She is an American actress, Valerie Anne Bertinelli. She has won two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work in television acting and presenting. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012, the year she was born.
Valerie Bertinelli was born Valerie Anne Bertinelli on April 23, 1960, in Wilmington, Delaware. She spent her childhood in Claymont, Delaware, Shreveport, Louisiana, Clarkston, Michigan, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles, California, with her mother Nancy, father Andrew (an executive for General Motors), brothers Patrick, David, and Drew.
Her mother was a teacher, and her father worked for General Motors. Prior to the birth of Valerie, her parents had another child, a son named Mark, who tragically passed away at the age of 17 months from unintentional poisoning. Tami Lynn was Bertinelli’s manager from 1971 until 1979. She attended Granada Hills High School and the Tami Lynn School of Artists. During that time, Tami Lynn was also Bertinelli’s teacher.
On April 11, 1981, Valerie wed the musician Eddie Van Halen, and on March 16, 1991, the couple welcomed their son Wolfgang into the world. The divorce between Bertinelli and Van Halen was formalized in December of 2007 after the couple had been apart since 2001.
Valerie has stated that Eddie’s drug addiction and his refusal to quit smoking after being diagnosed with mouth cancer were important contributing factors in their decision to end their marriage.
After that, Bertinelli tied the knot with Tom Vitale, a financial planner, on January 1, 2011, and now she is the stepmother to his four children. Van Halen lost his courageous struggle with cancer in October 2020, and Valerie and Wolfgang were there with him when he passed away. His death was a great loss to the music world.
Bertinelli has been quite candid about her struggles with weight reduction, and she even appeared in advertisements for Jenny Craig after going through their weight loss program and dropping forty pounds. She participated in the Boston Marathon in 2010 as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Team, and she crossed the finish line with a time of 5:14:37. Valerie’s appearance on the TLC series “Who Do You Think You Are?” in 2014 led to the revelation that she is a direct lineal descendant of England’s King Edward I.
In 1974, Valerie had a recurring role on an episode of the CBS drama “Apple’s Way,” and after that, producer Norman Lear requested her to try out for the new sitcom “One Day at a Time.” The show was a huge success.
She was given the role of Barbara Cooper, and at the age of 15, she launched her career as a television star. Over the course of nine seasons, “One Day at a Time” aired a total of 209 episodes. In 2005, Bertinelli, along with her co-stars Mackenzie Phillips, Bonnie Franklin, and Pat Harrington, Jr., made an appearance on “The One Day at a Time Reunion” program that was broadcast on CBS.
During her time as the star of “One Day at a Time,” Valerie also appeared in “Battle of the Network Stars III,” “The Hardy Boys,” “C.H.O.M.P.S.,” and “Fridays,” as well as the television movies “Young Love, First Love”, “The Promise of Love,” “The Princess and the Cabbie”, “I Was a Mail Order Bride”, and “The Seduction of Gina” (19 Throughout the decade of the 1980s, Bertinelli starred in a number of further made-for-television movies, such as “Silent Witness,” “Ordinary Heroes,” “Rockabye,” and “Taken Away,” and she also made an appearance in the miniseries “I’ll Take Manhattan” in 1987.
Awards and Nominations
Bertinelli has been nominated for three Golden Globes, and she took home the award for “One Day at a Time” in 1981 and 1982 for her performance as the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television.
She was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Host in 2019 and the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Program for “Valerie’s Home Cooking,” which was also nominated in 2018 and 2020. In 2019, she won both of these awards. Valerie was nominated for a TV Land Award for Favorite Singing Siblings in 2005, which she shared with Mackenzie Phillips, for the show “One Day at a Time.”
The following year, she was given the title of Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week. In 1981, Bertinelli was considered for a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Young Comedienne for her performance in “One Day at a Time.” In 2011, the cast of “Hot in Cleveland” was considered for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 2012.
After her divorce from Eddie Van Halen, in 2002, Bertinelli purchased a property in the Hollywood Hills that was approximately 5,200 square feet and cost approximately $2.25 million. Shortly before Valerie purchased the home, it had undergone renovations, and now has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
Valerie Bertinelli’s Net Worth
The American actress Valerie Bertinelli has a career that has earned her a net worth of $20 million. Bertinelli has amassed a considerable net worth because to the numerous acting parts she has played on television as well as the fact that she is married to Eddie Van Halen. She received two Golden Globe Awards for her performance in the sitcom “One Day at a Time,” which aired from 1975 to 1984. This part is perhaps what brought her the most fame.