Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

TV Actress

Kirstie Louise Alley was an American actress. Her breakout role was as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers, for which she received an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991. From 1997 to 2000, she starred as the lead in the sitcom Veronica's Closet, earning additional Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

Full Name
Jan 12, 1951
Net Worth


Kirstie Louise Alley was born on January 12, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn and her ethnicity is English, German and Scottish. She is the daughter of Robert Deal Alley and Lillian Mickie (Frost) and has two siblings, Craig and Colette. Kirstie attended Wichita Southeast High School where she was a cheerleader and an honor student.

Alley started her career when she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue an acting career. In 1982, she landed the role of Saavik in the movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” which led to her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  She starred in the hit TV show “Cheers” from 1987-1993 as Rebecca Howe which earned her two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe nominations. After “Cheers” ended in 1993, she went on to star in other movies such as Look Who's Talking Now (1993), For Richer or Poorer (1997), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) and many more.

In 2004, Alley joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars which helped her make a comeback after facing some personal struggles with weight gain in recent years. She also became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig Inc., a weight management program. In 2010, she returned as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars but was eliminated during week eight of competition. She appeared on Oprah Winfrey Show promoting her book “The Art of Men: I Prefer Mine al Dente” which was released in 2011.

Alley continues to act and recently starred in indie films such as The Mummy An' The Armadillo (2016) alongside David Arquette and Jennifer Tilly; No Pay, Nudity (2016); Summer Break (2017); and A Deadly Adoption (2015).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1951</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kirstie Alley is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 12, 1951, Kirstie Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in “Cheers”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alley lands a starring role as Rebecca Howe on the popular sitcom Cheers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Emmy Award for “Cheers”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alley wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Cheers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears In Look Who’s Talking Now</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alley stars alongside John Travolta in the third installment of the Look Who’s Talking franchise.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Writes Autobiography</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alley releases her autobiography titled “How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars In Fat Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alley stars in the Showtime series Fat Actress, which she also produced.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of The Masked Singer</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alley joins season four of the hit show The Masked Singer as a guest panelist.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kirstie Alley is an incredibly talented actress. Her career spans decades and she has starred in many hit TV shows and movies. She is also a gifted comedian, with her hilarious one-liners in classic sitcoms like Cheers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Genuinely Funny</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kirstie Alley is genuinely funny. Her comedic timing and delivery are impeccable, and she can make even the most mundane situations seem hilarious. Her ability to make people laugh is one of her greatest gifts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Inspirational</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kirstie Alley has been very open about her struggles with weight loss and health issues. Despite these issues, she has persevered and continues to strive for a healthier life. Her determination is an inspiration to people everywhere.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Her Career as a Radio DJ</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kirstie Alley began her career as a radio disc jockey in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 19.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Actress to Play Rebecca Howe on 'Cheers'</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kirstie Alley was the first actress to play Rebecca Howe on the NBC sitcom 'Cheers' from 1987 to 1993.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won an Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kirstie Alley won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991 and two Golden Globe Awards in 1990 and 1991.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Published Several Books</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kirstie Alley has written several books, including 'The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente)' in 1998, 'How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life: Reluctant Confessions of a Biggest Loser' in 2007, and 'The Love Thief' in 2011.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Participated in Dancing with the Stars</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Kirstie Alley participated in the 13th season of ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars', where she finished runner up.</p></div>


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