The Biggest Loser 9: Alison Sweeny
Alison Sweeney is busy juggling the roles of host for NBC’s hit reality series “The Biggest Loser” and playing the award-winning role of Sami Brady on NBC’s hit daytime drama “Days of our Lives.”
Sweeney made her debut as host for Season 4 of “The Biggest Loser” on September 4, 2007 and is currently completing production on Season 9, which is airing Tuesdays on NBC (8-10 pm ET/PT). Having openly discussed her own weight loss struggles, Sweeney was thrilled when the show producers asked her to join the show. Since then, Sweeney has been featured in such magazines as People, US Weekly, OK! Quick and Simple, Complete Woman, Health and many more. Her talk show appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Ellen,” “Today,” “Rachael Ray” and several segments for “Access Hollywood.”
At age 16, Sweeney joined the cast of “Days of our Lives” and in her 15-plus years as Sami Brady, she has transitioned from a rebellious teenager to a devoted single mother with many detours along the way. Sami has tackled a variety of 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 can be seen on “Days of our Lives” weekdays on NBC.
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