Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten (born June 27, 1991) is an American actress and comedian, best known for playing the role of Ally Barone on the CBS television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996–2005.
Sweeten was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Timothy Lynn Sweeten and Elizabeth Anne Millsap. Sweeten has younger, twin brothers, Sullivan and the late Sawyer (1995–2015), who played her twin brothers Geoffrey and Michael Barone on the sitcom. Sweeten comes from a family of nine children. The names of rest of her siblings are Claudia, Maysa, Emma, Guiliana, Elliette, and Jaymeson. The family now lives in Southern California.
Sweeten began her acting career by attending the Kay Scott School of Performing Arts in San Saba, Texas, at age 3. While attending Kay Scott, Sweeten, at age four, was cast in the television movie A Promise to Carolyn. From there, she went on to book several commercials in Dallas. Madylin also captured the title of World's Universal Beauty, a title that is part of the oldest children's scholarship competition called "Our Little Miss". Later that year, she auditioned for several television pilot roles in Los Angeles and was discovered by producers of Everybody Loves Raymond. Sweeten played Ally Barone, the eldest child and only daughter of Raymond and Debra Barone for nine seasons, starting in 1996, until the show's end in 2005.
While building her television career, Sweeten has also been involved in several feature films. These include, The Christmas Path, A Dog of Flanders, a voice-over on Toy Story 2 and the critically acclaimed film and winner of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, American Splendor.
In 2008, she played a small role as a co-worker of Jerry's in Eagle Eye.
Since 2013, she made appearances in shorts and independent films.
|1996||A Promise to Carolyn||Young Debra||TV movie|
|1996–2005||Everybody Loves Raymond||Ally Barone||Main Cast|
|1998||The Christmas Path||Dora||TV movie|
|1999||A Dog of Flanders||Young Aloise||Movie|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Additional Voices||Movie|
|2001||Ask Me No Questions||TV movie|
|2013||The Next Steps||Denise||1 episode|
|Christmas Party Conversations: Part II||Party Girl #2||Short|
|2013-2015||TMI Hollywood||Various/Herself-Sketch Actor||32 episodes|
|2014||Wedding Frisk||Sarah||Short (executive producer, co-writer)|
|Human Centipede 3 Parody with Bree Olson||Mad Doctor||Short|
|The 5 Minute Sketch Show||2 episodes|
|Mommy||Short (executive producer)|
|Our Friends Are F*cking||Short|
|Sam and Me||Lauren Frederick||Movie|