Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin (born January 19, 1982) is an American actress, dancer, singer, and television personality. She is known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the sitcom Full House and its spin-off series Fuller House.
Sweetin was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were both in prison at the time, and she was adopted and raised as an only child by her uncle Sam Sweetin and his second wife Janice when she was nine months old. The adoption was not formalized until she was two years old because her birth father was one-fourth Native American. Years later, she said she was told not to talk about her adoption publicly out of fear that people would think she was forced into acting. While in high school, she and actor Matthew Morrison performed in musical theatre together.