It's the ultimate Throwback Thursday --
Alyssa Milano quite literally grew up before America's eyes. She debuted on
"Who's the Boss?"
in 1984 when she was not quite 12 years old and has been gracing our television sets pretty much ever since. Naturally, this makes a stroll down memory lane a lot of fun, so in honor of her 41st birthday on Dec. 19, we thought we'd take a look back.
Above, Milano is posing in 1984 with on-screen dad
, and then in 1986 at Dodger Stadium for a celebrity softball event. Awww.
Milano attended the Dodger Stadium event again in 1987 (below), flanked by
. Remember Chad Allen? "My Two Dads," baby:
Here's Alyssa palling around with the other Corey (
) and wishing us all a Merry Christmas in a promotional shot for ABC:
The next pair of Milano pics are from 1989, where she is sporting an amazing denim jumpsuit, then posing with on-screen brother
. Check out how Alyssa's shirt is knotted and showing some midriff. The late '80s were awesome:
But the 1990s were a drastic change. Milano cut her hair and seemingly transformed into a young woman right before our eyes:
And grown up women have grown up boyfriends. In these pictures, Alyssa poses with then-boyfriend
(1991) and in 1999 with
Scott Wolf, who was no longer her fiance at that point:
At the very bottom, Milano is the "Charmed" star of "Mistresses" we all know and love today. She married
David Bugliari in 2009, and in 2011 gave birth to son Milo:
Happy birthday, Alyssa!