Jodie Sweetin is an actress and TV personality best known for her iconic role as Stephanie Tanner on the classic sitcom Full House and the recent sequel series Fuller House. Here‘s an in-depth look at the life and career of this talented star.
Full Name: Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin
Birthday: January 19, 1982 (age 41)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Spouse: Mescal Wasilewski (2022-present), Justin Hodak (2019-2021), Morty Coyle (2012-2017), Cody Herpin (2007-2010)
Children: Zoie Herpin, Beatrix Sweetin-Coyle
Height: 5‘ 6" (1.68 m)
Net Worth: Estimated $2 million
Full House Fame
Jodie Sweetin first rose to fame in 1987 at just 5 years old when she landed the role of Stephanie Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House. The middle Tanner daughter quickly became a fan favorite over the show‘s 8 season run from 1987 to 1995.
Sweetin thrived in the role alongside TV sisters Candace Cameron and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, forming lifelong bonds. "Full House wasn‘t just a hit TV series, it was a real family," Sweetin reflects.
Even decades later, Stephanie Tanner remains Sweetin‘s most iconic role. Fans were thrilled when she reprised the role in 2016 for the sequel series Fuller House on Netflix.
While Full House portrayed a picture-perfect family, Sweetin faced real struggles with substance abuse, particularly after the show ended. At just 14, she was drinking and using drugs.
Sweetin courageously got sober in 2008. She chronicles her difficult journey in the 2009 memoir unSweetined, aiming to help others.
"My story is about overcoming obstacles. Recovery taught me how strong I truly am," shares Sweetin. Now over a decade sober, she appreciates life‘s blessings as a mother of two.
Sweetin utilizes her platform to give back in many ways. She has worked with the nonprofit PALS which pairs kids with mentor dogs. She also advocates for adoption after adopting her youngest daughter Beatrix in 2018.
In 2016, Sweetin teamed up with online thrift store ThredUP to support foster kids by donating hundreds of items. "As someone who grew up in a foster home, this is near and dear to my heart," she said.
- Jodie was adopted by uncle Sam Sweetin and his wife Janice when she was nine months old after her birth parents were deemed unfit.
- She graduated from Chapman University with a degree in psychology in 2016 after starting college in her 30s.
- Sweetin loves singing and even recorded the song "Love Will Find You" for the Fuller House soundtrack.
- She enjoys cooking and baking, whipping up tasty dishes to share on Instagram.
- Jodie met fifth husband Mescal Wasilewski through mutual friends. He does stunt work in the film industry.
After overcoming adversity and restarting her career, Jodie Sweetin continues to thrive as an actress, host, author, and mom. For fans who grew up watching her as Stephanie Tanner, seeing Sweetin‘s success story unfold has been incredibly heartwarming.