Christina Ann McNichol AKA "Kristy McNichol" is an actress and singer. She is known for playing on the TV series Family as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence, for which she received 2 Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series both in 1977 and 1979. In VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars", she was ranked #49. After her parent's divorce, she and her two brothers were raised by her mother Carollyne. She is lesbian and lives with her partner in Los Angeles.
Kristy McNichol was born Christina Ann McNichol on September 11, 1962, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She was raised along with her brother, Jimmy McNichol.
She is American and as far as her ethnicity concerned, she is half Irish from her father side and half Lebanese from her mother side.
McNichol was active in acting profession since 1970 but she came into limelight in 1974 through short-lived CBS television series, Apple's Way. She portrays the character of Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence in TV series, Family for which she earned two Emmy's awards.
Later, she has appeared in several movies and TV series, My Old Man, Love, Mary, Women of Valor, Mother of the Bride, Apple's Way, Starsky & Hutch, Family, Empty Nest, Invasion America and many more.
In 1980, she awarded People's Choice Award for "Favorite Young Motion Picture Actress". Later she received Young Artist Award for Only When I Laugh.
After serving for nearly 28 years in acting fraternity, McNichol announced her retirement in June 2001. After her retirement, she started teaching at private schools.
Kristy McNichol is openly admitted, she is Lesbian. In 2012, she released a statement where McNichol revealed, she had lived with her partner Martie Allen for two decades.
She said the main reason for her revelation was to help young people who get bullied because of their sexuality.
The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony. Previously, she dated both men and women. But currently, McNichol is living a blissful life with her girlfriend in Los Angeles.
The couple is often spotted together and seems to have a great bonding and mutual understanding with each other.
McNichol love to spend her spare time by doing yoga and playing tennis. She is also known as the dog lover as she has several miniature dachshunds.
The estimated net worth of Kristy McNichol is nearly $7 million which she accumulated from her acting career and post-acting career.
McNichol has worked on several hit movies and series. In 1980, her movie, Little Darlings gross $36.33 million at the box office. She also has a luxurious mansion in Los Angeles which cost millions of dollars.
Kristy McNichol Affairs
First Affair with Timothy Hutton
He is the first boyfriend of Kristy, who is an actor and director by profession. His full name is Timothy Tarquin Hutton.
Second Affair with Scott Baio
His actual name is Scott Vincent James Baio, who by profession is an actor and television director.
Third Affair with Leif Garrett
He is the third boyfriend of Kristy, who by profession is a singer, actor and television personality.
Fourth Affair with Elisabeth Brooks
She was a Canadian actress, model and Kristy's first female partner, who died on September 7, 1997. She was a mother of Jeremy Brooks.
Fifth Affair with Ina Liberace
She is the second female partner of Kristy, whose personal details are kept out of media's reach.
Sixth Affair with Martie Allen
She is the current partner of Kristy. The couple are often spotted together at various events and show.