Kirstie Alley

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Kirstie Alley

Born

Wichita, Kansas, USA

Birth Name

Kirstie Louise Alley

Gender

Female
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Kirstie Alley is best-known for her role in Cheers. She has acted in many movies, including Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. She stayed out of the public eye for a number of years, only to resurface weighing much more than the 120 she weighed while starring…more

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  • Trivia

    • Kirstie has said that she allows her children only 2 hours of television per day, no exceptions. She also does not give them any unmonitored computer time; the family computer is located in the kitchen, and Kirstie's son True, who has a MySpace page, is allowed only 15 minutes on it every day. Kirstie has indicated that she tries to keep her kids as mobile as possible. "On nice days, I just keep kicking them out of the house," she says.

    • Kirstie was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty at Every Age section, for age 56, in May 2007.

    • Kirstie co-starred with the infamous Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in the 1995 film It Takes Two, when the girls were only 9 years old. When asked about Mary-Kate's recent battle with an eating disorder, Kirstie said that in her opinion, pressure related the acting business may have contributed to it. "They're in an adult world with adult jobs, and they're basically children," Kirstie said of the Olsen twins.

    • Kirstie has two children, True and Lillie, whom she and her husband Parker Stevenson adopted(they had a 14-year marriage, from 1983 to 1997). It is reported that Kirstie has an incredibly close relationship with her kids.

    • After shedding 75 pounds, Kirstie donned a bikini to show off her new figure on The Oprah Winfrey Show, fulfilling a promise she had made to the talk show host.

    • Kirstie joined the cast of Cheers at the start of the shows 6th season.

    • Kirstie has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

    • Kirstie's sister Collette is a biology teacher and her older brother Craig, works as a lumber-company manager.

    • As of March 2006, Kirstie weighs 159 pounds.

    • In 1990, Kirstie was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1991, Kirstie was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1992, Kirstie was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1993, Kirstie was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1995, Kirstie was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for: David's Mother (1994).

    • In 1998, Kirstie was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: Veronica's Closet (1997).

    • In 1996, Kirstie was nominated for the Blimp Award for Favorite Movie Actress
      for: It Takes Two (1995).

    • In 1998, Kirstie was nominated for the Blimp Award for Favorite Television Actress for: Veronica's Closet (1997).

    • In 1991, Kirstie won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Television Performer.

    • In 1998, Kirstie won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series.

    • In 1998, Kirstie was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for: Veronica's Closet (1997).

    • In 1997, Kirstie was nominatedfor the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television for: Suddenly (1996).

    • Kirstie's Star on the Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture industry is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA.

    • In 1988, Kirstie was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1990, Kirstie was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1991, Kirstie won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series playing Rebecca Howe on Cheers.

    • In 1992, Kirstie was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1993, Kirstie was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: Cheers (1982).

    • In 1994, Kirstie won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special playing Sally Goodson on David's Mother.

    • In 1997, Kirstie was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
      for: The Last Don (1997).

    • In 1998, Kirstie was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: Veronica's Closet (1997).

    • In 1987, Kirstie was nominated for an ACE Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series for the The Hitchhiker (1983) episode Out Of The Night.

    • In 1983, Kirstie was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

    • In 1985, Kirstie was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for: Runaway (1984).

    • Kirstie appeared in a TV commercial for Pantene Pro-V Shampoo in 1995.

    • Kirstie appeared on Password Plus (1979) in 1980. She identified herself as an interior designer who just moved to Los Angeles from Wichita, Kansas.

    • Kirstie is the ex-sister-in-law of Hutch Parker.

    • Kirstie is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

    • Kirstie was briefly engaged to actor James Wilder.

    • Kirstie has her own Star Trek action figure made in her likeness from the movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

    • Kirstie shared an apartment with actress Mimi Rogers while they were first starting out.

    • Kirstie suffers from a fear of flying.

    • Kirstie has two children, William True (b. 1992) and Lillie Price (b. 1994).

    • In 2000, Kirstie purchased the former home of Lisa Marie Presley, a 5,200-sq-ft. waterfront mansion in Clearwater, Florida for $1.5 million.

    • Kirstie's zodiac sign is Capricorn.

    • Kirstie is currently appearing as the spokesperson for Jenny Craig. She is also participating in the program and sharing how much weight she has lost in each commercial appearance. As of February 2006, she has lost over 60 pounds.

    • Kirstie appeared in Prince's 1992 video "My Name Is Prince" as a TV news reporter.

    • Kirstie is the only Cheers star who never appeared on Frasier (Because Frasier has ended).

    • Kirstie recently starred in the Showtime's "mostly" improvised 2005 comedy series called Fat Actress, a satirical look on Hollywood's treatment of actresses.

    • Kirstie has worked as the spokeswoman for Pier 1 Imports.

    • A rebellious teenager, Kirstie remembers she went on to screw around in college and then lived through a two-year addiction to cocaine. It once took her 30 days to drive from her native Kansas to Los Angeles because she had to buy drugs along the way.

    • Kristie is a member of the Church of Scientology, along with chum John Travolta.

    • Kirstie attended Southeast High School in Wichita, Kansas, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad. She went on to Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science.

    • Kirstie's father Robert, a lumber-company owner was seriously injured in 1981 when a drunk driver collided with the family car. Her mother, Mickie was killed in same accident.

    • Kirstie has been married twice. First to an unknown guy while attending Kansas State University, they were married from 1974-77. Her second marriage was to actor/director Parker Stevenson. They married December 22, 1983. Then divorced in December, 1997.

    • Kirstie is 5' 7" tall.

  • Quotes

    • Kirstie Alley (on working with Harpo): I'm very open with what I've been through in my own personal life, and nothing -- I mean nothing -- is off-limits for me to talk about. Nothing shocks me. I'm a great listener. I'm a good comedian. And I won't lie -- I live a beautiful life.

    • Kirstie Alley: I feel very extroverted again. My attention can be on the person in front of me instead of wondering, "Oh my God, are they thinking I look like Fatty-Go-Lotty Goes to the Circus?" Life is easier on every level. You can go, "Oh, that's a pretty dress, I'll buy that." Also, I didn't know how physically impaired I was until I got thinner again. You move faster, and you walk up and down the stairs quicker. Now my daughter wants to wear my hip, cool clothes! It's very flattering. I don't advocate plastic surgery, though. I'm not saying I'm going to look like Gisele [Bundchen], but you're going to see a girl who has worked on herself.

    • Kirstie Alley: I don't think of myself as a role model for weight loss as much as a role model for tenacity.

    • Kirstie Alley: I didn't want sympathy for being fat, because God knows nobody was tying me down and shoving food in my face. Nobody else ruined me; I ruined me.

    • Kirstie Alley: I like men who love children and their wives. I don't like playboys. Those guys are a dime a dozen, and they are creepy, creepy creeps.

    • Kirstie Alley: (about her bikini-baring appearance on Oprah in November 2006) It turned out OK. I was happy with it. Oprah kept saying, "You look beautiful!" I was just glad I didn't look hideous.

    • Kirstie Alley: (about her kids) I tend to give 90 percent of compliments on something they've achieved. My daughter is beautiful and my son is handsome, but I try not to walk around saying "You're beautiful!" because that's not the most important thing in life.

    • Kirstie Alley: Nothing has ever come close to my experience of being a mother. I have an amazing relationship with my kids.

    • Kathy Najimy: (friend of Kirstie's) She's a fun mom. She's hip without being irresponsible.

    • Kirstie Alley: I don't think fat is pretty. If I saw some big fat leopard walking through the jungle, I'd start laughing. Or if I was at the races, I saw some 150-lb. greyhound running against the other lean greyhounds, I'd start laughing too. It doesn't seem very natural. It doesn't look healthy. It doesn't look sleek or stealth. It looks funny. I think that's why people through history laugh at fat people. They're round and funny-looking.

    • Kirstie Alley: I think women-- I don't think we ever feel like we're good enough. We don't feel like we're thin enough or pretty enough or smart enough or work hard enough. And we are good enough.

    • Kirstie Alley: I was so naive I didn't even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.

    • Kirstie Alley: Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too.

    • Kirstie Alley: I think what is important is a beautiful life, and you are the creator and designer of that life

    • Kirstie Alley: (On acting industry) You are not in business to be popular.

    • Kirstie Alley: At one point i thought, 'They're making airplane seats littler.' Well, they're not making the seats littler.

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