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Alison Ann Sweeney
Salem Presence
January 22, 1993 to June 23, 2010
At A Glance
Sweeney joined the cast of NBC's Days of our Lives on January 6, 1993, at the age of 16. Sweeney has taken her character, Sami Brady, from a rebellious teen to a devoted single mother with many detours along the way. Sami has tackled a variety of controversial storylines including bulimia, date rape, teen pregnancy, and capital punishment.

Sweeney's performance has garnered numerous awards. She won the Soap Opera Digest Awards four times (1986, 1998, 1999 and 2001) for the role of "Favorite Villain" and the award for "Favorite Good Girl" in 2001. Sweeney also won the award for "America's Favorite Villain" at the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Sweeney is also an accomplished author. Her book, All The Days of My Life (So Far), was published in 2004 to critical acclaim. The book gives audiences a glimpse into Sweeney's personal life by describing her experience as a child actor, life on the set of Days of our Lives, painful high school memories, and the struggle to lose weight and keep it off.

Sweeney also took on a new role, producer, for several projects, one of which was an Internet-based episodic program.

Sweeney's television credits also include Las Vegas, Friends, and American Dreams.

Sweeney resides in Los Angeles with her husband, a Los Angeles Highway Patrol Officer, and their two children.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Biggest Loser
Herself/Host
2007 to Present

Las Vegas
Caroline Pzarchik
2004

American Dreams
Miss USA
2004

Friends
Jessica Ashley; "The One With Joey's Award" (episode # 7.18)
March 29, 2001

Search Party
"Antigua (II)" (episode # 1.7)
1999

Days of our Lives
Samantha "Sami" Brady
January 22, 1993 to June 23, 2010

A Brand New Life
Christy McCray
1989

Family Man
Rosie Tobin
1988

You Ruined My Life
School Girl #1
1987
Acting Portfolio
FILM
The End of Innocence
Stephanie (12-15 years old)
1990
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2004)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
DATE OF BIRTH: September 19, 1976
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Blue
MARITAL STATUS: Married; David Sanov [Jul 8, 2000]
CHILDREN: Son, Benjamin Edward [Feb 25, 2005 at 10:30am; 7lbs.]; Daughter, Megan Hope [Jan 12, 2009]
News Archives
News Archive: Despite rumors, Sweeney is not going anywhere. [Aug 27, 2001]
News Archive: It's a baby boy for Sweeney and her husband. [Feb 28, 2005]
News Archive: Sweeney tapped as host of The Biggest Loser. [Mar 4, 2007]
News Archive: Sweeney comments on the end of Guiding Light. [Apr 2, 2009]
News Archive: Alison Sweeney recalls 16 years of DAYS and discusses battling a common ailment. [Apr 9, 2009]
News Archive: Sweeney hosts charity event to raise funds to feed families. [Nov 27, 2009]
News Archive: Report: Is Alison Sweeney leaving Days of our Lives? [Nov 14, 2010]
News Archive:Alison Sweeney staying put at Days of our Lives? [Oct 26, 2012]
News Archive: Alison Sweeney to participate in NYC half marathon. [Mar 22, 2013]
News Archive: Sweeney co-stars in hilarious DAYS rap video. [Jan 3, 2014]
News Archive: Alison Sweeney announces DAYS exit. [Jan 21, 2014]
News Archive: Deidre Hall on Sweeney's final DAYS day. [May 31, 2014]
News Archive: Alsion Sweeney headed to GH -- as a director. [Jul 9, 2014]
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