Who is Kristy Mcnichol and what is her net worth 2018? Kristy Mcnichol was born on 11th September 1962 in Los Angeles, California. She had two brothers, Jimmy and Tommy. Kristy and Jimmy had a common desire to pursue acting as their career. The Mcnichol family had to face the hardship of their parents taking divorce, when Kristy was only 6 years old.
The custody of all the three children was taken up by Kristy’s mother, Caroline, who took up a job as a manager after the divorce. Jimmy and Kristy together first featured when Kristy was six years old only. They both were putting a lot more efforts to increase the level of performance they can deliver. Kristy bagged a couple of commercials between the age of 6 and 12.
Kristy made her television debut in 1974 when she was 12 years old in a drama Apple’s Way. She played the character of a young girl who was born and brought up in an urban city, but then due to some reasons had to move to her father’s hometown which is in the rural area.
The drama revolved around the clashes that are observed in urban and rural communities. She had to take retirement in 2001 after she was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder due to which she was unable to keep up with the level of performance she committed herself with.
Net Worth of Kristy Mcnichol
Kristy has made this net worth of $8 million. It is all through her astounding performances in various television series and movies. She was amongst the most famous teen stars in the 1970’s and 1980’s with her performance of “Buddy” in ‘Family’ television drama series. After this performance, she received many offers and worked on television series like Starsky & Hutch, The Bionic Woman, The Love Boat, Empty Nest and Love American Style.
Kristy was ranked 49th in VH1’s list of ‘100 greatest kid stars’. She was so famous that she was called as a celebrity on talk shows of that era such as Dinah! And The Mike Douglas Show. She also starred in Battle of the Network Stars (which was another celebrity-based sports show). She also won people’s choice award for role in “Little Darlings” opposite Tatum O’Neil.
Though Kristy was good in studies, but she had a fascination with being an actress and to be a part of the entertainment industry. With the versatility, she showed through her television commercials and television series she was approached by many filmmakers for the lead roles and some of them were guest appearances also. She also tried her singing skills with her brother, which was loved and applauded by her fans in America. Soundtracks “The Pirate Movie”, “The night the lights went out in Georgia” were most famous ones.
The actual acting career of Kristy took up the pace from the 1970’s after she bagged a role in Family TV series, in which she portrayed a character of Letitia ‘Buddy’ Lawrence in nearly about 86 episodes. She was also awarded two Primetime Emmy awards for her outstanding performance in this TV series.
In the late 90’s, i.e. before her retirement, she was seen in the TV series of ‘Invasion America’ and ‘Extreme Ghostbusters’. Her first movie was Black Sunday (1977), The End (1978), My Old Man, Like Mom Like Me (1978), Summer of My German Soldier (1978), Only when I laugh (1981, for this movie she was nominated for Golden Globes (USA).
Kristy received loads of love and affection from her fans. But after serving the entertainment industry for about two decades, she finally decided to retire in 2001. She started to teach in private school and started to live an average life after it. Also, after her retirement in 2012 she announced the reason why she didn’t get married in these long years.
She revealed that she is a lesbian and has been in a relationship with ‘Martie Allen’ from about 20 years. She emphasised on the reason for the revelation of such news and said that she revealed this information so that the girls of today’s generation can feel motivated and confident with each kind of decision they take up in their personal and professional life.
Kristy is living in her hometown Los Angeles, California only. And is currently engaged in many social activities which involves the majority of sessions in schools for acting and motivating girls to be open with the sexuality they have. She stands against sexual abuses and does convey her views to people she meets. She has also maintained her great physique through regular Yoga classes and tennis.