American actress Alyssa Milano is famous for her role in Charmed, a popular American TV series which ran for nine years and was viewed across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. A vegetarian and animal lover, Alyssa says that anything you can do to alleviate suffering matters: “The world has so much suffering in it already- choosing to be vegetarian is one thing you can do to reduce the suffering on a daily basis.”
Milano was most recently seen on the big screen in Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve, with co-stars Robert DeNiro and Ashton Kutcher, and Hall Pass, opposite Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. She provided a lead voice for Disney’s sequel to the animated favorite Lady and the Tramp, and she also starred in and produced the independent film My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.
Outside the world of Hollywood, she is a philanthropist, and was invited by UNICEF in 2003 to become a National Ambassador for her charitable work on behalf of children. Her first trip with the organization was to Angola, Africa (May 2004) to see first-hand the issues plaguing the newly liberated country. Alyssa followed that trip with a visit to India in June 2005. She is currently working with UNICEF to educate American youth to the issues crucial to that country’s evolution.