Kirstie Alley’s Net Worth
Kirstie Alley is an actress, model, and producer best known for her work on the NBC comedy “Cheers,” for which she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She was nominated for Emmys for her parts in “Veronica’s Closet” and “The Last Don,” and she won one for “David’s Mother,” a television film. On the big screen, Alley has appeared in “Shoot to Kill,” “Look Who’s Talking,” “Village of the Damned,” “It Takes Two,” “Deconstructing Harry,” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous.”
Kirstie Alley was born in 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, to Lillian and Robert Alley, a timber company owner. Her siblings are Craig, her brother, and Colette, her sister. As a teenager, she attended Wichita Southeast High School. After graduating from high school in 1969, she enrolled at Kansas State University, but dropped out after her first year. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her studies in Scientology and work in the interior design field. Alley won both of her rounds on the game show “Match Game,” and she also appeared on “Password Plus” while in Los Angeles. In a car accident involving a drunk driver in 1981, her mother was killed and her father was severely injured.
Alley secured a starring role on the ABC espionage series “Masquerade” after a cameo appearance on “The Love Boat” in 1983. She next starred alongside Patrick Swayze and James Read in “Sins of the Past,” “A Bunny’s Tale,” two episodes of “The Hitchhiker,” and the Civil War drama “North and South.” Alley landed her most famous role as Rebecca Howe on the NBC comedy “Cheers” in 1987. She replaced Shelley Long on the show for its 11th and final season in 1993. In 1991, Alley was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance. During her time on the show, she featured in “Infidelity,” “Mickey’s 60th Birthday,” and “Masquerade,” as well as hosting two episodes of “Saturday Night Live.” “David’s Mother,” “Peter and the Wolf,” “Radiant City,” and “Suddenly” are among her later credits.
In 1997, Alley starred in and produced the NBC sitcom “Veronica’s Closet.” She was nominated for a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her portrayal as Veronica Chase, the CEO of a lingerie company in New York City. In 1997, she starred in the crime miniseries “The Last Don” in the TV movie “Toothless.” “Dharma & Greg,” “The King of Queens,” “Profoundly Normal,” “Family Sins,” “While I Was Gone,” “Write & Wrong,” and “The Minister of Divine” were among his roles in the 2000s. She appeared in the Showtime series “Fat Actress” in 2005, and she starred in “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life,” a documentary about her weight loss quest, in 2010.
Alley appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011 with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She came in second, behind NFL player Hines Ward. The Manzanis, Baby Sellers, and You Can’t Take My Daughter are among her later television credits. In 2014, Alley starred in the TV Land sitcom “Kirstie,” and in 2016, she joined the cast of the comedy slasher series “Scream Queens.”
In “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” Alley played Lieutenant Saavik, a Vulcan Starfleet officer. She then starred in smaller films including “One More Chance,” “Champions,” “Blind Date,” and the Tom Selleck sci-fi thriller “Runaway.” In 1987, she co-starred with Mark Harmon in Carl Reiner’s hit comedy “Summer School.” Alley’s other roles included “Shoot to Kill,” “Loverboy,” and “Look Who’s Talking,” in which she co-starred with John Travolta as the mother of a cheeky talking newborn. “Look Who’s Talking Too” and “Look Who’s Talking Now” featured Alley again.
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For Richer and Poorer, with Tim Allen, and the mockumentary “Drop Dead Gorgeous” were all directed by John Carpenter in the 1990s. In the 2000s and 2010s, Alley only appeared in “Back by Midnight,” “Syrup,” and “Accidental Love.”
Bob Alley, Alley’s high school lover, married her in 1970, but the pair divorced in 1977. In 1983, she married actor Parker Stevenson. Following a miscarriage, the couple adopted William, a son, and later Lillie, a daughter. Alley and Stevenson divorced in 1997. When they divorced, Kirstie gave Parker a $6 million settlement.