Lisa Rinna

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Lisa Rinna

Rinna at the 81st Academy Awards in February, 2009.
BornLisa Deanna Rinna
(1963-07-11) July 11, 1963 (age 49)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Harry Hamlin
(m. 1997–present) 2 children
Website
www.lisarinna.com
 
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Lisa Rinna

Rinna at the 81st Academy Awards in February, 2009.
BornLisa Deanna Rinna
(1963-07-11) July 11, 1963 (age 49)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Harry Hamlin
(m. 1997–present) 2 children
Website
www.lisarinna.com

Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American television host and actress. She is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of our Lives, Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, and as the host of SoapNet's Soap Talk.

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Career

Acting

At age 22, Rinna appeared in the 1985 John Parr "Naughty Naughty" music video as the passenger in Parr's car. Rinna later appeared as the girlfriend to Jason Bateman's character in several episodes of The Hogan Family in 1990. In 1992, she received national recognition when she first starred on NBC's Days of our Lives as Billie Reed. She departed in 1995, though reprised the role from 2002 to 2003. She later switched from daytime to primetime, portraying Taylor McBride on Aaron Spelling's Melrose Place from 1996 to 1998. Rinna has starred in two projects opposite husband Harry Hamlin, the teen crime-drama Veronica Mars, and the Lifetime movie Sex, Lies & Obsession. Her previous Lifetime movie, Another Woman's Husband, boasted one of the highest ratings for a movie on Lifetime since 1999.[1] She has also appeared in Hannah Montana in the role of Mr. Dontzig's cousin Francesca. She also guest-starred on an episode of Movie Stars for the WB, the first ever on-screen appearance she shared opposite her husband. Rinna got her first role in the feature film Good Advice, starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Lovitz, and recently appeared in an episode of HBO's Entourage. Rinna recently announced that she would love to reprise her role of Taylor McBride on CW's revival Melrose Place, if given the offer.[1]

In February 2009, Rinna starred in the Broadway production of Chicago, portraying the role of Roxie Hart, alongside her husband, who played the role of Billy Flynn.[2] In 2011, Rinna guest starred on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush as Brooke Diamond. Later that year, it was confirmed that Rinna would again reprise the role of Billie Reed on Days of our Lives. She reported to work in December, with her first scenes airing March 9, 2012.[3][4] However, in August 2012, it was confirmed by Huffington Post that Rinna would once again leave the soap to develop a panel-focused talk show.[5]

Hosting and reality television

Lisa Rinna modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show in 2008

In 2002, Rinna was named co-host of Soap Talk, the daily lifestyle show that airs on SOAPnet, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. In June 2006, SoapNet announced that it was canceling Soap Talk after four seasons due to low ratings.

In August 2007, Rinna replaced Joan Rivers as the host of TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage. Rinna has recently guest-hosted Live with Regis and Kelly.

Lisa Rinna hosts the TV makeover program Merge on Lifetime.

She competed in the second season of Dancing with the Stars with professional Louis van Amstel and was eliminated in Round Seven based on audience voting, despite having higher marks from the judges than fellow celebrity dancer Jerry Rice. Lisa was also featured as a guest judge on the fourth episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.

In 2008, TV Guide reported that Rinna and Hamlin signed a deal to create a reality TV series based around their family life.[6] The series is called Harry Loves Lisa and it premiered on TV Land on October 6, 2010.

In 2011, Rinna participated in Season 4 of Celebrity Apprentice. She was eliminated after being the project manager on the 2nd task, writing and performing a children's book.

Modeling

In 1998, Rinna, while six months pregnant, posed for a nude pictorial and cover shoot for the September issue of Playboy magazine. She posed again and was the cover model in May, 2009.[7][8] Rinna explains she received instructions from Playboy photographer Deborah Anderson, explaining, "I do not want you long and sinewy and angular and muscular. I want you soft...This was really hard for me because being 45 years old and posing for Playboy, you want to amp it up."[9] In 2012 to benefit the charity Dress for Success, she modeled an adult incontinence brief made by Depend under a tight fitting evening gown.[10]

Business owner

Rinna owns a Belle Gray clothing boutique in Sherman Oaks, California.[11]

Personal life

Rinna was born in Medford, Oregon, the daughter of Lois and Frank Rinna.[12] She married actor Harry Hamlin in 1997. They have two daughters, Delilah Belle (born June 10, 1998) and Amelia Grey (born June 13, 2001). They have performed together in a number of television and film productions, including the commercial for Depend undergarments, as well as portraying a married couple on the first season of the television series Veronica Mars.[episode needed]

She has acknowledged having plastic surgery and using botox and juvéderm; although she remains fond of botox, she has said that using juvéderm was a mistake.[13]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Captive RageLucy Delacorte
1990Monday MorningSusan Pevensie
1990Hogan Family, TheThe Hogan FamilyAnnie Derrick4 episodes
1991Lies Before KissesAdrianne ArnessTV movie
1991Shades of LAHollyEpisode: "Send Up the Clowns"
1991BaywatchKellyEpisode: "Thin or Die"
1992Night Sins/Days of our LivesBillie ReedTV movie
1992-1995, 2002-2003, 2012-presentDays of our LivesBillie Reed(#1)September 18, 1992-September 28, 1995; July 3, 2002-January 8, 2003; March 9, 2012-January 13, 2013
1993Robot WarsAnnie
1994Night Heat/Days of our livesBillie ReedTV movie
1995VanishedMarielle DelauneyTV movie
1996-1997Melrose PlaceTaylor McBride66 episodes/recurring role
1997Close to DangerJennifer ColeTV movie
1998House RulesCassiopa 'Cassie' DevineEpisode: "Pilot"
1998Nick Fury: Agent of ShieldContessa Valentina 'Val' de Allegro FontaineTV movie
2000Another Woman's HusbandLaurel McArthurTV movie
2000Movie StarsAmy Wells HunterEpisode: "The Seduction of Reese Hardin"
2001Oh, BabyMichelle GrantTV movie
2001Sex, Lies & ObsessionJoanna ThomasTV movie
2001Good AdviceVeronica Simpson
2002My Adventures in TelevisionSamanthaEpisode: "The Chinese Baby"
2004Simple Rules, 88 Simple RulesHollyEpisode: "YMCA"
2004Veronica MarsLynn EchollsEpisode: "Return of the Kane"
Episode: "An Echolls Family Christmas"
2005Veronica MarsLynn EchollsEpisode: "Clash of the Tritons"
2007EntourageDonna DevaneyEpisode: "Malibooty"
2008Hannah MontanaFrancescaEpisode: "Killing Me Softly with His Height"
2010RuPaul's Drag RaceEpisode: "The Snatch Game"
2010CommunityMark's MomEpisode: "The Art of Discourse"
2011Big Time RushBrooke DiamondEpisode: "Big Time Moms"
2011The Celebrity ApprenticeHerselfSeason 11
2013The Celebrity ApprenticeHerselfSeason 13

References

  1. ^ a b Biography, Lisa Rinna's official website, accessed June 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna Hit "Chicago"". CBS News. February 11, 2009. http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/12/theater/main3048516.shtml.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (December 12, 2011). "It's Official: Lisa Rinna Returning to 'Days of Our Lives' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/lisa-rinna-returning-days-of-our-lives-272365.
  4. ^ Soap Opera Digest, November 15, 2011 Issue: "Discussions are being had, a deal is being struck, but her first airdate wouldn't be for four or give months. If it works out, I will be happy to have her back."
  5. ^ Shutter, Rob (2012-08-23). "Lisa Rinna Leaving 'Days Of Our Lives' For Potential Talk-Show Career". Huffington Post. Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/lisa-rinna-leaving-days-of-our-lives_n_1825168.html?utm_hp_ref=tw. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  6. ^ Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna Snag TV Land Reality Show" TV Guide. December 4, 2008. Retrieved on December 5, 2008.
  7. ^ "Lisa Rinna to Pose Nude", OK! magazine, December 19, 2008
  8. ^ Reardanz, Karen (February 27, 2009). "Rinna To Pose for Playboy". The San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=36372. Retrieved April 1, 2009.
  9. ^ Elaine Aradillas (February 19, 2009). "Lisa Rinna Reveals Details of Her Playboy Shoot". People magazine. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20259883,00.html.
  10. ^ Anderson, Tomika (April 13, 2012). "Lisa Rinna Does Depend Underwear Ad For Charity; Actress Raves About 'Fashionable' New Line". KVIA - ABC7. http://www.kvia.com/news/30887296/detail.html. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  11. ^ About Us, Belle Gray, accessed June 22, 2011.
  12. ^ http://seattletimes.com/html/living/2002227643_lisarinna03.html
  13. ^ "Lisa Rinna: I Am "No Longer" Speaking About Plastic Surgery", US magazine, February 22, 2010

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rachel Hunter & Jonathan Roberts
Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 2 (Winter 2006 with Louis Van Amstel)
Succeeded by
Monique Coleman & Louis Van Amstel