|Born||Stephanie Lynn Pratt
April 11, 1986
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||Crossroads High School|
|Alma mater||Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising|
|Occupation||Television personality, model|
|Television||The Hills (2007–2010)
Made in Chelsea (2013–)
Celebrity Big Brother (2014)
Stephanie Lynn Pratt (born April 11, 1986) is an American television personality. In 2007, she came to prominence after being cast in a supporting position in the reality television series The Hills, which documented the personal and professional lives of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, and Whitney Port. In 2010, the series underwent several casting adjustments and saw Pratt become a primary cast member, joining Patridge, Lo Bosworth, and Kristin Cavallari.
Life and career
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 Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port. In 2007, Pratt's brother Spencer began dating and later moved into an apartment with Montag, which led to the deterioration of her friendship with Conrad.
During the third season, Conrad ended her friendship with Montag after she suspected that the male Pratt was responsible for rumors of a sex tape involving her and her former boyfriend Jason Wahler; the ensuing feud between the three carried through each subsequent season. During production of the third season, the female Pratt first appeared on the series while angrily confronting Conrad at a club. However, upon the realization that they attend the same college, they became friends. Their relationship put a burden on Pratt's relationship with her brother and Montag, who reacted by beginning to alienate her.
The fourth season saw Pratt's role increased, with more emphasis placed on her personal life and her past drug abuse. During the fifth season, Stephanie worked with Lauren at Kelly Cutrone's People's Revolution, though Lauren ended Pratt's internship, per Cutrone's orders, due to poor performance. Conrad left the series after the first half of the season.
The second half of the season continued with Kristin Cavallari hired as the replacement narrator. Pratt and Cavallari began as rivals due to conflicts about Audrina Patridge's ex-boyfriend and a report linking Cavallari to drug use, though they would become friends during the following season. Pratt also became friends with Audrina and Lo Bosworth during the season.
Despite rumors of not returning after the fifth, Pratt returned and was featured as a main cast member in the sixth and final season. Stephanie talks of her DUI arrest, and her sibling rivalry with Spencer became more intense as his behavior became more erratic. Stephanie and the rest of the cast either did not mention Spencer or Heidi after the two were permanently axed from the series, or kept their comments focused on how no one knew what the couple were up to, and had avoided any recent contact with them. The Hills ended its series run on July 13, 2010.
In 2013, Pratt made several appearances on television in the United Kingdom. This included being a guest on the spin-off of Celebrity Big Brother, as well as making a special appearance from episodes two onwards on season 6 of E4's Made in Chelsea, a British equivalent of The Hills. Pratt continued her role on the reality-series for the seventh series broadcast from April 2014. Furthermore, Pratt had a recurring role on spin-off show Made in Chelsea: NYC, which was broadcast from August 2014. On 18 August 2014, she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house for the fourteenth series as a housemate. Pratt lasted 19 days inside the house, before exiting on 5 September 2014. Pratt returned with a feature role for the eighth series of Made in Chelsea and met new boyfriend Josh Shepherd on the reality-programme. The couple's relationship has moved from strength to strength with the pair enjoying Christmas of 2014 in Barbados.
In 2015, Pratt released a memoir, Made in Reality: From the Hills of L.A. to London's Made in Chelsea , where she talks about how she developed a crystal meth addiction as a teen and struggled with bulimia. Pratt claims that her parents turned a blind eye on her addiction issues.
Pratt is the younger sister of Spencer Pratt, and the sister-in-law of Heidi Montag (both of whom are on The Hills). She has struggled with bulimia in the past due to the pressure to be thin stemming from appearing alongside very thin co-stars on the show. In an October 2015 interview with the online publication Complex, it was reported that Stephanie and Spencer are not on speaking terms, something neither sibling has publicly confirmed or denied.
In a 2007 US Magazine interview, Pratt revealed previous substance abuse problems and discussed an incident in which she shoplifted $1,300 worth of merchandise from a Neiman Marcus in Honolulu in 2006, while working as a production assistant on ABC’s LOST.
On October 18, 2009, Pratt was arrested in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on suspicion of drunk driving, and booked into jail in Van Nuys. She took two breathalyzer tests, first blowing 0.08, then blowing 0.09. The legal limit in California is 0.08. She was released several hours later after posting a $5,000 bail.
On August 4, 2012, Pratt's then-boyfriend, Line Snob app co-founder Julien Chabbott was arrested in New York City for driving over a police officer's foot, following Chabbot's attempts at avoiding a parking ticket. The incident was caught on camera and later uploaded to YouTube. In the video, Pratt is seen intervening and then driving Chabbott's Ferrari 458 away from the scene after the arrest.
|2007–2010||The Hills||Herself||Season 3–5 (recurring), season 6 (main)|
|2013–present||Made in Chelsea||Herself||Series 6, (recurring), Series 7 (main), NYC (recurring), Series 8 (main), Series 9 (main), Series 10 (main), Series 11- present (main)|
|2014||Celebrity Big Brother||Herself||Series 14|
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