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Kirstie Alley

Lowest Rated:   0% Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
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Birthplace:   Wichita, Kansas, USA
Versatile American actress Kirstie Alley has found success in feature films, but is still best known for her portrayal of neurotic Rebecca Howe during the latter years of the television series Cheers. Noted for her unusual beauty, thick, chestnut-colored hair, and whiskey voice, Alley studied drama in her native Kansas and then became an interior decorator. For a while, she went through a wild and crazy phase in which she abused cocaine and hung out with bikers, but when the lifestyle got old, Alley moved to California, underwent drug rehabilitation, and became a devout Scientologist. She made her feature-film debut playing Savic, a Vulcan student of Mr. Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and then played a major role in the television miniseries North and South, but she did not become a real star until she was selected to replace Shelly Long in Cheers in the late '80s. Though the role of Rebecca marked Alley as a comedienne, she is also a talented dramatic actress as she demonstrated in the 1988 outdoor thriller Shoot to Kill. In 1989, Alley had her first box-office hit with Look Who's Talking; that coupled with Cheers made her one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood and the winner of Emmys, a People's Choice award, and a Golden Globe for Look Who's Talking. With the demise of Cheers, Alley's career became more sporadic and the quality of her films uneven. In the fall of 1997, Alley starred in the NBC prime time sitcom Veronica's Closet.Alley would appear in a handful of TV movies over the next few years, like Family Sins, While I Was Gone, Write and Wrong, and The Minister of Divine. Alley would also find her name in the news for less than glamorous reasons, as she gained a noticeable amount of weight in the early 2000's. Happy to capitalize on the press, Alley soon starred in a comedy series in 2005 called Fat Actress, in which she played a fictionalized version of herself, a la Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Alley then moved from pseudo-reality to actual reality, starring in a candid reality show about herself called Kirstie Alley's Big Life in 2010. Along the same lines, Alley competed on the reality show Dancing with the Stars the following year.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
6% Accidental Love
  • Aunt Rita
2015
14% Syrup
  • Herself
$656 2013
No Score Yet Baby Sellers
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Write & Wrong
  • Birdie Langdon
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet While I Was Gone
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Family Sins
  • Brenda Geck
2004
No Score Yet Salem Witch Trials
  • Ann Putnam
2003
No Score Yet Profoundly Normal
  • Executive Producer
  • Donna Thornton
2003
No Score Yet Back by Midnight
  • Gloria Beaumont
2002
No Score Yet Blonde
  • Actor
2001
44% Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Gladys Leeman
1999
No Score Yet Nevada
  • McGill
1998
No Score Yet Last Don II
  • Actor
1998
71% Deconstructing Harry
  • Joan
1997
15% For Richer or Poorer
  • Caroline Sexton
1997
No Score Yet Toothless
  • Dr. Katherine Lewis
1997
No Score Yet The Last Don
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Coup de circuit
  • Joey's Mom
1997
No Score Yet Peter and the Wolf
  • Actor
1996
8% It Takes Two
  • Diane Barrows
1995
29% Village of the Damned
  • Dr. Susan Verner
1995
No Score Yet David's Mother
  • Sally Goodson
1994
0% Look Who's Talking Now
  • Mollie Ubriacco
1993
No Score Yet Cheers: Last Call!
  • Actor
1993
17% Look Who's Talking, Too
  • Mollie
1990
22% Sibling Rivalry
  • Marjorie Turner
1990
No Score Yet One More Chance
  • Sheila
1990
0% Madhouse
  • Jessie Bannister
1990
58% Look Who's Talking
  • Mollie
1989
44% Loverboy
  • Joyce Palmer
1989
100% Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit)
  • Sarah Rennell
1988
34% She's Having a Baby
  • Actor
1988
61% Summer School
  • Ms. Robin Elizabeth Bishop
1987
No Score Yet Prince of Bel Air
  • Jamie Harrison
1986
No Score Yet A Bunny's Tale
  • Gloria Steinem
1985
44% Runaway
  • Jackie
1984
No Score Yet Blind Date
  • Claire Simpson
1984
No Score Yet Champions
  • Barbara
1984
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Saavik
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
42% Flaked
2016
  • Jackie
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
76% Scream Queens
2015
  • C.U.R.E. Institute Administrator
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Pam Staggs
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Maddie
  • Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
35% Kirstie
2013-2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Madison "Maddie" Banks
  • Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member
  • Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet Fat Actress
2005
  • Executive Producer
  • Kirstie
  • Screenwriter
  • 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Noreen Raab
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Actor
  • Guest
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Rebecca Howe
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1985

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