Dropped 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.
Kristy McNichol is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in the television series Family and The Bionic Woman. McNichol was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 11, 1962. Her father, James McNichol, was an actor and her mother, Carolyn McNichol, was a homemaker. She has two older brothers, Jimmy and Robert. McNichol began her acting career at the age of four, appearing in commercials.
She made her television debut in 1970 on the sitcom The Odd Couple. McNichol’s breakout role came in 1974 when she was cast as Buddy Lawrence in the television series Family. The show was a huge success and ran for six seasons. McNichol won two Emmy Awards for her work on the show. In 1976, she appeared in the television movie The Littlest Angel.
She also starred in the 1977 film Smoky and the Bandit. In 1978, McNichol was cast as Jamie Sommers in The Bionic Woman. The show was a hit and ran for three seasons. McNichol left the show in 1981 to focus on her film career. She starred in a number of films throughout the 1980s, including Little Darlings (1980), Just the Way You Are (1984), and Two Moon Junction (1988).
In 1991, McNichol retired from acting. She made a brief return to television in 2000, appearing in an episode of the sitcom Will & Grace. McNichol has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Richard Bull from 1999 to 2005. She married actor Tom Bussa in 2010.
McNichol has no children.
Date Of Birth
September 11, 1962
Jim McNichol, Carolyn McNichol Lucas
Jimmy McNichol, Thomas McNichol, Jennifer Lucas
Martie Allen, Martie Allen
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Young Motion Picture Actress
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, People's Choice Award for Favorite Young Motion Picture Performer
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