Kari-Michaelsen
Kari Michaelsen | Biography

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  • Full Name Kari Michaelsen
  • Occupation Actress, Motivational speaker
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York City, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 03, 1961
  • Age 60 Years, 2 Months
Cast Of NBC Sitcom 'Gimme a Break!' (1981–1986)

Kari Michaelsen | Biography

Since 1990, Kari has been giving public speeches and organizing educational seminars

Michaelsen has shared the stage with leaders and achievers, including General Colin Powell, Laura Bush, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Forbes, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, and Bill Cosby.


Kari Michaelsen is an actress well known for her role in the sitcom Gimme a Break! (1981–1986) as Katie Kanisky.

Who is Kari Michaelsen?

Kari Michaelsen is an American film & television actress and motivational speaker born on 3 November 1961 in New York City, USA. As of 2021, Michaelsen is 60 years old.

Michaelsen followed in her parents' footsteps into the entertainment industry. Arne Markussen, her father, is a singer, and her mother, Roberta Stevenson, was a dancer. By 11, she had already performed in Off-Broadway shows and sang on the Sesame Street soundtrack. 

Michaelsen's family moved to Beverly Hills in 1975, and she quickly became a guest star on sitcoms like Diff'rent Strokes, and Eight Is Enough. Michaelsen attended the University of California, Los Angeles, after graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1979.

Since 1990, Kari has been giving public speeches and organizing educational seminars. 

Some of her television shows include Scared Straight! Another Story (1980), ABC Afterschool Special (1980), The Choice (1981), The Incredible Hulk (1981), Gimme a Break! (1981-86), Fantasy Island (1982), The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983), ABC Afterschool Special (1983), Hart to Hart (1983), and Full House (1989). After working on television for over two decades, Michaelsen left the television industry in 2001.

She also owns her own production company and is recognized for her popular talk show In the Spotlight. Kari is also known for her years on the road, lecturing at the popular Get Motivated Business Seminar. Michaelsen has shared the stage with leaders and achievers, including General Colin Powell, Laura Bush, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Forbes, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, and Bill Cosby.

Husband

In July 2002, she married her ex-husband David Waldock, a Mercedes-Benz executive. They share a son named Nickolas Waldock. In 2009, Michaelsen and David Waldock divorced.

How Long Did Andy Gibb Date Kari Michaelsen?

After guest-starring on the show Gimme a Break! in 1983, Michaelsen began dating Gibb. However, his increasing drug usage defined their two-year relationship. “I went through the whole Betty Ford thing with him. But when he was having a relapse, he didn’t want me around him. In the end, we just let it go. It was too painful to watch someone you care about killing himself,” she said at the time. Unfortunately, Gibb, 30, died of heart inflammation a few years after their separation.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michaelsen has a net worth of $500 thousand as of 2021. She has amassed her net worth primarily because of her career as an actress and motivational speaker.

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