Kari Michaelsen
American actress
Kari Michaelsen
Kari Michaelsen is an American actress and motivational speaker. As an actress, she is best known for her role as Katie Kanisky on sitcom Gimme a Break! (1981–1986). Born in Manhattan, Michaelsen followed her parents into show business. Her father, Arne Markusen, is a singer. Her mother, Roberta Stevenson, was a dancer. She sang on the soundtrack for Sesame Street and was performing in Off-Broadway plays by age 11.
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    Michaelsen and David Waldock were divorced in 2009.
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  • 2002
    Age 40
    She married David Waldock, a Mercedes-Benz executive, in July 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had a son named Nickolas.
  • 2001
    Age 39
    She retired from television work in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Kari has been doing public speaking and hosting educational seminars since 1990.
  • 1975
    Age 13
    In 1975 her family moved to Beverly Hills and Michaelsen (who changed her name from Markussen) soon won guest spots on such shows as Diff'rent Strokes and Eight Is Enough.
    More Details Hide Details Her father is of Norwegian heritage. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1979 and studied at University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 1961
    Born on November 3, 1961.
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