Valerie Bertinelli: Inside the Actor and Food Network Star’s Net Worth

Valerie Bertinelli started her career at a young age and became an award-winning actor, chef, and author. She’s built a significant fortune in the last 50 years. So here’s a look inside Bertinelli’s $20 million net worth

Valerie Bertinelli started acting as a teen

At the age of 15, Bertinelli took on her most memorable role as Barbara Cooper on Norman Lear’s hit sitcom, One Day at a Time. The show ran for nine seasons — from 1975 to 1984 — on CBS. And for her performance, Bertinelli earned several accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards. 

After One Day at a Time, the actor appeared in various television films and miniseries throughout the ’80s and ‘90s. She landed recurring main roles in two sitcoms — Sydney and Cafe Americain. And in the 2000s, she became a TV spokesperson for Jenny Craig and appeared in several of the company’s ads and campaigns. 

In 2010, Bertinelli took on the role of Melanie Hope Moretti in the hit TV Land comedy Hot In Cleveland opposite Betty White, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick. 

Valerie Bertinelli created her Food Network series ‘Valerie’s Home Cooking’ in 2015

After Hot in Cleveland ended in 2015, Bertinelli turned her focus to her Food Network series, Valerie’s Home Cooking. “I was doing Hot in Cleveland, and the cooking show was going to be a fun summer thing to do,” she told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Then Hot in Cleveland was canceled, and I still had my cooking show and it did very well.”

Bertinelli received two Daytime Emmys for Valerie’s Home Cooking. She’s also appeared on other Food Network programs, including Kids Baking Championship and Food Network Star

The 62-year-old is working on a new NBC comedy, Hungry, with pop star Demi Lovato. In the series, Bertinelli and Lovato will portray a mother and daughter duo dealing with food issues. 

Food Network personality Valerie Bertinelli wears a red long-sleeved blouse in this photograph.
Valerie Bertinelli | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Valerie Bertinelli has also written several books

While working with Jenny Craig, Bertinelli opened up about her relationship with food. In 2007, she shared details of her dieting experiences in her autobiography, Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time. And two years later, she wrote her second book, Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge

Bertinelli also released two cookbooks — Valerie’s Home Cooking: More than 100 Delicious Recipes to Share with Friends and Family and One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes and Stories from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond — which feature some of her most popular recipes. In January 2022, she published her memoir, Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today

She lives in a beautiful multimillion-dollar home

As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, Bertinelli has a net worth of over $20 million. And the TV star lives in a lavish California estate she purchased in 2002 for $2.25 million. The 5,200 square foot Los Angeles home sits on about an acre of land and boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, and gorgeous views. 

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