Kristy McNichol

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Kristy McNichol

Born

9/11/1962, Los Angeles, California

Birth Name

Christina Ann McNichol

Gender

Female
9.4
out of 10
User Rating
46 votes

Biography

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Kristy was born Christina Ann McNichol in Los Angeles, CA on September 11, 1962. Parents James and Carollyn (divorced when Kristy was 3, Mom later remarried). She has 2 brothers, Jimmy (older) and Tommy (younger)and an adopted half-sister, Jennifer. Has been out of the spotlight since the 1990's,…more

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  • Trivia

    • Kristy quit acting for good in 2001. She now teaches acting classes, and does volunteer work in Los Angeles.

    • Kristy was producer of the 1993 movie, Mother of the Bride.

    • Kristy suffers from depression.

    • In 2001, Kristy taught acting at a Los Angeles private high school.

    • Kristy was born to a Scottish father and a Palestinian mother.

    • Kristy was considered for the role of Amanda Whurlitzer in the original 1976 film The Bad News Bears, but the role went to Tatum O'Neal.

    • In 1982, Kristy was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in the 1981 film Only When I Laugh. In 1982, Kristy won the Young Artist Award in the category of Best Young Motion Picture Actress for her role in the 1981 film Only When I Laugh.

    • In 1983, Kristy was nominated for a Razzie Award at the Razzie Awards in the category of Worst Actress for her role in the 1982 film The Pirate Movie.

    • Kristy is of Caucasian descent.

    • VH1 named Kristy as #49 as the top teen stars of all time.

    • In 1980, Kristy was named the Favorite Young Performer at the People's Choice Award.

    • Kristy dated Scott Baio from 1975 until 1976.

    • Kristy is a smoker.

    • In 1969, at age seven, Kristy appeared in her first commercial, for Kraft Cheese. All the girls being interviewed for the commercial were asked what they had for lunch and although Kristy hates cheese she told the agents she had a cheese sandwich for lunch.

    • Kristy is a longtime friend of fellow actress Elisabeth Brooks.

    • Kristy is the sister of fellow actor Jimmy McNichol.

    • In 1989, Kristy won the Razzie Award at the Razzie Awards in the category of Worst Supporting Actress for her role in the 1988 film Two Moon Junction.

    • Celebrity Sleuth Magazine released Kristy's measurements in 1981, 33-24-34.

    • Kristy stands at 5'3" or 1.60 m.

    • Kristy is also known for her singing ability. She appeared in several musical spots in the 70's on shows such as The Donny and Marie Show, Dick Clark's Live Wednesday, and also performed on The Carpenters Christmas Special in 1977.

    • Kristy is an active supporter of H.E.L.P. group for abused children in Los Angeles. She is the founder and host of the now-defunct annual Kristy McNichol Celebrity Tennis Tournament, all proceeds from this benefit go to H.E.L.P.

    • Kristy received Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for her performance in Family in 1976 and 1978.

  • Quotes

    • Kristy: I love cutting hair. People say to me, 'Oh, you're crazy, you're too talented to be a hairdresser.' I think, Hey, hold everything! If I like to cut hair and feel it's fun, then I'm going to do it. Just because I'm special in one area doesn't mean I can't go and pick up scissors and cut people's hair. And I think, Wow, I could have this, too, as a career if I wanted to.

    • Kristy: (Kristy's last public statement to her fans as of Feb. 2008, issued on Jan. 2001) A lot of people have wondered what I've been up to. I retired from my career after 24 years. My feeling was that it was time to play my biggest part - MYSELF! I must say that it has been the best thing that ever happened to me. So many fans are disappointed that I'm not currently acting, however some may not realize that the process I'm in at this time is necessary and vital for my personal happiness and well-being.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Kristy was the first childhood star I watched on "Family" years ago. She is very talented, but she also suffers from depression, and must take care of herself. That is why we must respect Miss McNichol's desires to stay out of the spotlight. She was somoreless

    9.5
    depressed for years. Kristy finally had to quit working on "Empty Nest" at the beginning of the fifth season. She was depressed and she felt time off from work was the best medicine for her. Kristy returned for the series finale of "Empty Nest" and was happy to be back at work. Krisy was also producer of the movie, "Mother of the Bride." She dropped out of acting for good in 2001, because she was tired of acting. But she does work as a acting teacher at a school in Los Angeles. Krisy also does volunteer work in Los Angeles. She is very talented, and pretty.moreless
  • My first teen idol!

    9.0
    I fell in love with Kristy McNichols while, I'm in teens. I love her very much. I can identified with the actress. I buy magazie, stuff, anything on Kirsty. Back in the late 1970's she was my darling. she's the girl next door. Krsity is a cute girl. I once heard her sing. I can remember on one night back in the late 1970's when Krsity and her brother Jimmy had their own hour and they were singing their hearts out. They were like Donny and Marie, except they were Kristie and Jimmy. She faded out in the 1980's, but I had my memories. Krisyt was the first girl next door in my life.moreless
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