Kirstie Alley (born January 12, 1951) is an American comedy actress. Although she has a long list of acting credits, she is best known for her roles in Cheers, Veronica's Closet, Summer School, and Look Who's Talking, and her appearance on Dancing with the Stars. Her debut film role was as Lieutenant Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Her reality series Fat Actress ran for just seven episodes on Showtime.
Some tropes associated with Kirstie Alley include:
- The Chew Toy : To varying degrees. She plays comedic angst and comeuppance very well.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech : Frequently delivered to her characters, once her underlings are tired of being pushed around.
- Deadpan Snarker : Either her characters or the characters around her.