Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten (born June 27, 1991)[2] 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.

Early life

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.


Film and television
1996A Promise to CarolynYoung DebraTV movie
1996–2005Everybody Loves RaymondAlly BaroneMain Cast
1998The Christmas PathDoraTV movie
1999A Dog of FlandersYoung AloiseMovie
1999Toy Story 2Additional VoicesMovie
2001Ask Me No QuestionsTV movie
2003American SplendorDanielleMovie
2008Eagle EyeBeckyMovie
2013The Next StepsDenise1 episode
Christmas Party Conversations: Part IIParty Girl #2Short
2013-2015TMI HollywoodVarious/Herself-Sketch Actor32 episodes
2014Wedding FriskSarahShort (executive producer, co-writer)
Human Centipede 3 Parody with Bree OlsonMad DoctorShort
The 5 Minute Sketch Show2 episodes
MommyShort (executive producer)
Our Friends Are F*ckingShort
2015Spare ChangeClaireMovie
Sam and MeLauren FrederickMovie