Kirstie Louise Alley (Wichita (Kansas), 12 January 1951) is an American actress, comedian and spokesmodel best known for her role in the television series Cheers and the Look Who's Talking series. Also the series Veronica's Closet is well-known work of Alley. Furthermore, she appeared in films such as: It Takes TwoDeconstructing Harry and Drop Dead Gorgeous .


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Young years[Edit]Edit

Kirstie Louise Alley was born on January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Her parents are Robert Deal Alley and Lillian Mickie and she has a sister (Colette) and a brother (Craig). Alley attended Wichita Southeast High School and became a cheerleader. Then she followed lectures at the University of Kansas, but left these in the second year to focus on acting.

In 1976 she became a member of the Scientologykerk. There she followed the Narconon rehabilitation program to get rid of her cocaine addiction .

Alleys first tv appearance was as a participant in the game shows Match Game and Password Plus in 1980 in 1979 in which they as job interior designer gave up.

In 1981, her mother in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Alley was married from 1970 to 1977 with Bob Alley, a distant cousin of her. She Alley with Director Parker Stevenson. Together with him she adopted two children, a son and a daughter. In december 1997, she separated from her second husband.


Alleys first role was as Vulcan Lt. Saavik in the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan from 1982. She immediately was nominated for a Saturn award. The following year, she appeared in the films One More Chance and in the short-lived television series Masquerade. She hit the role of Lt. Saavik in Startrek III: The Search for Spock because the producers wanted to come to her salary demands not met, and they wanted to get if no stamp printed science fiction actress. In 1984 she was featured in a few films, including Runaway(tv), for which she got a second Saturn award nomination. In 1985 she received a role in the acclaimed miniseries North and South. In this she played Virgilia Hazard that the passionate commitment to the abolition of slavery.

Her big break came In 1987 with her portrayal of the neurotic Rebecca Howe in the successful sitcom Cheers. This they finally established as an actress in Hollywood. In 1988, she was nominated for an Emmy Awardfor her role in Cheers. In 1989 she starred alongside John Travolta in the movie Look Who's Talking. The film was a great success and brought in more than $ 100 million. The following year, they played in the sequelLook who's Talking Too. In the same year, Alley once again nominated for an Emmy for her role in Cheers, and in addition they also got a nomination for a Golden Globe. In 1991 it was then finally touch and she was not only nominated but she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the role of Rebecca Howe. In the next two years, she was again nominated for both awards. In 1993 fell the cloth over the series Cheers. She played then in Look who's Talking Now, the latest sequel to the successful film Look who's Talking. In the years that followed, she played in smaller films, including what It Takes Two, with the Olsen-twins and Steve Guttenberg. She also appeared in the television film David's Mother. This was awarded with three Emmys, including a second Emmy for Alley.

In 1995 she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1997 she started with her own sitcom Veronica's Closet. For the series got Alley $ 2 million plus $ 150,000 per episode. The series was not received but loaded again very overwhelming for, among other things, an Emmy-and Golden Globe-nomination for Alley. The series stopped after three years, the last episodes were not broadcast.


In 2005 its fight against overweight in the Alley recounted comic series Fat Actress, a fight that they now have won.

Nominations and awards[Edit]Edit

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn Award)
Year Title Category
1983 Startrek: The Wrath of Khan Best supporting actress
1985 Runaway Best supporting actress
CableACE Awards
Year Title Category
1987 The Hitchhiker Actress in a drama series
Emmy Awards
Year Title Category
1988 Cheers Best female lead in a comedy series
1990 Cheers Best female lead in a comedy series
1991 Cheers Best female lead in a comedy series
1992 Cheers Best female lead in a comedy series
1993 Cheers Best female lead in a comedy series
1994 David's Mother Best female lead in a Miniseries or special
1997 The Last Don Best supporting actress in a Miniseries or special
1998 Veronica's Closet Best female lead in a comedy series
Golden Globes
Year Title Category
1990 Cheers Best actress in a TV series-comedy/musical
1991 Cheers Best actress in a TV series-comedy/musical
1992 Cheers Best actress in a TV series-comedy/musical
1993 Cheers Best actress in a TV series-comedy/musical
1995 David's Mother Best actress in a Miniseries or TV film
1998 Veronica's Closet Best actress in a TV series-Comedy/Musical
Kids ' Choice Awards (Blimp Award)
Year Title Category
1996 It Takes Two Favorite movie actress
1998 Veronica's Closet Favorite television actress