May 19, 2005
November 3, 2014
Claim to fame:
Kristy McNichol appeared in numerous films and television shows in the late 1970s and the 1980s, including the TV show Family and Empty Nest.
Where are they now?
Kristy McNichol, who is bipolar (manic-depressive), has given up show business because her disorder is exacerbated by stress. After leaving "Empty Nest" in 1992--to try to get her illness under control--she worked at a hair salon, was a camp counselor and taught acting at a private school in Los Angeles. She also appeared in a few TV movies but seems happiest away from the pressures of the spotlight. After all, she started in Hollywood at the ripe old age of six!