Who is Valerie Bertinelli?

Valerie Anne Bertinelli is a well-known American professional actress. She is famous for her work in television acting and presenting, her awards consist of 2 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, and nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Bertinelli was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Her first appearance was as a child actress, playing Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time (1975-1984). She earned 2 Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film for the role. Bertinelli then received adult stardom as Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel (2001-2003). As well as Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot In Cleveland (2010-2015), the latter of which earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

She then hosted various shows for the Food Network including the cooking shows Valerie’s Home Cooking (2015-present) and Kids Baking Championship (2015-present). Bertinelli earned 2 Daytime Emmy Awards for the former out of six nominations. She then signed a new contract with Food Network in December 2021.

Valerie Bertinelli Career

After her appearance in an episode of Apple’s Way, she was approached by producer Norman Lear to audition for the role of cooperative daughter Barbara Cooper in a new sitcom titled One Day at a Time. The show premiered in late 1975 when she was 15 years old. Bertinelli then appeared in 208 of the 209 episodes prior to the show leaving the air on May 28, 1984. She earned two Golden Globe Awards for her performance. In the 2005 One Day at a Time Reunion Special, she was reunited with fellow cast members Mackenzie Phillips, Bonnie Franklin, and Pat Harrington Jr. to watch memorable clips from the original program’s 9 seasons. They discussed actors who had exited the show and also Phillip’s drug problem, which had wreaked havoc on the set and led to him being fired from the show.

Following the run of One Day at a Time, she starred in various made-for-TV movies and miniseries. She also made numerous guest appearances on various television series. Bertinelli then starred in 2 short-lived sitcoms: Sydney, as the title character, a private detective (alongside Matthew Perry and Craig Bierko), and Cafe Americain in the 1990s. In 2001, she joined the cast of Touched by an Angel for the show’s final two seasons. She then became a spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig show and appeared in several commercials in 2007.

A photo of Valerie Bertinelli
A photo of Valerie Bertinelli

How old is Valerie Bertinelli?

Valerie Anne Bertinelli is currently aged 62 having been born on April 23, 1960, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people such as Gigi Hadid, John Cena, Jamie King, Shirley Temple, Kal Penn, Lee Majors, John Oliver, Joyce DeWitt, and many more.

Valerie Bertinelli Family

Who are Valerie Bertinelli’s parents?

Valerie Anne Bertinelli was born to Nancy Carvin and Andrew Bertinelli in Wilmington, Delaware. Her father was a General Motors executive is of Italian descent, while her mother is of English descent. The family moved frequently due to her father’s career, moving from Claymont, Delaware; Clarkston, Michigan; Shreveport, Louisiana; Oklahoma City and the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles. She was brought up as a Roman Catholic.

Does Valerie Bertinelli have siblings?

Bertinelli was born to her parents into a family of five children as the only daughter. She has four siblings, brothers David, Patrick, Mark, and Drew. Mark died at the age of 17 months from accidental poisoning prior to her birth.

Valerie Bertinelli Education

Bertinelli attended Granada Hills High School and later joined the Tami Lynn School of Artists in California, studying acting.

Valerie Bertinelli Interests

Bertinelli ran in the April 2010 Boston Marathon to assist the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, finishing it in a time of 5:14:37. She then appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? and discovered that she is descended from King Edward I of England in 2014.

Valerie Bertinelli Spouse

In 1981, Bertinelli married Eddie Van Halen, with whom she has one son. The couple later separated in 2001 and divorced on December 20, 2007. She stated in her autobiography, that the main reason for the divorce was his cocaine addiction and his refusal to quit smoking although he was diagnosed with oral cancer and lost one-third of his tongue in the treatment process.

She then revealed her engagement to financial planner Tom Vitale in May 2010, after dating since 2004. They married in Malibu, California, with her in a custom-made dress by designer David Meister on January 1, 2011. Her ex-husband and son attended the wedding. However, she later filed for legal separation from him citing irreconcilable differences on November 24, 2021 and has 4 stepchildren through him.

Valerie Bertinelli Children

Bertinelli has one biological child and four stepchildren. She gave birth to a son Wolfgang on March 16, 1991, with ex-husband Halen and has four stepchildren through her ex-husband Vitale.

Valerie Bertinelli Height

Bertinelli has a curvaceous, sexy, and beautiful body with an average height of 5 ft 4 in (1.64 m) and a moderate weight of 67 kg (148 lbs).

2008 to present

The next year, Bertinelli launched the autobiography Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time, which culminates in a description of her Jenny Craig diet experience. She then wrote a follow-up book Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge in 2009. Bertinelli starred in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, together with Wendie Malick, Betty White, and Jane Leeves from 2010 to 2015. Following a successful six-season run, the program’s last episode aired on June 3, 2015.

In 2015, she started hosting 2 shows, Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship with cake artist Duff Goldman on the Food Network. Bertinelli earned 2 Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on Valerie’s Home Cooking. She then hosted 2 other Food Network shows, Family Food Showdown and Family Restaurant Rivals in 2019. It was later in June 2021, revealed that she will star alongside Demi Lovato in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot, Hungry. She then signed a new contract with Food Network in December 2021. In January 2022, she launched her memoir Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today.

Valerie Bertinelli Net Worth

American professional actress, television personality, and cook, Bertinelli have been active in her career from 1971 to the present. She has been able to gather an accumulative net worth of around $20 million as of 2022.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1974 Apple’s Way Peggy Episode: “The Flag”
1975–1984 One Day at a Time Barbara Cooper Royer Main role
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
1981–1982 Fridays Herself / Host 2 episodes
1982 I Was a Mail Order Bride 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 Saturday Night Live Herself / Host
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 Silvano-Cimarelli TV movie
1992 What She Doesn’t Know Molly Kilcoin TV movie a.k.a. Shades of Gray
1993 Murder of Innocence Laurie Wade TV movie
1993–1994 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
2000 Personally Yours Susannah Stanton TV movie a.k.a. Wilderness Love
2001–2003 Touched by an Angel Gloria 59 episodes
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”
2010–2015 Hot in Cleveland Melanie Moretti Main role
2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: “Don’t Kill My Buzz-er”
2013 Iron Chef America Herself / Judge Episode: “Battle Oktoberfest”
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered[24] Rebecca Starkwell 2 episodes
2015 Cutthroat Kitchen Herself / Guest Judge Episode: “Who Tarted?”
2015–present Valerie’s Home Cooking Herself / Host
2015–present Kids Baking Championship Herself / Host / Judge
2016 Food Network Star Herself / Guest Judge Episode 12.1
2019 Family Food Showdown Herself / Host
2019 Family Restaurant Rivals Herself / Host
TBA Hungry Lisa Lead role; Currently in production

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