Alison Sweeney is busy juggling the roles of host for NBC’s hit reality series “The Biggest Loser,” host and executive producer of TV Guide Network’s “Hollywood Girls Night,” and the award-winning Sami Brady on NBC’s hit daytime drama “Days of our Lives” with her roles as
producer, author, wife and mother.
Sweeney, who is currently hosting her tenth consecutive season of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” leads the hit reality series in transforming the lives of show contestants and television viewers worldwide. Having openly discussed her own weight loss struggles, Sweeney was thrilled when
the show producers asked her to join the show and was so inspired by the contestants running a marathon each season, that she’s now training for the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon.
On March 4, TV Guide Network will be premiering Sweeney’s new series, “Hollywood Girls Night,” which provides a rare, personal glimpse into Sweeney’s get togethers with some of her favorite celebrity girlfriends as they talk about raising kids, staying fashionable and fit, and share
some of their fun (and embarrassing) stories. There’s nothing off limits during these dinners! Sweeney hosts and executive produces the series.
Sweeney is also an accomplished author with her most recent book, THE MOMMY DIET, released in 2011 and the paperback edition released in December 2012. The book reveals 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. The Mommy Diet focuses on ways to get and keep physical and mental healthy, while offering ways to slim down after having a child in a positive, attainable way. Dr. Oz, Holly Robinson Pete and Jillian Michaels are amongst those who
provided endorsements for her book.
No stranger to the camera, Sweeney began her acting career at age 4. At 16-years-old, Sweeney joined the cast of “Days of our Lives” and in her 19 years as “Sami Brady,” her character has tackled controversial storylines including bulimia, date rape, teen pregnancy, and capital
punishment. Sweeney’s performance has garnered numerous awards including The Soap Opera Digest Awards four times (1986, ’98, ’99 and 2001) for the role of “Favorite Villain” and the award for “Favorite Good Girl” in 2001. Sweeney also won the award for “America’s Favorite
Villain” at the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
She also continues her philanthropic work as an Ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer, a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America and a co-host for the annual MDA Telethon.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Dave, a California Highway Patrol officer, and their 7-year-old son Ben and 3-year-old daughter Megan. Visit www.alisonsweeney.com for more information on Sweeney’s tips for health, wellness, fashion and personal anecdotes and follow her on twitter at @Ali_Sweeney.