Actress Alyssa Milano has spent almost her entire life in the public eye. A famous child actor, she has continued to work throughout her adulthood in both television and film.
Alyssa can currently be seen starring in the ABC series, "Mistresses." The sexy drama series follows four women and their sometimes scandalous romantic lives. She has just completed production on Lifetime's "Project Runway All Stars," hosting the show alongside returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. Alyssa has a history of starring in long running successful television series. She starred on the hit WB series "Charmed" for nine years. The series’ debut was the highest-rated premiere in the network’s history, and continued to be a great success for Spelling and The WB. The show's international appeal has brought it to more than 100 territories around the world, spanning Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. She also starred on the Fox cornerstone series "Melrose Place." She began her career on ABC's "Who’s the Boss" which aired for eight years. Alyssa had a recurring role on the hit NBC comedy, "My Name is Earl," and starred in the ABC comedy, "Romantically Challenged."
Alyssa was most recently seen on the big screen in Garry Marshall’s "New Year’s Eve," with co-stars Robert DeNiro, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Sarah Jessica Parker and "Hall Pass," opposite Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. Alyssa’s film credits include "Hugo Pool" co-starring Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr., the Imagine/Universal film, "Fear," and "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.”"She provided a lead voice for Disney’s sequel to the animated favorite "Lady and the Tramp." She also starred in and produced the independent film "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend."
She was seen in Lifetime's "Sunday’s At Tiffany’s," based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson. Alyssa also played the title character in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Wisegal," (which she also produced).
Her other role is outside the world of Hollywood, as a philanthropist. UNICEF invited Alyssa, in 2003, to become a National Ambassador, recognizing her charitable work on behalf of children. Her first trip with the organization was to Angola, Africa (May 2004) to see first-hand the issues plaguing the newly liberated country. Alyssa followed that trip with a visit to India in June 2005. She is currently working with UNICEF to educate American youth to the issues crucial to that country’s evolution. She has worked on UNICEF's pivotal "Trick or Treat" campaign as an official spokesperson, and has plans to work with UNICEF on numerous projects in the future.