Madylin Sweeten

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

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.

Early life[edit]

Sweeten was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Timothy Lynn Sweeten and Elizabeth Anne Millsap. Sweeten has younger, twin brothers, Sullivan and the late Sawyer (1995–2015), who played (respectively) her twin brothers Michael and Geoffrey Barone on the sitcom. Sweeten comes from a family of nine children.[citation needed][2] The names of rest of her siblings are Claudia, Maysa, Emma, Guiliana, Elliette, and Jaymeson. The family now lives in Southern California.[citation needed]


Sweeten began her acting career by attending Performance Talent School of Performing Arts in San Saba, Texas, at age 3.[citation needed] While attending Performance, Sweeten, at age four, was cast in the television movie A Promise to Carolyn.[citation needed] From there, she went on to book several commercials in Dallas.[citation needed] 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".[citation needed] Later that year, she auditioned for several television pilot roles in Los Angeles and was discovered by producers of Everybody Loves Raymond.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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

Since 2013, she made appearances in shorts and independent films.[citation needed]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 A Promise to Carolyn Young Debra TV movie
1996–2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Ally Barone Main & Recurring 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


  1. ^ "Free Family Tree, Genealogy and Family History - MyHeritage". Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  2. ^ Both Madylin and her mother, Elizabeth Anne Millsap, confirmed 9 children on an episode of TLC's "What Not to Wear" (S10/E14 - 2013).

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