Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin

Birth name: Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin
Born: January 19, 1982
Age: 36
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Biography

Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin (born January 19, 1982) is an American actress, dancer, and television personality. She is known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the sitcom Full House and its sequel series Fuller House.

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Early life and career

Sweetin was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were both in prison at the time, and she was adopted and raised as an only child by her uncle Sam Sweetin and his second wife Janice when she was nine months old. The adoption was not formalized until she was two years old because her birth father was one-fourth Native American. Years later, she said she was told not to talk about her adoption publicly out of fear that people would think she was forced into acting. While in high school, she and actor Matthew Morrison performed in musical theatre together.

Her debut acting role was in the sitcom Valerie in 1987 when she played Pamela, the niece of Mrs. Poole (Edie McClurg). Jeff Franklin cast her as Stephanie Tanner in Full House in 1987 and she played that role until the show ended in 1995. This has become her most famous role to date. After the show's finale, Sweetin graduated from Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California in 1999, and attended Chapman University in Orange, California.

Sweetin returned to television by hosting the second season of the Fuse show Pants-Off Dance-Off. She starred in a television pilot, Small Bits of Happiness, a dark comedy centered around a suicide prevention specialist; it won Best Comedy at the 3rd Annual Independent Television Festival, in Los Angeles. In 2009, Sweetin focused on independent films and appeared in two films: Port City and Redefining Love. In 2011, she appeared in five webisodes of the internet show Can't Get Arrested. In 2012, she appeared as Leia in the television film Singled Out.

In 2015, it was announced Sweetin would reprise her role as Stephanie Tanner on the Netflix spin-off series Fuller House. In 2017, she began starring on Hollywood Darlings, an unscripted docu-comedy series where she plays an exaggerated version of herself.

Dancing with the Stars

On March 2, 2016, Sweetin was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on Dancing with the Stars - season 22. Her professional dance partner was Keo Motsepe. Sweetin and Motsepe were eliminated on week eight of competition and finished in sixth place.

Personal life

In 2002, at age 20, Sweetin married her first husband, Los Angeles Police officer Shaun Holguin. Fellow Full House castmate Candace Cameron served as her matron of honor; Cameron's daughter, Natasha, served as a flower girl. Sweetin and Holguin divorced in 2006.

Sweetin met Cody Herpin, a film transportation coordinator, through friends, and they started dating in May 2007. They were married in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 14, 2007. Together they have one daughter, Zoie (born 2008). On November 19, 2008, Sweetin filed for legal separation from Herpin. Their divorce was finalized on April 20, 2010.

On April 30, 2010, Sweetin's representative confirmed that she and her boyfriend of one year, Morty Coyle, were expecting a child. Their daughter Beatrix was born in 2010. Sweetin and Coyle became engaged in January 2011, and married on March 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills. Sweetin filed for legal separation from Coyle in June 2013. The divorce was finalized in September 2016.

On January 22, 2016, she announced her engagement to Justin Hodak, who, like Sweetin, is a recovering drug addict. On March 24, 2017, Sweetin announced the couple's separation.

Substance abuse

Sweetin is a recovering drug addict. She started drinking alcohol when she was 14, shortly after Full House wrapped. Over parts of the next 15 years, she used ecstasy, methamphetamine, crack, among others, stating that she turned to drugs because she was "bored". In 2009, Sweetin wrote a memoir called unSweetined, which chronicles her downward spiral of alcohol and drug abuse that began with the ending of Full House. In one passage of the book, Sweetin discusses breaking into tears while addressing a crowd at Wisconsin's Marquette University while coming down from a two-day methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy binge. She spoke about growing up on television and about how much her life had improved since getting sober. Sweetin says she got sober for good in December 2008. After she got clean and sober, Sweetin began working as a clinical logistics coordinator at a Los Angeles drug rehab center and completed her degree as a drug and alcohol counselor.

Filmography

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Hogan Family, TheThe Hogan Family Pamela Poole Episode: "Boston Tea Party"
1987-1995 Full House Stephanie Tanner Main role; 192 episodes
1989 The All-New Mickey Mouse Club Stephanie Tanner Episode: "Guest Day"
1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown Sally Brown TV short; voice role
1996 Brotherly Love Lydia Lump Episode: "Downtown Girl"
1999 Party of Five Rhiannon Marcus Episodes: "Bye, Bye, Love", "Fate, Hope and Charity"
2003 Yes, Dear Maryanne Episode: "Sorority Girl"
2006 Farce of the Penguins He's so gross penguin Voice role; direct-to-video film
2007 Pants-Off Dance-Off Host Season 2
2008 Small Bits of Happiness Margaret Williams Short film
2009 Redefining Love Ally Theatrical film
Port City Nancy Film
2011 Can't Get Arrested Jodie Main role; 5 episodes
2012 Singled Out Leia Television film
2013 Defending Santa Beth Television film (ION)
2015 Walt Before Mickey Charlotte Disney Television film (Netflix)
2016-present Fuller House Stephanie Tanner Main role
2016 Dancing with the Stars Herself Contestant (season 22); finished in sixth place
Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry Herself Season 1: "Episode 3"
2017-present Hollywood Darlings Herself Main role
2017 Finding Santa Grace Long Television film (Hallmark)

Discography

Year Single Album Chart position
2016 "The Boy Next Door" Non-album single -

Awards and nominations

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Wins

  • 1990: Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Comedienne in a Television Series (Full House)

Nominations

  • 1988: Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Comedienne in a Television Series (Full House)
  • 1989: Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Comedienne in a Television Series (Full House)
  • 1991: Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Comedienne in a Television Series (Full House)
  • 1993: Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Comedienne in a Television Series (Full House)
  • 2004: TV Land Award for Quintessential Non-Traditional Family (Full House)
Charities

Jodie Sweetin supports the following charitable cause: Drug Abuse.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]