Valerie Bertinelli Biography
Valerie Bertinelli was born on April 23, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware. Her father was a General Motors executive. In her early teens, her father was transferred to the GM assembly plant in Van Nuys, California. At this time, Ms. Bertinelli enrolled in the Tami Lynn School of Artists to study acting. In January 1975, the situation comedy "One Day at a Time" (1975), produced by Norman Lear, premiered on CBS with Bertinelli as Barbara Cooper, one of two daughters of a recently divorced woman. The show was a long-time hit and ended production in 1984 without being canceled.
Ms. Bertinelli has starred in three feature films: C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979), Ordinary Heroes (1986), and Number One with a Bullet (1987). She was also the protagonist of the miniseries "I'll Take Manhattan" (1987) (mini), based on a novel by Judith Krantz. She has appeared in made-for-TV movies almost annually since 1979. She was also the star of two other situation comedies, "Sydney" (1990) and "Cafe Americain" (1993), both of which were canceled after short runs. Since 1981, she has been married to rock guitarist Edward Van Halen. They reside in Malibu and have a son, Wolfgang, but have been separated for some time, pending a divorce. Ms. Bertinelli is still chiefly remembered by her television fans for her work on "One Day at a Time" (1975).
Spouse - Edward Van Halen (11 April 1981 - 20 December 2007) (divorced) 1 child
More information on Valerie Bertinelli
Briefly dated director/producer Steven Spielberg in the late 70s.
Dated actor Scott Colomby.
Son Wolfgang born March 16, 1991.
Turned down several feature film roles in the 'eighties because of gratuitous nudity.
Was considered for Lori Singer's role in Footloose (1984) and Meg Tilly's role in The Big Chill (1983).
Ranked #29 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Born on the same day as Stephen Clark of Def Leppard.
Filed for divorce from Edward Van Halen in December 2005.
Ex-sister-in-law of Alex Van Halen.
Best remembered by the public for her starring role as daughter Barbara Cooper Royer in "One Day at a Time" (1975).
Remains close to her former "One Day at a Time" co-star Glenn Scarpelli, an openly gay actor.
Of Italian descent, she was raised Catholic.
Separated from Edward Van Halen in 2001.
Personal quotes from Valerie Bertinelli
If you say you're fat, all of a sudden people like you!
Valerie Bertinelli Filmography
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008) (TV)
Claire (2007) (TV) .... Claire Bannion
Finding John Christmas (2003) (TV) .... Kathleen McCallister
"Touched by an Angel" .... Gloria (59 episodes, 2001-2003)
- I Will Walk with You: Part 2 (2003) TV episode .... Gloria
- I Will Walk with You: Part 1 (2003) TV episode .... Gloria
- At the End of the Aisle (2003) TV episode .... Gloria
- The Show Must Not Go On (2003) TV episode .... Gloria
- Virtual Reality (2003) TV episode .... Gloria
Crazy Love (2003) (TV) .... Wife
Personally Yours (2000) (TV) .... Susannah Stanton
... aka Wilderness Love (Australia)
Night Sins (1997) (TV) .... SBI Agent Megan O'Malley
Two Mothers for Zachary (1996) (TV) .... Jody Ann Shaffell
A Case for Life (1996) (TV) .... Kelly Porter
The Haunting of Helen Walker (1995) (TV) .... Helen Walker
... aka The Turn of the Screw (UK: video box title)
"Cafe Americain" .... Holly Aldridge (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
- Love the One You're With (1994) TV episode .... Holly Aldridge
- Home Alone (1993) TV episode .... Holly Aldridge
Murder of Innocence (1993) (TV) .... Laurie Wade
What She Doesn't Know (1992) (TV) .... Molly Kilcoin
... aka Shades of Gray
In a Child's Name (1991) (TV) .... Angela Cimarelli
"Sydney" (1990) TV series .... Sydney Kells (unknown episodes)
Taken Away (1989) (TV) .... Stephanie Monroe
Pancho Barnes (1988) (TV) .... Pancho Barnes
"I'll Take Manhattan" (1987) (mini) TV mini-series .... Maxime 'Maxi' Amberville (Cipriani)
Number One with a Bullet (1987) .... Teresa Barzak
"Saturday Night Live" .... Host (1 episode, 1987)
... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: first season title)
... aka SNL (USA: informal title)
... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)
... aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)
... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title)
- Valerie Bertinelli/Robert Cray Band (1987) TV episode .... Host
"Faerie Tale Theatre" .... Princess Sabrina (1 episode, 1986)
... aka Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre (USA)
- Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1986) TV episode .... Princess Sabrina
Rockabye (1986) (TV) .... Susannah Bartok
Ordinary Heroes (1986) .... Maria
Silent Witness (1985) (TV) .... Anna Dunne
Shattered Vows (1984) (TV) .... Mary Gilligan
The Seduction of Gina (1984) (TV) .... Gina Breslin
... aka Another High Roller
I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982) (TV) .... Kate Tosconi
"Fridays" .... Guest Host (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
- Episode #3.16 (1982) TV episode .... Guest Host
- Episode #2.18 (1981) TV episode .... Guest Host
"One Day at a Time" .... Barbara Cooper Royer (8 episodes, 1975-1981)
- Julie Shows Up: Part 2 (1981) TV episode .... Barbara Cooper Royer
- The Amarillo Connection (1980) TV episode .... Barbara Cooper Royer
- The Broken Nose (1979) TV episode .... Barbara Cooper Royer
- The Piano Teacher (1979) TV episode .... Barbara Cooper Royer
- Going Nowhere (1979) TV episode .... Barbara Cooper Royer
The Princess and the Cabbie (1981) (TV) .... Joanna James
The Promise of Love (1980) (TV) .... Kathy Wakeman
C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) .... Casey Norton
Young Love, First Love (1979) (TV) .... Robin Gibson
The Secret of Charles Dickens (1979) (TV) .... Mamie Dickens
"The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" .... Gwynn / ... (1 episode, 1978)
... aka The Nancy Drew Mysteries (USA: short title)
- Campus Terror (1978) TV episode .... Wendy Chase/Gwynn
"Apple's Way" .... Peggy (1 episode, 1974)
- The Flag (1974) TV episode .... Peggy