Kirstie Alley (born Kirstie Louise Deal on January 12, 1951) is an American actress. Her parents are Robert Deal and Lillian Mickie, who have two other children, Colette and Craig. Her mother, Lillian, died in a tragic car accident caused by a drunk driver in 1981. Alley received her name used in film, Kirstie Alley, from her marriage to Bob Alley between 1974-1977. She later married film director Parker Stevenson in 1983, whom she later divorced from, and now shares joint custody of their two adopted children.
Alley is widely known and acclaimed for her leading roles in the comedy Cheers, where she played Rebecca Howe from 1987-1993, winning an Emmy as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 1991. A year later, she won a Golden Globe for her performance in Cheers as well. She also won an Emmy in 1994 for her role in the TV-drama David's Mother. Other critically acclaimed roles Alley is known for include: playing Diane Barrow's in It take's Two and a single mother in Look Who's Talking, co-starring John Travolta. Alley has also won two People's Choice Awards in the years 1991 and 1998.