Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

Highest Rated: 100% Deadly Pursuit (1988)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 12, 1951

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA

The downward drift in Kirstie Alley's career - some cynics would say, her physiognomy - was never more evident than when she starred in the cable TV series, "Fat Actress" (Showtime, 2005). The one-time sexy starlet, who had skyrocketed to fame by first playing Lt. Saavik in the classic film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), followed by successfully replacing Shelley Long as the neurotic but sympathetic barkeeper Rebecca Howe on the long-running hit TV sitcom "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993), was now reduced to playing herself: an overweight, aging actress trying to revive her Hollywood career. It was a bold move on Alley's part to put her all-too-obvious weaknesses on TV for the world to see. The problem was, nobody wanted to see it. "Fat Actress" was panned by critics and cancelled after just one season. To her credit Alley - a convert to the controversial religion of Scientology - did what she always did when faced with adversity - including drug addiction and divorce - she shrugged it off and prospered, signing a lucrative deal to be a spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program. It was this reliability to the common woman - to say nothing of her incredible self-deprecating humor - which solidified her appeal to fans and a press which now forgave her anything.

Highest rated movies

Deadly Pursuit
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Deconstructing Harry
Look Who's Talking Summer School Drop Dead Gorgeous
Runaway
Loverboy

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
9% 15% Accidental Love Aunt Rita (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 29% Baby Sellers Carla Huxley (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% Write & Wrong Byrdie Langdon (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet While I Was Gone Jo Beckett (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 64% Family Sins Brenda Geck (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 100% Profoundly Normal Donna Lee Shelby Thornton (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2003
No Score Yet 46% Salem Witch Trials Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 46% Back by Midnight Gloria Beaumont (Character) - 2002
46% 75% Drop Dead Gorgeous Gladys Leeman (Character) $10.6M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mao Game Diane Highland (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 22% Nevada McGill (Character) - 1997
14% 46% For Richer or Poorer Caroline Sexton (Character) $31.6M 1997
No Score Yet 51% Toothless Dr. Katherine Lewis (Character) - 1997
73% 82% Deconstructing Harry Joan (Character) $10.7M 1997
No Score Yet 81% The Last Don Rose Marie Clericuzio (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 71% Peter and the Wolf Annie / Bird / Duck / Cat (Voice) - 1996
No Score Yet 82% Sticks and Stones Joey's Mom (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Radiant City Gloria Goodman (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Marty Doyle (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1996
30% 27% Village of the Damned Dr. Susan Verner (Character) $8.6M 1995
8% 60% It Takes Two Diane Barrows (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 62% David's Mother Sally Goodson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Sally Goodson (Character) - 1994
0% 29% Look Who's Talking Now Mollie Ubriacco (Character) $9.4M 1993
0% 45% Madhouse Jessie Bannister (Character) $20.3M 1990
13% 32% Look Who's Talking Too Mollie (Character) $44.2M 1990
20% 29% Sibling Rivalry Marjorie Turner (Character) $16.8M 1990
44% 56% Loverboy Dr. Joyce Palmer (Character) $3.9M 1989
56% 47% Look Who's Talking Mollie (Character) $137.0M 1989
100% 64% Deadly Pursuit Sarah Rennell (Character) $29.3M 1988
56% 58% Summer School Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop (Character) $33.3M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Infidelity Ellie Denato (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 27% Prince of Bel Air Jamie Harrison (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stark: Mirror Image Maggie Carter (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 56% A Bunny's Tale Gloria Steinem (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 43% Blind Date Claire Simpson (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% Champions Barbara (Character) - 1984
45% 32% Runaway Jackie (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of the Past Patrice Cantwell (Character) - 1984
86% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Lieutenant Saavik (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Chance Sheila (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem Witch Trials Ann Putnam (Character) - 0000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2020
No Score Yet 79% The Goldbergs Susie Goodman (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Big Brother Self 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2010 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2013 2017
77% 75% Scream Queens Nurse Hoffel (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010 2014-2016
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013 2015
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Pam Staggs (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Maddie Banks (Guest Star) 2013-2014
35% 40% Kirstie Madison "Maddie" Banks (Character),
Executive Producer
2013-2014
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2011-2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kirstie Alley's Big Life Executive Producer,
Self
2010
33% 100% The Marriage Ref Guest 2010
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fat Actress Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Veronica "Ronnie" Chase (Character) 1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Don II Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Don Unknown (Character) 1997
44% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
87% 93% Cheers Rebecca Howe (Character) 1987-1993
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1991 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1985 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Virgilia Hazard (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South Virgilia Hazard (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masquerade Casey Collins (Character) 1983-1984