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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 23, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wilmington, Delaware, USA Profession: actor

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Valerie Bertinelli began acting as a child, literally growing up on American television screens well into middle-aged adulthood. The petite Bertinelli cut a fresh-faced, smart-alecky presence on Norman Lear's CBS sitcom, "One Day at a Time" (1975-1984), a persona that evolved along with her public young marriage to hard rocking guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Moving into an eclectic mix of television movies, miniseries and series, including the popular family drama "Touched by an Angel" (CBS, 1994-2003), Bertinelli juggled home and work life; all the while remaining a fond presence in the consciousness of viewers. When she came out as a pitchwoman for Jenny Craig diet centers, she was welcomed with open arms by millions of middle-aged women who had grown up with her and could now relate to Bertinelli's brave admittance of being overweight.

Valerie Bertinelli began acting as a child, literally growing up on American television screens well into middle-aged adulthood. The petite Bertinelli cut a fresh-faced, smart-alecky presence on Norman Lear's CBS sitcom, "One Day at a Time" (1975-1984), a persona that evolved along with her public young marriage to hard rocking guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Moving into an eclectic mix of television movies, miniseries and series, including the popular family drama "Touched by an Angel" (CBS, 1994-2003), Bertinelli juggled home and work life; all the while remaining a fond presence in the consciousness of viewers. When she came out as a pitchwoman for Jenny Craig diet centers, she was welcomed with open arms by millions of middle-aged women who had grown up with her and could now relate to Bertinelli's brave admittance of being overweight.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Claire (2007)
3.
 Saved! (2004) Herself
4.
 Finding John Christmas (2003) Kathleen Mccallister
5.
 Personally Yours (2000) Susannah Stanton
6.
 Two Mothers For Zachary (1996) Jody Ann Shaffell
7.
 Case For Life, A (1996) Kelly Porter
8.
 Haunting of Helen Walker, The (1995) Helen Walker
9.
 Murder of Innocence (1993) Laurie Wade
10.
 What She Doesn't Know (1992) Molly Kilcoin
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Grew up in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Michigan before family settled in California
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Appeared in several TV commercials
1974:
Made early TV appearances on the CBS drama series, "Apple's Way"
1975:
Played Barbara Cooper (later Barbara Cooper Royer) on the popular CBS sitcom, "One Day at a Time"; nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1983); nominated with Mackenzie Phillips at the TV Land Awards for Favorite Singing Siblings (2005)
1978:
Played first dramatic leading role on TV, in the CBS hour-long special, "The Secret of Charles Dickens"
1979:
Essayed leading role in the feature film, "C.H.O.M.P.S."
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Formed her own production company, Bertinelli, Inc.
1986:
Returned to feature films to play one of the leads in "Number One with a Bullet"
1987:
Starred as Maxi Amberville in the four-part CBS miniseries, "I'll Take Manhattan", based on the Judith Krantz novel
1990:
Played title role in short-lived CBS sitcom, "Sydney", featuring theme music by her husband, Eddie Van Halen
1991:
Starred in the CBS miniseries "In a Child's Name", as a woman fighting for custody of her nephew
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Returned to series work as star of the NBC sitcom "Cafe Americain"
1996:
Portrayed a lesbian struggling to retain custody of her child in the TV-movie "Two Mothers For Zachary" (ABC)
1997:
Cast as an investigative agent looking into the disappearance of a child in the CBS miniseries "Night Sins"
2001:
Returned to series TV, joining the cast of the long-running "Touched By an Angel" (CBS) in spring
2004:
Played herself in the dark comedy "Saved!" starring Jena Malone
2007:
Won in the category Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week at the TV Land Awards
2008:
Co-starred opposite Joanna "JoJo" Levesque in Lifetime's "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet"
2010:
Co-starred in TV Land's ensemble comedy "Hot in Cleveland" opposite Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Betty White
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Education

Tami Lynn Academy of Artists: -

Notes

"Valerie Bertinelli's got the round, clear face of Maybelline, the white, bright smile of Crest. She's every young mother in stretch leggings and a denim overshirt who sometimes feels blue and sometimes feels stressed when her hubby's on the road and her baby son wakes her at 6 a.m. every day. She's every ripe-shaped, girl-faced woman who loves football, hates dieting, listens to rock, and feels she ought to go to work, although really she'd be happy to stay at at home and play with her kid and let her husband support her. She could be your daughter, your sister, your girlfriend, that cute young wife down the block who looks so hot when she dolls herself up. She looks closer to 21 than 31. She's clean-sexy, perky-determined, open-pretty. She's Redbook meets Rolling Stone. She's light beer in a Flintstones tumbler. Valerie Bertinelli is Made in the USA. She's the soul of mall America." --Lisa Schwartzbaum in Entertainment Weekly, February 21, 1992.

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husband:
Eddie Van Halen. Rock performer. Married April 11, 1981; born c. 1957; lead guitarist for band, Van Halen; reportedly agreed to participate in an outpatient program to prevent cancer at the University of Texas' Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; confirmed cancer diagnosis in an April 2001 statement; announced separation in July 2002, saying they had been separated since October 2001 but remain friends.

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father:
Andrew Bertinelli. General Motors executive. Has latterly worked as a materials supervisor on the tunnel to connect England and France.
mother:
Nancy Bertinelli.
son:
Wolfgang Van Halen. Born March 16, 1991.

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