When Kristy McNichol came out as a lesbian in 2012, fans were shocked. After all, the movie star had dropped no hints along the way and rarely talked about her sexuality. In 2012, McNichol revealed that not only did she classify as a lesbian, but she was also in a long-term relationship with her then-girlfriend, Martie Allen. Ever since the news of her relationship was disclosed to the media, media houses have been trying to find out about her long-time partner, Martie Allen. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Martie Allen.
Who indeed is Martie Allen?
Martie Allen also known as Martie Miles is an American clinical psychologist, activist, and longtime partner of Kristy McNichol, former actress and comedian. She serves as the district director at Aspiranet, a leading social services agency in California.
Martie Allen was born on the 1st of January 1960 in United States. Details on her early life and siblings have never been revealed to the media. After completing high school she continued her college education. She received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University.
While it is known that Martie tried her luck in the entertainment industry, she never reached fame and quit acting altogether. Instead, she focused on her profession as a clinical social worker. In 2003, she began individual and couples counseling in her private practice and has over 19 years of experience. She served as a faculty member at Ryokan College and also as a program manager and clinical supervisor at Casa Pacifica. She is passionate about creating an environment of trust, kindness, and transparency in her work and life.
Little is known about how and where Kristy and Martie met. The pair never revealed the origin of their romance and came out as lesbians in 2012. In an interview with People, Kristine 50, and Martie, then 49, revealed that they would like to be open about their relationship to help the kids who were bullied. In an interview with People magazine, McNichol said that because she is “approaching 50,” she wants to “be open about who I am.”
Even though it was never confirmed by Kristy, many fans suspected that Kristy left showbiz as she had to go to great pains to hide her relationship with Martie. It took a mental toll on Kristy, who was at the forefront of the media attention and she wanted to take a step back.
Social and Philanthropic works:
In addition to her work, Martie Allen has been active in social and philanthropic work. Some of her works include:
Working as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a District Director at Aspiranet, an adoption and foster care agency in California.
Participating in a fundraiser for Orangewood PALS, an auxiliary of Orangewood Children’s Foundation, which provides assistance, love, and support to former foster youth.
Celebrity Partner, Kristy Mcnichol:
Martie Allen is happily married to Kristy McNichol and the pair have been together for quite a while. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kristy comes from a humble background. Born to James and Carolyn McNichol, her father worked as a carpenter and her mother worked odd jobs to support the family, including as a secretary, cosmetics salesperson, and movie extra. During her early years, McNichol made regular appearances in several commercials alongside her brother Jimmy McNichol. Her first role as a regular came when she was cast as Patricia Apple in the short-lived CBS television series Apple’s Way (1974).
In 1976, McNichol was cast in the role of Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence in the television drama series Family (1976–80), which netted her two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series (1977 and 1979).
Over the years, McNichol made numerous appearances in both movies and TV series. Some of her TV works include The Bionic Women (1976), Starsky & Hutch (1976), Family (1976-1980), The Love Boar (1977), Empty Nest (1988-1995), The Golden Girls (1991-1992), and Invasion America (1988). McNichol also made a big splash in films including LoveMary (1985), Dream Lover (1986), Just the Way You Are (1984), You Can’t Hurry Love (1988), and Mother of the Birde (1993).
For all her amazing work, McNichol had a short career in Hollywood which lasted for about 24 years. She retired in 1998 by issuing a statement that read,
“A lot of people have wondered what I’ve been up to. I retired from my career after 24 years. My feeling was that it was time to play my biggest part – myself! I must say that it has been the best thing that ever happened to me. So many fans are disappointed that I’m not currently acting; however, some may not realize that the process I’m in at this time is necessary and vital for my personal happiness and well-being.”