Kirstie Alley made a name for herself with a successful career in the TV industry — but she also made headlines for her personal life.The actress was born in 1951 to parents Robert Deal Alley and Lillian Alley.
Alongside her two siblings, Colette and Craig, Kirstie was raised in Kansas before she left for Los Angeles following her sophomore year of college.After initially working as an interior designer, Kirstie made several appearances on game shows including Match Game and Password Plus.
She later transitioned into a career in Hollywood — specifically in sitcoms such as Cheers, Veronica’s Closet, Kirstie and more.Over the years, the Scream Queens alum was also outspoken about her life off screen.
In 2015, Kirstie defended her belief in Scientology and praised the practices of the church.“I think that people need to always — no matter what path they choose — the goal I hope would be to become more and more aware,” she said during an interview with Howard Stern, noting that she reached the OT-7 level in the church’s hierarchy of achievements. “It means that you have gotten rid of all the things that would create aberrated behavior in you that you didn’t want.”The Look Who’s Talking star added: “It’s an awareness level.Read more on usmagazine.com