At 71 years old, Kirstie Alley has this physical status:
Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951) is an American actress and spokesmodel. She first came to fame in 1982, playing Saavik in the science fiction film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Alley appeared on NBC sitcom Cheers (1987-1993), winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991 for the role.
She appeared on Veronica's Closet from 1997 to 2000, receiving additional Emmy and Golden Globe accolades.
Alley was a member of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995. Alley has appeared in many films, including Summer School (1987), Shoot to Kill (1988), Look Who's Talking (1990) and its two sequels (1990-93), Deconstructing Harry, For Richer or Poorer (both 1995), and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).
In 1994, she received her second Emmy Award for her documentary David's Mother. Alley received a second Emmy Award for her role in the crime drama series The Last Don.
In 2005, she appeared on Showtime's Fat Actress in a fictionalized version of herself.
She appeared on Kirstie Alley's Big Life (2010) later in life and was a contestant on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars (2011–12), finishing in second place.
In 2013, she returned to acting on the title role on the sitcom Kirstie, and in 2016, she appeared in the Fox comedy horror film Scream Queens for the second season.
Alley was runner-up on season 22 of the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2018.
Kirstie Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Robert Deal Alley, who owned a lumber store, and Lillian Alley. Colette and Craig are two of her siblings. Alley attended Wichita Southeast High School, graduating in 1969. She attended Kansas State University but dropped out after her sophomore year. Alley appeared as a contestant on the game show Match Game in 1979 after heading to Los Angeles to study Scientology and work as an interior designer. She won $500 in the first round and $5500 in the second round. In 1980, she appeared on the game show Password Plus. On both shows, she described her work as an interior designer. In 1981, an auto accident involving a drunk driver killed her mother and left her father seriously injured.
Alley was married from 1970 to 1977, and Bob Alley, who ostensibly had the same name as her father. Parker Stevenson, a writer from Alley, married actor Parker Stevenson on December 22, 1983. Following a miscarriage, the couple adopted son William one week after his birth on October 5, 1992, and 1995 adopted daughter Lillie. In 1997, the couple's union came to an end. Alley became a grandmother in 2016 after her son William had a son of his own.
Alley built the Mitchell Cottage, formerly the Islesboro Inn, from 1991 to 2020.
Alley gained 75 pounds (34 kilogram) while working as a Jenny Craig spokesperson from 2004 to 2007, bringing her total weight down to 145 pounds (66 kg).
She told People magazine in May 2009 that she gained 83 pounds (38 kg) and weighed as much as 228 pounds (103 kg) after parting with Jenny Craig.
Alley wrote: "Please Google Mr. Roger Friedman," Alley wrote in March 2010 after gossip blogger Roger Friedman suggested a link between her Organic Liaison weight loss device and Scientology's Church of Scientology. He is disseminating lies about me and my new company. You'll see how he came from Fox and why he was fired. Mr. Attorney will call Mr. Friedman's Attorney tomorrow, according to him. . . With my company, Mr. Friedman is treading on thin LIBELOUS ice.
Alley announced in September 2011 that she had shed 100 pounds (45 kg) using Organic Liaison, a company that had started in 2010. She was the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging false advertising in 2012; the suit argued that her weight loss resulted from exercise, not organic Liaison products. She settled the case in 2013, deciding to omit the word "Proven Products" from packaging, releasing a disclaimer on the brand's website that it is a "calorie-based weight loss product," and paying $130,000 in settlement.
Jenny Craig reunited as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig in April 2014; Jenny Craig's parent company bought the Organic Liaison product line, which was then integrated into Jenny Craig's product line. Alley lost 50 pounds (23 kg) in January 2015 after starting the Jenny Craig weight loss program again.
Alley was born as a Methodist but became a member of the Church of Scientology in 1979. Alley confessed to a cocaine use before becoming a Scientologist and sought to resolve her dependency with Narconon, a Scientology-affiliated drug therapy service. She has maintained her Scientology education and had recently attained the level of OT VII (Operating Thetan Level 7).
Lisa Marie Presley, a retired Scientologist, bought a 5,200 sq ft (480 m2) waterfront home in May 2000 for $1.5 million. The house is in Clearwater, Florida, the Church of Scientology's spiritual capital. Alley donated $5 million to the Church of St. John Paul in 2007.
Alley tweeted in August that she would not be supporting Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential nomination, and that on April 8, 2016, she tweeted her support for Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. Alley withdrew her support for Trump on October 8, 2016.
In October 2020, she said she had voted for Trump in 2016 and that she'd return to vote again in 2020 because "he's not a politician." In the 2020 United States Senate election in Michigan, she also endorsed John James.
Alley, who had stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, greeted the protesters who had stormed the Capitol. Although sometimes it was necessary, she tweeted "war sucks" but asked people to leave because they were in danger, she said, "never sucks."
Alley made her film debut in 1982 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, playing the Vulcan Starfleet officer Lieutenant Saavik, but chose not to reprise that role in the next two sequels, later saying she was offered less money than for Star Trek II. In the years following, she starred in a number of smaller films, including One More Chance, Blind Date and Runaway. In 1985, she played Virgilia Hazard in the ABC miniseries North and South, books I and II.
In 1987, Alley starred alongside Mark Harmon in the comedy film Summer School. The film was a box office success, grossing over $35 million in the United States. Later that year she joined the cast of NBC sitcom Cheers, replacing Shelley Long and remaining with the show until its eleventh and final season. In 1989, Alley starred with John Travolta in Look Who's Talking. The film grossed over $295 million worldwide. They then went on to make two other films centered on the same theme, Look Who's Talking Too and Look Who's Talking Now!
Alley has won two Emmy Awards. After two nominations for her work on Cheers, in 1988 and 1990, she won for her third, in 1991. She earned her second for the 1994 television film David's Mother. For her contributions to the film industry, Alley received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in 1995.
From 1997 to 2000, Alley played the title character in the NBC sitcom Veronica's Closet, as well as serving as executive producer on the show. She served as the spokesperson for Pier One from 2000 to 2004, and for Jenny Craig from 2005 to 2008.
TV Land aired a sitcom that centered on Alley as a Broadway star and a new parent. It was titled Kirstie, and reunited her with former Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman and Seinfeld star Michael Richards. The series premiered on December 4, 2013, and ran for one season before it was canceled, five months after ending its freshman run.
In February 2011, Alley was announced as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Their first dance, a cha-cha-cha, earned them the second-highest score, 23 points of a possible 30. In May, Alley and Chmerkovskiy performed their final dance, also a cha-cha-cha, which earned them a perfect score of 30 out of 30. Alley finished the competition in second place, behind NFL Super Bowl champion Hines Ward. She also took part in the 15th season of Dancing with the Stars for a second chance to win the mirrorball trophy again with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. They were the seventh couple eliminated from the competition.
In 2022, Alley competed in season seven of The Masked Singer as "Baby Mammoth" of Team Cuddly.
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Look who’s attesting to John Travolta’s heterosexuality! In an interview on Dan Wootton’s podcast, Kirstie Alley revealed that she and the Grease star fell in love with each other while filming Look Who’s Talking. Video: John Busts A Move To Celebrate Grease’s 40th Anniversary! The two costars never physically acted on it, but Alley considers their emotional affair to be more scandalous than if it were physical. She explained:
“It wasn’t a sexual relationship because I’m not going to cheat on my husband. But, you know I think there are things that are way worse than sexual relationships, than cheating on someone that way because I consider what I did even worse because I actually let myself fall in love with him and stay in love with him for a long time.”
Kirstie Alley gives good reality TV! The Veronica’s Closet star seemed a left field choice for the controversy-centered season of Celebrity Big Brother, but it’s paying off! Not only are her housemates not-so-subtly digging for Scientology scoops, they’re also now asking about her Hollywood love affairs — or near-misses anyway! Related: Stormy Daniels Bailed On CBB Hours Before Filming Began! She said during filming of North And South, she was WAY into Patrick Swayze but never tried anything because they were both married at the time:
“I loved him and wished we could have had an affair. But I am a strong believer in fidelity.”