Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Milano in 2011, photo by Helga Esteb/

Birth Name: Alyssa Jayne Milano

Place of Birth: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 19, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian

Alyssa Milano is an American actress, producer, singer, author, and activist. She is known for her roles on the series Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place, Charmed, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, and Insatiable, and the films Double Dragon and Embrace of the Vampire, among other works.

She is the daughter of Lin Milano, a talent manager, and Thomas M. Milano, who edits film music. She is of Italian descent. She had her first major role in the sitcom Who’s the Boss?, alongside Tony Danza, who is also of Italian descent.

Alyssa is married to agent David Bugliari, with whom she has two children.

Alyssa’s paternal grandmother was named Connie.

Alyssa’s maternal grandfather was named John Ronzo.


Curious about ethnicity

39 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    She is likely part Jewish. Milano is usually a Jewish surname in Italy.

  2. callmecharlie says:

    Many Italians consider themselves to be non-white

    • Yesterday says:

      Many Italians are wrong, unless they actually have non-white ancestry to back that up and not simply Italian ancestry.

    • coco says:

      Lol Majority of Italians check “white” on the US Census so you’re wrong. Only a minority of Italian Americans think they’re “not white” because they’re tan lol Sure Southern Europeans can look swarthy, but there are also many pale Southern Europeans. For example, if you take a trip to Italy or watch the Italian football teams game… you’ll see many pale Italians that don’t look that different from other Europeans.

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