Denise Richards


Date Of Birth

February 17, 1971


Dancing with the Stars Slideshows:
Rehearsal Photos for Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
BuddyTV's Dancing with the Stars Predictions
Dancing with the Stars: First Look at Partners
Meet the Cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 8

Born Denise Lee Richards on February 17, 1971 in Downers Grove, Illinois, Denise Richards is best known for being a former model and a prolific actress, whose film credits include being a Bond girl in The World is Not Enough. Of Croatian and Welsh descent, Richards graduated from El Camino High School in 1989 and went on to become a fashion model. During the early 1990s, she appeared in low-budget films and television shows such as Saved by the Bell. In 1997, she earned her first starring role on Starship Troopers, shortly followed by the cult film Wild Things.

In 1999, Denise Richards was cast opposite Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough. She said she loved the role of the brainy nuclear physicist because it was a change from all the Bond girls in the past. In 2008, however, she was named worst Bond girl of all time by Entertainment Weekly. Richards has likewise appeared in several notable series including Spin City, Two and a Half Men, Friends, and Seinfeld. During the 2000s, she starred in the short-lived UPN series Sex, Love, and Secrets, Valentine, Undercover Brother, and Scary Movie 3.

Denise Richards married actor Charlie Sheen in 2002 and the couple had two daughters, Sam J and Lola. In 2005, however, Richards initiated a divorce proceeding that would later be named as Hollywood’s nastiest divorce. She also filed a restraining order against Sheen, citing his gambling, drug use, addition to internet porn, and violent mood swings. In 2006, she was once again thrust into tabloid limelight for dating Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, husband of her friend Heather Locklear. As the custody battle continued, as Sheen claimed Richards sent his fianc? an e-mail requesting sperm from Sheen. Richards claimed the e-mail was doctored.

Richard is at the center of the E! reality show Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. It follows the star as she deals with motherhood, romance, and Hollywood, in light of the crazy things happened in her life. Richards also became one of the 13 stars in the eighth season of the ABC dancing competition Dancing with the Stars. She was the second to be eliminated from the show. Since then, she has appeared on films like Finding Bliss and Cougars, Inc. She also adopted a daughter in 2011, naming her Eloise Joni.

Place of Birth

Downers Grove, Illinois

Birth Name

Denise Lee Richards




2011: Cougars, Inc. - Judy
2010-2011: The Marriage Ref (TV series) - Herself - Panelist
2010-2011: Blue Mountain State (TV series) - Debra
2010: Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter (TV series)
2009: Deep in the Valley - Autumn Bliss
2009: Kambakkht Ishq
2009: Finding Bliss - Bliss/Laura
2008-2009: Denise Richards: It's Complicated (TV series) - Herself
2008: Jolene - Marin
2008: Blonde and Blonder - Dawn St. Dom
2006: Secrets of a Small Town (TV series) - Brenda Rhodes
2005: Sex, Love & Secrets (TV series) - Jolene
2005: Edmond - B-Girl
2003-2004: Two and a Half Men (TV series) - Lisa
2004: I Do (But I Don't) (TV movie) - Lauren Crandell
2004: Elvis Has Left the Building - Belinda
2004: The Life: What's Your Pleasure? - Rebecca Smith
2003: Scary Movie 3 - Annie
2003: Love Actually - Carla, the real friendly one
2002: You Stupid Man - Chloe
2002: The Third Wheel - Diana Evans
2002: Undercover Brother - White She Devil
2002: Empire - Trish
2001: Spin City (TV series) - Jennifer Duncan
2001: Good Advice - Cindy Styne
2001: Friends (TV series) - Cassie Geller
2001: Valentine - Paige Prescott
2000: 919 Fifth Avenue (TV movie) - Cathy Damore
1999: Tail Lights Fade - Wendy
1999: The World Is Not Enough - Dr. Christmas Jones
1999: Drop Dead Gorgeous - Rebecca 'Becky' Ann Leeman
1998: Wild Things - Kelly Van Ryan
1997: Starship Troopers - Lt. Carmen Ibanez
1997: Nowhere - Jana
1996: Pier 66 (TV movie) - Carlin Mills
1996: Melrose Place (TV series) - Brandi Carson
1996: In the Blink of an Eye (TV movie) - Tina Jacobs
1996: Weird Science (TV series) - Valerie
1995: High Tide (TV series) - Alex
1995: One West Waikiki (TV series) - Deirdre Mansfield
1995: P.C.H. (TV movie) - Jess
1994: Tammy and the T-Rex - Tammy
1994: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV series) - Angela
1994: Burke's Law (TV series) - Jennifer
1994: Lookin' Italian - Elizabeth
1993: Against the Grain (TV series) - Jodi Collins
1993: In Living Color (TV series)
1993: Bodies of Evidence (TV series) - Jennifer Ivey
1993: Loaded Weapon 1 - Cindy
1993: Seinfeld (TV series) - Molly Dalrymple
1993: The Ben Stiller Show (TV series) - Sunbathing Girl
1992: Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series) - Robin McGill
1992: Eerie, Indiana (TV series) - Girl #2
1991: Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV series) - Alissa
1991: Married with Children (TV series) - Girl #2
1991: Saved by the Bell (TV series) - Cynthia
1990: Life Goes On (TV series) - Camille

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