Valerie Anne Bertinelli is an American actress and television personality. She is known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time , Gloria on the religious drama series Touched by an Angel and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland . Since 2015, she has hosted the cooking shows Valerie's Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship on Food Network.Early lifeBertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Nancy and Andrew Bertinelli, a General Motors executive. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of English descent. She has three brothers: David, Patrick and Drew. She had an elder brother, Mark, who died at 17 months from an accidental poisoning before she was born. Because of her father's career, the family frequently moved.