10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fuller House Star Jodie Sweetin
Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Jodie was one of the biggest stars on television. She was blonde, adorable and always nailed her lines. Unfortunately, once Full House ended, she wasn’t able to parlay that talent into more successful acting roles – until now. She’s currently starring in the Netflix revival of Full House, Fuller House, and she’s back on top of the world. The show’s coming back for a third season, so get to know Sweetin better with these 10 things you didn’t know about her:
Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin was born in Los Angeles, California on January 19, 1982. Her biological parents were both in prison at the time, so her uncle, Sam Sweetin, and his second wife, Janice, adopted her when she was nine months old. The adoption wasn’t formalized, however, until she was two years old. According to Sweetin, her biological parents struggled with addiction and her mother would often leave her to go party.
9. Getting Started
Her adoptive mother decided to get Sweetin into acting after she stole the show at a nursery school recital. “While other kids were terrified on stage, I was smiling, loving every minute of the attention, owning the audience. I thrived on the attention, the spotlight,” the actress wrote in her memoir Unsweetined. “By the age of four I could read and memorize lines and I was constantly performing.” The first role she landed was in an Oscar Mayer Hot Dog commercial.