Allison Sweeney leaving "Days of our Lives"

Alison Sweeney
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Alison Sweeney is leaving "Days of Our Lives" after 21 years.

Sweeney tells Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that this will be her last year on the show. She started on the soap when she was 16 and she says she hasn't had more than a two-week vacation that whole time.

Sweeney says she wants to spend more time with her daughter, who's five and her son, who's nine.

Read Alison's biography here.