She began her career with guest appearances on such series as Starsky and Hutch and The Bionic Woman. Her first stint as a series regular came with the role of Patricia Apple in Apple's Way.
In 1976, she was cast as Buddy in Family, for which the actress earned Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series in 1976 and 1978. In 1988, she started playing the character of Barbara Weston on Empty Nest, but she had to leave in 1992, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Kristy McNichol is host of the annual Kristy McNichol Celebrity Tennis Tournament, benefitting the H.E.L.P. group for abused children in Los Angeles.
Kristy McNichol Facts
|Birth Name||Christina Ann McNichol|
|Birthday||September 11, 1962 (61)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5' 3" (1m60) How tall is Kristy McNichol compared to you?|
|Pirate Movie, The|
|Only When I Laugh|
|Little Girl Lost|