Kirstie Alley

Full / Real Name: Kirstie Louise Alley
Born: 12 January 1951 (70 years old)
Gender: Female



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Kirstie Alley is an American actress and comedienne known for her starring role as Rebecca Howe in the television sitcom Cheers, winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991.

Her work in television has earned her six Golden Globe and eight Emmy Award nominations. She has won a Golden Globe, two Emmys and two People's Choice Awards.

In 2005, Kirstie co-wrote and starred in Showtime's critically acclaimed comedy Fat Actress. She also played the title character in the NBC sitcom Veronica's Closet and served as executive producer for the series.

In 1994, she showcased her dramatic range starring in the CBS TV movie David's Mother, for which she won her second Emmy.

In 1987, Kirstie joined the cast of the long-running hit NBC sitcom Cheers as the neurotic Rebecca Howe. She received critical accolades and won both an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical in 1991 for her work in that role.

She made her feature film debut in 1982 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in which she played the beautiful Vulcan officer Lieutenant Saavik. In 1999, Kirstie starred in the dark comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous, the cult-classic mockumentary that follows contestants in a beauty pageant in Minnesota.

Kirstie starred in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry in 1997 and then starred alongside longtime friend John Travolta in the hit film Look Who's Talking. The successful film spawned two more movies in which Kirstie starred: Look Who's Talking Too and Look Who's Talking Now.

Some of Kirstie's other film credits include Shoot to Kill, Summer School, For Richer or Poorer, and Champions.

In 2013 she starred in the TV Land sitcom Kirstie as Tony Award-winning actress Madison "Maddie" Banks who - after a lifetime of unbridled hedonism - is confronted by something far more shocking than her usual opening night key parties: Arlo Barth, the son (Eric Petersen) she gave up for adoption 26 years ago. The show was cancelled after one season.

In 1995, Kirstie was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Television Roles



Rebecca Howe

Rebecca Howe

Rebecca Howe

Rebecca Howe

Rebecca Howe

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley


Madison 'Maddie' Banks


Kirstie Alley

Panelist - Herself

Pam Staggs

Host - Herself


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