Valerie Anne Bertinelli or the famous Barbara Cooper Royer has dominated the entertainment industry as an actress and television star. She has showcased her acting talent as Gloria in Touched by an Angel and as Melanie Moretti in Hot in Cleveland. Not only acting, her passion for cookery also led her to the path of fame and she was the host of her cookery shows – Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship on Food Network.
Valerie Bertinelli Bio: Ethnicity, Early Life, Religion
She inherits both Italian and British ethnicity. Her father was Saint Andrew the Apostle Bertinelli who was an Italian and mother Nancy, English. She grew up as Roman Catholic. She had 3 brothers, David, Patrick, and Drew, but unfortunately her elder brother Mark passed away from an accidental poisoning before she was born. Although she was born in Wilmington, Delaware, she used to move cities with her family as her father’s job demanded frequent relocation. Hence they stayed in Michigan, Louisiana, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, and California. She has acquired the art of acting from the Tami Lynn School of Artists. She also attended Granada Hills High School.
Valerie Bertinelli Career As An Artist
Producer Norman Lear was so impressed by Valerie’s look that he offered her the role of Barbara Cooper in One Day at a Time at the age of fifteen. This was a blockbuster appearance for her and after that, she was seen in many TV movies, miniseries and tv shows. In 1990, she was starred in 2 sitcoms, Sydney and Cafe Americain. In 2001, she joined the crew of Touched by an Angel for the last 2 seasons of the show. From 2010 to 2015, she has successfully showcased her talent in the TV Land program Hot in Cleveland that ran with success for 6 seasons.
Not solely acting, however, she has additionally tried her hands in writing also. She narrated her expertise as Jenny Craig in Losin It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time that got published in 2008. Her interest in writing pushed her to write down a follow-up book Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge. She appeared in numerous commercials and was an advocate for the Jenny Craig program.
Valerie Bertinelli Married Life
On April 11, 1981, Bertinelli tied the ceremonial knot with Eddie Van Halen and they had a son, Wolfgang on March 16, 1991. Unfortunately, they took a divorce on Dec 20, 2007. However in 2004 Bertinelli once again found her love and tied a knot with Tom Vitale on January 1, 2011, in California.
Valerie Bertinelli Net Worth
The net value of Valerie Bertinelli as of Apr 2020 is calculable to be approx. $25 million. Most of her earning is from movies. She has also built her luxurious empire with the earnings from her cookery shows. She is multitalented and showed tedious work to grow her business and hosted various cookery shows. She may be a sturdy believer and continues to try to do at what she is efficient. Maybe her dedication will increase her net worth sooner.
Valerie Bertinelli Awards And Achievements
She won the Golden Globe Award for the class of Best Supporting Actress in One Day at a Time in 1981 and 82. She won the Daytime Emmy Awards and Outstanding Culinary Programme in the category of Outstanding Culinary Host in 2019. She has also won the TV land award and others in 2007. Though Bertinelli struggles with the burden of her weight she lost around 40lbs once undergoing a weight loss plan by Jenny Craig.
Quick Facts About Valerie Bertinelli
Age: 60 years
Weight: 62 kg
Body Measurements: 37-25-36 inches
Eye color: Dark Brown
Hair color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Salary: $2 million
Did You Know?
● Valerie Bertinelli rejected many feature films because there were scenes of nudity which she didn’t want to perform.
● Valerie Bertinelli was offered the role of “Iris” in Taxi Driver but Jodie Foster bagged that role.