Who is Martie Allen?
Martie is a former TV personality, but she’s probably best known to the world as the wife of former child actress and comedian Kristy McNichol.
Martie Allen Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Martie Allen was born on 1 January 1960 under the Capricorn zodiac sign, in the USA. Despite her popularity, Martie has remained very secretive, and there is no information about her upbringing, including the names of her parents and whether she has any siblings or not. Moreover, Martie’s educational background is also a mystery – she’s avoided all questions about her past.
Martie is a television personality, but her work is overshadowed by her romance with Kristy McNichol. Often uncredited, Martie pursued a career as an actress in film and TV series, but never reached the level of success of her life partner.
Popularity Through Relationship
Martie and Kristy kept their romance a secret for many years – speculation about Kristy’s sexuality surfaced years back, but she didn’t come out until 2012, when she introduced Martie to the wider public. According to sources, the two never officially married, though they held a minor wedding ceremony for close friends and family, but nothing has been confirmed as the duo likes to maintain a low profile.
Since then, Martie has been the subject of many tabloid articles, but it hasn’t changed her life, as she remained far from media scrutiny.
As of early 2022, Martie Allen’s net worth has been estimated to be around $300,000, earned largely through her television career.
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Martie and Kristy have actually been together since the early ‘90s, but kept their relationship a secret until 2012. The couple doesn’t have children, and spend their free time playing tennis, doing yoga, and traveling. They reside in Los Angeles, where Kristy is now a teacher of acting at a private school.
Martie Allen’s Wife, Kristy McNichol Biography
Born Christina Ann McNichol on 11 September 1962, in Los Angeles, California USA, she’s the daughter of James McNichol, a carpenter, and his wife Carolyn McNichol, who held several jobs to support the family, such as cosmetics salesperson, and a secretary. Of Lebanese and Scottish/Irish ancestry, Kristy started her career as a child, appearing in commercials with her older brother Jimmy McNichol, and later becoming a star in her own right. She made her on-screen debut aged 11 in the TV series “Love, American Style” in 1973, and the following year appeared in the TV series “Run, Joe, Run” as Judy Barnes, while from 1974 to 1975 she portrayed Patricia Apple in the TV series “Apple’s Way”.
Her next role was a rather popular one, as Letitia ‘Buddy’ Lawrence in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV family drama series “Family” (1976-1980), which won her two Primetime Emmy Awards in the category for Outstanding Continuing Performance -Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. While working on “Family”, Kristy also featured in other projects, including the TV series “Starsky and Hutch” (1976-1978), and the film “The End” (1978). She started the next decade with the role of Angel in the comedy-drama film “Little Darlings” (1980), co-starring Tatum O’Neal and Armand Assante, and the same year starred with her brother in the television drama movie “Blinded By the Light”.
She enjoyed success throughout the ‘80s, starring in such projects as the Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama film “Only When I Laugh” (1981), co-starring Marsha Mason and Ed Moore, and in 1982 in the horror drama film “White Dog”. The same year, Kristy portrayed Mabel Stanley, the lead character in the adventure comedy musical “The Pirate Movie”, then in 1984 she starred in the romantic comedy film “Just the Way You Are”, next to Michael Ontkean and Kaki Hunter. Two years later, Kristy was the star of the thriller crime-drama film “Dream Lover”, alongside Ben Masters and Paul Shenar, and the same year starred in the war-drama film “Women of Valor”, co-starring Susan Sarandon, her role model, and Alberta Watson.
In 1988, Kristy secured one of her most popular roles as Barbara Weston in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama series “Empty Nest” (1988-1995), appearing in 119 episodes of the critically acclaimed series, sharing the screen with Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure, Park Overall, and several other stars of the series. She finished off the decade with the roles of Patti Jean in the award-winning romantic drama film “Two Moon Junction”, written and directed by Zalman King, and starring Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson and Louise Fletcher, and as Barbara Stupple in the horror mystery film “The Forgotten One”.
Kristy was active in the entertainment world until the late ‘90s, when she decided to retire, mainly because of her sexuality, as she received offers that didn’t suit her. However, before retirement, she appeared in the television movie “Baby of the Bride” (1991) as Mary, then in the TV series “The Golden Girls” (1991-1992), while in 1993 she reprised the role of Mary in the sequel “Mother of the Bride”. In 1997, she was the voice of Michelle in the TV series “Extreme Ghostbusters”, while before retirement, she voiced Angie Romar in the TV series “Invasion America” (1998).
Kristy was a close friend of Canadian actress Elisabeth Brooks, best known as Marsha Quist in the film “The Howling”, who sadly died on 7 September 1997 from a brain tumor. The two were in a relationship before Kristy started her romance with Martie Allen. According to sources, Kristy McNichol’s net worth has been estimated to be around $7 million, as of early 2022, earned through her successful career as an actress. The prominent actress has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.6m), weighs approximately 115lbs (53kgs), with vital statistics of 34-23-34, bra size 34B.