Alyssa Milano

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Name: Alyssa Jayne Milano
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Occupation: actor, producer, activist
Medium: TV, movies
Works: Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Insatiable, Melrose Place, My Name is Earl
Official Website(s): Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, TapBio
Fan Website(s):
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Alyssa Milano is an American actress, producer, activist, and singer. She is known for her roles as Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed, Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?, Billie Cunningham in My Name is Earl, Jennifer Mancini in Melrose Place and Coralee Armstrong in Insatiable. She also voiced Dr. Ilyssa Selwyn in the 2009 video game Ghostbusters: The Video Game.

Fandom

Alyssa is best known for her role as Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed, which she played from 1998 to 2006.

Rumored Feud

Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty, who played Prue Halliwell during the first three seasons of Charmed, were rumored to have feuded off-screen. This feud even earned them a nomination for Best Fight at the 2001 Wand Awards.[1] While it is not known what actually happened between the two, Doherty left the show after season 3 and Rose McGowan was brought in as her replacement. She played the previously unknown fourth Halliwell sister Paige Matthews. This change caused a rift in the fandom: the majority of fans of Shannen/Prue who continued to watch the show started to side with Holly Marie Combs/Piper, ignored Rose/Paige or outright disliked the new sister/actress. Some also sided with the Alyssa/Phoebe fans against the Shannen/Prue fans.

Fanfiction

There is hardly any RPF starring Alyssa. The Alyssa Milano character tag at Archive of Our Own yields only 3 stories as of April 2020. She is occasionally paired with Charmed co-stars Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs.

Activism

Alyssa is a supporter of the Democratic Party in the USA and has canvassed for several Democratic candidates. She has supported different campaigns, e.g. for UNICEF and in support of healthcare.[2] Alyssa has her own podcast on Spotify called Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry which "tackles social, political and cultural issues from the perspective of unapologetic guests while highlighting activists doing amazing things throughout the country."[3]

#MeToo

The #MeToo movement is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. First launched by Tarana Burke in 2006, it was Alyssa Milano who brought it to worldwide attention by posting on Twitter:
If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.[4]

Connections with Other Fandoms

References

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  5. ^ James Gunn (@JamesGunn) on Twitter. For those of you who asked, yes, Quill’s ship The Milano is named after his awesome childhood crush @Alyssa_Milano. #GuardiansoftheGalaxy, 29 July 2014.