Kirstie Alley plays Broadway star Madison "Maddie" Banks in TV Land's original sitcom "Kirstie."
Kirstie has emerged as one of the great actresses of her generation, proving time and again that she is capable of great depth and range, as well as possessing a comedic timing second to none. Her work in television has earned her six Golden Globe ® and eight Emmy ® Award nominations. She has won a Golden Globe, two Emmys and two People's Choice Awards.
In 2005, Kirstie co-wrote and starred in Showtime's critically acclaimed comedy "Fat Actress." She also played the title character in the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet" and served as executive producer for the series. In 1994, Kirstie showcased her dramatic range starring in the CBS TV movie "David's Mother," for which she won her second Emmy. In 1987, Kirstie joined the cast of the long-running hit NBC sitcom " Cheers ." as the neurotic Rebecca Howe. She received critical accolades and won both an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical in 1991 for her work in that role.
Kirstie made her feature film debut in 1982 in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," in which she played the beautiful Vulcan officer Lieutenant Saavik. In 1999, Kirstie starred in the dark comedy film "Drop Dead Gorgeous," the cult-classic mockumentary that follows contestants in a beauty pageant in Minnesota. Kirstie starred in Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" in 1997, and then then starred alongside longtime friend John Travolta in the hit film "Look Who's Talking." The successful film spawned two more movies in which Kirstie starred: "Look Who's Talking Too" and "Look Who's Talking Now." Some of Kirstie's other film credits include "Shoot to Kill," "Summer School," "For Richer or Poorer," and "Champions."
In 1995, Kirstie was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.