An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.
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 Eddie Falcone 7 episodes, 2005
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 Quinn Taylor Scott 4 episodes, 2005
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 Max Cooper 2 episodes, 2005
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 Sam Rascal 2 episodes, 2005
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 Chuck Manson 2 episodes, 2005
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 Carmen Electra 1 episode, 2005
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 Larry King 1 episode, 2005
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 Melissa Gilbert 1 episode, 2005
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 Robert - Kirstie's Father 1 episode, 2005
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 Johnny Knightley 1 episode, 2005
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 Herself 1 episode, 2005
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 John McGuire 2 episodes, 2005
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 Jimmy - Kirstie's Brother 1 episode, 2005
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 Herself 1 episode, 2005
Kevin Sasaki ...
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 Police Officer #1 1 episode, 2005
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 Kid Rock 2 episodes, 2005
Harvey J. Newmark ...
 Party Musician #1 1 episode, 2005
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 Dr. Sigmund von Oy 2 episodes, 2005
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 Jillian - Kirstie's Mother 2 episodes, 2005
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 Leah's Friend 1 episode, 2005
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 Little Jorge 1 episode, 2005
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 Female Prison Guard 1 episode, 2005
Matt Gould ...
 Interviewer 1 episode, 2005
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Mark Z. Stevens ...
 Party Musician #2 1 episode, 2005
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 Woman in Restaurant 1 episode, 2005
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 McG's Stand'in 1 episode, 2005
Laura Dash ...
 Little Person #1 2 episodes, 2005
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 Police Officer #2 1 episode, 2005
Edward W. Vodicka ...
 Party Musician #3 1 episode, 2005
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 Leah's Friend #2 1 episode, 2005
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Sandra Genovese ...
 Paparazzi #1 1 episode, 2005
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Steve Maye ...
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 Man in Car #2 1 episode, 2005
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 Carmen's Friend 1 episode, 2005
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 Little Person #2 2 episodes, 2005
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 Man at Counter 1 episode, 2005
True Parker ...
 Vincent 1 episode, 2005
David Guzman ...
 Little Person #3 2 episodes, 2005
Jackie Harris ...
 Canadian Angel 1 episode, 2005
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 Stephen Wilcox 1 episode, 2005
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 Little Person #4 2 episodes, 2005
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 Nosy Lady 1 episode, 2005
Stacey Woods ...
 Receptionist 1 episode, 2005
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 Scottish Crewman 1 episode, 2005
Susan Rossitto ...
 Little Person #5 2 episodes, 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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Fat Actress is about the life of overweight Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley. It is loosely based on her actual life, but is primarily satirically fictional. See more »

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Featured in I Love the New Millennium: 2005 (2008) See more »

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Fat Actress, Slim Entertainment
10 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, I think Kirstie Alley is charismatic, talented, and funny. I also love the premise, especially given Hollywood's hyper-shallowness and the unbelievable, dehumanizing scrutiny put upon high-profile people in America. That said, however, this show is probably doomed -- and if it hasn't already been canceled, I fear it will be soon.

Let's face it : how long can she really milk this idea? That's the first and fundamental problem I see. The second -- and equally important -- is the writing, which is uneven and hackneyed, at best. There have been a few great moments : Kirstie on the 'casting couch' with the handsome black network exec, who whacks her on the butt and croons hilariously about the "groceries" in her "trunk"; the jail scene where the lesbian guard wants to play slap and tickle with Kirstie, whose ex-boyfriend turns out to be gay; the whole Kid Rock thing was mildly amusing, as well. But when everything started slipping into midgets and toilet humor, I saw big FAT trouble looming on the horizon!

Lastly, Kirstie's accomplices, Bryan Callen and -- sorry, I can't remember the blonde's name -- seem like attractive, telegenic, capable performers but they're so befuddled in the bad writing that they end up looking very sad and superfluous. They're weak, annoying characters who add little to the overall entertainment value, and that's a shame because they could be such an asset if they had been granted a bit of depth, quirky individuality, and genuine humor.


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