Here’s everything you need to know about Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano
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It’s been a while since Alyssa Milano has enjoyed the widespread fame of her days on Charmed, but she remains an adored figure in the eyes of her fans.

Milano has been a Hollywood mainstay for decades, starting off as a child actor and gradually graduating her way into more adult roles. She is known across genres, having appeared in a number of prominent television and film releases over the years. Some of her most recognizable roles include her aforementioned role as Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed as well as her appearances in Who’s The Boss and Melrose Place. She recently re-entered the spotlight with her starring role in Netflix’s Brazen, which dropped on the streaming platform at the outset of 2022. 

In the wake of Brazen’s release, Milano is collecting hordes of new fans. She’s reached a brand new audience with the Netflix thriller, many of whom are unfamiliar with the wealth of work she put out in the ’90s and 2010s. Milano recently engaged in an interview with Us Weekly, providing her fans with a glimpse into her personal and professional life.

Alyssa Milano’s age, birthplace, and family

Alyssa Milano
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She may not look it, but Milano is pushing 50. The Brooklyn native is currently 49 and living across the country from New York, where she made her start. She now resides on a large Bell Canyon, California property, leaving plenty of space for her numerous animals. 

Milano and her brother Cody were raised Catholic by their parents, fashion designer Lin Milano and film score editor Thomas M. Milano. She took her first steps into the acting world at a young age, appearing in her very first role at the spritely young age of seven.

Her biggest career steps

Milano’s career has maintained at a relatively steady pace through most of her life, but some roles shine far brighter than others. Her 1997 role in Fear, alongside fellow Hollywood heavy-hitters Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg, was widely well-received by viewers. Long before she appeared in the You-esque thriller, however, she was dazzling audiences in Commando alongside Arnold Schawarzenegger. 

In more recent years, Milano’s name resurfaced spectacularly with Netflix’s Insatiable, in which the 49-year-old actress played Coralee Armstrong. She also recently appeared in Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, a series that ranks in Milano’s top 5 television roles, according to IMDb

Her romantic life

Alyssa Milano
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Like seemingly any celebrity, Milano’s love life has had its ups and downs. She was in a relationship with The Lost Boys’ Corey Haim for three years, between 1987 and 1990, before the duo split due to Haim’s struggles with addiction. 

She was briefly engaged to Everwood actor Scott Wolf in 1993, and — for an even briefer period in 1999 — married to Remy Zero vocalist Cinjun Tate. Eventually, Milano settled down with her now-husband, David Bugliari. The duo have been married since 2009 and share two children together. 

Her net worth

Milano’s consistent career has netted her an enviable net worth over the years. She currently maintains a net worth of around $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, thanks to her gradual increase in salary over the years.

By the time Charmed became a crowd-favorite, Milano was earning $90,000 per episode. This resulted in a paycheck of around $2 million per season and helped immensely in building the actress’ wealth. Even a 2017 financial hiccup, which saw Milano accuse her accountant of costing her millions of dollars, wasn’t enough to knock Milano out of the millionaire category. 

Fun facts

Milano shared a few fun facts about herself in the Feb. 2022 interview with Us Weekly. She, like so many people, apparently has “an unhealthy obsession with houseplants” and finds “unkind people” to be her “pet peeve.”

Another moment from the interview reveals that two separate jobs qualify for the title of “worst-ever.” Her roles in Embrace of the Vampire and Poison Ivy II are apparently tied for that undesirable prize.