Actress, Author, Philanthropist & Founder of Touch by Alyssa Milano; Known for "Charmed" and "Who's the Boss"
Actress Alyssa Milano has spent almost her entire life in the public eye. A famous child actor, she has continued to work throughout her adulthood in both television and film. She can currently be seen on Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars,” hosting the show alongside returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. Alyssa most recently…
Actress Alyssa Milano has spent almost her entire life in the public eye. A famous child actor, she has continued to work throughout her adulthood in both television and film.
She can currently be seen on Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars,” hosting the show alongside returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. Alyssa most recently starred in the ABC series, “Mistresses.” The sexy drama series follows four women and their sometimes scandalous romantic lives. It will return for its second season in the summer of 2014.
Alyssa has a history of starring in long running successful television series. She starred on the hit WB series “Charmed” for nine years. The series’ debut was the highest-rated premiere in the network’s history, and continued to be a great success for Spelling and The WB. The show’s international appeal has brought it to more than 100 territories around the world, spanning Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. She also starred on the Fox cornerstone series “Melrose Place.” She began her career on ABC’s “Who’s the Boss” which aired for eight years. Alyssa had a recurring role on the hit NBC comedy, “My Name is Earl,” and starred in the ABC comedy, “Romantically Challenged.”
Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 9.32.33 AMAlyssa was most recently seen on the big screen in Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve,” with co-stars Robert DeNiro, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Sarah Jessica Parker and “Hall Pass,” opposite Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. Alyssa’s film credits include “Hugo Pool” co-starring Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr., the Imagine/Universal film, “Fear,” and “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.” She provided a lead voice for Disney’s sequel to the animated favorite “Lady and the Tramp.” She also starred in and produced the independent film “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.”
She was seen in Lifetime’s “Sunday’s At Tiffany’s,” based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson. Alyssa also played the title character in the Lifetime Original Movie, “Wisegal,” (which she also produced).
Her other role is outside the world of Hollywood, as a philanthropist. UNICEF invited Alyssa, in 2003, to become a National Ambassador, recognizing her charitable work on behalf of children. Her first trip with the organization was to Angola, Africa (May 2004) to see first-hand the issues plaguing the newly liberated country. Alyssa followed that trip with a visit to India in June 2005. She is currently working with UNICEF to educate American youth to the issues crucial to that country’s evolution. She has worked on UNICEF’s pivotal “Trick or Treat” campaign as an official spokesperson, and has plans to work with UNICEF on numerous projects in the future.
International relief work is not new to the actress. Alyssa hosted a photography exhibition and auction in 2002, in Los Angeles raising money for charitable efforts in South Africa. An avid photographer, Alyssa displayed her own work, as well as that of school children from L.A.’s Venice Arts program. The event raised close to $50,000 for Nkosi’s Haven, an organization that runs care centers in South Africa for AIDS-afflicted mothers and children. Alyssa was honored for her efforts with a humanitarian award from Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations. It was this work that got the attention of UNICEF executives.
The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control (GNNTDC), an alliance of international partnerships based at the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington D.C. and formalized by the Clinton Global Initiative to lead the global effort to treat, control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the world’s poorest countries recently named Alyssa the organization’s founding ambassador. Alyssa will continue work to raise awareness of GNNTDC and NTDs among the mainstream media and with the general public.
The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Hospital and Health Center and the Associates of Breast & Prostate Cancer Studies presented Alyssa with the Spirit of Hollywood Award in 2004, which honors individuals from the entertainment industry for their personal dedication and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others. Alyssa also attended the 2004 Democratic National Convention on behalf of the Creative Coalition and is an avid supporter of MTV’s Rock the Vote campaign.
Alyssa also has her own clothing, jewelry and eyewear line, TOUCH by Alyssa Milano. Launched in the Spring of 2007, TOUCH was born out of necessity. When Alyssa, an avid baseball fan, went to games, she wanted to wear fan gear to support her team, but found that the product mix offered in the marketplace did not address her everyday fashion needs. She felt women should be able to look stylish while cheering on their favorite team.
So, she partnered with G-III Apparel Group and Major League Baseball to design and distribute a line of juniors’ ladies MLB apparel. The line is not just for baseball fans anymore. Recently she has joined forces with the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Major League Soccer, Minor League Baseball, The Kentucky Derby and most recently, NASCAR, to make TOUCH available to their fans as well.
Her recently released book, SAFE AT HOME: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic (William Morrow), chronicles Alyssa’s passion for baseball and how her love for the game has helped shape who she is.
Alyssa is married with one son and resides in Los Angeles.
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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