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Exclusive Portrait: Jodie Sweetin of ‘Fuller House,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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CHICAGO – One of the big hits on Netflix is the updating of the Gen-X classic sitcom, “Full House,” naturally entitled “Fuller House.” Taking on the role of Stephanie Tanner in both incarnations is Jodie Sweetin, who has just started a stint as a fan favorite on the 22nd season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Jodie Sweetin
Jodie Sweetin is Stephanie Tanner on ‘Fuller House’
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Born in Los Angeles, Sweetin was raised by her aunt and uncle, and adopted by them. In 1987, at the age of five, she was cast as Stephanie Tanner on the ABC-TV series “Full House,” and grew up on the show until it left the air in 1995. Afterward, she bounced around in TV and film, and had issues with substance abuse, but has since become clean. She was re-signed for a second time around as Stephanie Tanner in “Fuller House” in 2015, and joined the cast for the 22nd season of “Dancing With the Stars” last month.

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Jodie Sweetin is on the 22nd Season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce took these Exclusive Portraits of Jodie Sweetin at Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago in 2015.

”Fuller House” is available for download on Netflix. The 22nd season of “Dancing With the Stars” in on ABC-TV, Mondays at 8pm ET/7pm CT. The next Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago is August 18-21, 2016.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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