Audrina Patridge

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Audrina Patridge
Audrina Patridge 2011.jpg
Patridge at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, February 2011.
Born Audrina Cathleen Patridge
(1985-05-09) May 9, 1985 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • Television presenter
  • actress
  • model
Years active 2006–present
Television
Website
audrinapatridge.com

Audrina Cathleen Patridge (born May 9, 1985) is an American television personality, television presenter, actress, and model. In 2006, she rose to prominence after being cast in the reality television series The Hills, which chronicled the personal and professional lives of Patridge and friends Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Whitney Port. During its production, she held positions with Quixote Studios and Epic Records. As the series progressed, Patridge resumed an on-again/off-again relationship with boyfriend Justin Brescia. Consequentially, it became a central focus of the series, and was carried through each subsequent season. Upon the series' conclusion in 2010, Patridge was established as the only cast member to appear in all six seasons.

Later that year, Patridge competed on the eleventh season of the American version of Dancing with the Stars, and finished in seventh place. In 2011, she was commissioned her own television series, Audrina, which documented the lives of her and her immediate family. However, the series proved unsuccessful ratings and was canceled after airing only one season. Patridge entered the film industry with starring positions in the horror film Sorority Row (2009) and Direct-to-DVD film, Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2011). She was additionally featured as a supporting character in Honey 2 (2011) and Scary Movie 5 (2013), though her scenes were ultimately removed from the latter film. In early 2014, Patridge became the new host of NBC's late night travel show 1st Look.

Life and career[edit]

1985–2005: Early life[edit]

Audrina Cathleen Patridge was born May 9, 1985,[1][2] in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Lynn (née Clelland) and Mark Patridge.[3] She is of English, Belgian, Italian, Polish, and German ancestry,[4] and has three younger siblings: Casey (born 1986), who is 14 months her junior,[5] Marky (born 1988), and Samantha (born 1995).[6] Patridge grew up in Yorba Linda, California.[3]

2006–10: The Hills and Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Patridge at the 2008 LA Fashion Week at Smashbox Studio.

In 2006, MTV developed the reality television series The Hills as the spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. It originally chronicled the lives of Lauren Conrad, who appeared on its predecessor, her housemate Heidi Montag, and friends Whitney Port and Patridge.[7] During production of the first season, she held a position with Quixote Studios. The following season, Patridge began employment with Epic Records. Later in the season, Montag ended her friendship with Patridge after suspecting that she was involved with her boyfriend Spencer Pratt, though the women later reconciled. After Montag moved in with Pratt, Patridge and Lo Bosworth later became roommates with Conrad.[8][9] During the third season, Patridge resumed an on-again/off-again relationship with boyfriend Justin Brescia, who Bosworth jokingly nicknamed "Justin Bobby". Their turbulent relationship carried through each subsequent season.

Patridge in June 2008

On May 28, 2009, she confirmed during an interview on On Air with Ryan Seacrest that she was leaving The Hills to star in her own reality program documenting her life outside The Hills. Her final episode of the series was supposed to be on December 1, 2009. However, she later signed on for the series' sixth (and final) season while her new series, produced by Mark Burnett, set to air on MTV in mid-2010, was put on hold due to The Hills. Patridge appeared in more episodes of The Hills than any other cast member.[10]

Patridge launched her Hollywood career appearing on the reality show The Hills and then landed a minor role in Into the Blue 2: The Reef. The movie was released straight-to-DVD on April 21, 2009. Patridge has made appearances on Mad TV and Do Not Disturb.

In March 2008, nude pictures of Patridge were published online. "They were taken when I was just out of high school and beginning to model," Patridge has explained. "I was naïve, overly trusting of people, and inexperienced."[11][12]

In August 2008, she was cast as Megan in Sorority Row; production was carried out from October 2008 to early 2009, and the film was released on September 11, 2009. In August 2008, Patridge purchased a house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Dell neighborhood. On February 22, 2009, Patridge's home was burgled by two members of the Bling Ring.[13] She lives with a dog named Speedy Gonzales, with whom she appeared in an ad for PETA, encouraging people to adopt rather than buy pets.[14]

Patridge appeared in Carl's Jr. commercials during 2009, 2010 and 2012.[15] She refuted rumors that she would play the part based on her former Hills co-star Lauren Conrad in the film version of L.A. Candy based on the book by Conrad.[16]

During a live press conference on August 31, 2010, Patridge was confirmed to be a contestant on the eleventh season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Tony Dovolani. Her first dance was the Cha-Cha-Cha and her second was the Quickstep. They were the sixth couple to be eliminated, finishing in seventh place.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "California Gurls" 6 7 6 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "Love Machine" 8 8 7 Safe
3 Waltz/"Let It Be Me" 8 9 9 Safe
4 Argentine Tango/"Somebody to Love" 8/8 8/7 8/7 Safe
5 Rumba/"Unwritten" 7 8 8 Safe
6 Paso Doble/"Another One Bites the Dust"
Rock 'n Roll/"La Grange"
8
Awarded
8
8
8
Points
Eliminated

She also ranked at #16 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women poll in 2010.[17]

2011–present: Audrina and current endeavors[edit]

In October 2010, Patridge announced that she will star in Audrina, an upcoming VH1 reality series following her life after The Hills. The series premiered on April 17, 2011, with disappointing ratings,[18] and it was cancelled after only one season.[19] She had a cameo role in the 2011 film Take Me Home Tonight.

In January 2011, she signed on to star in the YOBI.tv "Dream Maker" webseries.[20] Following the end of her career in reality TV, Patridge continued to pursue acting, and was cast in a part in Scary Movie 5; however her scenes were cut from the finished film due to the scene being too risqué for the PG-13 movie.

In January 2014, Patridge became the new host of the NBC late night travel series 1st Look.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Patridge had been in a long term relationship with Corey Bohan, an Australian professional BMX dirt bike rider, since 2008.[22]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Television
2006–10 The Hills Herself Main cast member (season 1–6)
2008 MADtv Various Season 14, "Episode 2"
2008 Do Not Disturb Girl from The Hills Season 1, "Birdcage"
2009 Family Guy Reality star 1 Episode
2010 Dancing with the Stars Herself Season 11
2011 Audrina Narrator and main cast member
2011 Dream Maker Tracy James 13 episodes
2012 Celebrity Ghost Stories Herself 1 Episode
Film
2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef Kelsey Direct-to-DVD
2009 Sorority Row Megan Blaire
2011 Honey 2 Melinda Direct-to-DVD
2013 Scary Movie 5 Christian Grey's Slave Scenes removed from film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Audrina Cathleen Patridge, Born 05/09/1985 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995.". Family Tree Legends. 2004–2005. 
  3. ^ a b Larsen, Peter (September 18, 2010). "O.C.’s Audrina Patridge talks about ‘Dancing With The Stars’ debut". The Orange County Register. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.audrinapatridge.com/ask-audrina-answer.php?ask_id=63
  5. ^ http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/640659/audrina-patridge.jhtml#id=1661597
  6. ^ "Audrina | Cast Bios". VH1.com. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ Virginia Heffernan (May 31, 2006). "'The Hills,' a Follow-Up to 'Laguna Beach,' Makes Its Premiere on MTV". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Hills (Season 2) Ep. 212: Goodbye For Now". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Hills (Season 3) Ep. 325: A New Roommate". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Audrina Partridge Interview". Tv.sky.com. June 24, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Audrina Patridge: 'I Was Naive' About Nude Photos". Us Weekly. March 19, 2008. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Kristin Cavallari on Audrina's Nude Pics: 'Her Body's Bangin''". Us Weekly. March 21, 2008. [dead link]
  13. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1605728/hills-star-audrina-patridge-robbed.jhtml
  14. ^ Mark Dagostino, "Audrina Partidge Plays a PETA Angel", People, April 22, 2009.
  15. ^ Hall, Katy (5 August 2009). "Audrina Partridge's Carl's Jr. Ad: Bikini Babe Sells Burgers digg". Huffington Post. 
  16. ^ "Audrina Patridge Interview - AskMen.com". uk.askmen.com. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Audrina Patridge at". Fhm.com. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  18. ^ Written by. "Audrina Patridge News - Audrina Patridge Scores New Reality Series". Celebuzz. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  19. ^ Nede, Jethro (September 1, 2011). "VH1 Isn't Picking Up Audrina Patridge's Reality Series for Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  20. ^ "YOBI.tv Signs Audrina Patridge to Star in First YOBI.tv Web Series". 
  21. ^ "Audrina Patridge to Host NBC Travel Show '1st Look' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Audrina Patridge: "Yes," Corey Bohan Is the Love of My Life". US Magazine. July 10, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 

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