Kyle Richards

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Kyle Richards
Kyle Richards NBC party at TCA.jpg
Richards at an NBC party in February 2011
BornKyle Egan Richards
(1969-01-11) January 11, 1969 (age 44)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, television personality
Years active1974–present
Known forThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s)Guraish Aldjufrie
(1988–1992)
Mauricio Umansky
(1996–present)
Children4
RelativesKim Richards (sister)
Kathy Hilton (half-sister)
Paris Hilton (niece)
Nicky Hilton (niece)
Website
www.kylerichards.net
 
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Kyle Richards
Kyle Richards NBC party at TCA.jpg
Richards at an NBC party in February 2011
BornKyle Egan Richards
(1969-01-11) January 11, 1969 (age 44)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, television personality
Years active1974–present
Known forThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s)Guraish Aldjufrie
(1988–1992)
Mauricio Umansky
(1996–present)
Children4
RelativesKim 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. She graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro, California in 1987.[4]

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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 1988, at age 19, Richards married Guraish Aldjufrie while she was pregnant with their daughter Farrah, but they were separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992.[6]

Richards met second husband Mauricio Umansky in 1994. Umansky is a mix of Greek and Russian descent.[7][8] He was born and raised in the Jewish religion in Mexico. They married on February 4, 1996 when Kyle was 5 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.[9] [10] They live in Bel Air, Los Angeles.[11][12][13]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television[edit]

YearShowRoleNotes
1974Police WomanJulie1 episode, "The Cradle Robbers"
1975Escape to Witch MountainYoung Tia MaloneMajor film, uncredited
1975–1982Little House on the PrairieAlicia Sanderson Edwards19 episodes
1977A Circle of ChildrenSarahTV movie
1977The CarDebbie
1977The Father Knows Best ReunionEllenTV movie
1977Eaten AliveAngie
1977Father Knows Best: Home for ChristmasEllenTV movie
1978HalloweenLindsey Wallace
1978Walt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorNaomi1 episode, "The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverence"
1978Flying HighKatie1 episode, "The Vanishing Point"
1979Vega$Julie Travis1 episode, "Kill Dan Tanna!"
1979Fantasy IslandRebecca1 episode, "Cornelius and Alfonse/The Choice"
1979Time Express1 episode, "Rodeo/Cop"
1979Carter CountryGerry4 episodes
1979Friendships, Secrets, and LiesLiviaTV movie
1980Once Upon a FamilyLiz DemerjianTV movie
1980The Watcher in the WoodsEllie Curtis
1980Beulah LandYoung SarahTV mini-series
1981Concrete CowboysIsobel1 episode
1981Halloween IILindsey WallaceUnaired footage
1982This is Kate Bennett...Jennifer BennettTV movie
1982CHiPsJodi1 episode, "The Spaceman Made Me Do It"
1984–1985Down to EarthElizabeth 'Lissy' Preston12 episodes
1989CurfewStephanie DavenportLead role
1990EscapeLydia
1998Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher1 episode, "Model Citizen"
1998Love Boat: The Next WaveScheming Woman1 episode, "Captains Courageous"
1998–2006ERNurse Dori21 episodes
1999Beverly Hills, 90210Anna Murphy1 episode, "Bobbi Dearest"
1999City GuysKate1 episode, "Miracle on 134th Street and Lexington Avenue"
20037th HeavenMatt's Patient1 episode, "Life and Death: Part 1"
2006Pledge This!Lisa
2011Deadly Sibling RivalryTricia
2012CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMs. Young1 episode, "Play Dead"
2013Days of our lives

As herself[edit]

YearShowNotes
2003The Simple LifeVarious episodes
2010–presentThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills63 episodes
2012TMZ on TV1 episode
2013Stars in DangerTV special
2013Whose Line Is It Anyway?1 episode

Bibliography[edit]

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. ^ "Paris' Aunt Talks About the Impact on the Hilton Family". foxnews.com. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kyle by Alene Too boutique now open in Beverly Hills!". LA.com. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kyle Richards Bio". bravotv.com. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  7. ^ McGrath, Jenny (24 January 2013). "Who Is Kyle Richards' First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie?". Wet Paint. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Metz, Lauren (14 January 2011). "Kyle Richards and Farrah Answer RHOBH Fans' Questions". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Richards, Kyle (11 November 2010). "Drama in the City". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Richards, Kyle (4 November 2010). "Happy Birthday, Portia!". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Sheree R. Curry, Celebrity Home of the Day: 'Real Housewives' Kyle Richards, AOL, March 11, 2011
  12. ^ Daniel Miller, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards Buys $3 Million Bel-Air Home, The Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/2011
  13. ^ Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards puts $2.45M house up for sale, The Daily Mail, 29 November 2010

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