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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 November 1961New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameKari Markusen

Mini Bio (1)

Kari Michaelsen was born on November 3, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Kari Markusen. She is an actress, known for Gimme a Break! (1981), The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983) and Saturday the 14th (1981).

Spouse (1)

David Waldock (July 2002 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Lives in Westlake Village, California, USA
Worked as a motivational speaker and studied business after she left Gimme a Break! (1981).
Beat out Helen Hunt for the role of Katie on Gimme a Break! (1981).
Graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1979.
Studied psychology at UCLA, but her interest in business led her to marketing & promotion.
Mom, Roberta Stevenson, was a dancer.
Is of Norwegian heritage.
Dad, Arne Markusen, is a singer.
Met her husband, Mercedes executive David Waldock, while car shopping. They tied the knot in July, 2002.
Dated Andy Gibb in the mid-1980s.
Dated Michael J. Fox in the early 1980s.
Was good friends with Nancy McKeon during the 1980s.
Has been doing public speaking and hosting educational seminars since 1990.
Longtime friend of Kristy McNichol.
Co-hosting a wake up show on KVEN 1450 in Ventura, Caliifornia
A highly sought after motivational speaker and trainer, Kari is currently on tour around the country with General Colin Powell and Rudolph W. Giuliani, (to name a few) hosting and speaking at the highly acclaimed "Get Motivated" Business Seminar. [April 2011]

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