Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

  • Highest Rated: 100% Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
  • Birthday: Jan 12, 1951
  • 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

9% Accidental Love Aunt Rita 2015
25% 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
46% Drop Dead Gorgeous Gladys Leeman 1999
No Score Yet Nevada McGill 1998
No Score Yet Last Don II Actor 1998
73% Deconstructing Harry Joan 1997
14% 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
14% 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
59% Look Who's Talking Mollie 1989
44% Loverboy Joyce Palmer 1989
100% Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) Sarah Rennell 1988
40% She's Having a Baby Actor 1988
62% 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
87% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Saavik 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
38% Flaked
2016-2017
Jackie
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
75% Scream Queens
2015-2016
C.U.R.E. Institute Administrator
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Middle
2009-2018
Pam Staggs
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Appearing Maddie
  • 2014
  • 2013
35% Kirstie
2013-2014
Madison "Maddie" Banks Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
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 The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Herself
  • 2006
No Score Yet Fat Actress
2005
Screenwriter Executive Producer Kirstie
  • 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Noreen Raab
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Dr. Trish
  • 2001
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
Executive Producer Veronica Chase
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
38% Ink
1996-1997
Dahlia
  • 1997
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Rebecca Howe
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Rebecca Howe
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984

QUOTES FROM Kirstie Alley CHARACTERS

Denise Green
Whatever that files says... its a lie.
Robin Bishop History Teacher
Do you all think you could concentrate on some obscene gestures once in a while?
Freddy Shoop
I'm going to Hawaii.
Mr. Dearadorian
Thats alright, these aren't real students.
Robin Bishop History Teacher
Why am I here, Oh, thumbtacks.
Robin Bishop History Teacher
I have seen some your students, very scarry.
Freddy Shoop
I noticed you're not wearing a wedding ring.
Freddy Shoop
I'm in love again. (after seeing Robin)
Freddy Shoop
I'm in love again. [after seeing Robin]
Jerome Watkins
I recommend this time... I pass.