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Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney is an award-winning actress, producer, director, content supplier, TV host and author who constantly inspires her 1.5+ million social media followers with her balance of career and her focus on family, health and wellness.

Sweeney stars and executive produces “Chronicle Mysteries,” which she co-created based on her passion for true crime podcasts with serial storytelling, and “Hannah Swensen Mysteries,” based on the incredibly popular book series from Joanne Fluke, both for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Her previous movies for Hallmark include the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Open by Christmas,” “Good Morning Christmas,” “Christmas at Holly Lodge” and “Love on the Air” as well as “Time for You to Come Home for Christmas,” “The Irresistible Blueberry Farm” and “Murder She Baked” franchise for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

No stranger to the camera, Sweeney began her acting at age four and at age 16, she joined the cast of “Days of Our Lives.” In addition to her long-running 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 has made many guest-starring appearances on popular television series and true crime podcasts.

Sweeney’s love for storytelling has extended to penning several novels, based on her Hollywood insider’s knowledge and her keen sense of romance and fun. Opportunity Knocks (2016) was 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 and The Mommy Diet in 2010.

Sweeney serves as an Ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer, American Humane Association and is a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America.

For more information on Sweeney’s tips for health, wellness, fashion and personal anecdotes, follow her on Instagram at @AliSweeney.

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