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See Ally From “Everyone Loves Raymond” Now at 31 — Greatest Life

Starting when she was solely 5 years previous, Madylin Sweeten performed Ally on Everyone Loves Raymond. Ally was the daughter of Ray (Ray Romano) and Debra (Patricia Heaton), and through her 9 seasons because the character, Sweeten went from being just a little child to a younger teenager. However, whereas the actor was on one of the vital standard sitcoms on tv, she did not keep within the highlight a lot after the sequence ended. She has continued to behave, however the now-31-year-old has additionally explored different pursuits, together with design and theater manufacturing. Learn on to be taught extra about Sweeten’s life as we speak.

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Madylin Sweeten at the 1999 Emmy Awards
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After Everyone Loves Raymond resulted in 2005, Sweeten took on extra roles. She was within the 2008 film Eagle Eye, the 2015 film Spare Change, and extra not too long ago, appeared on episodes of Gray’s Anatomy, Lucifer, and Soiled John.

Sweeten has additionally been appearing on stage. She is a board member of the Los Angeles theater firm Loft Ensemble, the place she has additionally directed, labored in manufacturing, and finished set design.

In an interview with Voyage LA, Sweeten stated that the corporate focuses on “younger voices with a singular perspective.” She added, “We’re very well-known for our horror performs, the place we discover how a lot blood we are able to match right into a stage manufacturing, and for our creative Shakespeare interpretations.”

Madylin Sweeten at the TV Guide Awards in 2001
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Sweeten does not simply categorical herself by appearing, she’s additionally an artist and designer. In keeping with her web site, she received a level in inside design from the Vogue Institute of Design and Merchandising. On her web site, she sells her artwork printed on varied gadgets, together with t-shirts, hats, and backpacks.

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Sweeten wasn’t the one member of her household on Everyone Loves Raymond. Her youthful twin brothers, Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten, performed her brothers, Geoffrey and Michael, on the present. Sadly, Sawyer died by suicide in 2015 at age 19. Now, Sweeten promotes suicide consciousness and prevention, together with by Sawyer Day and t-shirts she designed that learn “#Speak To Your Youngsters About Suicide.” As she famous on Instagram, proceeds from Sawyer Day 2022 went to the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Hotline.

“On 4.23.15 a lovely angel was taken from this world,” reads Sweeten’s web site. “We hope to share his story with the world. If only one baby might be saved, we all know his demise could have that means. Yearly we rejoice the lifetime of Sawyer Sweeten. We invite you to affix us and rejoice on 4.23. Seize a shirt and take an image someplace particular to share with us.”

A Loft Ensemble theater was additionally devoted to Sawyer, and is now known as Sawyer’s Playhouse.

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Sweeten is married to Sean Durrie, a fellow actor. In keeping with her web site, she met Durrie by Loft Ensemble. “It was at a celebration, held by that very theater firm, that she met the love of her life,” the positioning explains. She additionally writes that he influences her as an artist. “His many inventive endeavors like guitar and magic, pushed her additional into the stomach of the beast so to talk.”

Sweeten shares moments from their life collectively on her Instagram account, together with dwelling with their two cats, performing collectively on stage, and different updates.

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