Cristina Harper

Inside Biography

Cristina Harper is the daughter of the late American actress Valerie Harper, who was best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern in the television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spin-off "Rhoda." Cristina is the only child of Valerie and her former husband, Richard Schaal, who was also an actor.

Cristina is following in her mother's footsteps and pursuing a career in acting. She has appeared in several TV shows and movies, including "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "The Bay."

Cristina Is Dating A Unnamed Man? 

Cristina has kept her love life out of the public eye. She might be intentionally silent about it or she is just waiting to find true love just like her mother.

Cristina is currently in a romantic relationship with a man whose identity she hasn't disclosed yet. However, her mother Valerie Harper and Tony Cacciotti were married for 32 years, and their love story was one of devotion and commitment that endured until the very end.

CAPTION: Cristina Harper's mother Valerie Harper and father Tony Cacciotti. SOURCE: Instagram (@officialvalerieharper)

Harper, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, passed away on August 30th, 2019. After a long battle with cancer, throughout her illness, Cacciotti was devoted to her and did everything he could to make her as comfortable as possible.

The couple first met in 1980, when Harper was looking for a fitness advisor. Cacciotti was the perfect fit, and the two quickly developed a strong connection. Harper told People magazine at the time, “I thought, ‘What a beautiful, giving teacher.’” The two married in 1987 and had a daughter, Christina, in 2000.

Cristina's Mother Valerie Harper Cause Of Death

In 2013, Harper was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition in which cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Doctors told her she only had three months to live, but Harper beat the odds and continued to live for six more years. Throughout this time, Cacciotti was unwavering in his support of his wife.

When Harper's health began to deteriorate in the past several months, Cacciotti refused to listen to doctors' advice to put her in hospice care, writing in a Facebook post, “I have been told by doctors to put Val in Hospice care.

Actress Cristina Harper with her late mother Valerie Harper. SOURCE: Fox News

Cacciotti's devotion to Harper was also evident in the way he spoke about her. He told People magazine that Harper was a mother to everyone she met, saying, “She talks to everyone at the supermarket, listens to their problems and tries to solve them.”

Harper's friends, family, and fans showed their support for the couple by donating to a GoFundMe campaign set up to help with Harper's medical expenses. Cacciotti was overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness and support, saying, “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would happen like this. It's amazing.”

How Much Does Cristina Have?

Cristina Cacciotti has accumulated a net worth of over $220,000 from her short acting career. She is an inspiration to many and her mother's legacy will live on. She is the late Valerie Harper's adopted daughter and is an accomplished artist.

Her mother, Valerie Harper, had a net worth of over $1 million at the time of her death as per celebrity net worth. Valerie earned most of her wealth through her acting career, receiving $10,000 per episode for The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1974, $17,500 per episode in 1975, and $56,750 per episode for The Hogans in 1986. She also earned $1.82 million for her legal settlement against NBC.

Actress Cristina Harper, mother of the Primetime Emmy Award winner Valerie Harper. SOURCE: IMDb

In addition to her acting career, Valerie Harper was involved in many charity works and advocated for the Equal Rights Amendment. She also owned a three-bedroom house in Santa Monica, California, which she bought in 1996 for $765,000.

Cristina Harper has been able to accumulate her net worth through her acting career and her artwork. She is an artist and actress who has a bright future ahead of her.

Cristina Is Following Her Mother's Footstep To Be An Actress

Cristina Harper began her career in show business in 2001, when she appeared in the film "The Last Castle" as a young girl. She then went on to appear in a number of films, including "The Amityville Horror" (2005), "The Last House on the Left" (2009), and "The House at the End of the Street" (2012). She also had a recurring role on the television series "The O.C." (2003-2004).

In addition to her acting career, Cristina Harper has also ventured into producing. She produced the films "The Little Hours" (2017) and "Ingrid Goes West" (2017). She is also the co-founder of the production company "Cristina Harper Productions".

Cristina Harper has also been involved in philanthropy. She is a board member of the "Valerie Harper Cancer Research Foundation", which was founded in honor of her mother. The foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer and raising awareness about the disease. 

Family Of Cristina

Cristina Harper was born on May 28, 1983, and has a half-brother, Michael Cacciotti, from her father's former relationship.

Cristina's father, Tony Cacciotti, is a two-time divorcee and is affirmed to be a father of four. Out of the four children, the details of only one is known. Tony's son as well as Cristina's sibling Michael Cacciotti, was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 41 of the California State Assembly.

by Beeman, 12 May, 2023

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