Born: December 19, 1972
Date of Birth: December 19, 1972
As a child star, Milano has always been in the public eye. She got her first taste of acting at the age of seven when her babysitter brought her to an open audition for the first national tour of Annie. Milano landed a part as an orphan. For the next 18 months she and her mother traveled with the crew doing performances of the popular Broadway musical. Acquiring a reputation as an energetic and compelling actress, Milano left the production to do off-Broadway performances and television commercials.
In 1984, at the age of 11, she landed her breakthrough role on ABC's Who's the Boss. In order to pursue this opportunity and further her acting career, the Milano family uprooted from Staten Island, NY, and moved across the country to Hollywood, CA. This proved to be a wise choice for her acting career as the TV show was a huge success.
Milano first appeared on the big screen as Diane in Old Enough (1984), a dramatic movie about social differences and growing up. Shortly after, she starred in Commando (1985) as Jenny Matrix, the daughter of special agent John Matrix, played by
More recently she has been seen starring in hit TV shows such as Melrose Place, Spin City and Charmed. In addition to acting, Milano has had a hand in producing TV shows such as Wisegal and Charmed, and the movie Below Utopia (1997).
Besides acting and producing, she finds enjoyment in humanitarian work. She was recently appointed Founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States and is a spokeswoman for PETA.