Everybody Loves Raymond

Madilyn Sweeten

Ally Barone

When she was three years old, Texas native Madylin Sweeten attended the Kay Scott School of Performing Arts in San Saba, Tex. The next year, she was cast in the TV movie A Promise to Carolyn as the younger version of Delta Burke's character - coincidentally named Debra, like Sweeten's TV mom on Everybody Loves Raymond. She then appeared in several commercials in Dallas. Her family traveled to L.A. for pilot season, where she landed her role as Ally Barone. During her nine-year stint on the show, she appeared in films The Christmas Path, American Splendor, Toy Story 2 and A Dog in Flanders, as well as appearing alongside fellow former child star Shia LaBeouf in Eagle Eye.

She is the oldest of four children, including her twin brothers Sullivan and Sawyer, who portrayed her Barone TV siblings on Everybody Loves Raymond. Along with the rest of the cast, Sweeten was nominated seven times for the Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, winning in 2003.

Character Bio

We get to know Alexandra Barone from age 5 through 14, plus her delivery after Debra goes into labor in Robert's police car. Ally starts off as a bit of a bully on the bus, needs to sleep in her parents' bed and gets an "F," but she's not stupid: She even asks her dad what the meaning of life is. Ally has been known to lie, especially when it comes to shopping, but as she gets older, she ends up a responsible older sister. In fact, Marie accuses Debra of turning Ally into a slave when she takes care of her twin brothers and does some of the housework. Ally is active in the Frontier Girls, and is best friends with "cookie lady" Troop Leader Peggy Ardolino's daughter, Molly, who is portrayed by Ray Romano's real-life daughter (who's also named Ally).

Everybody Loves Raymond TV Schedule

Tuesday
July 26
9:24pm
Jazz Records
Feeling guilty about a childhood mistake, Ray brings Frank a bag of CDs of all his jazz records, but they wind up in the basement with a stack of electronic gifts that Frank and Marie never use.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Debra at the Lodge
"When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle.When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle.When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle."
TV-PG
10:30pm
Slave
After mistakenly leaving Michael and Geoffrey home alone, Debra and Ray race home and discover that Ally stepped in to take care of the boys.
TV-PG
Wednesday
July 27
1:00am
Whose Side Are You On
After realizing that Debra places bets with the kids on his questionable behavior traits, Ray is disgusted that his own children now think hes a "doof."
TV-PG
1:30am
Lateness
When Debra assures Ray shell be on time for an important awards dinner, Ray hopes for the best and waits for her.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Party Dress
Ray takes Ally dress shopping and is disgusted when he finds out that he has to shell out a small fortune so that she can attend the party of a girl whose mother Ray loves to hate.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Security
Robert gets caught in the middle when Marie and Amy argue about whether he should retire from the police force.
TV-PG
10:00pm
The Ingrate
After including stories about Robert, Frank and Marie in his speech, Ray is horrified when Amy clues him in on his huge omission.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Crazy Chin
Amys parents put Robert on the defensive when they point out his strange habit of touching food to his chin before he eats it.
TV-PG
Thursday
July 28
1:00am
The Nice Talk
When the MacDougalls are invited to spend Easter with the Barones, the families attempt to bond over a 500-piece puzzle.
TV-PG
1:30am
Blabbermouths
When Robert informs Ray that Amy filled him in on some juicy gossip about him, Ray decides to get even with Debra by sharing some nasty secrets of his own.
TV-PG
9:00pm
The Model
After a modeling agent tells Robert he has a unique look, he convinces him to pose for head shots with their "in-house" photographer.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The Mentor
A young man, Sam Gilula, arrives at Frank and Marie's and everyone is surprised when he and Frank fondly embrace.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Golf For It
Robert and Ray end up with the mother of all guilt trips when they decide not to help Marie with a home project so they can land a prime spot on the golf course.
TV-PG
10:30pm
The Home
After Frank and Marie have a wonderful time visiting old friends, they deliver the shocking news to the family that they have decided to buy a condo in New Jersey.
TV-PG