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Denise Richards

​Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971, height 5' 5¼" (1,66 m))   is an American actress and former fashion model. She achieved success during the late 1990s in several films that highlighted her sex appeal, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and The World Is Not Enough. She appears in the reality TV show, Denise Richards: It's Complicated which is broadcast on American channel E!. Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the daughter of Joni, a coffee shop owner, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has one sister, Michelle, and grew up in both Mokena and Downers Grove, Illinois. She graduated in 1989 from El Camino High School in Oceanside, California. As a child, she was the "only girl on the baseball team." Before she was an actress, Richards was signed by the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency as a model. She spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in lower-budget films and TV shows such as Saved by the Bell, television movies, and guest starring in episodes of several television shows such as Married with Children (1991), a 5 second walk through. Her first starring role in a wide theatrical release was Starship Troopers in 1997, which was followed by her role in the moderately successful cult film Wild Things in 1998. In 1998, she appeared in the music video for the Blues Traveler song Canadian Rose. Richards was cast as the nuclear-physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), which had a high box office gross. Though she considered her role "brainy", "athletic", and having depth of character, she was criticized as not credible in it. Her outfit, which often comprised a low-cut tank top and tight shorts, elicited comments. She was ranked as one of the worst Bond girls of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2008, and was chosen as "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 1999 Razzie Awards for the role. In addition to her film work, Richards has made appearances in the situation comedies Spin City, Two and a Half Men, Friends and Seinfeld. She also starred in the short-lived UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets in 2005. Throughout the early 2000s, Richards appeared in several film roles which both parodied and utilized her image as a sex symbol, including Valentine, Undercover Brother and Scary Movie 3. In December 2004, she posed for a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, five months after giving birth. Richards also posed semi-nude for the July 2006 issue of Jane magazine to raise money for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. In 1999, she ranked 9th in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women and in 2001 she was voted 2nd in FHM's USA 100 Sexiest Women, 5th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women and 19th in AskMen.com's 50 Most Beautiful Women. Richards appeared on the 8th season of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She was eliminated second on March 24, 2009. Richards sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field on May 1, 2009.


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Born:
Feb 17, 1971 In Downers Grove - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the series Lux Video Theatre 1950-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie A Violent Man 2017-09-14
Known For
Poster of Scary Movie 3
Poster of Wild Things
Poster of Starship Troopers
Poster of Four Feather Falls
Filmography
Movie A Violent Man 2017-09-14
Series Rivera Live Cindy Styne 2017
Movie Altitude Gretchen Blair 2017-04-14
Series 碧海映藍天 Lauren Crandell 2016
Movie Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Debra 2016-02-02
Series Twisted Karen Desai 2013-03-19
Movie Madea's Witness Protection Kate Needleman 2012-06-29
Movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Barbara Robinson 2012-06-16
Series Anger Management Unknown 2012-06-28
Movie Cougars, Inc. Judy 2011-05-10
Movie Finding Bliss Laura 2009-01-01
Movie Kambakkht Ishq Herself 2009-07-03
Movie Deep in the Valley Autumn Bliss 2009-08-28
Movie Clarkworld herself 2009-11-03
Movie Blonde and Blonder Dawn St. Dom 2008-01-18
Movie Jolene Marin 2008-06-13
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Edmond B-Girl 2005-08-31
Movie The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 Denise Richards 2005-12-06
Movie Elvis Has Left the Building Belinda 2004-08-27
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie Scary Movie 3 Annie 2003-10-24
Movie You Stupid Man Chloe 2002-01-01
Movie The Third Wheel Diana Evans 2002-05-31
Movie Bond Girls Are Forever Christmas Jones (archive footage) 2002-11-06
Movie Empire Trish 2002-12-06
Movie Valentine Paige Prescott 2001-02-01
Movie Drop Dead Gorgeous Rebecca Ann "Becky" Leeman 1999-07-23
Movie Tail Lights Fade Wendy 1999-12-03
Movie Gigantics Unknown 1999-09-30
Movie The World Is Not Enough Dr. Christmas Jones 1999-11-08
Movie Wild Things Kelly Lanier Van Ryan 1998-03-20
Movie Almost Heroes Brenda Rhodes 1998-05-29
Movie Starship Troopers Carmen Ibañez 1997-11-06
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Movie Kill Shot 1995-04-18
Series Weird Science Unknown 1994-03-05
Movie Lookin' Italian Elizabeth 1994-01-01
Series Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Movie Tammy and the T-Rex Tammy 1994-12-28
Series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
Series Against the Grain Jodi Collins 1993-10-01
Series Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08
Series Eerie, Indiana Unknown 1991-09-15
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series Saved by the Bell Unknown 1989-08-20
Series Life Goes On Unknown 1989-09-12
Series Doogie Howser, M.D. Unknown 1989-09-19
Series A J Wentworth, BA Carla - the Real Friendly One 1982-07-12
Movie Who'll Stop the Rain Debra 1978-08-02
Series The Little Judge from Hell Unknown 1973-10-04
Series Four Feather Falls Jana, Lucifer's Sister 1960-02-25
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02