Alison Sweeney - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards which honor programming made for women, by women and about women at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th May 2015
The soap actress is preparing to leave the long-running NBC show.
Alison Sweeney has announced to her fans that she will be leaving the long-running NBC soap opera Days of our Lives next year, in an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Sweeney's decision, which comes after 21 years of the show, is apparently influenced by the actress' desire to spend more time with her family, having not had a break longer than a fortnight in the whole of her career.
Alison Sweeney Has Announced Her Departure From 'Days Of Our Lives.'
"I just have, you know, worked so much and my daughter just turned five and my son is nine and I just want to be with them and enjoy my last year," the 37 year-old TV star told Ellen. Of course, the first thought on everyone's minds was how her character, Samantha Brady, would be written out of the soap, which will soon turn 49. The actress said she had no idea how Sami would leave but did have a few suggestions.
Alison Sweeney made a huge announcement on Tuesday's episode of the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show', she will be leaving 'Days of our Lives' after starring as 'Sami Brady' for the past two decades.
The 37 year-old has portrayed this role since 1993 and is well-known for her children, multiple failed relationships and her troublesome and selfish attitude.
Without a doubt 'Days of our Lives' made Sweeney one of daytime television's most recognisable faces, and in an appearance on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show', the LA native revealed why show is walking away after 21 years.
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