Alison Sweeney (born September 19, 1976) is an American soap opera actress. She was born in Los Angeles, California. Her television debut was at age 5 in a Kodak advertisement.
Alison is best known for her portrayal of Samantha "Sami" Brady on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives. In this role, she has earned four Soap Opera Digest Awards. She has been on Days since January 22, 1993.
In the 1990s, Sweeney struggled with her weight. She eventually went up to a size 12 dress, which is not obese by medical standards but still quite larger than her television peers. She documented all the tabloid talk and personal anguish in her 2004 memoir, All The Days of My Life (So Far).
In 2002, she appeared on a celebrity episode of the NBC reality game show Fear Factor. Her appearance was notable for her panic at being in a "coffin" with large flatworms, scorpions, and millipedes.
Sweeney currently (2004) lives in Los Angeles with her husband David Sanov.
On February 25, 2005, Sweeney gave birth to a son, Benjamin Edward Sanov at 10:30 AM.