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Valerie Bertinelli
American actress and television personality

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli
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Intro American actress and television personality
Is Actor Autobiographer Television actor Film actor Television personality Chef
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Food and Drinks Literature
Gender female
Birth 23 April 1960, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Age 63 years
Star sign Taurus
Spouse: Eddie Van Halen (11 April 1981-20 December 2007)
Children: Wolfgang Van Halen
Height: 1.6002 m
Hollywood Professional School
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame  
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Valerie Anne Bertinelli (born April 23, 1960) is an American actress and television personality. She achieved recognition as a child actress, portraying Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time (1975–1984) for which she won two Golden Globe Awards. She starred as Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel (2001–2003) and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015), the latter of which gained her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2012, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She hosts the cooking shows Valerie's Home Cooking (2015–present) and Kids Baking Championship (2015–present) on Food Network, winning two Daytime Emmy Awards for the former.

Early life

Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Nancy (née Carvin) and Andrew Bertinelli, a General Motors executive. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of English descent. She has three brothers: David, Patrick and Drew. An elder brother, Mark, died at 17 months from accidental poisoning before she was born.

Because of her father's career, the family frequently moved. Over various periods, they lived in Claymont, Delaware; Clarkston, Michigan; Shreveport, Louisiana; Oklahoma City and the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California, where Bertinelli studied acting at the Tami Lynn School of Artists. She attended Granada Hills High School and was raised Roman Catholic.


Bertinelli in One Day at a Time in 1975

Following her appearance in an episode of Apple's Way, Bertinelli was approached by producer Norman Lear to audition for the role of cooperative daughter Barbara Cooper in a new sitcom called One Day at a Time. The show debuted in late 1975 when Bertinelli was 15 years old. She appeared in 208 of the 209 episodes before the show left the air on May 28, 1984; she won two Golden Globe Awards for her performance. In the 2005 One Day at a Time Reunion Special, Bertinelli was reunited with fellow cast members Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips and Pat Harrington Jr. to watch memorable clips from the original show's nine seasons. They talked about actors who had left the show as well as Phillips's drug problem, which had wreaked havoc on the set and caused Phillips to be fired from the show.

After the run of One Day at a Time, Bertinelli starred in several made-for-TV films and miniseries, as well as making many guest appearances on various television shows. In the 1990s, she starred in two short-lived sitcoms: Sydney, as the title character, a private detective (with Matthew Perry and Craig Bierko), and Café Americain. In 2001, Bertinelli joined the cast of Touched by an Angel for the show's last two seasons.

In 2007, Bertinelli became a spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig program and appeared in several commercials. The following year, she released 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. In 2009 she wrote a follow-up book Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge. From 2010 to 2015, she starred in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, alongside Betty White, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves. After a successful six-season run, the show's final episode aired on June 3, 2015.

In 2015, Bertinelli began hosting two shows, Valerie's Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship with cake artist Duff Goldman on the Food Network. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on Valerie's Home Cooking. In 2019, Bertinelli hosted two other Food Network shows, Family Food Showdown and Family Restaurant Rivals.

In June 2021, it was announced that Bertinelli will star opposite Demi Lovato in NBC's single-camera comedy pilot, Hungry. In July 2021, it was announced that Bertinelli will be releasing her new memoir Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, in January 2022. In December 2021, Bertinelli signed a new deal with Food Network.

Personal life

Bertinelli in 2008

Bertinelli married Eddie Van Halen in 1981. They had a son, Wolfgang (born March 16, 1991). The couple separated in 2001 and divorced on December 20, 2007. In her autobiography, Bertinelli indicated the main reasons for her divorce were her husband's cocaine addiction and his refusal to quit smoking despite being diagnosed with oral cancer and losing one-third of his tongue in the treatment process.

Bertinelli, who has struggled with her weight, lost a total of 40 lb (18 kg).

In May 2010, Bertinelli announced her engagement to financial planner Tom Vitale, with whom she had begun a relationship in 2004. They were married on January 1, 2011 in Malibu, California, with Bertinelli in a custom-made dress by designer David Meister. She has four step children through her marriage to Vitale. Both her ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen, and their son, Wolfgang Van Halen, attended the wedding. Bertinelli filed for legal separation from Tom on November 24, 2021 citing irreconcilable differences.

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


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Apple's Way Peggy Episode: "The Flag"
1975–84 One Day at a Time Barbara Cooper Royer Won – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1981, 1982)
Nominated – Young Artist Award – Best Young Comedienne (1981)
TV Land Award – Favorite Singing Siblings (2005)
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
1981–82 Fridays Herself/host 2 episodes
1982 I Was a Mail Order Bride Katarine "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 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
1993–94 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
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"
2010–15 Hot in Cleveland Melanie Moretti Main role
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: "Don't Kill My Buzz-er"
2013 Iron Chef America Herself (as a judge) Episode: "Battle Oktoberfest"
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Rebecca Starkwell 2 episodes
2015 Cutthroat Kitchen Herself/guest judge Episode: "Who Tarted?"
2015– Valerie's Home Cooking Herself/host
2015– Kids Baking Championship Herself/host and 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

Awards and nominations

The following is a list of awards and nominations received by Bertinelli. On August 22, 2012, Bertinelli received the 2,476th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Year Awards Category Nominated Work Outcome
1981 Young Artist Awards Best Young Comedienne One Day at a Time Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1982 Won
1983 Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2005 TV Land Awards Favorite Singing Siblings Nominated
2007 Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week N/A Won
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Hot in Cleveland Nominated
2012 Hollywood Walk of Fame N/A N/A Won
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Culinary Program Valerie's Home Cooking Nominated
2019 Won
Outstanding Culinary Host Won
2020 Nominated
Outstanding Culinary Program Nominated
2021 Outstanding Culinary Host Nominated
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is Valerie Bertinelli?
A: Valerie Bertinelli is an American actress and television personality. She is best known for her role as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom "One Day at a Time" and as Melanie Moretti on the sitcom "Hot in Cleveland."
Q: When was Valerie Bertinelli born?
A: Valerie Bertinelli was born on April 23, 1960.
Q: What are Valerie Bertinelli's notable works?
A: Valerie Bertinelli is known for her roles in the sitcoms "One Day at a Time" and "Hot in Cleveland." She has also appeared in several other television series, such as "Touched by an Angel" and "Café Americain." Additionally, she has hosted various cooking shows and authored cookbooks.
Q: Is Valerie Bertinelli married?
A: No, Valerie Bertinelli is currently divorced. She was married to Eddie Van Halen, the late guitarist of the band Van Halen, from 1981 to 2007. She remarried to financial planner Tom Vitale in 2011.
Q: What awards has Valerie Bertinelli won?
A: Valerie Bertinelli has won several awards throughout her career. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film for her role in "One Day at a Time" in 1981. She has also received multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work as a television host.
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