Kyle Richards

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Kyle Richards
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Kyle Richards (March 16, 2014)
BornKyle Egan Richards
(1969-01-11) January 11, 1969 (age 45)
Hollywood, 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-2014.jpg
Kyle Richards (March 16, 2014)
BornKyle Egan Richards
(1969-01-11) January 11, 1969 (age 45)
Hollywood, 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 Hollywood to Kenneth E. Richards (1935–1998) and Kathleen (née Dugan) Richards (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 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. 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.[4]

She appears on Bravo's 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.[4]

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 18, Richards married Guraish Aldjufrie while she was pregnant with their daughter Farrah, but they separated in 1990 and divorced two years later.[6][7][8]

Richards met second husband Mauricio Umansky, a high-end Los Angeles real estate broker, in 1994. Umansky is of Greek and Russian Jewish descent. 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. The couple went on to have two more daughters. 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 LivesCasey McGraw2 episodes
2014The Hungover GamesHeatherParody of The Hunger Games and The Hangover

As herself[edit]

YearShowNotes
2003The Simple LifeVarious episodes
2010–presentThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills63 episodes
2012TMZ on TV1 episode
2013Stars in DangerTVs special
2013Betty White's Off Their Rockers1 episode
2013Whose Line Is It Anyway?1 episode
2014G.U.Y.Music Video by Lady GaGa

Memoir[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 (March 23, 2010). "Are You Ready for Another Hilton Takeover?". E! Online. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ancestry of Paris Hilton
  4. ^ a b Kyle Richards at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Kyle by Alene Too boutique now open in Beverly Hills!". LA.com. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kyle Richards Bio". bravotv.com. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  7. ^ McGrath, Jenny (January 24, 2013). "Who Is Kyle Richards' First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie?". Wet Paint. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ Metz, Lauren (January 14, 2011). "Kyle Richards and Farrah Answer RHOBH Fans' Questions". Bravo TV. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ Richards, Kyle (11 November 2010). "Drama in the City". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Richards, Kyle (November 4, 2010). "Happy Birthday, Portia!". Bravo TV. Retrieved June 26, 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, November 29, 2010.

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