soap Net, 2003.

NBC's Funniest Out-Takes #2, NBC, 2003.

VH1 Goes Inside "Fear Factor," VH1, 2004.

Presenter, The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2004.

Judge, The 2004 Miss Teen USA Pageant, NBC, 2004.

Host, "TV Guide" Specials: Salute to Soaps, TV Guide Channel, 2004.

SOAPnet Reveals Hottest Hunks, Soap Net, 2005.

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.

Mississippi Rising, 2005.

Presenter, The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.

Celebrity Cooking Showdown, NBC, 2006.

Backstage: Hollywood Fashion, Style Network, 2007.

Host, The Biggest Loser: Did They Keep the Weight Off?, NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Adrienne, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days, and DOOL), NBC, c. 1982.

Second girl, "The Wrong Stuff," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984.

Punky Brewster, NBC, 1984.

Beth, "The Uh-Oh Feeling," Webster, ABC, 1985.

Chrissy, "Santa Claus Is Dead," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.

Karen, "I Can't Help Saying Goodbye," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986.

I Married Dora, ABC, 1987.

(As Alison Ann Sweeney) Karen, "Going Native," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1988.

The Pet Shop, Animal Planet, 1997.

The Donny and Marie Show, 1998.

Celebrity contestant, "Antigua: Parts 1 & 2," Search Party, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Mad TV, Fox, 2000.

Jessica Ashley, "The One with Joey's Award," Friends, NBC, 2001.

"Celebrity Fear Factor 2," Fear Factor (also known as Factor miedo and Fear Factor: The Series), NBC, 2002.

"Daytime Stars," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link), NBC, 2002.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2002.

The View, ABC, 2003.

Pyramid (also known as The $100,000 Pyramid), syndicated, 2003.

SoapTalk, Soap Net, 2003, 2004, 2006.

Miss USA, "Old Enough to Fight," American Dreams (also known as Our Generation), 2004.

Caroline Pzarchik, "Nevada State," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Jackie Collins Presents, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Good Day Live, syndicated, 2004.

"Alison Sweeney," Soapography, Soap Net, 2004.

"Tournament 7, Game 5," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

"Face Your Fears," The Tyra Banks Show, UPN, 2006.

"Days of Our Lives: The Rating Wars," Anything to Win, GSN, 2006.

Wheel of Fortune, syndicated, 2006, 2007.

TV Land: Myths and Legends, TV Land, 2007.

1 vs. 100, NBC, 2007.

Rachael Ray, 2007.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2007.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2007, 2008.

Also appeared as Casey Mills, Bay State.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in productions of Traveling Lady and Wedding Band.

Stage Director:

Directed Once upon a Mattress (musical), Garland Theatre, Pasadena, CA.



All the Days of My Life (So Far), Kensington, 2004.



Alison Sweeney Website,http://www.alisonsweeney.com, April 21, 2008.

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