Cheryl Ann Pontrelli (aka Cheryl Landon) is the step-daughter of the late American actor and filmmaker Michael Landon (aka Eugene Maurice Orowitz). He is best known for Bonzana, Highway to Heaven, and Little House on the Prairie. Further, Cherryl’s father Michael is considered one of the greatest TV celebrities who surpasses the TV mileage of the famous TV actress Lucille Ball.
Despite coming from a celebrity family, Cheryl prefers to maintain a low-key life. However, back in 1992, the star child made headlines after releasing a book entitled I Promised My Dad: An Intimate Portrait of Michael Landon. Since then, there has been a lot of curiosity about her life.
So, where is Cheryl now? Here is everything you need to know about her!
Cheryl Ann Pontrelli Is The Adopted Daughter Of Michael Landon; Her Early Life
Cheryl (aka Cheryl Landon) was born in the year 1953 in the United States of America which makes her 71 years of age as of 2023.
Talking about her early life, Pontrelli seems to have her upbringing in a broken family. She was still very young when her mother Marjorie Lynn Noe and her biological father separated. At the age of 9, following her mom’s marriage to the famous actor Michael Landon, she was raised under the care of her step-father and her mother alongside her half-siblings.
Besides, the celebrity child belongs to a white ethnic background and holds American nationality.
Who Is Cheryl Ann Pontrelli’s Biological Father?
Her biological father was Michael Angelo Pontrelli, a Los Angeles native who was born on 10 December 1929. He was a former Navy who served in the United States Navy Air Corps from 1948 to 1953.
As for his education, he went to John Marshall High School and later earned a B.A. degree and a J.D. degree from Southwestern University. She later practiced Family law in association with several institutions.
Apart from his law career, Angelo also made his contributions to music, establishing the Pete Pontrelli Endowed Memorial Music Scholarship at the University of Southern California. Sadly, he died at the age of 86 on 31 March 2016 in his native town.
Cheryl Has A Bunch Of Siblings
As far as the media is informed, Ann is the only child born to her parents. But, from her parent’s other marriages, she has many half-siblings.
Leslie Ann Landon, Michael Landon Jr, Shawna Leigh Landon, and Christopher Beau Landon are Cherly’s half-siblings from her mother Marjorie’s marriage with Michael Landon. Among these four, Leslie, Michael Jr., and Christopher have worked in the movie industry.
Moreover, she has a brother Adam Pontrelli, and a sister Beth Pontrell from her biological father’s side. Also, she is a sister to her step-siblings Mark Fraser Landon and Josh Fraser Landon, Jennifer Rachel Landon, and Sean Matthew Landon. The first two are the children of her step-father Michael’s marriage with his first wife Dodie Levy-Fraser. And the latter two with his third spouse Cindy Clerico.
She Had A Car Accident During Her University Years
While Cheryl was a student at the University of Arizona, she got into a serious car accident. In the year 1973, the car in which she was alongside other three people collided with another car outside Tucson, Arizona. It was a brutal accident in which Pontrelli was the sole survivor, all three others died on the spot.
The only survivor Cheryl also suffered serious injuries. Following the accident, she was instantly hospitalized and for several days, she remained in a coma as well. Fortunately, with time Pontrelli recovered and lived a normal life.
Cheryl Ann Pontrelli Is The Author
She has authored only one book entitled I Promised My Dad, which is the biography of her beloved step-dad Michael. In the book, the audiences get to know about the private and professional life of the Bonzana actor. Further, Cheryl also narrated Michael’s perspective on life and death in the book.
Her biographical book was published in January 1992 by Simon & Schuster publishing company. It is now available on Amazon at the cost of $2.25.
She Also Made A Couple Of Appearances In Television Shows
Apart from being an author, Cheryl also has appeared in a couple of TV series. In 1993, she for the first time was seen in the talk show John & Leeza from Hollywood.
The star kid also was in the TV series Unsolved Mysteries in 1997.
Is Cheryl Ann Pontrelli Married? If Yes, Who Is Her Husband?
Cheryl seems to be a married woman. In her book I Promised My Dad, she is mentioned as ‘Cheryl Landon Wilson‘. Based on this, we assumed that she is probably married to a man whose last name is Wilson.
Cheryl Pontrelli’s Net Worth
As per several sources, she has a net worth of $100,000. She must have earned some portion from her writing career. On the other hand, her famous stepfather Landon was super rich at the time of his death. He had a net amount of $40 million at the time.