Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of college after sophomore year and became an interior decorator.
  • Once lived in an Encino, CA, mansion that was built by Al Jolson in the 1930s.
  • Made her big-screen debut as a Vulcan officer in 1982's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
  • When she won her Emmy for Cheers in 1991, she famously thanked her then-husband, Parker Stevenson, for giving her "the big one."
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.
  • Appeared in commercials for Pier One Imports and Jenny Craig.
  • Published How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life in 2005.
  • Launched the Organic Liaison weight-loss system in 2010.
  • Is a Scientologist and credits the church for helping her kick a cocaine addiction in her youth.

Awards

  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
  • 1991, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mickie — Mother
  • Parker Stevenson — Ex-husband
  • Robert — Father
  • Craig — Brother
  • Collette — Sister
  • Lillie Price Stevenson — Daughter
  • William True Stevenson — Son

College

  • Attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; attended University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

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  • Birth Place: Wichita, KS
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Writer

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