Kirstie Alley’s Net Worth and a ‘Look Who’s Talking’ Reboot is Looking Good

Best known as Rebecca Howe on Cheers, Kirstie Alley has been steadily making one or two appearances on sitcoms and TV dramas since she left the iconic NBC show but none as memorable as the 1980s classic.

Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley | Chris Polk/FilmMagic

Find out what the 69-year-old has been up to, plus her current net worth.

Her breakthrough role on ‘Cheers’

Alley arrived as calm, cool and collected Rebecca Howe in the fifth season of the series. By the season finale, she was revealed to be as neurotic as the rest of the show’s characters, and as beloved as bartender Sam’s original girlfriend, Diane Chambers, played by Shelley Long.

Kirstie Alley 1987
Kirstie Alley 1987 | Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

In a 1990 interview with People, costar Rhea Perlman, who starred in the series as waitress Carla Tortelli, spoke of Howe’s contribution to the show.

“It’s hard to remember when she wasn’t on the show,” Perlman said at the time. “Kirstie was the second coming.”

And series director and executive co-producer Jim Burrows added, “We thought of the part as a martinet, a bitch. Then we met her, and there was this vulnerability, so we made her the neurotic woman of the ’80s.”

Her most recent Lifetime project

Alley in Feb. 2020 appeared in You Can’t Take My Daughter, a Lifetime network drama based on a true story about a North Carolina law student who is attacked and raped by an acquaintance, only to discover later that she has become pregnant from the rape.

In the movie, the main character, Amy, played by Lyndsy Fonseca, decides to keep her baby, even though she is being stalked by her assailant. He adds to her grief by demanding custody of their daughter. Amy fights to keep him from their child and discovers the shocking reality of state laws and parental rights, even for rapists.

“When I first read the script, I thought it was fiction,” she told People in 2019, “because it was so extraordinary that you could be raped and if you got pregnant and had the child, that your rapist could gain partial custody of the child.”

Alley expressed her hope that the film would draw attention to this little known outrageous fact and that it would be a catalyst for change.

“I hope that the audience really sees that this is true,” she added, “it really does go on, and the laws need to be changed, across the board, in all states.”

Kirstie Alley’s net worth and will we be looking at a new ‘Look Who’s Talking’ soon?

Alley’s net worth is $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

The Scream Queens actress revealed to The Talk last month that she and John Travolta are very interested in a reboot of the popular Look Who’s Talking.

“John and I, we both really want to do it, because we think it’s funny that we’re the grandparents,” Alley said.

Alley and Travolta starred in the franchise’s three films, Look Who’s Talking in 1989, Look Who’s Talking Too, in 1990 and Look Who’s Talking Now in 1993.

“Our kids will be ugly so that we’ll still be the stars, but the grandkids can be really cute,” she said. “But we don’t know what’s happening. We heard a rumor they were doing it, but I don’t know if it’s with us or without us.”

As of July 2019, Deadline reported that The Wedding Ringer‘s Jeremy Garelick had signed on to write and direct the reboot. Garelick told the media outlet last year, “We’re in the early stages of figuring out what the story is for the modern version of the movie.”

We’ll have to wait and see if Alley or Travolta will be involved in the movie at all. It would be great to see them cameo in it, at the very least.