Kari Michaelsen

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TV Actress
Date of Birth November 3, 1961
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 58 years old
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Kari Michaelsen is an American actress, television personality, and motivational speaker. As an actress, she is best known for her role as Katie Kanisky on the sitcom Gimme a Break!. Born in Manhattan, Michaelsen followed her parents into show business. Her father, Arne Markussen, 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. In 1975, her family moved to Beverly Hills and Michaelsen soon won guest spots on such shows as Diff'rent Strokes and Eight Is Enough. Her father is of Norwegian heritage. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1979 and studied at University of California, Los Angeles. She retired from television work in 2001. Kari has been doing public speaking and hosting educational seminars since 1990. She married David Waldock, a Mercedes-Benz executive, in July 2002. The couple had a son named Nickolas. Michaelsen and David Waldock were divorced in 2009.

Born: November 3, 1961, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, motivational speaker
Years active: Acting (1970s–2001), Motivational speaking, (1990–present)
Spouse(s): David Waldock, (2002–2009, 1 child)
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About Kari Michaelsen

During the 1980s, Michaelsen played Katie Kanisky on the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! Her other television credits include guest star roles on Hart to Hart, Full House, and The Incredible Hulk.

Before Fame

During her childhood years, she lent her singing voice to the Sesame Street soundtrack and performed in several Off-Broadway productions.


She was educated at Beverly Hills High School and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Family Life

Born Kari Markussen, she grew up in New York City and Los Angeles as the daughter of singer Arne Markussen and dancer Roberta Stevenson. Her seven-year marriage to David Waldock produced a son named Nickolas.


She co-starred with Nell Carter on Gimme a Break!

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