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Toothpaste 2000

Biography

Toothpaste 2000 evolved from the Seattle duo the Cowboy as well as the Spingirl, an alias for bassist/guitarist/vocalist Frank Bednash and guitarist/vocalist Donna Esposito. Both got together within the middle-’80s and released the Hearing Candy recording, plus many singles, within the Parasol label. When drummer Duff Drew became a member of, the band’s name was transformed to Toothpaste 2000. The recording Death from the Italian Film Celebrity premiered in 1997, with Bachelorette pursuing two years later on.

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Full Name Toothpaste 2000
Music Songs 7-Eleven Christmas, Miss Marcy Brown, Va Va Voom!, Instant Action, The Girl Who Could Get Everything, Drop Dead, Go Away!, Girl, You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone, The Death Of The Italian Film Star, Oh Johnny!, Starched White Shirt, Mary February, Baby, Let's Rock!, My Favorite Blonde, Destination Now, I'm So Happy That I Could Cry, Alex Wants a Diary, Walking Out the Door, The California Girl in London Towne, Count Choc-O-Lot, Memory Cocktail, Candy Pants, I'm in Love With Who You Used to Be, Schoolgirl Affection, Won't Love Again, Sayonara Baby, Personality Crisis, Portobello Road, Spacecat, Baby Jupiter, Johnny, Call a Doctor!, There's Not Something Wrong, 1000 Girls
Albums Death of the Italian Film Star (disc 2), Va Va Voom!, Bachelorette!, Instant Action, Catch-22, Fine, Cool, With Love, Best


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#Fact
1 Plays Samantha (Sami) Gene Brady on the Soap Days of Our Lives (1965). [May 2006]
2 She's directing an Internet Series called "In Tune". She is working with fellow actresses, Jessica Anderson, Lindsay Gareth, and actors, Jackson Davis, and Darren Meekin. [August 2006]
3 Release of her book, "All The Days of My Life (So Far)". [2004]
4 Has participated in marathons and triathlons.
5 Once suffered from Bulimia.
6 She has several pets even though she has allergies.
7 Gave birth to her second child, daughter named Megan Hope Sanov, on January 12, 2009.
8 In addition to swimming and kick-boxing, which her TV-sister Christie Clark also enjoys, Alison loves gymnastics and can do a mean back-handspring. She also loves to garden.
9 Her son Ben doubles as a physical training-partner...sort of. Every morning, she first does push-ups with the baby lying under her...letting her long mane dangle over him. Then Ali does sit-ups with Ben lying on her chest for resistance. After that, she lifts and lowers him overhead to work her triceps. Ali credits Ben with being a terrific motivation.
10 Was an evening undergraduate at UCLA, where she took business classes after work.
11 She and her husband David welcomed their first child, a son, Benjamin Edward Sanov on February 25, 2005 at 10:30am. The baby weighed in at seven pounds.
12 The second of three children, Alison has an older brother and a younger one.
13 Speaks Spanish fluently.
14 She loves being recognized by fans for her Tales from the Darkside (1983) episodes. Actually, she played a different character (both were named "Karen") in each episode.
15 Growing up, the Sweeney siblings - Ryan, Alison and Sten - had a system for keeping each other "in line": The elder sibling(s) would tell the younger one that s/he (the younger sibling) had been left at the Sweeney home by gangsters; and that if the younger "sib" didn't behave, the elder "sib(s)" would take him/her back to prison. (And it worked, too.)
16 Took Days of Our Lives (1965) co-star Bryan Dattilo to her senior prom.
17 She was the champion of the "Daytime Stars" edition of Weakest Link (2001), after competing against fellow Days of Our Lives (1965) and Passions (1999) stars.
18 Alison Sweeney won the Viewers Choice award for America's Favorite Villain at the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held on May12, 2002 .


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Irresistible Blueberry Farm 2016 TV Movie Ellen Branford
Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe 2016 TV Movie Hannah Swensen
Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery 2016 TV Movie Hannah Swensen
Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Murder Mystery 2015 TV Movie Hannah Swensen
Days of Our Lives 1993-2015 TV Series Sami Brady Samantha Brady Samantha Hernandez ...
Love on the Air 2015 TV Movie Sonia
Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery 2015 TV Movie Hannah Swensen
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Samantha Brady
Second Chances 2013 TV Movie Jenny McLean
Mercy 2010 TV Series Becky Sorenson
Las Vegas 2004 TV Series Caroline Pzarchik
American Dreams 2004 TV Series Miss USA
Happiness 2002 Short Girlfriend (as Allison Sweeney)
Friends 2001 TV Series Jessica Ashley
Bay State 1994 TV Series Casey Mills
Night Sins 1993 TV Movie Sami Brady
American Playhouse 1991 TV Series Young Alice
The End of Innocence 1990 Stephanie (12-15 years old)
A Brand New Life 1989-1990 TV Series Christy McCray
Tales from the Darkside 1986-1988 TV Series Karen
Family Man 1988 TV Series Rosie Tobin
The Price of Life 1987 Short Young Alice
I Married Dora 1987 TV Series
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1987 TV Series School Girl #1
St. Elsewhere 1985 TV Series Chrissy
Webster 1985 TV Series Beth
Simon & Simon 1984 TV Series Lyla - Second Girl

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital 2014-2015 TV Series 2 episodes
Days of Our Lives 2011-2015 TV Series 7 episodes
A Cow Walks Into a Bar 2004 Short as Allison Sweeney

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Irresistible Blueberry Farm 2016 TV Movie executive producer
Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe 2016 TV Movie executive producer
Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery 2016 TV Movie executive producer
Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Murder Mystery 2015 TV Movie co-executive producer
Love on the Air 2015 TV Movie executive producer
Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery 2015 TV Movie co-executive producer
Hollywood Girls Night 2011 TV Series executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Doctors 2012 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Fallen 2009 Short special thanks - as Allison Sweeney

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kids Sweets Showdown 2016 TV Series Herself - Co-Hostess
Christmas Cookie Challenge 2 2016 TV Movie Herself - Hostess
Home & Family 2013-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Celebrity Name Game 2016 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
Kids Halloween Baking Championship 2016 TV Series Herself - Host
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2016 TV Special Herself
AfterBuzz TV's Spotlight On 2016 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show 2016 TV Series Herself
Chopped Junior 2016 TV Series Herself - Judge
Rachael Ray 2007-2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
FabLife 2015 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2014-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
2015 Hero Dog Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - presenter
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2015 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Beat Bobby Flay 2015 TV Series Herself - Judge / Mentor
The Biggest Loser 2006-2015 TV Series Herself - Host
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself
The Real 2015 TV Series Herself
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Steve Harvey 2014 TV Series Herself - The Biggest Loser
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Herself - The Biggest Loser / Herself
A Healthy You & Carol Alt 2014 TV Series Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2014 TV Special Herself
The Talk 2011-2014 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2011-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Today 2014 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Herself
Bethenny 2012-2013 TV Series Herself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Presenter
2013 Tournament of Roses Parade 2013 TV Movie Herself - Host
Stand Up to Cancer 2012 TV Movie Herself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2011-2012 TV Series Herself - Judge / Herself - ICA Judge / Actress
MDA Show of Strength 2012 TV Movie Herself - Host
The Doctors 2012 TV Series Herself
The Apprentice 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge (segment "live health")
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Girls Night 2011 TV Series Herself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2007-2011 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself - Co-Host
Too Fat for 15: The Obesity Crisis 2011 TV Movie documentary
Top Chef Masters 2011 TV Series Herself - Host, The Biggest Loser
The Nate Berkus Show 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Private Chefs of Beverly Hills 2010 TV Series Herself
Fashion News Live 2010 TV Series Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Herself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2010 TV Movie Herself - Host
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
Red Carpet Report 2009 TV Series Herself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Herself
Who Are You Wearing 2008 TV Series
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The View 2003-2008 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007-2008 TV Series Herself
Backstage: Hollywood Fashion 2007 TV Movie Herself
Wheel of Fortune 1998-2007 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant / Herself
The Biggest Loser: Did They Keep the Weight Off? 2007 TV Movie Herself - Host
1 vs. 100 2007 TV Series Herself
TV Land: Myths and Legends 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
SoapTalk 2003-2006 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Cooking Showdown 2006 TV Mini-Series Herself
Anything to Win 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005 TV Series Herself
Mississippi Rising 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
SOAPnet Reveals Hottest Hunks 2005 TV Movie Herself - Interviewee
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Soapography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself
TV Guide Specials: Salute to Soaps 2004 TV Movie Herself - Host
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Herself
101 Reasons the 90's Ruled 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Herself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2002 TV Series Herself
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Herself
Fear Factor 2002 TV Series Herself
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
MADtv 2000 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 2000 TV Series Guest Appearance
Search Party 1999 TV Series Celebrity Contestant
The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favorite Daytime Serial
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favorite Daytime Serial
Maury 1994-1995 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Biggest Loser
The Jeff Probst Show 2012 TV Series Samantha Brady
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary 2000 TV Movie Samantha Brady (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress Days of Our Lives (1965)
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite New Couple Days of Our Lives (1965) · Bryan Dattilo
2004 Audience Award Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival Best Short Film, Animation or Experimental A Cow Walks Into a Bar (2004)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives (1965)
2002 Special Fan Award Daytime Emmy Awards America's Favorite Villain Days of Our Lives (1965)
2001 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Younger Lead Actress Days of Our Lives (1965)
1999 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Villainess Days of Our Lives (1965)
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Villainess Days of Our Lives (1965)
1996 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Villainess Days of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives (1965)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Actress - Daytime Drama Days of Our Lives (1965)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress - Daytime Drama Days of Our Lives (1965)
2009 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress - Daytime Drama Days of Our Lives (1965)
2003 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress Days of Our Lives (1965)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives (1965)
2000 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Younger Lead Actress Days of Our Lives (1965)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives (1965)
1997 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Daytime Drama - Young Actress Days of Our Lives (1965)
1994 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Youth Actress a in a Soap Opera Days of Our Lives (1965)


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