10 Things You Didn’t Know About Days Of Our Lives Star Alison Sweeney

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8. She Paid Her Dues

Alison is undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful daytime actresses to grace the soap opera world in a long time. However, while she started on DOOL at the young age of 16, she’s still paid her acting dues along the way. Sweeney entered the land of show biz at the tender age of five, participating in a Kodak commercial. She would move on to do an episode of Tales from the Darkside, have a role on the show Family Man, and even participate in a Disney miniseries along with Barbara Eden called Brand New Life. After many years in the acting business, Sweeney got her big break in 1993 when she was cast as Sami Brady on DOOL!

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7. Amazing Race Connection

While we all know Sweeney had a long stint on the reality television show The Biggest Loser, seems that there was a time she fancied being on another reality-based program. In a US Magazine article, Sweeney revealed that at one point in time she and her BFF sent in an audition tape to The Amazing Race. Sadly, she’s never been on the show, but if she was, she would surely knock the competition off its feet.

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