- Birthday: September 11, 1962
- Nationality: American
- Age: 58 Years
- Sun Sign: Virgo
- Also Known As Christina Ann McNichol
- Born Country: United States
- Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Height: 5’3 (160 cm)
Kristy McNichol was born in Christina Ann McNichol is an American Actress, comedian, producer, and singer, to star in “Only When I Laugh,” “Little Baby” and “Family” and other series of movies are famous. In Los Angeles, California, Kristy McNichol started modeling as a child. She appeared in many TV commercials with her brother.
In the end, she played a small role in the 1973 film “Love, American Style” (Love, American Style) series and performed a blockbuster on the screen for the first time. In 1976, she started a significant breakthrough and began to play “Buddy Lawrence.” “(Buddy Lawrence) role. The popular TV series, “Family” (Family). Her role won two Emmy Awards in the late 1970s. She was hailed as a highly acclaimed actor and later starred in films such as “Little Darling” and “White Dog” and gained more praise.
Her role in the 1981 movie “Only When I Laugh” earned her nominations for the People’s Choice Award and the Golden Globe Award. She also starred in major roles in “Empty Nest” and “Invasion” The United States. She has struggled with mental health issues such as bipolar disorder all her life, which led her to resign in the late 1990s.
On September 11, 1962, James and Carolyn McNichol welcomed their daughter Christina Ann McNichol into the world in Los Angeles, California. She is of Irish and Lebanese origin. Her father was a carpenter. Her mother worked in different jobs to support the family, including working as a secretary, cosmetics salesperson. McNichol has two brothers, Jimmy McNichol and Tommy McNichol.
At the age of six, her parents divorced, which was very difficult for her. Her mother took over the custody of the three children. McNicol and her brother Jimmy have made many efforts to increase the level of performance they can provide, and they have appeared in some ads since they were young.
McNichol’s career began at a young age. When she first appeared in an advertisement and later in a TV show, she was only six years old. In 1974, McNichol made his debut in the TV series “Apple Road.” She was only 12 years old at the time. Two years later, she appeared in the series and won two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress. The role is in the TV series “Family.”
In 1977, she performed several musicals during her appearance in the TV special “The Carpenter of Christmas.” A year later, she recorded the album “Christie and Jimmy McNicole” for RCA Records. In the same year, the brothers and sisters performed in the second-holiday striking “Carpenter: Portrait of Christmas.”
In 1977, McNichol’s film career began. She played in a thriller, “Black Sunday,” but the footage cut during the editing process, and it did not depress her. A year later, she starred in the black comedy film “The End” (The End). In 1980, her performance in the famous movie “Little Baby” won praise from many critics. For her role in “Only When I Laugh” (1981), she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
She was also nominated for the Worst Actress in the Golden Raspberry Award for her outstanding performance in 1982. Australian musical romantic comedy film “The Pirate Movie.” Then she starred after four years in the TV movie “Woman of Valor” about World War II, as TJ Nolan: So far, McNichol has starred in 22 films and 19 TV shows.
When she was 39, she made a decision to retire. The reason is because of bipolar disorder, and she can’t keep up with her performance. After retiring, McNichol taught acting at a private school in Los Angeles.
Her net worth is roughly around $7 million.
Battles She Went Through
Unfortunately, her next film project proved crucial, and the box office was also very old-fashioned. The Pirate Movie (1982) is a modern masterpiece of the musical “Pirates of Penzance” jointly created by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. In the “New York Times” review, McNicole was selected as the best performing actor in the film, but she “still not in good form” Her co-star, Christopher Atkins, performed worse because he was described as “someone recited in a school play.”
Also, during this time, McNichol made a movie that was not even released in the United States. “White Dog” (1982) is an unusual drama about a well-trained dog attacking a dark-skinned person and trying to break its racist show. After so many years of success, McNichol’s confidence was shaken by the recent losing streak. But she moved on and went to France to shoot the movie. The name of the film was “Just the way you are.”
In it, she starred as a talented flute player with a right foot. By wearing fake models to cover up her physical barriers, her character belonged to the photographer when she was in Europe. McNicol struggled hard during filming.
Towards the end of the movie, the actors and staff took a two-week break during Christmas. McNichol came back to California and decided not to return to France. Soon, rumors about possible drug abuse problems began to circulate. The studio issued a statement saying that McNicole suffers from a “chemical imbalance” phenomenon, which will only arouse speculation about her. She is experiencing some nervous breakdown.
McNicol has been working since she was a child, and all the pressure and pressure related to his career can eventually catch up with her. To help her through this challenging period, McNicole received extensive psychological treatment. Her brother Jimmy provided extra support with her. Few reports tell that she was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also called manic depression.