Martie Allen

Inside Biography

Martie Allen is a TV personality who is famous as the partner of the popular American singer Kristy McNichol. Kristy is also a former actress most known for her roles in the TV drama series titled “Family”, Angel in the movie “Little Darlings” and Polly in the movie “Only When I Laugh.”

Putting an end to the years of speculations, she came out in 2012 and introduced her longtime girlfriend Allen to the world. The couple quickly became an inspiration for the LGBTQ community. 

What Is Martie Allen Age? Early Life & Parents 

Kristy McNichol's husband Martie Allen was born in January 1960, in the United States of America, under the zodiac sign Capricorn. As of 2023, she is 63 years old. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the White American ethnicity.  

Allen has never talked about her parents with the media. At the moment, the information including her early life, family, siblings, and educational background is not available.

Who Is Martie Allen's Partner? Relationship & Dating

Martie Allen has been in a relationship with Kristy McNichol since 1991 but they are not married till this date. They started dating and eventually got married. Since Kristy was not out, the pair kept their relationship a secret.

In the year 2012, Kristy revealed that she is a lesbian, and has been living with her partner Allen for almost two decades. She finally came out in the hope that her revelation would help other young people who are bullied because of their sexuality.

Martie Allen's partner Kristy McNichol. SOURCE: YouTube @Famous Biographies

The romantic pair Martie and Kristy share a beautiful relationship and while talking about her home life the former actress stated:

This phase of my life is so good. My home life is happy and serene. I love singing. I also enjoy traveling and seeing the world. One of my favorite stops is Hawaii. I like everything about it and may eventually move there part-time.

Short Bio Of Kristy McNichol

Martie Allen's partner Kristy McNichol was born on 11th Sep 1962, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Jim McNichol (father) and Carolyn McNichol Lucas (mother). She is an actress who is also known as a comedian, producer, and singer. She has appeared in many movies and TV shows in her career.

Kristy's notable film works include Mother of the Bride, Baby of the Bride, Children of the Babe, The Forgotten One, Two Moon Junction, You Can't Hurry Love, Women of Valor, Dream Lover, and Just the Way You Are. She has also worked in TV series such as Invasion America, Extreme Ghostbusters, The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, Starsky & Hutch, ABC Afterschool Special, The Love Boat, and Family.

Kristy won two Emmy Awards in 1977 and 1979 for Family, People's Choice Award for Favorite Young Motion Picture Actress, and Young Artist Award for Only When I Laugh. Her breakout role in the TV series also earned her worldwide fame. He retired from acting in 2001.

How Much Is Martie Allen's Net Worth? Earnings & Riches 

Kristy McNichol's partner Martie Allen's exact amount of wealth is still under review. As per some online, she is reported to have a net worth of $1 Million in 2023. She might have earned a decent amount of salary from her movies and TV shows but has been disclosed.

On the other hand, Martie's partner Kristy McNichol has a net worth of $7 million at present as per The Richest. As per Celebrity Net Worth, she is worth $4 million collected by her career.  

Allen was briefly involved in movies and TV work in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1988, the actress was paid $15,000 from the most hit TV series Family, in which she appeared as Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence. In 1977, she received $7.5k from the same project. 

In the year 1980, the actress was cast in the teen comedy-drama movie Little Darling which became an instant hit at the box office grossing over $36 million worldwide. In the movie, she shared the screen alongside Armand Assante and Nicolas Coster.  Her other career highlights are:



Box Office Collection

The End

$3 million


Little Darlings

$5.3 million


The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

$7.5 million

$14 million

The Pirate Movie

A$6 million

(US$5.9 million)

US$9 million

Allen in Feb 1992 put her duplex up for sale at $975,000. The house is nestled in Los Angeles. The ranch-style, 3,000-square-foot-plus home was originally built in the 1950s and it features four bedrooms, a tennis court,  a guest house, a pool, and a spa and sauna. 

Career Highlights - Movies & TV Series Of Martie Allen

Allen was interested in acting at first and she was also an aspiring singer. However, circumstances led her to work in the business field. She came to the limelight in 2012, after her partner introduced her to the world, but nothing much is revealed about her.  

On the other hand, McNichol is a former actress, singer, producer, and comedian. She first appeared in commercials and later on appeared as a guest in other different series entitled “Starsky & Hutch”, “The Bionic Woman”, “Love American Style’’ and “The Love Boat."

In the year 1976, Allen was also cast as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence in the television drama series named “Family” for which she gained two Emmy Awards for the role of Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series. 

Kristy McNichol's partner is Martie Allen.  SOURCE: YouTube @Celeb Critics

Kristy McNichol starred alongside Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, and Burl Ives in Two Moon Junction. The American erotic thriller film released in 1988 earned $1,547,397 at the box officeHer last on-screen work was Invasion America where she played the role of Sgt. Angela "Angie" Romar along with Mikey Kelley, Lorenzo Lamas, Tony Jay, Edward Albert, and Leonard Nimoy

In June 2001, McNichol announced her retirement from acting.

A lot of people have wondered what I've been up to. I retired from my career after 24 years. My feeling was that it was time to play my biggest part – myself! I must say that it has been the best thing that ever happened to me. So many fans are disappointed that I'm not currently acting; however, some may not realize that the process I'm in at this time is necessary and vital for my personal happiness and well-being

As of now, Martie has vanished from the mainstream. She is also less active on social media which is why it becomes much hard to trace out much about her current activities. 



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by ab-niranjan, 19 Aug, 2021

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