Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin (born January 19, 1982) is an American actress, dancer, singer, and television personality. She is known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the sitcom Full House and its sequel series Fuller House.
Sweetin at the 2015 Wizard World Chicago
|Born||Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin
January 19, 1982
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Chapman University|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer, television personality|
|Known for||The role of Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House|
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 the 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 TV show Pants-Off Dance-Off. She starred in a TV 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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|2011||Can't Get Arrested||Jodie||Main role, 5 episodes|
|2012||Singled Out||Leia||TV film|
|2013||Defending Santa||Beth||TV film|
|2015||Walt Before Mickey||Charlotte Disney||Film|
|2016–present||Fuller House||Stephanie Tanner||Main role|
|2016||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Contestant (season 22)|
|2016||Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry||Herself||Season 1: "Episode 3"|
|2017||Hollywood Darlings||Herself||Main role|
|2017||Finding Santa||TBA||Upcoming TV film (Hallmark)|
Awards and nominations
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- 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)
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- Sweetin, Jodie. unSweetined. New York City: Simon Spotlight Entertainment. ISBN 9781439152683.
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- People Staff (July 20, 2007). "Full House's Jodie Sweetin Weds in Las Vegas". People. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
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- Dyball, Rennie (November 21, 2008). "Jodie Sweetin Splits with Husband". People. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Sweetin's Divorce Finalised". IMDb.
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- Dyball, Rennie (January 19, 2011). "Jodie Sweetin Engaged to Morty Coyle". People. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- 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.
- Dyball, Rennie (June 24, 2013). "Jodie Sweetin Files for Legal Separation from Morty Coyle". People. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
- Haas, Mariah (September 8, 2016). "Jodie Sweetin Finalizes Divorce from Morty Coyle". People. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
- "Instagram". Instagram.
- Drysdale, Jennifer (March 24, 2017). "Jodie Sweetin and Fiance Justin Hodak Split". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
- "'Full House' Sweetheart Talks About Addiction". ABC News. February 1, 2006. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2006.
- 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.
- Page 3 of 4. "Page 3: Dana Plato's Son Tyler Lambert Commits Suicide Like his Mom". Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "Countdown to Christmas Preview (2017 Holiday Movies) - Finding Santa". Hallmarkchannel.com. Retrieved October 23, 2017.