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Valerie Bertinelli Net Worth: Early Years, Career& More!
Bertinelli’s net worth is derived from her numerous television-playing gigs as well as her marriage to Eddie Van Halen. She is best remembered for her role in the sitcom “One Day at a Time” (1975-1984), for which she received two Golden Globe nominations.
Valerie has also been on the television shows “Café Americain” (1993-1994), “Touched by an Angel” (2001-2003), and “Hot in Cleveland” (2007-2008). In 2015, she began hosting “Valerie’s Home Cooking” on the Food Network, and she has published two cookbooks: “One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes and Stories from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond” (2012) and “Valerie’s Home Cooking: More than 100 Delicious Recipes to Share with Friends and Family” (2015).
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Valerie Bertinelli Early Years
Valerie Bertinelli was born Valerie Anne Bertinelli in Wilmington, Delaware on April 23, 1960. She grew up with mother Nancy, father Andrew (a General Motors executive), and brothers Patrick, David, and Drew in Claymont, Delaware, Shreveport, Louisiana, Clarkston, Michigan, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles, California.
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Her parents also had a son, Mark, who died at the age of 17 months from accidental poisoning, before Valerie was born. Tami Lynn was Bertinelli’s manager from 1971 to 1979, and she attended Granada Hills High School and the Tami Lynn School of Artists.
Valerie Bertinelli Career
Valerie guest-starred on an episode of the CBS drama “Apple’s Way” in 1974, and producer Norman Lear subsequently requested her to test for the new sitcom “One Day at a Time.” At the age of 15, she was cast as Barbara Cooper and became a television sensation.
Bertinelli starred in the CBS sitcom “Sydney” in 1990, which co-starred future “Friends” member Matthew Perry and lasted 13 episodes. From 1993 to 1994, she played Holly Aldridge on NBC’s “Café Americain,” then in the TV movies “The Haunting of Helen Walker” (1995) and “Two Mothers for Zachary” (1996).
(1996). Valerie played Gloria, an angel, on 59 episodes of the CBS drama “Touched by an Angel” from 2001 to 2003, and she also voiced a character on the Fox animated comedy “Family Guy” in 2001. She appeared as herself in the 2004 film “Saved!,” and she appeared as herself on ABC’s “Boston Legal” in 2008.
From 2010 through 2015, Bertinelli starred as Melanie Moretti on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland,” alongside Betty White, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick. On the Food Network, she began hosting “Valerie’s Home Cooking” and “Kids Baking Championship” in 2015, then in 2019, she was given two more shows, “Family Restaurant Rivals” and “Family Food Showdown.”
Valerie Bertinelli Private Life
Valerie Van Halen married musician Eddie Van Halen on April 11, 1981, and their son Wolfgang Van Halen was born on March 16, 1991. Bertinelli and Van Halen divorced in December 2007, after splitting in 2001. Eddie’s drug addiction and refusal to quit smoking after being diagnosed with mouth cancer, according to Valerie, were important causes of the divorce.
Bertinelli married financial planner Tom Vitale on January 1, 2011, and she has four children with him. Van Halen passed away in October 2020 after a long fight with cancer, and Valerie and Wolfgang were present when he died.
Bertinelli has been outspoken about her weight reduction struggles, and she starred in Jenny Craig commercials after dropping 40 pounds on their weight loss program. She finished the Boston Marathon at 5:14:37 as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Team in 2010. Valerie participated on the TLC show “Who Do You Think You Are?” in 2014 and discovered she is a descendant of King Edward I of England.
Valerie Bertinelli Nominations And Awards
Bertinelli had three Golden Globe nominations and won Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television for “One Day at a Time” in 1981 and 1982. “Valerie’s Home Cooking” won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2019 for Outstanding Culinary Host and Outstanding Culinary Program, while the show was also nominated in 2018 and 2020.
Valerie received a TV Land Award nomination in 2005 for Favorite Singing Siblings (shared with Mackenzie Phillips) for “One Day at a Time,” and she was named Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week in 2007.
Bertinelli received a Young Artist Award nomination in 1981 for Best Young Comedienne for “One Day at a Time,” and the ensemble of “Hot in Cleveland” received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Valerie Bertinelli’s Net Worth
The American actress Valerie Bertinelli has a career that has earned her a net worth of $20 million.