Madylin Sweeten

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Madylin Sweeten
Born Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten
(1991-06-27) June 27, 1991 (age 23)[1]
Brownwood, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present

Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten (born June 27, 1991) is an American actress and comedian.

Sweeten was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Timothy Lynn Sweeten and Elizabeth Anne Millsap. She is perhaps best known for playing the role of Ally Barone on the CBS television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996–2005.[2] Her younger twin brothers Sullivan and Sawyer played her twin brothers Geoffrey and Michael Barone on the sitcom. She comes from a family of nine children. The rest of her siblings are Claudia, Maysa, Emma, Guiliana, Elliette and Jaymeson Sweeten. The family now lives in Southern California.

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 9 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. Her hobbies are playing guitar and singing.

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


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Promise to Carolyn, AA Promise to Carolyn Young Debra TV movie
1996-2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Ally Barone Main Role (154 episodes)
1998 Christmas Path, TheThe Christmas Path Dora
1999 Dog of Flanders, AA Dog of Flanders Young Aloise
1999 Toy Story 2 Additional Voices
2001 Ask Me No Questions TV movie
2003 American Splendor Danielle
2008 Eagle Eye Becky


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