Alley, Kirstie 1955–

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ALLEY, Kirstie 1955


First name rhymes with "thirsty"; born January 12 (some sources cite January 21), 1955, in Wichita, KS; daughter of Robert (an owner of a lumber company) and Mickie (a homemaker) Alley; some sources say married, c. 1970s (marriage ended); married Parker Stevenson (an actor and director), December 22, 1983 (some sources cite December 20, 1983; divorced, December, 1997); children: William True, Lillie Price. Education: Attended Kansas State University, 197477, and University of Kansas. Religion: Church of Scientology. Avocational Interests: Pets, antiques.

Addresses: Office True Blue Productions, P.O. Box 27127, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Agent William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Jason Weinberg, Untitled Entertainment, 8436 West Third St., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress and producer. True Blue Productions, Los Angeles, founder. Appeared in advertisements, including commercials for Pantene ProV shampoo, 1995, and Pier 1 Imports, 200103. Worked as an interior decorator prior to the early 1980s; founder of the Alley Foundation, which published the children's ecological booklet "Cry Out"; cofounder of the Mission of Wichita, Church of Scientology, Wichita, KS; spokesperson for Narconon.

Awards, Honors: Annual CableACE Award nomination, National Cable Television Association, outstanding actress in a dramatic series, 1987, for "Out of the Night," The Hitchhiker; Emmy Award nominations, 1988, 1990, 1992, and 1993, and Emmy Award, 1991, all outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Golden Globe awards, 1990 and 1991, and Golden Globe Award nominations, 1992 and 1993, all best performance by an actress in a television seriescomedy/musical, all for Cheers; People's Choice Award, favorite television performer, 1991; Emmy Award, outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or special, 1994, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1995, both for David's Mother; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1995; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or special, 1997, for Mario Puzo's The Last Don; Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1997, for Suddenly; People's Choice Award, favorite female performer in a new television series, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Golden Globe nomination, best performance by an actress in a television seriescomedy/musical, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series, all 1998, for Veronica's Closet.


Television Appearances; Series:

Casey Collins, Masquerade, ABC, 19831984.

Rebecca Howe, Cheers, NBC, 19871993.

Veronica "Ronnie" Chase Anderson, Veronica's Closet, NBC, 19972000, USA Network, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Virgilia Hazard, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Virgilia Hazard Grady, "North and South: Book II" (also known as "North and South II"), ABC Novels for Television, ABC, 1986.

Rose Marie Clericuzio, Mario Puzo's The Last Don (also known as The Last Don ), CBS, 1997.

Rose Marie Clericuzio, Mario Puzo's The Last Don II (also known as The Last Don II ), CBS, 1998.

Elsie Persig, Blonde (also known as Marilyn Monroe ), CBS, 2001.

Ann Putnam, Salem Witch Trials, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Patrice Cantwell, Sins of the Past (also known as Forbidden Secrets ), ABC, 1984.

Gloria Steinem, A Bunny's Tale, ABC, 1985.

Jamie Harrison, The Prince of Bel Air, ABC, 1986.

Maggie Carter, Stark: Mirror Image (also known as Stark II ), CBS, 1986.

Ellie Donato, Infidelity, ABC, 1987.

Sally Goodson, David's Mother, CBS, 1994.

Gloria Goodman, Radiant City, ABC, 1996.

Marty Doyle, Suddenly (also known as An Urban Legend and When Somebody Loves You ), ABC, 1996.

Dr. Katherine Lewis/The Tooth Fairy, "Toothless," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997.

Donna Lee Shelby Thornton, Profoundly Normal (also known as Le droit a la difference ), CBS, 2003.

Brenda Geck, Family Sins, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Mickey's 60th Birthday Special," The Magical World of Disney, NBC, 1988.

Herself and Rebecca Howe, Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration (also known as Cheers: 200th Anniversary Special ), NBC, 1990.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 28th Anniversary Special, NBC, 1990.

Cutting Edge with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1990.

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special ), ABC, 1990.

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey, PBS, 1991.

Victory and Valor: A Special Olympics AllStar Celebration (also known as The International Special Olympics AllStar Gala ), ABC, 1991.

The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1992.

Host, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1993.

Herself and Rebecca Howe, Last Call! A Cheers Celebration (also known as Cheers: Last Call! ), NBC, 1993.

Seven Deadly Sins: An MTV News Special Report, MTV, 1993.

What Is This Thing Called Love? (also known as The Barbara Walters Special ), ABC, 1993.

Host, The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic, ABC, 1994.

Herself, Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994.

Narrator, Annie, and voices of duck and cat, Peter and the Wolf, ABC, 1996.

Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry, Comedy Central, 1997.

Herself, Inside Scientology, Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler, NBC, 1999.

Herself, Great Women of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television and Radio Special, NBC, 2003.

Also appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Tow Heads.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1990.

Host, The Movie Awards, CBS, 1991.

The Fifth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991.

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991.

Host, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

The AFI Salute to Sidney Poitier (also known as The 20th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award ), NBC, 1992.

Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994.

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1996.

The 10th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1997.

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1998.

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Contestant, Match Game PM, syndicated, 1979.

Contestant, Password Plus, NBC, 1980.

Mrs. Marion Stevens, "Don't Take My Wife, Please," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.

Angelica, "Out of the Night," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1985.

Jane L., "The Legendary Billy B.," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1987.

Host, Friday Night Videos, NBC, 1989.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1989, 1990.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1989, 1993.

Flesh 'n Blood, NBC, 1991.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL ), NBC, 1991, 1993.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1993.

Rebecca Howe, "I Love Brian," Wings, NBC, 1993.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993, 1994 (multiple episodes), 1996, 1997.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Dahlia, "Breaking the Rules," Ink, CBS, 1997.

Guest, The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998.

Herself, Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Kathy Najimy, Lifetime, 2000.

Dr. Trish, "The End of the Innocence: Part 1," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Herself, Kirstie Alley: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Herself, TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Noreen Raab (some sources cite Noreen Robb), "Risen," Without a Trace, CBS, 2004.

Also panelist for The List, VH1.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

"Draggin' Lady" (a trucker), Highway Honeys, NBC, 1983.

Casey Collins, Masquerade, ABC, 1983.

Appeared as Mike's agent in the unaired pilot for Glory Days, The WB.

Television Producer; Series:

Veronica's Closet, NBC, 19972000, USA Network, 2000.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Suddenly (also known as An Urban Legend and When Somebody Loves You ), ABC, 1996.

Profoundly Normal (also known as Le droit a la difference ), CBS, 2003.

Film Appearances:

One More Chance, Cannon, 1981.

Lieutenant Saavik, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (also known as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ), Paramount, 1982, new edition released as Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanThe Director's Edition, 2002.

Barbara, The Champions, Embassy, 1984.

Claire Simpson, Blind Date (also known as Deadly Seduction ), New Line Cinema, 1984.

Jackie Rogers, Runaway, TriStar, 1984.

Robin Elizabeth Bishop, Summer School, Paramount, 1987.

Sarah Renell, Shoot to Kill (also known as Deadly Pursuit and Mountain King ), Buena Vista, 1988.

(Uncredited) She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988.

Joyce Palmer, Loverboy, TriStar, 1989.

Mollie, Look Who's Talking (also known as Daddy's Home ), TriStar, 1989.

Jessie Bannister, Madhouse, Orion, 1990.

Marjorie Turner, Sibling Rivalry, Columbia, 1990.

Mollie Ubriacco, Look Who's Talking Too, TriStar, 1990.

Mollie Ubriacco, Look Who's Talking Now (also known as Look Who's Talking 3 ), TriStar, 1993.

Diane Barrows, It Takes Two (also known as Double Trouble, Me and My Shadow, and Tradezees ), Warner Bros., 1995.

Dr. Susan Verner, Village of the Damned (also known as John Carpenter's Village of the Damned ), Universal, 1995.

Joey's mother, Sticks and Stones (also known as Three Blind Mice ), Hallmark Entertainment, 1996.

(Uncredited) Herself, Orientation: A Scientology Information Film, 1996.

Caroline Sexton, For Richer or Poorer, Universal, 1997.

Joan, Deconstructing Harry, Fine Line, 1997.

McGill, Nevada, Storm Entertainment, 1997.

Diane Highland, The Mao Game, 1999.

Gladys Leeman, Drop Dead Gorgeous (also known as Gnadenlos schoen ), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Perfume, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Gloria Beaumont, Back by Midnight, 2002.

Also appeared in Mountain King, Buena Vista.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Nevada, Storm Entertainment, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Margaret "Maggie the Cat" Pollitt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1983.

Also appeared in Answers.



Herself, Time Out: The Truth about HIV, AIDS, and You, 1992.

Vanessa Bartholomew (a reporter), Three Chains o' Gold, Warner Reprise Video, 1995.


Vanessa Bartholomew (a reporter), "Three Chains o' Gold," Symbol (also known as O (+), by Prince and the NPG, 1992.



Entertainment Weekly, June 25, 1993, p. 48.

New York Daily News, October 21, 1990.

Parade, September 28, 1997, p. 15.

People Weekly, July 26, 1982, p. 43; November 30, 1987, p. 122; October 29, 1990, p. 82.

Playboy, January, 1999, pp. 17475, 190, 23839.

Radio Times, September 5, 1998, p. 15.

Redbook, December, 1996, pp. 8487, 130.

Saturday Evening Post, January/February, 1990, p. 42.

Time, September 29, 1997, p. 84.

TV Guide, November 14, 1987, p. 8.

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