Christy McNichol Biography: Net Worth, Husband, Age, Partner Maddie Allen, Family, IMDb, Movies, TV Shows, Wikipedia


Christina Ann McNichol (born September 11, 1962), also known as Christy McNichol, is a talented American actress, comedian, producer, and singer. She is best known for her roles in the films Only When I Laugh and Little Darlings, and television shows such as Family. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, and began modeling at a young age.

Both she and her brother appeared in several television commercials. In 1973, she finally made her television debut with a small role in the sitcom Love, American Style. Her big break came when she began playing one of the main characters of the famous TV series Family, Buddy Lawrence. Her performances won her two Emmy Awards in the late 1970s.

Kristy McNichol also starred in some of her early commercials with her brother Jimmy McNichol. Their mother acted as their agent during their formative years.

Although she also loved singing, acting remained her priority. She soon decided to audition for television and movies. She appeared on television when she was only 11 years old.

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Christy McNichol
Kristy McNichol: History, Biography, Photos
Wiki facts and figures
full name: Christina Ann McNicholl
stage name: Christy McNichol
date of birth: September 11, 1962 (age 61)
place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Country of Citizenship: American
high: 1.6 m
parents: Caroline McNichol Lucas, Jim McNichol, James McNichol
brothers and sisters: Jimmy McNichol, Jennifer Lucas, Thomas McNichol
Wife • Husband • Spouse: Marty Allen
Girlfriend • Boyfriend • Partner: Marty Allen
children: not applicable
Profession: Actress • Television personality
net worth: $4 million

early life

Christy McNicol is the daughter of James McNicol and Caroline McNicol and was born on September 11, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Her mother, Carolyn McNicholl Lucas, worked as a secretary, cosmetics salesperson, and movie extra to support her family.

Her father, James McNicol, was a carpenter. Christy McNicol’s father was Scottish/Irish and her mother was Lebanese.

Her siblings are Jimmy McNichol, Jennifer Lucas and Thomas McNichol.


In 1973, Kristy McNichol made her television debut in the small role of Steffy in the episode “Love and Unstable Stability” of Love, American Style. At the time, she was 11 years old. The following year, she played the supporting role of Patricia Apple in the TV series “Apple Road”. She played this role in all 15 episodes of the show.

She then made guest appearances in The Sixties, Sara, and the ABC Afterschool Special. In 1976, she got her first big break in her career when she played Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence in the family drama The Family. She played the youngest daughter of the show’s main character family.

Kristy McNichol’s acting skills were first praised by everyone. The show won multiple Primetime Emmy Awards. She won two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her outstanding acting skills in the show.

Her television career flourished in the late 1970s, but her early film roles were less than memorable. Kristy McNichol’s segment was cut from the final edit of the 1977 film Black Sunday, which was originally planned to be her debut. She eventually made her feature film debut in a supporting role in 1978’s The End.

She had her first leading role in the 1980 film, Little Darlings. The teen comedy was a commercial and critical success. In 1981, Kristy McNichol played Polly Hines in the comedy film Only When I Laugh. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, everyone who saw it praised the actor’s performance.

Kristy McNichol received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the film. She played a struggling actress in the 1982 film White Dog, which received high praise. However, the American media slammed the film, suggesting that it was a racist film.

The Australian film Pirate Movie, released that same year, gave her another starring role. Although the film received poor reviews when it was first released, it later received positive reviews. In 1984, Christy McNicol played the lead role in the comedy film Just the Way You Are. Due to her mental problems, filming was stopped.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she appeared in films such as “Dream Lovers”, “Two Moons” and “The Bride’s Baby”. She appeared in 100 episodes of the TV series “Empty Nest”. In 1998, she made her only screen appearance to date, appearing in 13 episodes of the TV series “Invasion America”.

Kristy McNicholl voiced the princess in the 1982 film Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. She served as assistant producer on the 1989 short film Dirty Tennis and co-produced the 1993 television feature Mother of the Bride.

Kristy McNichol provided songs for the soundtracks of “Pirate Movie,” “Only If I Laugh,” and “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”

personal life

Kristy McNichol was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the height of her career. She continued to struggle with mental health issues throughout the 1990s and officially retired from acting in 2001.

She once said that being an actress since childhood was the main reason for most of her mental problems.

In 2012, Christy McNicholl revealed in an interview that she is a lesbian. She admitted that she had been living with her partner, Marty Allen, during the 1990s.

She claimed that she decided to be public about her sexuality in order to inspire others who have been hurt because of their sexuality.

net worth

Christy McNichol’s net worth is now $4 million. Her income does not only come from acting. She is a talented actor, just like her brother Jimmy McNichol.

social media

  • Instagram: @kristymcnichol
  • Twitter: @Kristy McNichol

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