Where is she from? Milano was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and lived there until a neighborhood shooting prompted the family to relocate to Staten Island.
What’s she done? At age 10, she won her first major role in the television sitcom Who’s the Boss? alongside Tony Danza, Judith Light, Danny Pintauro and Katherine Helmond. She co-starred as Samantha Micelli, the daughter of Danza’s character. In 1985, Milano was in the film Commando as Jenny Matrix, daughter of John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Why is she an icon? The part she is most known for playing is that of Phoebe Halliwell on the WB series, Charmed. The show received both critical and popular acclaim. It received numerous awards and nominations during its eight year run.
Quote: “I’m a big believer in, no matter what you go through in life, as long as you can laugh your way through it, you’re going to be okay.”
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