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Kristy McNichol Net Worth

Kristy McNichol Net Worth:
$4 Million
Kristy McNichol Net Worth
Kristy McNichol – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $4 Million
Date of birth: September 11, 1962 (60 years old)
Gender: Female
Profession: Actor, Singer
Nationality: American

What are Kristy McNichol’s net worth and earnings?

Kristy McNichol is a former American actress, singer, and producer who has a net worth of $4 million. McNichol made her TV acting debut in a 1973 episode of “Love, American Style,” and she went on to appear in more than 35 films and television shows. Kristy gave an Emmy-winning performance as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence on the ABC series “Family” (1976–1980), and she starred as Patricia Apple on the CBS drama “Apple’s Way” (1974–1975) and Barbara Weston on NBC’s “Empty Nest” (1988–1995). McNichol, who retired from acting in 2001, also appeared in the films “Little Darlings” (1980), “Only When I Laugh” (1981), and “Dream Lover” (1986), and she voiced Sgt. Angela “Angie” Romar on The WB animated series “Invasion America” (1998). Kristy served as an associate producer on the 1989 short film “Dirty Tennis,” and she was a co-executive producer on the 1993 TV movie “Mother of the Bride.”


Kristy and Jimmy appeared together in commercials before striking out on their own, and McNichol guest-starred on “Love, American Style” in 1973 and “Run, Joe, Run” in 1974. From 1974 to 1975, she starred as Patricia Apple on “Apple’s Way,” and she appeared on “ABC Afterschool Specials” in 1975, 1976, and 1977.  Kristy guest-starred on “Starsky & Hutch” (1976 and 1978), “The Bionic Woman” (1976), and “The Love Boat” (1977), and from 1976 to 1980, she played Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence on “Family,” which aired 86 episodes over five seasons and earned her two Emmys. Her first feature film was 1977’s “Black Sunday,” but her scenes were cut, so she didn’t make it to the big screen until 1978’s “The End.” McNichol appeared in the TV movies “Like Mom, Like Me” (1978), “Summer of My German Soldier” (1978), “My Old Man” (1979), and “Blinded by the Light” (1980), and she had a lead role in the 1980 film “Little Darlings” alongside Tatum O’Neal. Kristy then appeared in the films “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” (1981), “White Dog” (1982), “The Pirate Movie” (1982), and “Just the Way You Are” (1984), and she received a Golden Globe nomination for 1981’s “Only When I Laugh.”

Personal Life

In 2012, Kristy publicly revealed that she is a lesbian and shared a photo of herself with her partner of 20 years, Martie Allen. McNichol’s publicist said that Kristy made the statement because she was upset about children being bullied, stating, “She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different.”


“I say to my mother all the time, ‘You’re the child.’ And she says, ‘Yeah, you’re the mother.’ I’ve been that way with her since I was 11.”

— Kristy McNichol

“My mother always wanted to be an actress. She was an extra in movies and stuff. I have a feeling this is the classic story: The mother wants to be an actress, and the child ends up doing it. But it was never a jealousy thing between us. It was like – well, I was making my mom happy.”

— Kristy McNichol

“From the time I was very young, I was a professional, making money and assuming responsibilities. I didn’t live the life of a child. I was living the life of a 30-year-old.”

— Kristy McNichol

“A lot of people have wondered what I’ve been up to. I retired from my career after 24 years. My feeling was that it was time to play my biggest part – Myself!”

— Kristy McNichol

“I was wanting to be a kid at 18 instead of being a young woman.”

— Kristy McNichol