Kirstie Alley is a comedian and actress known for her appearances in productions such as NBC sitcom Cheers, Veronica’s Closet, and Look Who’s Talking. Apart from being an actress, she is also a voiceover model. Kirstie began acting in 1979 and has not only appeared in many films but has also received a number of awards for her hard work. Here you can find out everything about her.
Kirstie Alley Bio
The American actress was born on January 12, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas, as Kirstie Louise Alley. She grew up together with two siblings, Colette and Craig, with her parents, Lillian Mickie and Robert Deal Alley. She received her education at Wichita Southeast High School and moved from there to Kansas State University.
Only after a year at college did she quit to pursue Scientology and work as an interior designer. And it was for this reason that she moved to Los Angeles, where she had her first television appearance in Quark, where she received an unappreciated role in 1978.
The first movie she appeared in was Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 1982, in which she played the role of Vulcan officer Lieutenant Saavik. The following year, she played a role in One More Chance, followed by Champions, Blind Date, and Runaway in 1984, and subsequently appeared in many other films, including the Nevada co-production (1997), in which she also appeared. Her most recent films are Back by Midnight and Accidental Love in 2004 and 2015.
Kirstie Alley had done more on television, where she appeared in many successful films such as Masquerade from 1983 to 1984, North and South (1985-1986), Cheers (1989), Veronica’s Closet, which she also co-produced from 1997 to 2000, and Scream Queens (2016). In 2018 she took part in the British Celebrity Big Brother, where she finished second. Prior to the show, she performed in the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars, where she finished runner-up in 2011, before returning for the 15th season.
Alley enjoyed a very successful acting career with over 70 performances in her name and many nominations and awards. She won a Golden Globe Award for Cheers and two People’s Choice Awards for the same show and David’s Mother and two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Her Net Worth
Over the years Alley has been involved in many things as an actress, model, reality star, and comedian. Apart from fame, she has gained through her work, she also has an enormous fortune, estimated at $30 million.
She has also made money with her weight loss product, which she started through the company Organic Liaison, which she founded in 2010. Although she would have to pay compensation of $130,000 for false advertising by adding “Proven Products” to the terms of her product, she continued to run the company, which was later taken over by Jenny Craig, who also has a company in the same industry.
In her private life, Alley, who claimed that the hardest decision she ever had to make was not to sleep with John Travolta, was married twice. Her first marriage, to Bob Alley in 1970, lasted only 7 years before she married Parker Stevenson in 1983 and divorced him in 1997. In her second marriage, she has two children: William True and Lillie Price.
Although born into a Methodist family, Kirstie Alley joined the Church of Scientology in her late twenties and has remained a member of the religion ever since. She has developed into a strong voice in defense of the religion, including celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Moss, and John Travolta.
Kristie has also made financial contributions to the religion, which is based on the teachings of science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard and promises to promote understanding of true spiritual nature and relationship to life in general and to the material universe, the spiritual universe, and the Supreme Being.
Is She Dead or Alive?
Inasmuch as she has not been the most popular face on screen lately, Kirstie Alley is still very much alive. She is still involved in many things, including reality shows which, as mentioned above, she performed on the Celebrity Big Brother Show in 2018.
The star of Scream Queens has also been involved in politics, although it later appears that she is not suited for this, having first supported Hillary Clinton and then Donald Trump before supporting both in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.