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Kirstie Alley

Kirstie AlleyAKA Kirstie Louise Alley

Born: 12-Jan-1951
Birthplace: Wichita, KS

Gender: Female
Religion: Scientology
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rebecca from Cheers

In high school Alley was a cheerleader. She was a cokehead for two years after dropping out of college, and says it took her a month to drive from Kansas to California, because she had to find sources and buy drugs all along the way. She played a Vulcan in her first film, Star Trek II. Kirstie Alley's first series was Masquerade in 1983, with Greg Evigan and Rod Taylor, wherein Alley kept a watchful eye on novice spies.

In 1987, she replaced Shelley Long on Cheers until the bar was closed in 1993. From 1997-2000 she was in the lingerie business on Veronica's Closet with Kathy Najimy.

After that show was cancelled, Alley ballooned up, becoming the butt of innumerable fat jokes. Unlike others, though, Alley laughed along, even starring as herself in the aptly named reality/sitcom Fat Actress. In 2006, after a year on the Jenny Craig diet, she showed off her no-longer-fat body in a bikini on Oprah. She has since competed on Dancing with the Stars and re-gained and re-lost her extra weight, becoming something of low-key icon for plus-positive girls.

Alley is the only surviving cast member from Cheers who never visited Kelsey Grammer on his spin-off Frasier.

Father: Robert Deal Alley (lumber dealer)
Mother: Lillian Mickie (d. 1981 automobile accident)
Sister: Colette Ellyce Alley (biology teacher)
Brother: Craig Robert Alley (lumber dealer)
Husband: Bob Alley (m. 1974, div. 1977)
Husband: Parker Stevenson (actor, dated 1981-83, m. 22-Dec-1983, div. 1996)
Son: William True Stevenson (adopted, b. 5-Oct-1992)
Daughter: Lillie Price Stevenson (adopted, b. 1994)
Boyfriend: James Wilder (actor, together 1996-2000, broken engagement)

    High School: Southeast High School, Wichita, KS (1969)
    University: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (dropped out)
    University: University of Kansas

    Endorsement of Jenny Craig
    Endorsement of Pier 1 Imports
    Endorsement of Cuervo Tequila 1988
    Citizens Commission on Human Rights Board of Advisors
    Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Cheers 1990
    Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Cheers 1993
    Emmy 1994
    Golden Globe Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series, Cheers 1990
    Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Miscarriage Sep-1990
    Vaccination Skeptics
    Wedding: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (2006)
    Risk Factors: Cocaine, Former Smoker, Obesity, Yoga, Aviophobia

    Veronica's Closet Veronica Chase (1997-2000)
    Cheers Rebecca Howe (1987-93)
    Fat Actress Herself (2005-)

    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (25-Jan-2015) · Herself
    Write & Wrong (3-Jun-2007)
    While I Was Gone (10-Oct-2004)
    Family Sins (14-Mar-2004)
    Profoundly Normal (9-Feb-2003)
    Salem Witch Trials (24-Dec-2002) · Ann Putnam
    Back by Midnight (2002)
    Blonde (13-May-2001)
    Drop Dead Gorgeous (9-Jul-1999)
    The Last Don II (3-May-1998)
    For Richer or Poorer (12-Dec-1997) · Caroline Sexton
    Toothless (5-Oct-1997)
    Deconstructing Harry (26-Aug-1997)
    The Last Don (11-May-1997)
    Nevada (1997)
    Sticks and Stones (1996)
    It Takes Two (17-Nov-1995) · Diane Barrows
    Village of the Damned (28-Apr-1995) · Dr. Susan Verner
    David's Mother (10-Apr-1994)
    Look Who's Talking Now (5-Nov-1993) · Mollie Ubriacco
    Look Who's Talking Too (14-Dec-1990) · Mollie
    Sibling Rivalry (26-Oct-1990) · Marjorie Turner
    Madhouse (16-Feb-1990) · Jessie
    Look Who's Talking (13-Oct-1989) · Mollie
    Loverboy (28-Apr-1989) · Joyce Palmer
    Shoot To Kill (12-Feb-1988)
    Summer School (22-Jul-1987)
    North and South II (4-May-1986)
    North and South (3-Nov-1985)
    A Bunny's Tale (25-Feb-1985)
    Runaway (14-Dec-1984) · Jackie
    Champions (1984) · Barbara
    Blind Date (1984)
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (4-Jun-1982) · Saavik

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Author of books:
How To Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life: Reluctant Confessions of a Big-Butted Star (2005, memoir)

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