The past years have seen Valerie Bertinelli soar to the heights of success in her career, appearing on the cover of multiple magazines, hosting a daytime talk show, and starring in some of the highest-rated television shows on air today. But who exactly is the woman behind all this fame? This biography will explore the story of Valerie Bertinelli’s life and all that led up to her current stardom.
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Valerie Bertinelli was born on September 18, 1964 in Paterson, New Jersey to parents of Italian descent. Her father died when she was ten years old and her mother worked two jobs to support the family. She attended Notre Dame High School, a Catholic boarding school in Belmont, California.
Bertinelli’s first major television role was in One Day at a Time, the CBS sitcom that aired from 1975 to 1984. She played single mother Ann Marie Annie Murtaugh.
Bertinelli was born in Queens, New York. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother has Irish and Dutch ancestry. She was raised Roman Catholic. She graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Sociology and Theatre Arts.
Known for her work in television acting and presenting, Valerie’s accolades include two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2012, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With an ever-growing list of successful ventures to her name, Valerie remains an inspiration to women everywhere.
To commemorate this success story, we take a look at some of the most interesting facts about Valerie’s life so far.
Q. What is your favorite TV show?
A. I don’t watch much TV these days, but as a kid, I loved The Brady Bunch and I Dream of Jeannie. Q. Who was your inspiration for becoming an actress?
A. My mom.