Kristy McNichol is a former actress who also has worked as a comedian, producer, and singer. She came into the light following her performance in the highly successful movie Little Darlings. The versatile performer grabbed further acclaim with her role in the film Only When I Laugh.

McNichol’s big break came when the actress portrayed teenage daughter Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence in the major hit TV drama Family. Her performance in the project also won her two Emmy Awards.

Let’s also take a look at her net worth.

What Is Kristy McNichol Net Worth?

Kristy McNichol has an estimated net worth of $5 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth in 2022. The major part of his wealth predominantly came through her acting career.

Income Sources And Salary Details 

In 1973, McNichol kick-started her acting career playing Steffi in Love, American Style. In 1976, the actress joined the hit TV series Family along with Sada Thompson, James Broderick, and Gary Frank.

American actress Kristy McNichol
American actress Kristy McNichol

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In 1977, Kristy was paid $7,500 for her role in the project. Her salary later increased to $15,000.

Besides, the actress also has worked in a number of silver-screen projects. Here is the list,

Movie Budget – Box Office Cast Members
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981) $7.5 million – $14 million Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, and Don Stroud
Only When I Laugh (1981) -$25,524,778 (box office) Marsha Mason and James Coco
Little Darlings (1980) $5.3 million – $34.32 million Maggie Blye, Nicolas Coster, Marianne Gordon, and Tatum O’Neal

McNichol unveiled her retirement from acting in June 2001. Her last film project was Mother of the Bride (1993). For the last time, she appeared in the small screen project was Invasion Amerca (1998).

The actress spent the rest of her time teaching acting at a private school in Los Angeles. She also supports several charitable organizations.


In Feb 1992, Kristy McNichol listed her house for sale with an asking price of $975,000. Sources suggest that the ranch-style, 3,000-square-foot-plus home located in Sherman Oaks, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.

Built-in the 1950s, the house has four bedrooms, a guest house, spa pool, and sauna in the master suite.

Is From A Working-Class Family

Kristy McNichol was born on September 11, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of James McNichol and Carolyn McNichol. Her mother did several dead-end jobs to support her family including secretary and cosmetics salesperson.

McKichol grew up along with three siblings; two brothers Jimmy McNichol, an actor, and Thomas McNichol as well as sister named Jennifer Lucas.

What About Her Sexual Orientation?

Kristy McNichol had been vague about her sexuality for several years before the actress told People Magazine that she is a lesbian in Jan 2012.

Kristy McNichol and her partner Martie Allen
Kristy McNichol and her partner Martie Allen

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As per the reports, Kristy has been in a long relationship with her romantic partner named Martie Allen. The two are dating since the early 1990s.