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Valerie Anne Bertinelli (born April 23, 1960) is an American actress and television personality. She is known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time
One Day at a Time
(1975–84), Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
(2001–03) and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland
(2010–15). Since 2015, she has hosted the cooking shows Valerie's Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship on Food Network.


1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Television hosting 4 Weight struggles and Jenny Craig 5 Honors 6 Personal life 7 Filmography 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

Early life[edit] Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware[1] to Nancy (née Carvin) and Andrew Bertinelli, a General Motors
General Motors
executive. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of English descent.[2] She has three brothers: David, Patrick and Drew. She had an elder brother, Mark, who died at 17 months from an accidental poisoning before she was born.[3] Because of her father's career, the family frequently moved. Over various periods, they lived in Claymont, Delaware; Clarkston, Michigan; Shreveport, Louisiana; Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
and the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California, where Bertinelli studied acting at the Tami Lynn School of Artists. She attended Granada Hills High School.[4] She was raised Roman Catholic.[5] Acting career[edit]

Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
in One Day at a Time
One Day at a Time
in 1975

Following her appearance in an episode of Apple's Way, Bertinelli was approached by producer Norman Lear
Norman Lear
to audition for the role of cooperative daughter Barbara Cooper in a new sitcom called One Day at a Time. The show debuted in late 1975 when Bertinelli was 15 years old. She appeared in 208 of the 209 episodes before the show left the air on May 28, 1984. In the 2005 One Day at a Time
One Day at a Time
Reunion Special, Bertinelli was reunited with fellow cast members Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips
Mackenzie Phillips
and Pat Harrington, Jr. to watch memorable clips from the original show's nine seasons. They talked about actors who had left the show as well as Phillips' drug problem, which had wreaked havoc on the set and caused Phillips to be fired from the show. After the run of One Day at a Time, Bertinelli starred in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries, as well as making many guest appearances on various television shows. In the 1990s, she starred in two short-lived sitcoms: Sydney, as the title character, a private detective (with Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry
and Craig Bierko), and Café Americain
Café Americain
(from the creators of Frasier). In 2001, Bertinelli joined the cast of Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
for the show's last two seasons. From 2010 to 2015, she starred in the TV Land
TV Land
sitcom Hot in Cleveland, alongside Betty White, Wendie Malick
Wendie Malick
and Jane Leeves.[6][7] After a successful six-season run, the show's final episode aired on June 3, 2015. Television hosting[edit] On March 4, 2010, Bertinelli appeared as guest co-host on ABC's The View in the absence of Whoopi Goldberg. Since 2015, Bertinelli has hosted her own show, Valerie's Home Cooking, on the Food Network. She also co-hosts the hit show Kids Baking Championship with cake artist Duff Goldman
Duff Goldman
on the same channel. The show follows young children as they bake pastries and other desserts, and is currently in its third season. Weight struggles and Jenny Craig[edit]

Bertinelli in 2008

Bertinelli, who has struggled with her weight, lost a total of 50 lb (23 kg) as of March 2009, and became a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program.[8] She appeared in several Jenny Craig commercials. Although Bertinelli is compensated for her Jenny Craig appearances, she considers herself a health and weight-loss activist rather than a hired weight-loss spokesperson. In 2008 she released the autobiography Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time,[9] which culminates in a description of her Jenny Craig experience. In 2009 she wrote a follow-up book Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge.[10] Honors[edit] On August 22, 2012, Bertinelli received the 2,476th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[11] Personal life[edit]

Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
with Bertinelli in 1991

Bertinelli married Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
on April 11, 1981. They have a son, Wolfgang (born March 16, 1991).[12] The couple separated in 2001 and divorced on December 20, 2007.[13] In her autobiography, Bertinelli indicated the main reasons for her divorce were her husband's cocaine addiction and his refusal to quit smoking despite being diagnosed with oral cancer and losing one-third of his tongue in the treatment process.[3] In May 2010, Bertinelli announced her engagement to financial planner Tom Vitale, with whom she had begun a relationship in 2004. They were married on January 1, 2011 in Malibu, California,[14] with Bertinelli in a custom-made dress by designer David Meister.[15] Bertinelli ran in the April 2010 Boston Marathon
Boston Marathon
to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, completing it in a time of 5:14:37.[16] In 2014, she appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? and found she was related to King Edward I
King Edward I
of England.[citation needed] Filmography[edit]

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes

1974 Apple's Way Peggy Episode: "The Flag"

1975–84 One Day at a Time Barbara Cooper Royer Won – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1981, 1982) Nominated – Young Artist Award
Young Artist Award
– Best Young Comedienne (1981) TV Land
TV Land
Award – Favorite Singing Siblings (2005)

1977 Battle of the Network Stars III Herself on the CBS Team ABC Special

1978 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People Mamie Dickens Episode: "The Secret of Charles Dickens"

1978 The Hardy Boys Wendy Chase/Gwynn Episode: "Campus Terror"

1978 The Magic of David Copperfield Herself CBS special

1979 Young Love, First Love Robin Gibson TV movie

1979 C.H.O.M.P.S. Casey Norton

1979 The Magic of David Copperfield II Herself CBS special

1980 The Promise of Love Kathy Wakeman TV movie

1981 The Princess and the Cabbie Joanna James TV movie

1981–82 Fridays Herself/host 2 episodes

1982 I Was a Mail Order Bride Katarine "Kate" Tosconi TV movie

1982 PM Magazine Herself Interview

1984 The Seduction of Gina Gina Breslin TV movie

1984 Shattered Vows Mary Gilligan TV movie

1985 Silent Witness Anna Dunne TV movie

1986 Ordinary Heroes Maria TV movie

1986 Faerie Tale Theatre Princess Sabrina Episode: "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp"

1986 Rockabye Susannah Bartok TV movie

1987 Number One with a Bullet Teresa Barzak

1987 I'll Take Manhattan Maxime "Maxi" Amberville (Cipriani) TV miniseries

1988 Pancho Barnes Pancho Barnes TV movie

1989 Taken Away Stephanie Monroe TV movie

1990 Sydney Sydney Kells 13 episodes

1991 In a Child's Name Angela Cimarelli TV movie

1992 What She Doesn't Know Molly Kilcoin a.k.a. Shades of Gray

1993 Murder of Innocence Laurie Wade TV movie

1993–94 Café Americain Holly Aldridge 18 episodes

1995 The Haunting of Helen Walker Helen Walker TV movie

1996 A Case for Life Kelly Porter TV movie

1996 Two Mothers for Zachary Jody Ann Shaffell TV movie

1997 Night Sins SBI Agent Megan O'Malley TV movie

1997– 2003 Touched by an Angel Gloria 59 episodes

2000 Personally Yours Susannah Stanton aka Wilderness Love

2001 Family Guy Herself (as TV Bonnie) Episode: "Ready, Willing and Disabled"

2003 Crazy Love Wife TV movie

2003 Finding John Christmas Kathleen McAllister TV movie

2004 Saved! Cameo (as herself)

2007 Claire Claire Bannion TV movie

2008 True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet Aunt Trudy TV movie

2008 Boston Legal Carol Hober Episode: "Mad Cows"

2010–15 Hot in Cleveland Melanie Moretti Main role Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: "Don't Kill My Buzz-er"

2013 Iron Chef America Herself (as a judge) Episode: "Battle Oktoberfest"

2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered[17] Rebecca Starkwell 2 episodes

2015 Cutthroat Kitchen Herself/guest judge Episode: "Who Tarted?"

2015– Valerie's Home Cooking Herself/host

2015– Kids Baking Championship Herself/host and judge

2016 Food Network
Food Network
Star Herself/guest judge Episode 12.1


Year Brand Role Notes

1972 J.C. Penney Herself At age 12

2007– Jenny Craig

Production companies

Tuxedo Limited Bertinelli, Inc.[18]


^ Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
on IMDb ^ Stated on Who Do You Think You Are?, August 13, 2014 ^ a b Bertinelli, Valerie (2008). Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time. Free Press.  ^ "Vacations in California travel Guide". things-to-do granada-hillsl. Retrieved 26 February 2017.  ^ Grant, Meg. "One Dream at a Time". AARP.org. AARP. Retrieved 15 December 2017.  ^ "Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves
Jane Leeves
and Wendie Malick
Wendie Malick
will be 'Hot in Cleveland'=Cleveland.com". 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-14.  ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2010-03-16). " Betty White
Betty White
gets regular gig on sitcom". Variety. Retrieved 2010-03-17.  ^ " Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
Back in Bikini for 49th Birthday!". People.com. 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2009-03-29.  ^ "Excerpt: 'Losing It -- And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time'". abcnews.go.com. 18 November 2008.  ^ "Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge". publishersweekly.com.  ^ "Actress Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
Gets Her Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame". myfoxla.com. 22 August 2012.  ^ " Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
and Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
divorce". CNN. Associated Press. 21 December 2007. Archived from the original on 23 December 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  ^ Lee, Ken. "Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
Divorce Finalized BY KEN LEE". People. Time, Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2017.  ^ ABC News. "Entertainment News, Celebrity and Pop Culture – ABC News". ABC News.  ^ "EXCLUSIVE: See Valerie Bertinelli's Wedding Dress – Style News - StyleWatch - People.com". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.  ^ Jenny Craig Success Story Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
Completes the Boston Marathon from TradingMarkets.com ^ "Breaking News - Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
Reunites with "Touched by an Angel" Executive Producer Martha Williamson for Hallmark Channel's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," A New, Original Primetime Series Premiering April 20, 2014 - TheFutonCritic.com". Retrieved 14 December 2014.  ^ "YahooMovies, retrieved 2007-08-10". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 

Further reading[edit]

Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914–1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 18.

External links[edit]

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