Kristy McNichol Net Worth

Kristy McNichol Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Christina Ann McNichol net worth is
$7 Million

Christina Ann McNichol Wiki Biography

Christina Ann McNichol was born on 11 September 1962, in Los Angeles, California, USA, of Scottish and Palestinian ancestry, and is an actress and singer who came to prominence by playing roles in TV series “Family” and “Empty Nest”.

So how rich is Kristy McNichol? According to various sources, her net worth is estimated to be over $7 million, the majority of which she has accumulated through her acting career, spanning almost thirt years from the early 1970s.

Kristy McNichol Net Worth $7 Million

Kristy started her career by appearing in commercials with her brother. Later, she began starring in TV series such as “Love, American Style”, “The Bionic Woman” and others as a guest. In 1974, McNichol portrayed Patricia Apple in “Apple’s Way” and it was her first constant appearance on television. Her first significant role was Leticia “Buddy” Lawrence in TV series “Family” beginning in 1976and lasting four more years,even winning her two Emmy Awards for Best Supportive Actress.

Another important role was portraying Barbara Weston in the sitcom “Empty Nest” (“The Golden Girls” spin-off), starting acting in this TV series in 1988 but had to quit in 1992 because of the health problems. However, she returned to sitcom for its final series in 1995 and it was her last appearance on television. No doubt, Kristy can associate the major part of her net worth with her career in television industry.

However, Kristy played not only in sitcoms but also in movies. For example, she starred in the comedy “The End” in 1978, and two years later, in “Little Darlings”, co-starring with Cynthia Nixon, Matt Dillon and Tatum O’Neal. In 1981, McNichol played in “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” and earned an exceptionally large salary, especially for a 19 year-old. A list of other movies she starred in includes “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “Two Moon Junction” and “Only When I Laugh”, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Her net worth also benefited significantly.

Moreover, Kristy enjoyed some recognition as a singer when she and her brother Jimmy released the single “He’s So Fine”, which was very successful in 1978 and later recorded the album “Kristy & Jimmy McNichol”. Also, Kristy performed a few musical numbers in special holiday episodes of “The Carpenters: a Christmas Portrait” and “The Carpenters at Christmas”. Additionally she lent her voice to the characters from animated series, like “Extreme Ghostbusters“ and “Invasion America“. All her works added steadily to her net worth.

Kristy finally decided to end her acting career in 2001, with her number of appearances totalling more than 25 TV productions and over 20 films. After retirement, she has been avoiding publicity and began to teach acting at a school in Los Angeles. More, she spends a lot of her time doing charity work.

In her personal life, Kristy came out of closet in 2012 and announced her non-traditional sexual orientation, hoping that it might help others who are bullied because of their sexual orientation. The actress was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (why she left the Empty Nest series). Currently, she’s living in Los Angeles and enjoys spending her spare time doing yoga and playing tennis.

Full NameKristy McNichol
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 11, 1962
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA
Height1.6 m
ProfessionActress, singer
ParentsJim McNichol, Carolyn McNichol Lucas
SiblingsJimmy McNichol, Thomas McNichol, Jennifer Lucas
PartnerMartie Allen
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1977, 1979), Young Artist Award (1982), People's Choice Award for Favorite Young Motion Picture Actress (1980)
Albums“Kristy & Jimmy McNichol” (1978)
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (1982, 1979),Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress (1982)
MoviesLittle darlings (1980), The Pirate Movie (1982), The Moon Junction (1988), “You Can't Hurry Love”, “Only When I Laugh”, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” (1981)
TV ShowsFamily (1976–80), Empty Nest, Apple's Way (1974)
1Announced her retirement from acting in 2001.
2Taught acting at a private school in Los Angeles. [2001]
3Turned down the Brooke Shields role in Pretty Baby (1978), due to conflicts with Family (1976) producer Aaron Spelling.
4Turned down the Jodie Foster role in Taxi Driver (1976).
5Longtime friends with Elisabeth Brooks and Kari Michaelsen.
6Dropped out of acting because she was sick and tired of acting, wanted to have an average life, and one thing she pursued was going to school to learn how to style hair.
7Ranked #49 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
8Her maternal grandfather was of Lebanese descent. Her other ancestry includes Scottish, Walloon-Belgian, German, and English.
9McNichol's role in the ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), ABC Afterschool Specials: The Pinballs (1977), was to advertise and promote the Halter Top fashions. She wore her personally designed halter tops on the show.
10Younger sister of Jimmy McNichol.
11Was considered for a role in The Bad News Bears (1976), but lost it to Academy Award winner Tatum O'Neal.


Only When I Laugh1981Polly Hines
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia1981Amanda Child
Blinded by the Light1980TV MovieJanet Bowers
Family1976-1980TV SeriesLetitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
Little Darlings1980Angel
My Old Man1979TV MovieJo Butler
Summer of My German Soldier1978TV MoviePatty Bergen
Like Mom, Like Me1978TV MovieJennifer Gruen
The End1978Julie Lawson
Starsky and Hutch1976-1978TV SeriesJoey Carston / Molly Edwards / Meg
ABC Afterschool Specials1975-1977TV SeriesCarlie Higgins / Nina Beckwith / Jenna McPhail
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesKelly Rixie
Black Sunday1977scenes deleted
The Love Boat II1977TV MovieLinda Morley
The Bionic Woman1976TV SeriesAmanda Cory
Sara1976TV Series
Apple's Way1974-1975TV SeriesPatricia Apple / Rachel
Run, Joe, Run1974TV SeriesJudy Barnes
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesSteffi (segment "Love and the Unsteady Steady")
Call to Action to Mayor Bloomberg: Sodas & Soap Operas2012ShortKristy McNichol
Invasion America1998TV SeriesAngie Romar
Extreme Ghostbusters1997TV SeriesGirl in Sub
Empty Nest1988-1995TV SeriesBarbara Weston
Mother of the Bride1993TV MovieMary
The Golden Girls1991-1992TV SeriesBarbara Weston
Baby of the Bride1991TV MovieMary
Children of the Bride1990TV MovieMary
The Forgotten One1989Barbara Stupple
Two Moon Junction1988Patti Jean
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesJill Morton
You Can't Hurry Love1988Rhonda
Women of Valor1986TV MovieT.J. Nolan
Dream Lover1986Kathy Gardner
Love, Mary1985TV MovieMary Groda-Lewis
Just the Way You Are1984Susan Berlanger
The Pirate Movie1982Mabel Stanley
White Dog1982Julie Sawyer
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp1982The Princess (English version, voice)


The Pirate Movie1982performer: "First Love", "Pumpin And Blowin", "Hold On"
Only When I Laugh1981performer: "Heart", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" uncredited
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia1981performer: "I Need You Strong for Me", "Baby Bye Bye", "Life Is Like a Mountain Railway", "Hangin' Up the Gun"


Mother of the Bride1993TV Movie co-executive producer


Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat
Planet View2013DocumentaryHerself - Host
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The Fifth Annual Genesis Awards1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress & Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Candid Camera: First 40 Years1987TV MovieHerself
Miss Universe Pageant1986TV Special documentaryHerself - Judge
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film & Best Animated Short Film
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHerself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
Today1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1980TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest / Herself - Actress
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favourite Young Actor / Actress
Battle of the Network Stars VII1979TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series- Drama & Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV-Series
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait1978TV SpecialHerself
Danny Thomas: Young & Foolish1978TV MovieHerself
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Children's Special
Dinah!1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Carpenters at Christmas1977TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party1977TV MovieHerself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHerself
Battle of the Network Stars III1977TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesHerself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Magic of ABC1977TV SpecialHerself - Guest
US Against the World1977TV MovieHerself
The Hollywood Squares1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV MovieHerself
Battle of the Network Stars II1977TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Sha Na Na1977TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesJulie Sawyer
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Biography2001TV Series documentaryKelly Rixie

Won Awards

1989Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressTwo Moon Junction (1988)
1982Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Motion Picture ActressOnly When I Laugh (1981)
1980Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1980People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Young Motion Picture Actress
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesFamily (1976)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesFamily (1976)

Nominated Awards

1983Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressThe Pirate Movie (1982)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureOnly When I Laugh (1981)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress - TV SpecialMy Old Man (1979)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Major Motion PictureLittle Darlings (1980)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesFamily (1976)
1980Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Juvenile Actress in a TV Series or SpecialFamily (1976)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Television Series - DramaFamily (1976)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesFamily (1976)

2nd Place Awards

1981Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)
1979Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)

Known for movies

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