Alyssa Milano turns the big 4-0!

Dec 18, 2012 at 4:56 p.m. ET

It seems like only yesterday that Alyssa Milano was starring as Samantha Micelli on Who's the Boss? The actress turns 40 on Wednesday.


Are you ready to feel old? On Dec. 19 Who's the Boss? star Alyssa Milano is turning 40. The actress who has grown up before television audiences' eyes began acting as a kid in the national tour of the Broadway hit Annie.

In 1984 she turned up in America's living rooms each week as Samantha Micelli, daughter to Tony Micelli, played by the lovable Tony Danza. The series also starred Judith Light and Katherine Helmond and ended in 1992 after an eight-year run.

Since it's a milestone birthday, the baseball-loving star already celebrated last weekend with a surprise party thrown by her husband, David Bugliari. The CAA agent decided to give his wife something she had never experienced before: a prom.

A source told Us Weekly, "It's prom-themed because Alyssa didn't have a prom and hers would have been in 1990s. Everybody dressed up and everyone got a corsage when they walked in."

The big party was held at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, California, where invitees like music star Ludacris and Community star Ken Jeong danced the night away to tunes spun by DJ Vicious-Lee.

The festivities weren't complete without balloons, an archway of decorations and prom portraits to give Milano a true high-school experience.

The attendee also told Us Weekly, "Everyone had a great time! Alyssa was really surprised. She had no clue!"

The Charmed actress will next be seen on TV in the new series Mistresses, debuting on ABC in 2013.

Milano and her husband have been married since August 2009 and they welcomed their first son, Milo, to the world 15 months ago.

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