Kristy McNicole

Christina Ann "Kristy" McNichol (September 11, 1962) is an American actress who has since retired from the industry. She is best known for her roles as Leticia "Buddy" Lawrence on the TV drama, Family, and as Barbara Weston on the sitcom, Empty Nest. She is also the sister of former child actor Jimmy McNichol. McNichol retired from acting when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1992.

Peter Griffin urges her to come back to television in "Holy Crap".

In "Brian Goes Back to College", Chris mentioned watching an after-school special that starred McNichol dropping out of college herself.