Kirstie Alley Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, Death, Movies

Cheers actress, Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley Biography

Kirstie Alley was an actress, producer, model, and television personality from the United States who passed away on December 5th, 2022 from colon cancer. Kirstie was most known for her acting role on the NBC sitcom Cheers, which led her to win an Emmy Award as well as a Golden Globe award in 1991. From 1997 to 2000, Alley starred in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet, earning herself  additional Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.


How old is Kirstie Alley? – Age

The late actress was 71 years old at the time of her death. Kirstie’s date of birth was January 12, 1951, Wichita, Kansas, United States of America.

Kirstie Alley Parents and Siblings

Kirstie was born and raised in a family of five with her father being Robert Deal Alley, a lumber company owner, and mother, Lillian Alley. Her siblings are Colette Alley and Craig Alley. Unfortunately, in 1981, Lillian Alley was killed and her father seriously injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver.

Who was Kirstie Alley’s husband? – Marriage

During her high school days, Kirstie met a fellow student Bob Alley and the two fell in love. In 1970 the high school sweethearts got married until 1977 when they got divorced. Later on, Kirstie met a then Hardy Boys actor, Parker Stevenson while in a bar and had a crush on him. The pair married on December 22, 1983, making it Kirstie’s second marriage and Stevenson’s first. They went on to have two children but their marriage ended in 1997.

Kirstie Alley’s Children – Kids

As any other couple, Kirstie and Stevenson wanted kids and Kirstie became pregnant. However, she suffered a miscarriage. The couple decided to adopt and in October 1992, their son William True Stevenson joined the family. In 1995, daughter Lillie Price Stevenson joined the family too. In 2016, Alley became a fist-time grandmother to William’s son named Waylon Tripp Parker, and again in May 2021 after Lillie welcomed a child too, a son named Ripp Woodrow Graham.

Kirstie Alley with her children Lillie (L) and William True (R)
Kirstie Alley with her children Lillie (L) and William True (R)

Kirstie Alley House

Alley owned the Mitchell Cottage, formerly the Islesboro Inn, in Islesboro, Maine, from 1991 to 2020. She paid $1.5 million for a 5,200 sq. ft. (480 m2) waterfront mansion from former Scientologist Lisa Marie Presley in May 2000. The house is located in Clearwater, Florida, which serves as the Church of Scientology’s spiritual headquarters. Alley gave the Church $5 million in 2007.

Kirstie Alley Weight Journey

Alley began noticing that she was gaining weight in 1992 as she went through menopause. She worked for the American nutrition company Jenny Craig, that specializes in weight management as it’s spokesperson from 2004 to 2007. She weighed about 220 pounds by then and during this period Kirstie reported to have lost 75 pounds, bringing her weight down to 145 pounds. Speaking to People magazine in 2009, Kirstie revealed that she had gained 83 pounds since leaving Jenny Craig.

Kirsten started her own company known as Organic Liaison and in September 2011 she announced that she had lost 100 pounds after using products from Organic Liaison. However, she was sued in 2012 for false advertising in regards to weight loss using her company’s products. She settled the case the following year by paying a $130,000 settlement and agreeing to remove the term “Proven Products” from packaging and issue a disclaimer on the brand’s website that it is a “calorie-based weight-loss product”.

Kirsten resumed a spokesperson role for Jenny Craig in April 2014 and her company, Organic Liaison was bought by Jenny Craig’s parent company.

Kirstie Alley’s Death

On December 5, 2022, Kirstie passed on after being diagnosed with colon cancer, at the age of 71. Sharing the news of her sudden death, Kirstie’s children said that the cancer had been discovered recently.

Kirstie Alley Masquerade

She appeared as Casey Collins, one of the trained field agents in the American espionage television series Masquerade.


The tongue-in-cheek series, which was compared to Mission: Impossible and The Love Boat, starred Rod Taylor as Mr. Lavender, the leader of “Operation Masquerade,” a top-secret branch of American Intelligence that conducts missions using ordinary civilians recruited for their anonymity and specialized skills. Casey Collins and Danny Doyle, two trained field agents, are assigned to chaperone the amateur spies. This concept was nearly identical to Call to Danger, a series concept that had been tried with three unsuccessful pilot films in the 1960s and 1970s, the last two starring Peter Graves from Mission: Impossible. The comparison to Love Boat stemmed from the show’s casting of a different ensemble of well-known actors each week, similar to how Love Boat populated its episodes. Every episode began with the recruitment of a new group of agents, which was invariably followed by a briefing by Mr. Lavender aboard his private plane, which ended with Lavender saying, stone-faced, “Welcome to Operation Masquerade.”

Kirstie Alley Movies

♦ 1989 – Loverboy
♦ 1990 – Madhouse
♦ 1993 – Look Who’s Talking Now
♦ 1995 – Village of the Damned
♦ 1996 – Sticks & Stones
♦ 1997 – Nevada
♦ 1999 – The Mao Game
♦ 2004 – Back by Midnight
♦ 2013 – Syrup
♦ 2015 – Accidental Love

Kirstie Alley TV Shows

♦ 2002 – Glory Days
♦ 2003 – Salem Witch Trials
♦ 2003 – Profoundly Normal
♦ 2004 – Without a Trace
♦ 2005 – Fat Actress
♦ 2006 – The King of Queens – Kirstie Alley
♦ 2007 – Write & Wrong
♦ 2008 – The Hills
♦ 2010 – Kirstie Alley’s Big Life
♦ 2011–12 – Dancing with the Stars
♦ 2012 – The Manzanis
♦ 2013 – Baby Sellers
♦ 2013–14 – Kirstie
♦ 2015 – The Middle
♦ 2016 – Flaked
♦ 2018 – Celebrity Big Brother 22
♦ 2019 – The Goldbergs
♦ 2020 – You Can’t Take My Daughter