Fat Actress (2005– )

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An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.

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Series cast summary:
 Kirstie Alley (7 episodes, 2005)
 Eddie Falcone (7 episodes, 2005)
 Kevyn Shecket (7 episodes, 2005)
 Quinn Taylor Scott (4 episodes, 2005)
 Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Mark Curry ...
 Max Cooper (2 episodes, 2005)
 Sam Rascal (2 episodes, 2005)
 Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Tait Ruppert ...
 Chuck Manson (2 episodes, 2005)
 John McGuire (2 episodes, 2005)
 Kid Rock (2 episodes, 2005)
 Dr. Sigmund Von Oy / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
 Jillian - Kirstie's Mother / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
 Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Laura Dash ...
 Little Person #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
Joseph S. Griffo ...
 Little Person #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
David Guzman ...
 Little Person #3 (2 episodes, 2005)
Selene Luna ...
 Little Person #4 (2 episodes, 2005)
Susan Rossitto ...
 Little Person #5 (2 episodes, 2005)


An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.

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Kristy laughs at herself at Hollywood's expense
8 March 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Being fat is something that has been taboo in Hollywood, as well as in fashion. Talk about an actor that has gained weight, and it will be the worst fate that happens to anyone in the movie industry.

Kristie Alley, is playing herself, and she's having a ball doing so. At least, it appears that way. If anyone could pull this off is Ms. Alley, who together with Brenda Hampton, has created this series for Showtime. It should be seen in network television as it brings down the myths about how being fat will be the end of a film or television career.

Enter Kristie Alley. She is one of the most natural and real persons in working in television these days. Sure, she has lost her figure, but is she a bad person for doing so? I don't think so. She's still the great fun person we met in movies and TV series where her uncanny knack for having a winning personality and telling it like it was, stole our hearts. We have a feeling what we see on the screen is pretty much like the real Kristie Alley.

The opening episode was good. The idea of being the ideal of a black man's fancy is carried out well. Ms. Alley and the cast played well together and we look forward to new installments to see what ensues in the life of this gorgeous woman.

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