For Alison Sweeney, anything is possible. She’s a successful actress, TV host, producer, director and author who constantly inspire others with her balance of career with her focus on family, health and wellness.
Sweeney is currently busy filming and producing TV movies for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark
Movies & Mysteries. On June 19, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere MURDER SHE BAKED: A DEADLY RECIPE, the fourth movie in the MURDER SHE BAKED franchise, for which she is both star and executive producer. Focused on great ROMCOM projects, Sweeney also starred and executive produced LOVE ON THE AIR for Hallmark Channel in 2015 and has another project in development for later this year.
No stranger to the camera, Sweeney began her acting at age 4 and at age 16, she joined the cast of DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In addition to her 21+ year career as Sami Brady, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Best Lead Actress, Sweeney also hosted 13 seasons of NBC’s inspirational series THE BIGGEST LOSER, hosted numerous live television specials and made many guest starring appearances on popular television series.
She is also an accomplished author and brings her Hollywood insider’s knowledge and keen sense of romance and fun to her novels. Her latest novel, OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, will be released in April 5, 2016 and is from the perspective of a fledgling makeup artist. Her previous novels include SCARED SCRIPTLESS, with a script supervisor as the lead, and THE STAR ATTRACTION, based on the story of a publicist. New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult described Sweeney’s book as “Great fun for any reader who secretly sneaks peeks at People magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, and wonders, What if…?”
In addition to her fiction writing, Sweeney previously released two non-fiction books, the first of which was ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE (SO FAR) in 2004. In 2010, she released, THE MOMMY DIET, where she revealed the “diet” of nutrition, fitness and self-care that women can follow to look and feel fantastic – before and during pregnancy, and after giving birth.
Sweeney, who has graced most women’s magazine covers including Good Housekeeping, Self, Shape, Prevention, Health and Redbook, for which she also contributes a monthly column. She also regularly appears in weekly magazines and on daytime talk shows to promote her projects and her philanthropic work as an Ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer and American Humane Association, the Fitness Ambassador for City of Hope and a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America.
She resides in Los Angeles with her husband Dave, a California Highway Patrol officer, and their 10-year-old son Ben and 6-year-old daughter Megan. For more information on Sweeney’s tips for health, wellness, fashion and personal anecdotes, follow her on twitter at @Ali_Sweeney.