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Kari Michaelsen

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Kari Michaelsen
Birth name Kari Markusen
Born November 3, 1961 in New York, New York, USA
Sometimes credited as Kari Markussen
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Gimme a Break Katie Kanisky 1981–1986 1 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Diff'rent Strokes Ellen Marshall 3x07 - Little Mother December 10, 1980
The Incredible Hulk Linda 4x12 - The First (1) March 6, 1981
Hart to Hart Lisa 5x11 - Trust Your Hart December 20, 1983
Full House Stacy Fleetwood 3x12 - Joey & Stacy and ... Oh, Yeah, Jesse December 15, 1989

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Gymnast
(credited as Kari Markussen)
Karala Murtaugh October 29, 1980 ABC Afterschool Specials

Game Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(2 Nominations)


  • Her father, Arne Markussen is a singer and her mother, Roberta Stevenson was a dancer
  • Is of Norwegian descent
  • Performed in off-Broadway plays
  • Moved to Beverly Hills, California in 1975
  • Graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1979
  • Attended UCLA where she first studied psychology, but later studied business
  • Married husband David Waldock in 2002; they have a son, Nickolas; they divorced in 2009
  • Works as a motivational speaker; has done public speaking and hosted educational seminars since 1990