Richards in 2014
January 11, 1969 |
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Residence||Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actress, television personality, memoirist, philanthropist|
|Known for||Little House on the Prairie
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Kyle Richards (born January 11, 1969) is an American actress, television personality, memoirist and philanthropist. She began her career as a child actress, appearing in a recurring role on Little House on the Prairie, and in several horror films, including The Car (1977), Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive (1977), and John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). Since 2010, she has appeared as a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was a contestant on The New Celebrity Apprentice (also known as The Celebrity Apprentice 8), playing for the charity Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She was the 5th contestant fired, finishing in 12th place and raising $25,000 for her charity.
Richards was born on January 11, 1969, in Hollywood. She is the daughter of Kathleen Mary Richards (née Dugan; 1938–2002) and Kenneth Edwin Richards (1917-1998). 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), as well as three paternal half-siblings from her father's first marriage, all of whom were adults by the time Richards was born. Nicky and Paris Hilton are her half-nieces.
Richards began acting in 1974. She appeared in 18 episodes of the television series Little House on the Prairie as Alicia Sanderson Edwards. Her sister, Kim, was also an actress. In the 1970s, Richards appeared on several television series and in a few horror films, including the cult classic Halloween (1978). In 1980, she appeared opposite Bette Davis and Lynn-Holly Johnson in The Watcher in the Woods. Most of her 1980s roles were minor, and included made-for-television, direct-to-video, or other video work. Subsequent roles included Nurse Dori in 21 episodes of ER (1998–2006) and Lisa, a supporting character in National Lampoon's Pledge This!. She also appeared in The Simple Life and My New BFF.
With her husband, Richards is listed on the "First Families" of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles which means they have donated US$100,000 or more to the hospital. She also held a fundraiser for the CHLA in 2013, which was featured on the Real Housewives.
Richards met second husband Mauricio Umansky, a Los Angeles real estate agent, in 1994. Umansky is of Russian and Greek Jewish descent. He is the son of Estella Sneider. He was born and raised in Mexico. The couple wed on January 20, 1996, when Kyle was 4 months pregnant. Their daughter Alexia was born on June 18, 1996. The couple went on to have two more daughters, Sophia (born 2000) and Portia (born 2008). Richards, who is of English, Irish and Welsh descent, converted to Modern Orthodox Judaism when she married Umansky. She also attends events at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles.
Film and television
|1974||Police Woman||Julie||1 episode, "The Cradle Robbers"|
|1975–1982||Little House on the Prairie||Alicia Sanderson Edwards, Samantha (S05E22)||19 episodes|
|1977||A Circle of Children||Sarah||TV movie|
|1977||The Father Knows Best Reunion||Ellen||TV movie|
|1977||Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas||Ellen||TV movie|
|1978||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Naomi||1 episode, "The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverence"|
|1978||Flying High||Katie||1 episode, "The Vanishing Point"|
|1979||Vega$||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|
|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"|
|2011||Deadly Sibling Rivalry||Tricia|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ms. Young||1 episode, "Play Dead"|
|2013||Days of Our Lives||Casey McGraw||3 episodes|
|2014||The Hungover Games||Heather||Parody of The Hunger Games and The Hangover|
|2003||The Simple Life||Various episodes|
|2010–present||The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills||138 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|
|2015||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||1 episode|
|2017||The New Celebrity Apprentice||Contestant/12th place|
- Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All (New York, NY: HarperOne), December 27, 2011; ISBN 0062113488; ASIN: B00ANYP1HA.
- Daniel Miller, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards Buys $3 Million Bel-Air Home, The Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/2011
- "Kyle Richards". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on April 9, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
- Casablanca, Ted (March 23, 2010). "Are You Ready for Another Hilton Takeover?". E! Online. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- Ancestry of Paris Hilton
- "First Families". Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- Kyle Richards, Kyle Shares Why She Gives, Bravo, January 9, 2014
- Kyle By Alene Too Fashion Event: Benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles, theagencyre.com, June 21, 2013
- "Kyle Richards Bio". bravotv.com. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- McGrath, Jenny (January 24, 2013). "Who Is Kyle Richards' First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie?". Wet Paint. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- Metz, Lauren (January 14, 2011). "Kyle Richards and Farrah Answer RHOBH Fans' Questions". Bravo TV. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- Lilit Marcus, Judaism, According to Reality TV, The Jewish Daily Forward, November 19, 2012
- Richards, Kyle (11 November 2010). "Drama in the City". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Richards, Kyle (November 4, 2010). "Happy Birthday, Portia!". Bravo TV. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- Sheree R. Curry, Celebrity Home of the Day: 'Real Housewives' Kyle Richards, AOL, March 11, 2011.
- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards puts $2.45M house up for sale, The Daily Mail, November 29, 2010.
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