Kyle Richards (March 16, 2014)
January 11, 1969
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, television personality, memoirist, philanthropist|
|Known for||The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills|
|Relatives||Kim Richards (sister)
Kathy Hilton (half-sister)
Paris Hilton (niece)
Nicky Hilton (niece)
Kyle Richards (born January 11, 1969) is an American actress, television personality, memoirist and philanthropist from Los Angeles, California. She began her career as a child actor, 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 on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Richards was born on January 11, 1969, in Hollywood. She is the daughter of Kathleen Mary (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). Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces.
Richards began acting in 1974. She appeared in eighteen 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 1978 cult classic Halloween. 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.
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.
She is listed on the "First Families" of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles with her husband, which means they have donated US$100,000 or more to the hospital. She also held a fundraiser for the CHLA in 2013, which was featured on the Real Housewives.
Richards met second husband Mauricio Umansky, a Los Angeles real estate agent, in 1994. Umansky is of Russian and Greek Jewish descent. He is the son of Estella Sneider. He was born and raised in Mexico. The couple wed on January 20, 1996, when Kyle was 4 months pregnant. Their daughter Alexia was born on June 18, 1996. The couple went on to have two more daughters, Sophia (b. 2000) and Portia (b. 2008). Richards, who is of English, Irish and Welsh descent, converted to Orthodox Judaism when she married Umansky. She also attends events at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles.
Film and television
|1974||Police Woman||Julie||1 episode, "The Cradle Robbers"|
|1975||Escape to Witch Mountain||Young Tia Malone||Major film, uncredited|
|1975–1982||Little House on the Prairie||Alicia Sanderson Edwards||19 episodes|
|1977||A Circle of Children||Sarah||TV movie|
|1977||The Father Knows Best Reunion||Ellen||TV movie|
|1977||Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas||Ellen||TV movie|
|1978||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Naomi||1 episode, "The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverence"|
|1978||Flying High||Katie||1 episode, "The Vanishing Point"|
|1979||Vega$||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||2 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||101 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|
- 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.
- "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
- "Kyle by Alene Too boutique now open in Beverly Hills!". LA.com. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- Children's Hospital Los Angeles: First Families
- 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.
- 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.
- Lilit Marcus, Judaism, According to Reality TV, The Jewish Daily Forward, November 19, 2012
- Sheree R. Curry, Celebrity Home of the Day: 'Real Housewives' Kyle Richards, AOL, March 11, 2011.
- Daniel Miller, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards Buys $3 Million Bel-Air Home, The Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/2011
- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards puts $2.45M house up for sale, The Daily Mail, November 29, 2010.
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- Official website
- Kyle Richards facebook page
- Kyle Richards finalist in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills