Jodie Sweetin is Best Known For Playing the role of Stephanie Tanner in the ABC sitcom Full House and participating in the 22nd season of dance reality show Dancing with the Stars in 2016.
Born Name Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin
Nick Name Jodes
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer, television personality
Years active 1987–present
Born: January 19, 1982, 39 years and 5 months, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign Capricorn
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Measurements 37-26-35 or 94-66-89 cm
Bra Size 32DD or 32E
Genre TV Soundtrack
Labels She isn’t signed with any record label.
Jodie Sweetin attended the Los Alamitos High School in California and graduated in 1999.
She then got admission in Chapman University in Orange, California on an academic scholarship and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree.
Father – Sam Sweetin
Mother – Janice Sweetin
Siblings – None
Note – The above-mentioned parents are her uncle and his wife, who adopted Jodie at the age of nine months as her real parents were in jail. She was formally adopted at the age of two.
On her birth father side, she is of Native American origin.
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 musical theatre together.
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 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 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.
Dancing with the Stars
On March 2, 2016, Sweetin was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on Dancing with the Stars for 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 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 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 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 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, and 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 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. She says she got sober for good in December 2008. 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.
Jodie Sweetin is represented by Rothman, Patino, Andres Entertainment.
Jodie Sweetin first endorsement work was to appear in the Sizzler Restaurants commercial at the age of 4.
She has also appeared in TV commercials for the following brands
As a Singer
She has performed one soundtrack The Boy Next Door for the music album of the Fuller House TV series in 2016.
Jodie Sweetin made her physical film debut in the short film Small Bits of Happiness in 2008 for her role as Margaret Williams.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance in Boston Tea Party episode of the sitcom The Hogan Family as Pamela Poole in 1987.
After the birth of her daughter Zoie, Jodie hired celebrity trainer Joshua Love to get back in shape. Joshua had created a workout focussed on bodyweight exercises to help her lose baby weight faster.
Her workout included lots of pushups, squats, step-ups and plank variations. She also did cardio workout every day at her home. Almost four months after starting the training regime, she had lost around 45 pounds.
Jodie Sweetin Favorite Things
Full House Episode – A Pox in Our House (Season 1 episode 15)
Jodie Sweetin Facts
Jodie Sweetin was named after the Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster.
For her work in the Sizzler commercial at the age of four, the advert producers gifted her a Lhasa Apso dog named Lacey.
She started drinking alcohol at the age of 14 just after the wrap up of Full House TV series.
In her late teens and her early twenties, she struggled with drug abuse, including regular abuse of crack, ecstasy, and methamphetamine.
In 2009, Jodie opened up about her struggle with alcohol and drug addiction in her memoir, unSweetined.
Sweetin aspires to become a teacher so that she could tutor on the sets of films and television shoots.
While studying in high school, she worked with actor Matthew Morrison in a musical theater.