Alison Sweeney, born Alison Ann Sweeney on 19th September 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA, has been a comedian, director, author, realty show host, and talented actress. She is especially famous for playing Samantha “Sami” Brady on NBC soap opera entitled “Days of Our Lives”. For this role of her, she has won Daytime Emmy Award nomination, Soap Opera Digest Awards, and Fan Voted Daytime Emmy Award. She also played host to The Biggest Loser.

Personal Life

She is an American national, and of Irish ethnicity. She has two brothers. Much is not known about her parents. She spent her early life in Los Angeles. After school education, she attended the University of California in Los Angeles where she studied economics. After some time, she left her studies to go for acting.

She married Dave Sanov whom she dated for around three years. After a long courtship, she tied the knot on 8th July 2000. They have been living as wife-husband since then amicably. There is no rumour about any extra-marital relationship, and she has not yet divorced her husband. They have been blessed with two children whose names are Meghan and Benjamin. Benjamin came to this world on 25th February 2005 while Meghan came to this world on 12th January 2009. Sweeney and Sanov are now married for over 18 years now, and they have been spending their married life happily with children.

Astrologically speaking, her sign is Virgo. She is 5’ and 5” in height, and weighs 59 kg. Her hair is blonde, and her eyes are blue. Her vital statistics are 38’’, 25”, and 36”. She trains and exercises regularly to keep her body in shape. She is active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Currently, there are 220k followers on Instagram, and 667k on Twitter. On Facebook, she has over 677k followers.


She started her acting career in 1984. Prior to that, she participated in an advertisement of Kodak. She appeared in several TV series such as St. Elsewhere, Webster, and Tales from the Darkside. After that, in 1987, she acted in the show Brand New Life, and acted for the first time in the film “The Price of Life”. Then, she appeared in several different projects, and 1987 turned out to be an auspicious year for her.

She acted in the show Days of Our Lives in which she played the role of Samantha Brady. Also, she acted in the series such as Las Vegas, Friends, and played host to The Biggest Loser during the period 2007 to 2015. Additionally, she also appeared in several TV shows such as “Murder”, “Second Chances”, and “She Baked: Just Desserts” to name just a few. She has been awarded “Soap Opera Digest Award” multiple times by now.

As for rumours and controversies surrounding her, she has kept herself away from any such thing. She keeps her private life apart from her professional life, and does not mingle them. As per her biography, her net worth is estimated at $7 million.

Last Modified: 18 Aug, 2018

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