Jeremy Sisto: Charlie’s Celebrating Her Birthday on a Boat

06/03/2011 at 03:00 PM ET
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Jeremy Sisto is ready to be king for the day.

With Father’s Day coming up, the actor admits the one gift he’s hoping for is something money can’t buy.

“I want my wife to be really nice to me that day,” Sisto, 36, joked with PEOPLE at the 10th Annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash on Wednesday in Central Park.

But before Sisto and Addie Lane can celebrate with daughter Charlie Ballerina, they must first tackle another major milestone: their baby girl’s second birthday!

“She’ll be 2 on Sunday!” he reveals. “We’re going out on a big boat for a party. She loves boats.”

Among Charlie’s other loves? Barbies, according to her doting dad, who made light of the situation when she insisted on carrying a nude doll throughout the event.

“This is a friend of ours’ childhood Barbie and Charlie wouldn’t let us rip it out of her hands before we left,” he says. “It’s a little creepy to walk in with a naked Barbie, but hey, you know? What are you gonna do?”

Adopting a similar laid back attitude toward fatherhood, Sisto admits there is “nothing hard” about daddy duty — including the family’s nighttime routine.

“It’s good, it depends on who’s doing it. It’s a little easier for me than Mama. It takes her longer to put her down,” Sisto shares of getting Charlie to sleep. “You talk to her and sing and read a book, all the basics. We’ve been reading this book lately called What Did Mommy Do Before You?which is all the things that Mom did before she was a mom. And now that [Charlie’s] around, all those things are for her. It’s a cute story.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by K.C. Baker

FILED UNDER: Babies , Exclusive , News , Parenting

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SadieA on

Oh my goodness she’s so big! I haven’t seen pictures of her since she was a baby. I love him, but I can’t help but think of Billy Chenowith and my first instinct is to get the baby away from him lol

jordan on


Poor kid.

B.J. on

Ballerina is silly. Cute kid though!

SB on

Cute picture.

Tieraney on

I dont mean to sound clueless, but who is he?

Alison on

He was most recently on Law & Order, but I think most people would know him as Billy on Six Feet Under or as Elton in Clueless.

Shelby on

Oh Tieraney, the irony of that statement. It’s Elton! From Clueless, gosh I just watched that a few days ago…loved it growing up. She’s a little cutie too!

Casey NZ on

Charlie Ballerina is SO cute! Love the cute names for middlenames like sweetheart, ballerina etc

Someone You Know on

We had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Sisto on the streets of NYC one day. He was incredibly gracious and took pictures with all of us. He was a class act and I wish nothing but the best for him and his gorgeous family.

Shawna on

Ballerina?? Totally ridiculous.

Jessica on

He was in the movie MAY. Crazy movie. I think about that movie all the time.

Amy on

Am I the only one who doesn’t think Ballerina is that bad? It’s only her middle name, and at least it’s reminiscent of a beautiful and feminine dance, unlike the bizarre names some celebrities choose.

Marianne on

Jeremy Sisto has been in so many movies. It doesn’t seem to matter how lousy the actual movie iteself is, he always does a phenomenal job! One of the most under rated actors out there! His daughter looks just like him without the scruff – she is adorable! He of course is Hot as Hell!!!!

Mallory on

It’s going to be horribly ironic if she grows up to be a klutzy and uncoordinated tomboy. She’s cute, though.

Terri on

Well it is her middle name. I guess you need a middle name like that when you name a girl Charlie. If it’s what her parents liked, then good for them.

soph on

Seem like everyone wants to copy Tobey’s Ruby Sweetheart…I liked Mirabella Bunny, but Charlie Ballerina kind of misses the mark.

jen on

Does anyone else think that his daughter kind of resembles one of the Olsen twins when they were on Full House?

mary on

Is MAY that crazy movie about the girl and the dolls? that movie was WEIRD! 🙂

SB on

Cute photo, she’s cute, although she looks nothing like him. I assume she must look more like her mother. It is nice to see fathers taken an active role in their kids lives. As for her middle name, to each his own.

Juli Dixon on

Jeremy was supposed to be saving himself for me.


His girl is so cute.