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Entrepreneur, actress and author, Jodie Sweetin garnered the love of millions in her role as Stephanie Tanner on ABC's long-running, hugely popular sitcom Full House, which still airs in syndication. Currently, Jodie is working on the spinoff, Fuller House, which was recently picked up for season two on Netflix. With her innate sense of comedy and girl next-door charm, audiences will be re-introduced to the Stephanie they loved for over eight years, and will also see Stephanie in her new, grown up role on the show.
Originally from Orange County, Jodie always knew she wanted to be a "modeler." Her mom saw that she loved performing and at three-and-a-half years old, she began doing a few print ads and commercials. She soon booked her breakout role in Full House and secured her spot in pop culture with her cute lisp and catchy tag line, "How rude!"
Jodie's education was always very important to her. A true triple threat, she was in the musical theater program at the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA). She then graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in elementary teaching. In 2009, she published her memoir, UnSweetined, documenting her life growing up in the spotlight and the years after. Jodie wrote the book as a means to show that she was human, had faults, but most importantly, she had strength and courage. In sharing her story, she hopes she has been able to help others confront their issues head-on and move forward.
This beauty has graced the big and small screen numerous times in various roles. She thoroughly enjoyed hosting Pants-Off Dance-Off for the Fuse Network in 2007, and she and Full House co-star Dave Coulier finished a short webseries called Can't Get Arrested. Most recently, Jodie played lead roles in the feature films Defending Santa and Walt Before Mickey, as well as playing a lead in the pilot Singled Out. She has also done guest appearances on many other shows such as Yes, Dear and Party of Five.
In addition to juggling the role of actress and mother, Jodie has teamed with famed jewelry designer Erica Anenberg to create and design the Jodie Sweetin for Erica Anenberg line, a simple and elegant line of necklaces, charms and bracelets with inspiring and positive messages that one can live by and is important to oneself. In her rare spare time, Jodie loves to dive into a good book. Jodie lives in Los Angeles and usually keeps busy going on adventures with her daughters, Zoie and Beatrix.
Born in South Africa, Keo started dancing at the age of five after his best friend suggested they try it out for some fun. At seven, he knew that it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. In 2004, Keo teamed up with his coach and mentor, Rafick Hoosain, and garnered every national title in South Africa.
In 2012, Keo made history becoming the first South African to join the "Burn the Floor" World Tour. He quickly became the male principle dancer in the cast, and was hand-picked to perform as a soloist during the shows residency at the Shaftesbury Theatre on the West End. In 2014, Keo toured with "Burn the Floor" as principal dancer on the Australian and Japan tours, he also performed on their weekly productions on the Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakaway Getaway. Keo made his television debut performing as a professional guest on Strictly Come Dancing South Africa in 2013.
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