Both projects allowed her to work alongside close personal friend Brian Bloom who worked with his brother Scott with her in episodes of Who's the Boss; this working camaraderie would later expand in when Milano made a cameo appearance in Bloom's film The Webbers. I'd much rather have it released where it's appreciated than laughed at. After returning to New York, she appeared in television commercials  and did several roles in off-Broadway productions, including the first American musical adaptation of Jane Eyre. And I learned a lot as far as knowing where the camera is and what coverage they need so that it's not all explicit. I've got to clean my room, and help in the kitchen. She said the nude appearances taught her to begin requiring a nudity clause in her contracts giving her "full control" over all her nude scenes. Milano,  She and her brother, Cory,  who is seven years her junior,  are of Italian ancestry. The film, which focuses on a group of young runaway and homeless teenagers,  was shot on and around Hollywood Boulevard. During the course of her work in the play, Milano and her mother were on the road for 18 months. I consider myself to be normal: She returned to the theater in , producing and starring in a Los Angeles production of Butterflies Are Free from December 26, , to January 19, After winning the part, she and her family moved to Los Angeles, where the show was produced. I changed her wardrobe, cut her hair, anything to give her new life. Looking back on eight years of playing the same role, Milano commented, "Creatively, it's been very frustrating. Early life[ edit ] Milano was born on December 19, ,  in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn ,   the daughter of fashion designer and talent manager Lin Milano and film-music editor Thomas M. Milano was one of four selected from more than 1, girls.