Kirstie Alley – Interesting Facts and Bio

Kirstie Alley – Interesting Facts and Bio

1. Kirstie Alley was born January 12, 1951, she  is an American actress and comedian known for her role in the TV series Cheers, in which she played Rebecca Howe from 1987 to 1993, winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991.

2. She is also known for her role in the thriller Shoot to Kill and the Look Who’s Talking film series as Mollie Ubriacco.

3. Kirstie Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Lillian Mickie (ne Heaton), a homemaker, and Robert Deal Alley, who owned a lumber company. She has two siblings, Colette and Craig.

4. Alley attended Wichita Southeast High School, graduating in 1969. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue Scientology and work as an interior designer, Alley appeared as a contestant on the popular game show Match Game in 1979 (not during the “Match Game ’79” season).

5. She won both rounds winning $500 in the first round and winning $5500 in the second round. She also appeared on the game show Password Plus in 1980.

Alley appeared on The Dr. Oz Show on September 17, 2012, where she admitted that she started gaining weight in late 2003. Alley claimed she spent her whole life eating obsessively without gaining weight, and only noticed a change in her body after she went into early menopause in 1992
Before becoming an actress, Alley was an interior designer

6. In 1981, a car accident caused by a drunk driver killed her mother and left her father seriously injured.

7. Alley made her movie debut in 1982 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, playing the Vulcan Starfleet officer Lieutenant Saavik.

8. In 1987, she joined the cast of Cheers, replacing Shelley Long and remaining on the show until its eleventh and final season. In 1989, Alley starred with John Travolta in Look Who’s Talking, the film grossed over $295,000,000 worldwide.

9. They then went on to make two other films centered around the same theme, Look Who’s Talking Too and Look Who’s Talking Now!

10. Her first two nominations for her work on Cheers did not earn her the award, but her third, in 1991, garnered her the statuette for that series.

11. In her speech, she thanked then-husband Parker Stevenson, calling him “the man who has given me the big one for the last eight years.”

12. For contributions to the motion picture industry, Alley was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.

13. Kristie Alley played the title character in the NBC sitcom Veronica’s Closet, as well as serving as executive producers on the show.

Alley claimed she spent her whole life eating obsessively without gaining weight
Weight gain and loss

14. She served as the spokesperson for Pier One from 2000 04 and for Jenny Craig from 2005 08.

15. TV Land aired a sitcom that centered on Alley as a Broadway star and a new parent.

16. It was titled Kirstie, and reunited her with former Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman and Seinfeld star Michael Richards.

17. In February 2011, Kristie Alley was announced as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

18. On May 2011, Alley and Chmerkovskiy performed their final dance, also a cha-cha-cha, which earned them a perfect score of 30 out of 30.

19. Alley finished the competition in second place, behind NFL Super Bowl champion Hines Ward.

Kirstie Alley Filmography

1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan Lt. Saavik Nominated
1983 One More Chance Sheila
1984 Champions Barbara
1984 Blind Date Claire Simpson
1984 Runaway Jackie Rogers Nominated
1987 Summer School Ms. Robin Bishop
1988 Shoot To Kill Sarah Renell
1989 Look Who’s Talking Mollie Jensen
1989 Loverboy Dr. Joyce Palmer
1990 Madhouse Jessie Bannister
1990 Look Who’s Talking Too Mollie Ubriacco
1990 Sibling Rivalry Marjorie Turner
1993 Look Who’s Talking Now! Mollie Ubriacco
1994 3 Chains o’ Gold Vanessa Bartholomew
1995 Village Of The Damned Dr. Susan Verner
1995 It Takes Two Diane Barrows
1997 Deconstructing Harry Joan
1997 For Richer Or Poorer Caroline Sexton
1999 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Gladys Leeman
2002 Back By Midnight Gloria Beaumont
2010 Nailed Aunt Rita

Kirstie Alley on Television

1979 Match Game Herself-Contestant
1983 Masquerade Casey Collins (2 episodes)
1984 Sins of the Past Patrice Cantwell
1985 A Bunny’s Tale Gloria Steinem
1985 The Hitchhiker Angelica Episode “Out of the Night”
1985 North and South Virgilia Hazard
1986 North and South II Virgilia Hazard
1986 Stark: Mirror Image Maggie Carter
1986 Prince of Bel Air Jamie Harrison
1987 The Hitchhiker Jane L. Episode “The Legendary Billy B.”
1987 Infidelity Eliot ‘Ellie’ Denato
1987–1993 Cheers Rebecca Howe Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress
1994 David’s Mother Sally Goodson Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress
1996 Peter And The Wolf Annie / Bird / Duck / Cat
1996 Radiant City Gloria Goodman
1997 The Last Don Rose Marie Clericuzio
1997 Toothless Dr. Katherine Lewis (TV movie)
1997–2000 Veronica’s Closet Veronica Chase (also producer)
1998 The Last Don II Rose Marie Clericuzio (miniseries)
2001 Blonde Elsie (miniseries)
2002 Salem Witch Trials Ann Putnam (miniseries)
2003 Profoundly Normal Donna Lee Shelby Thornton (also executive producer)
2004 Family Sins Brenda Geck
2004 While I Was Gone Jo Beckett
2004 Without A Trace Noreen Raab Episode “Risen”
2005 Fat Actress Self (also joint creator and co-writer w/Brenda Hampton)
2006 The King Of Queens Self Episode “Apartment Complex”
2007 Write & Wrong Byrdie Langdon
2007 The Minister Of Divine Sydney Hudson
2010 The Marriage Ref Self (guest judge)
2010 Kirstie Alley’s Big Life Self (documentee) Reality Television
2011-2012 Dancing With The Stars Herself