Who is Sullivan Sweeten?

Sullivan was born in Brownwood, Texas USA, on 12 May 1995 – his zodiac sign’s Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor with only four credits to his name, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Michael Barone in the critically acclaimed comedy series “Everybody Loves Raymond”, created by Phil Rosenthal, and which starred Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and Brad Garrett. It follows the lives of sports columnist Ray Barone and his family, the series aired from 1996 to 2005 and won 71 awards, including 15 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 177 other awards.

Sullivan hasn’t been active in the film industry since 2017, but hasn’t officially retired from acting; he’s nowadays leading a private life, away from the media’s attention.

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Early life and education

Sullivan was raised in Brownwood alongside his twin brother Sawyer Storm Sweeten and sisters Madylin and Maysa Sweeten, by their parents Elizabeth Anne Millsap and Timothy Lynn Sweeten; Elizabeth and Timothy divorced before Sullivan turned 10, and their mother remarried and gave birth to his four half-siblings.

Sullivan was only a year old when he, Sawyer and Madylin were all cast to appear in “Everybody Loves Raymond”, and he thus grew up acting. He was five when he played Milton in the episode “All About Yvette” of the family comedy series “Even Stevens”, and seven when cast to play Young Frank in the 2002 comedy movie “Frank, McKlusky, C. I.”, marking his debut film appearance.

Sullivan left the film industry in 2005, after having finished shooting for “Everybody Loves Raymond”, to focus on his studies. He attended a local high school in Brownwood and was mostly into sports during his four years there; Sullivan matriculated in 2013 and as he hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s believed that he didn’t attend college.

Other credits

Sullivan was featured in the 2004 documentary movie “TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime”, the 2014 documentary series “Pioneers of Television” and the 2015 documentary series “Inside Edition”.

He made a guest appearance in a 2013 episode of the talk-show “What Not to Wear”, and a 2016 episode of the talk-show “The Dr. OZ Show”.

Sullivan briefly returned to acting in 2017, portraying Jack in the short thriller movie “Casting”.

Awards and nominations

Sullivan was nominated for a 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Young Actor Age Ten or Under, for “Everybody Loves Raymond”.

Brother’s death

Sullivan’s twin brother Sawyer was also an actor, but with only three roles to his name: he played Geoffrey Barone in “Everybody Loves Raymond”, Milton in the 2000 episode “All About Yvette” of the series “Even Stevens”, and Young Frank in the 2002 movie “Frank McKlusky, C. I.”, along with Sullivan.

Sawyer shot himself in the head on 23 April 2015, less than a month before his and Sullivan’s 20th birthday; it remains unknown what led Sawyer to commit suicide, while it’s believed that it was his poor financial situation that had contributed to it.

Love life and relationships

Sullivan’s been staying away from the media’s attention since 2005, and hasn’t mentioned any women (or men) whom he’s perhaps dated; he isn’t active on Instagram, making it even harder to find out if the former popular actor’s taken today.

Some of Sullivan’s fans have claimed on the internet that he has a wife, and that the two have been spotted spending time together in Brownwood on multiple occasions, however, Sullivan’s failed to address these rumors.

There are some who think that he’s perhaps gay, but this also remains unconfirmed.

Sullivan seems to be single as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Sullivan’s physically active and plays various sports with his friends in his spare time, while he excels in soccer and basketball; he also works out at the gym several times a week.

It’s believed that Sullivan’s favorite hobby is travelling; his short acting career had taken him to more than 10 US states, while Sullivan’s also vacationed in a couple of European countries with his family – his dream travel destination’s Venice, Italy.

He likes to spend his spare time at the beach, which is perhaps why summer’s his favorite season.

Sullivan likes to watch Hollywood movies, and his favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of his favorite films include the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Letters to Juliette”, and “Dear John”.

Age, height and net worth

Sullivan’s age’s 27. His hair’s brown and eyes are blue, his height’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and he weighs around 134lbs (61kgs).

His net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of September 2022.

Who is his sister Madylin?

Madylin Ann-Michele Sweeten was born in Brownwood on 27 June 1991 – her zodiac sign’s Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film script writer and producer, and the only one of the four siblings who’s succeeded in the film industry; Madylin’s appeared in close to 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Danielle in the 2003 biographical comedy movie “American Splendor”, directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, and which starred Paul Giamatti and Harvey Pekar. It follows the life of comic book hero Harvey Pekar, and the movie won 31 of the 82 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.

Madylin was five when cast to appear in “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 1996, and continued shooting for the series until its end in 2005. She also played and voiced characters in a couple of hit movies during those nine years, such as the 1999 family drama “A Dog of Flanders”, the 1999 animated adventure comedy “Toy Story 2” (voice role), and the 2001 comedy “Ask Me No Questions”.

Madylin portrayed Becky in the critically acclaimed 2008 action mystery thriller movie “Eagle Eye”, directed by D. J. Caruso, and which starred Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan and Rosario Dawson. It follows strangers Jerry and Rachel who’ve been contacted by a mysterious woman, who claims that she’ll kill their families if they don’t do as she says; the film won three of the 11 awards for which it was nominated.

A couple of Madylin’s most recent roles have been in the 2019 episode “Somebody’s Been Reading Dante’s Inferno” of the fantasy crime drama “Lucifer”, the 2020 episode “More to It Than Fun” of the crime drama “Dirty John”, and the 2022 pilot episode of the comedy mini-series “Mildred & Maggie”.

She’s won two of the 13 awards for which she’s been nominated: a 1998 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Young Actress Age Ten or Under, and a 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, both for her performance in “Everybody Loves Raymond”.

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