10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alyssa Milano
It is hard to believe but beloved actress Alyssa Milano has already been working in the industry for over 30 years and in that time she has gained a large and extremely loyal fanbase. Audiences have come to know and love Milano through her various film and TV roles portraying fan-favorite characters in shows such as Who’s The Boss?, Charmed, and Mistresses. After so many years, there is a lot to know about Milano and her life in the public eye! Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the stunning actress:
10. Her Other Career
Since fans have seen Milano appear on the big and small screen since she was just a child, many forget that, as well as being an actress, she was also a singer. After a producer saw Milano in a film in the early ’90s he offered her a five-album record deal and although they were “bubblegum pop,” they went platinum in Japan. Milano discussed this time in her life and career during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2013 where he jokingly called her “the Japanese David Hasselhoff.” Milano has never been proud or happy with her music but said she is happy it stayed in Japan where it was appreciated. “A lot of actors who release albums here are laughed at,” she said. “I’m not interested in crossing over. I’d much rather have it released where it’s appreciated than laughed at.”
9. Odd Start
While both her parents worked in the entertainment industry in some capacity, they actually had nothing to do with Milano’s start in the industry at a young age. When she was only seven her babysitter took her to an audition for a national touring production of Annie, without the knowledge of Milano’s parents. She ended up being one of four girls selected out of around 1,500. Luckily, her mother agreed after Milano got the part and she went on the road with her daughter for 18 months. After the production wrapped up, Milano landed commercial parts and quickly built upon her career.