Alison Ann Sweeney
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
, and American Dreams
Sweeney resides in Los Angeles with her husband, a Los Angeles Highway Patrol Officer, and their two children.
The Biggest Loser
2007 to Present
Jessica Ashley; "The One With Joey's Award" (episode # 7.18)
March 29, 2001
"Antigua (II)" (episode # 1.7)
Days of our Lives
Samantha "Sami" Brady
January 6, 1993 to June 23, 2010
A Brand New Life
You Ruined My Life
School Girl #1
The End of Innocence
Stephanie (12-15 years old)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2004)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
DATE OF BIRTH: September 19, 1976
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]
: Despite rumors, Sweeney is not going anywhere. [Aug 27, 2001]
: It's a baby boy for Sweeney and her husband. [Feb 28, 2005]
: Sweeney tapped as host of The Biggest Loser
. [Mar 4, 2007]
: Sweeney comments on the end of Guiding Light. [Apr 2, 2009]
: Alison Sweeney recalls 16 years of DAYS and discusses battling a common ailment. [Apr 9, 2009]
: Sweeney hosts charity event to raise funds to feed families. [Nov 27, 2009]
: Report: Is Alison Sweeney leaving Days of our Lives? [Nov 14, 2010]
:Alison Sweeney staying put at Days of our Lives? [Oct 26, 2012]
: Alison Sweeney to participate in NYC half marathon. [Mar 22, 2013]