Rescuing Shelter Pets in Need
This week, Robin catches up with Alison Sweeney, known for her role starring as Samantha Brady on Days of our Lives. Robin and Alison discuss the many opportunities for animal lovers to help shelter pets in need, and the beautiful ways that our four-legged companions impact and enhance our lives.
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 starring in and producing ROMCOM TV movies for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as well as hosting a series of specials for Food Network. Her recent movies include THE IRRESISTABLE BLUEBERRY FARM, LOVE ON THE AIR, and the MURDER SHE BAKED franchise.
She is also bringing her Hollywood insider’s knowledge and keen sense of romance and fun to her novels. Her latest novel, OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS (2016) 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 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 regularly appears in weekly magazines and on daytime talk shows to promote her projects and her philanthropic work as an Ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer and American Humane Association, the Fitness Ambassador for City of Hope and a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America.
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 resides in Los Angeles with her husband Dave, a California Highway Patrol officer, and their 11-year-old son Ben and 7-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.