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Alison Sweeney Bio

(Sami, DAYS)

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BIRTHDATE: September 19
YEARS ON SHOW: 1993-present
MARITAL STATUS: Has been wed to California Highway Patrolman Dave Sanov, a family friend, since July 8, 2000
CHILDREN: Son Benjamin Edward was born on February 25, 2005. Daughter Megan was born January 12, 2009.
AWARDS: Has won five Soap Opera Digest Awards: Outstanding Villainess in 1996, 1998 and 1999; Outstanding Younger Lead Actress in 2001; Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2005. Was awarded the Online Daytime Emmy for America's Favorite Villain in 2002.

Alison Sweeney may have been sweet 16 when she joined DAYS, but fans soon found themselves loving to hate her not-so-sweet character. Though she was young, the Los Angeles native had already amassed an impressive set of credits as a child actor. She appeared in her first commercial (for Kodak) when she was 5, then starred alongside Mimi Kennedy in FAMILY MAN, as well as with Barbara Eden, Jennie Garth (Kelly, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) and David Tom (ex-Paul, OLTL; ex-Billy, Y&R) in A BRAND NEW LIFE.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Is a skilled equestrian.
  2. Started out playing violin like her mother, a professional musician, but decided to go into acting instead.
  3. Took Bryan R. Dattilo (ex-Lucas, DAYS) to her high school senior prom.
  4. Speaks Spanish.
  5. Her husband appeared on DAYS in February 2005 as a cop who pulled over Lucas.
stories featuring
Alison Sweeney
NEW GIG FOR DAYS ALUM   May 26, 2015

On Instagram, newlywed Farah Fath (ex-Mimi, DAYS; ex-Gigi, OLTL) who just married...

ALISON SWEENEY BACK ON DAYS SET   May 6, 2015

After a year away from the Burbank studio where DAYS shoots, Alison Sweeney reported...

SWEENEY’S MURDER SHE BAKED HITS HALLMARK HIGH   May 5, 2015

MURDER SHE BAKED, the TV movie starring Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, DAYS) and ...

FIRST REACTION! ALISON SWEENEY ON EMMY NOM   Mar 31, 2015

"I will be honest; I wanted this so much. I really, really wanted this,” admits Alison...

NEW HALLMARK SERIES FOR ALISON SWEENEY   Jan 8, 2015

Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, DAYS) will star in a new franchise for Hallmark Movies &...

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Other Roles

TV Roles
LAS VEGAS (Caroline, 2004) 
AMERICAN DREAMS (Miss USA, 2004) 
FRIENDS (Jessica, 2001)
MAD TV (Herself, 2000) 
THE END OF INNOCENCE (Stephanie, 1990) 
A BRAND NEW LIFE (Christy, 1989) 
FAMILY MAN (Rosie, 1988) 
YOU RUINED MY LIFE (School Girl, 1987) 
THE PRICE OF LIFE (Young Alice, 1987) 
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE (Karen, 1986; 1988)   
I MARRIED DORA (1987)
ST. ELSEWHERE (Chrissy, 1985) 
WEBSTER (Beth, 1985) 
SIMON & SIMON (Second Girl, 1984) 

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