Kyle Richards

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Kyle Richards
Kyle Richards-2014.jpg
Kyle Richards, Beverly Hills, California on March 16, 2014
Born Kyle Egan Richards
(1969-01-11) January 11, 1969 (age 45)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, television personality
Years active 1974–present
Known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s) Guraish Aldjufrie
(1988–1992)
Mauricio Umansky
(1996–present)
Children 4
Relatives Kim Richards (sister)
Kathy Hilton (half-sister)
Paris Hilton (niece)
Nicky Hilton (niece)
Website
www.kylerichards.net

Kyle Egan Richards[1] (born January 11, 1969) is an American actress and television personality. She is known for returning to television with her sister, Kim Richards, on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Early life[edit]

Richards was born in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Kenneth E. Richards (1935–1998) and Kathleen Dugan (1938–2002).[2] The couple separated in 1972 and Kathleen later remarried twice more. Richards' siblings are Kathy Hilton (her older half-sister from her mother's first marriage to Lawrence Avanzino; born 1959) and Kim Richards (born 1964).[3] Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces.

Acting career[edit]

Richards began acting in 1974. She appeared in eighteen episodes of the television series Little House on the Prairie as Mr. Edward's adopted daughter, Alicia Sanderson Edwards. Her sister, Kim Richards (of Witch Mountain fame and various other very popular Disney films), also appeared once on the series, playing Laura's friend Olga, a shy child with one leg shorter than the other, who gets fitted with a handmade wooden shoe by Laura's father, which finally enables her to run and play normally with the other children.

Throughout the 1970s, Richards guest starred in several television series and acted in a few horror films: The Car, Eaten Alive, and Halloween, in which she played Lindsey Wallace, one of the two children whom Laurie Strode babysits. In 1980 she appeared opposite Bette Davis and Lynn-Holly Johnson in the Disney children's horror film The Watcher in the Woods, playing a terrorized young girl. Most of her 1980s roles were minor, and included made-for-television, direct-to-video, or other video work.

Subsequent roles include Nurse Dori in 21 episodes of the television series ER (1998–2006) and Lisa, a supporting character in the film National Lampoon's Pledge This!. She has also appeared in episodes of her niece Paris Hilton's reality series The Simple Life and My New BFF.

Richards appears in the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which the first season aired from October 2010 through February 2011. She and her sister, Kim Richards, are both currently appearing in the show on Bravo.

She appeared in a new thriller film, Deadly Sibling Rivalry, as Tricia, a woman left inside a freezer in which she dies, by disturbed evil twins Callie/Janna, played by Charisma Carpenter.

Store[edit]

Richards announced that she would partner with upscale fashion retailer Alene Too to launch an innovative boutique concept, Kyle by Alene Too. The concept, which opened its first location at Brighton Way and Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills in late 2012, features exciting new fashions, trends and accessories by the world’s top exclusive designers.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 1988, at age 18, Richards married Guraish Aldjufrie while she was pregnant with their daughter Farrah, but they were separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992.[5][6][7]

Richards met second husband Mauricio Umansky in 1994. Umansky is a mix of Greek and Russian descent. He was born and raised in the Jewish religion in Mexico. They married on January 20, 1996 when Kyle was 4 months pregnant. Their daughter Alexia was born on June 18. The couple went on to have two more daughters: Sophia (b. 2000) and Portia (b. 2008). Richards, who is of English, Irish and Welsh descent, converted to Judaism when she married Umansky.[8][9] They live in Bel Air, Los Angeles.[10][11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1974 Police Woman Julie 1 episode, "The Cradle Robbers"
1975 Escape to Witch Mountain Young Tia Malone Major film, uncredited
1975–1982 Little House on the Prairie Alicia Sanderson Edwards 19 episodes
1977 A Circle of Children Sarah TV movie
1977 The Car Debbie
1977 The Father Knows Best Reunion Ellen TV movie
1977 Eaten Alive Angie
1977 Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas Ellen TV movie
1978 Halloween Lindsey Wallace
1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Naomi 1 episode, "The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverence"
1978 Flying High Katie 1 episode, "The Vanishing Point"
1979 Vega$ Julie Travis 1 episode, "Kill Dan Tanna!"
1979 Fantasy Island Rebecca 1 episode, "Cornelius and Alfonse/The Choice"
1979 Time Express 1 episode, "Rodeo/Cop"
1979 Carter Country Gerry 4 episodes
1979 Friendships, Secrets, and Lies Livia TV movie
1980 Once Upon a Family Liz Demerjian TV movie
1980 The Watcher in the Woods Ellie Curtis
1980 Beulah Land Young Sarah TV mini-series
1981 Concrete Cowboys Isobel 1 episode
1981 Halloween II Lindsey Wallace Unaired footage
1982 This is Kate Bennett... Jennifer Bennett TV movie
1982 CHiPs Jodi 1 episode, "The Spaceman Made Me Do It"
1984–1985 Down to Earth Elizabeth 'Lissy' Preston 12 episodes
1989 Curfew Stephanie Davenport Lead role
1990 Escape Lydia
1998 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1 episode, "Model Citizen"
1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave Scheming Woman 1 episode, "Captains Courageous"
1998–2006 ER Nurse Dori 21 episodes
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Anna Murphy 1 episode, "Bobbi Dearest"
1999 City Guys Kate 1 episode, "Miracle on 134th Street and Lexington Avenue"
2003 7th Heaven Matt's Patient 1 episode, "Life and Death: Part 1"
2006 Pledge This! Lisa
2011 Deadly Sibling Rivalry Tricia
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ms. Young 1 episode, "Play Dead"
2013 Days of Our Lives Casey McGraw 2 episodes
2014 The Hungover Games Heather Parody of The Hunger Games and The Hangover

As herself[edit]

Year Show Notes
2003 The Simple Life Various episodes
2010–present The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 63 episodes
2012 TMZ on TV 1 episode
2013 Stars in Danger TVs special
2013 Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1 episode
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1 episode
2014 G.U.Y. Music Video by Lady GaGa

Bibliography[edit]

  • Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All (New York, New York: HarperOne, 2011).

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
  2. ^ Casablanca, Ted (23 March 2010). "Are You Ready for Another Hilton Takeover?". E! Online. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Ancestry of Paris Hilton
  4. ^ "Kyle by Alene Too boutique now open in Beverly Hills!". LA.com. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kyle Richards Bio". bravotv.com. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  6. ^ McGrath, Jenny (24 January 2013). "Who Is Kyle Richards' First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie?". Wet Paint. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Metz, Lauren (14 January 2011). "Kyle Richards and Farrah Answer RHOBH Fans' Questions". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Richards, Kyle (11 November 2010). "Drama in the City". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Richards, Kyle (4 November 2010). "Happy Birthday, Portia!". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Sheree R. Curry, Celebrity Home of the Day: 'Real Housewives' Kyle Richards, AOL, March 11, 2011
  11. ^ Daniel Miller, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards Buys $3 Million Bel-Air Home, The Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/2011
  12. ^ Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards puts $2.45M house up for sale, The Daily Mail, 29 November 2010

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