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Everybody Loves Raymond

Every Night
9/8c

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

Monday
April 20
9:12pm
Talk to Your Daughter
Armed with research and much preparation, Ray is ready to speak with Ally about the facts of life, only to find that Ally's interest has changed from where babies come from to the meaning of life.
TV-PG
Tuesday
April 21
8:00pm
A Vote for Debra
Debra decides to run for school president, but Ray isn't sure he can handle the twins by himself during all those meetings -- so he votes against her.
TV-PG
8:30pm
Call Me Mom
When Ray finally feels comfortable enough to call Debra's mother "Mom," he wants Debra to reciprocate and start calling Marie the same.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Marie's Vision
While Raymond, Robert and Frank don't want to bring up the fact that Marie is having vision trouble, Debra decides to level with her and suggests she visit an eye doctor.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Baggage
Ray and Debra wind up in a two-week standoff over a suitcase.
TV-PG
Wednesday
April 22
8:00pm
The Cult
Depressed that Marie and Debra can't seem to resolve their differences, Robert decides to join a support group that the family believes is a cult.
TV-PG
8:30pm
Counselling
After arguing with Ray over his inability to help her with the housework, Debra becomes intrigued when their friends Linda and Bernie mention they've been seeing a marriage counselor.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Homework
When Allys teacher Miss Purcell overhears Ray commenting about the kids excessive workload, she invites Raymond to address the curriculum review board and gives him a mountain of material for review and evaluation.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Pet the Bunny
When the twins doodle on the back of Ray's eulogy and then give it to Marie and Frank, Ray attempts to cover the kids' pictures before Frank finds out what he did.
TV-PG
11:30pm
Who Am I
After Ray and Debra spend an evening apart, Ray admits he no longer enjoys his juvenile pursuits with his friends.
TV-PG