Kristy McNichol

Inside Biography

The winner of the 2 Emmy Awards, Kristy McNichol is a retired American actress. In her acting career of 28 years.

McNichol appeared in numerous movies and TV series while her extensive fame includes her appearances in films such as Little DarlingsOnly When I Laugh and TV series like Empty Nest and Family.

Early Life

McNichol was born Christina Ann McNichol on September 11, 1962, in  Los Angeles, California. As of 2018, McNichol is aged 56.     

Her father Jim McNichol is of Irish descent while her mother Carolyn Lucas is Lebanese.  At the age of 3, Kristy McNichol's parents divorced and she was raised by her mother alongside her siblings Jimmy McNichol, Jennifer Lucas, and Thomas McNichol.  

Education Of Kristy McNichol  

The North Hollywood High School attendant, Kristy's other ancestry includes German, Scottish, Walloon-Belgian, and English.

Kristy holds American citizenship and is of mixed ethnicity. Her birth sign is Virgo and people in this zodiac sign tend to be very smart, modest, and capable.

In her early career, Kristy McNichol appeared in commercials alongside her brother Jimmy followed by her appearances in the TV series Love, American Style (1974) and Apple's Way (1974-1975).

Early Career

Then in 1976, Kristy got her major breakthrough as she portrayed  Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence in the television drama series Family (1976–1980); the series earned her 2 Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series. 

McNichol soon became the star of the era and made her notable appearances on talk shows such as The Mike Douglas Show and Dinah!.

Famous Flims

In 1978,  her acclaimed role in the TV movie, Summer of My German Soldier became the gateway to her film career and her striking feature in the black comedy, The End.

Then, she appeared in numerous films like Little Darlings (1980), Only When I Laugh (1981), The Pirate Movie (1982), Women of Valor (1986),  and Two Moon Junction (1988). While her major TV series appearances include Empty Nest (1985-1995),  and The Golden Girls (1991-1992).

Nominated for a Golden Globe Award 

For her role in Only When I Laugh, Kristy was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress followed by her nomination for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress in The Pirate Movie.

In June 2001, Kristy made the public announcement of her retirement from acting. Currently, as of 2018, she works as a teacher in LA while forging up her charity works.

Net Worth

After her retirement from acting, Kristy is involved in charity work and teaches at a private school in Los Angeles. But with her decent earnings from her acting career, she enjoys a luxurious lifestyle.

Although some sources reported her fortune to be around $7 million in the 2010s; the Celebrity Net Worth estimated net worth at $4 million in 2022. After retirement from acting in 2001, she taught in acting schools & devoted her time to charity works.

Salary and Earnings Details

Though her current salary from her profession is yet to be disclosed, prior, she has been a part of many successful movies and used to charge thousands of dollars for her appearance,

Here is the list of McNichol's movie box office collection:

Year Film Box Office Collection
1977 Black Sunday $15.8 million
1981 Only When I Laugh $25.52 million
1982 The Pirate Movie $9 million
1988 Two Moon Junction $1.5 million

Kristy. as of 2018, lives in a lavish house in Los Angeles and drives around in her luxurious cars which include a Jaguar, a BMW, a Honda, and a Fiat Spider.   

Relationship Status

Over the years, Kristy McNichol's relationship and her personal life were a mystery until she came out as a lesbian in 2012.

Reportedly, McNichol's decided to open up about her sexuality in order to try to help kids who are being bullied because of their sexuality.

Friend Of Elisabeth Brooks

For over more than 2 and a half decades, McNichol is living with her girlfriend/partner Martie Allen. The couple started dating in the early 1990s.  No reports on their marriage are out.

McNichol is longtime friends with Canadian actress Elisabeth Brooks and American actress Kari Michaelsen.

She is not active on social media.

Height And Body Measurement  

  • Height-Kristy stands at the height of 5ft 4 inches tall
  • Eye Color- Brown
  • Hair Color- Regular Brown
  • Weight- 53 kg (2018). 

by chandra, 21 Aug, 2022

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