Kristy McNichol Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Dec, 2018
Facts of Kristy McNichol
Date of Birth: 1962 , September-11
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Kristy McNichol
Birth Name Christina Ann McNichol
Father Jim McNichol
Mother Carolyn Lucas
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California.
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actress
Working For Retired in 2001
Net Worth $7 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Regular Brown
Tattoo(s) No
Famous for Little Darlings, Only When I Laugh, Empty Nest
Girlfriend Martie Allen
Married No
Children No
Education North Hollywood High School
Awards Emmy Award
TV Show Empty Nest, Family
Sisters Jennifer Lucas
Siblings Jimmy McNichol, Thomas McNichol
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The winner of 2 Emmy Awards, Kristy McNichol is a retired American actress. In her acting career of 28 years, McNichol appeared in the 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 And Education Of Kristy McNichol  

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 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.  

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 to this zodiac sign tend to be very smart, modest, and capable.

Kristy McNichol's Career

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

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!.

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).

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.

Kristy McNichol' Net Worth

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

As of November 2018, Kristy's estimated net worth is around $7 million. 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 drives around in her luxurious cars which include a Jaguar, a BMW, a Honda and a Fiat Spider.   

Kristy McNichol's Personal Life 

Over the years, Kristy McNichol's relationship and her personal life was 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.

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

CAPTION: Kristy McNichol revealed she was lesbian in 2012- Kristy and Martie SOURCE: Famous Fix

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).