In 1969, Alley was included in the first class of women admitted to Yale.
Alley once appeared in a musical about Charlie Chaplin.
Married actor Orson Bean on April 18, 1993.
Alley is 5'5".
Alley: (on finding her husband later in life) I met him when I was 40. Up until then, i had what I thought was just bad luck with men. But I began to think, "Who's picking these guys? Oh--I am." I decided to change what I was drawn to.
Alley: (on being cast as a '60s-era housewife in The Wonder Years) I'd never been married, much less had kids, so I thought, "How are they ever going to cast me as this typical mother?" When I got the role, I was completely shocked.
Alley: (on being typecast as a "happy homemaker") I was 41 when I got married for the first time, so I was never a homebody, Martha Stewart type. But once you do something that visible, people definitely think of you in that way.