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Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin (born January 19, 1982)[1] is an American actress and television personality. She is known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the ABC comedy series Full House and its Netflix sequel series Fuller House.

Jodie Sweetin
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Sweetin at Wizard World Chicago in August 2015
Born Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin
(1982-01-19) January 19, 1982 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Chapman University
Occupation Actress, television personality
Years active 1987–present
Known for Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House
Spouse(s)
  • Shaun Holguin
    (m. 2002; div. 2006)
  • Cody Herpin
    (m. 2007; div. 2010)
  • Morty Coyle
    (m. 2012; div. 2016)
Children 2

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Early life and careerEdit

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.[2] 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.[3]

While in high school, she and actor Matthew Morrison performed in musical theatre together.[4]

Her debut acting role was in the sitcom Valerie in 1987 as 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.[1]

Sweetin returned to television by hosting the second season of the Fuse dance competition 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.[5]

Dancing with the StarsEdit

On March 2, 2016, Sweetin was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on Dancing with the Stars for season 22.[6] Her professional dance partner was Keo Motsepe. Sweetin and Motsepe were eliminated on week eight of competition and finished in sixth place.

Personal lifeEdit

 
Sweetin at Rutgers University in March 2007

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.[7] Sweetin and Holguin divorced in 2006.[8]

Sweetin met Cody Herpin, a film transportation coordinator, through friends, and they started dating in May 2007. They were married in Las Vegas on July 14, 2007.[9] Together they have one daughter, Zoie (born 2008).[10] On November 19, 2008, Sweetin filed for legal separation from Herpin.[11] Their divorce was finalized on April 20, 2010.[12]

On April 30, 2010, Sweetin's representative confirmed that she and her boyfriend of one year, Morty Coyle, were expecting a child.[13] Their daughter Beatrix was born in 2010.[14] Sweetin and Coyle became engaged in January 2011,[15] and married on March 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills.[16] Sweetin filed for legal separation from Coyle in June 2013.[17] The divorce was finalized in September 2016.[18]

On January 22, 2016, she announced her engagement to Justin Hodak,[citation needed] who, like Sweetin, is a recovering drug addict.[19] On March 24, 2017, Sweetin announced the couple's separation.[20]

Substance abuseEdit

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, and crack, among others,[3] stating that she turned to drugs because she was "bored".[21] 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.[22] 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.[23] She says she got sober for good in December 2008.[24] She then began working as a clinical logistics coordinator at a Los Angeles drug rehab center and completed her degree as a drug and alcohol counselor.[25]

FilmographyEdit

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Hogan Family Pamela Poole Episode: "Boston Tea Party"
1987–1995 Full House Stephanie Tanner Main role
1989 The All-New Mickey Mouse Club Stephanie Tanner Episode: "Guest Day"
1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown Sally Brown Voice role; television special
1996 Brotherly Love Lydia Lump Episode: "Downtown Girl"
1999 Party of Five Rhiannon Marcus Episodes: "Bye, Bye, Love" and "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[citation needed]
2009 Redefining Love Ally Film
2009 Port City Nancy Film
2011 Can't Get Arrested Jodie Main role
2012 Singled Out Leia Television film
2013 Defending Santa Beth Television film (Ion Television)
2015 Walt Before Mickey Charlotte Disney Film
2016–present Fuller House Stephanie Tanner Main role
2016 Dancing with the Stars Herself Contestant (season 22); finished in sixth place
2016 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 Channel)[26]
2018 My Perfect Romance Michelle Blair Television film[citation needed]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Wins

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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jodie Sweetin Biography". The Biography.com website. A&E Television Networks. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jodie Sweetin: I Snorted Meth at Olsen Twins Film Premiere". Us Weekly. October 23, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sweetin, Jodie. unSweetined. New York City: Simon Spotlight Entertainment. ISBN 9781439152683.
  4. ^ Weakland, Russ (October 18, 2010). "Exclusive! Will There Be A 'Full House' Reunion On 'Glee?'". Hollywood Life. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 15, 2016). "Childhood Star Trio Gets Docu-Series Treatment In Pop's 'Hollywood Darlings'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "GMA Twitter". Twitter. March 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Sweet Shop". JodieSweetin.net. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  8. ^ "Former 'Full House' Sweetheart Jodie Sweetin Turns 30!". Access Hollywood. January 18, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  9. ^ People Staff (July 20, 2007). "Full House's Jodie Sweetin Weds in Las Vegas". People. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (April 13, 2008). "Full House's Jodie Sweetin Has a Baby Girl". People. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  11. ^ Dyball, Rennie (November 21, 2008). "Jodie Sweetin Splits with Husband". People. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Sweetin's Divorce Finalised". IMDb.
  13. ^ Dyball, Rennie (April 30, 2010). "Jodie Sweetin Is Pregnant". People. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  14. ^ PeopleStaff225 (September 1, 2010). "Jodie Sweetin Welcomes Daughter Beatrix Carlin". People. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  15. ^ Dyball, Rennie (January 19, 2011). "Jodie Sweetin Engaged to Morty Coyle". People. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  16. ^ Dyball, Rennie (April 16, 2013). "Jodie Sweetin and Morty Coyle Are Married". People. Archived from the original on May 30, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  17. ^ Dyball, Rennie (June 24, 2013). "Jodie Sweetin Files for Legal Separation from Morty Coyle". People. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  18. ^ Haas, Mariah (September 8, 2016). "Jodie Sweetin Finalizes Divorce from Morty Coyle". People. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  19. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  20. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (March 24, 2017). "Jodie Sweetin and Fiance Justin Hodak Split". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  21. ^ "'Full House' Sweetheart Talks About Addiction". ABC News. February 1, 2006. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2006.
  22. ^ Serpe, Gina (November 21, 2008). "Jodie Sweetin's Not So Sweet Split". E!. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  23. ^ Page 3 of 4. "Page 3: Dana Plato's Son Tyler Lambert Commits Suicide Like his Mom". ABC News. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  24. ^ Finn, Natalie (April 15, 2017). "The Complete Dramatic History of Jodie Sweetin". E!. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  25. ^ Powers, Tim (January 20, 2016). "Jodie Sweetin Shares Her Story of Addiction and Recovery". Sober Nation. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  26. ^ "Countdown to Christmas Preview (2017 Holiday Movies) - Finding Santa". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved October 23, 2017.

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