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Madylin Sweeten

Madylin Sweeten
Born Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten
(1991-06-27) June 27, 1991
Brownwood, Texas, U.S.
Other names Mady Sweeten
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present

Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten (born June 27, 1991)[1] is an American actress and comedian, best known for playing the role of Ally Barone on the CBS television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996–2005.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Sweeten was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Timothy Lynn Sweeten and Elizabeth Anne Millsap. Sweeten has younger, twin brothers, Sullivan and Sawyer, who played her twin brothers Geoffrey and Michael Barone on the sitcom. Madylin Sweetin comes from a family of nine children. The names of rest of her siblings are Claudia, Maysa, Emma, Guiliana, Elliette and Jaymeson. The family now lives in Southern California.

Career

Sweeten began her acting career by attending the Kay Scott School of Performing Arts in San Saba, Texas, at age 3. While attending Kay Scott, Sweeten, at age four, was cast in the television movie A Promise to Carolyn. From there, she went on to book several commercials in Dallas. Madylin also captured the title of World's Universal Beauty, a title that is part of the oldest children's scholarship competition called "Our Little Miss". Later that year, she auditioned for several television pilot roles in Los Angeles and was discovered by producers of Everybody Loves Raymond. Sweeten played Ally Barone, the eldest child and only daughter of Raymond and Debra Barone for nine seasons, starting in 1996, until the show's end in 2005.

While building her television career, Sweeten has also been involved in several feature films. These include, The Christmas Path, A Dog of Flanders, a voice-over on Toy Story 2 and the critically acclaimed film and winner of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, American Splendor.

In 2008, she played a small role as a co-worker of Jerry's in Eagle Eye.

Since 2013, she made appearances in shorts and independent films.

Personal life

Her hobbies are playing guitar and singing.

On April 23, 2015, her younger brother, Sawyer, age 19, committed suicide by gunshot at a relative's home in Texas.[2]

Filmography

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 A Promise to Carolyn Young Debra TV movie
1996–2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Ally Barone Main Cast
1998 The Christmas Path Dora TV movie
1999 A Dog of Flanders Young Aloise Movie
1999 Toy Story 2 Additional Voices Movie
2001 Ask Me No Questions TV movie
2003 American Splendor Danielle Movie
2008 Eagle Eye Becky Movie
2013 The Next Steps Denise 1 episode
Christmas Party Conversations: Part II Party Girl #2 Short
2013-2015 TMI Hollywood Various/Herself-Sketch Actor 32 episodes
2014 Wedding Frisk Sarah Short (executive producer, co-writer)
Human Centipede 3 Parody with Bree Olson Mad Doctor Short
The 5 Minute Sketch Show 2 episodes
Mommy Short (executive producer)
Our Friends Are F*cking Short
2015 Spare Change Claire Movie
Sam and Me Lauren Frederick Movie

References

  1. ^ "Free Family Tree, Genealogy and Family History - MyHeritage". Familytreelegends.com. Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.itv.com/news/2015-04-24/sawyer-sweeten-everybody-loves-raymond-child-star-dies-aged-19/

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