Nicole Camille Richie is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. She came to prominence after appearing in the reality television series The Simple Life. In fashion, she is the founder of the lifestyle brand House of Harlow. In 2020, she became a judge on the reality competition series Making the Cut.
About Nicole Richie in brief
Nicole Camille Richie is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. She came to prominence after appearing in the reality television series The Simple Life. In fashion, she is the founder of the lifestyle brand House of Harlow. Richie was born in Berkeley, California, and has English, Mexican and Creole African-American ancestry. Her biological father, Peter Michael Escovedo, is the brother of Sheila E., and her biological mother is Karen Moss. Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda Harvey legally adopted Nicole when she was nine. In 2005, Richie made her acting debut in the comedy film Kids in America. Richie has guest starred in television series including Eve, Six Feet Under, American Dreams, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and Chuck. In 2016, Richie was cast as Portia Scott-Griffith, a news anchor, in the sitcom Great News. In 2020, she became a judge on the reality competition series Making the Cut. The series is loosely based on Richie’s Twitter posts on Twitter. It is based on the comedy series Candidly Nicole, which premiered on Wigfield and Tina Fey and produced by Wigfeld and Fey in 2008. In July 2008, plans were announced to turn Richie’s 2005 novel, The Truth About Diamonds, into a reality series. She appeared as a guest judge during the premiere episode of the seventh season of the reality series Project Runway in 2013. She also appeared as one of the three judges on thereality competition series Fashion Star from 2012 to 2015.
She has also published two fiction novels. She is the mother of Miles and Sofia, and her godmother is Nancy Davis, daughter of Marvin Davis and mother of Brandon Davis. Richie and her best friend Paris Hilton starred in a reality show together, The Simple life, in which they lived for a month with a family in the rural community of Altus, Arkansas. The show was canceled after a dispute between Hilton and Richie, but it was aired by E! Entertainment Television for its fourth season, drawing nearly one million viewers and was followed by a relatively unsuccessful fifth season. Complications arose during production of the fifth season, with both Richie and Hilton facing major charges for DUI, and at risk of serving jail time. Richie accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to four days in jail, again after production had wrapped. Despite talks of a sixth season, the series finished its run at the end of the moderately unsuccessfulfifth season. Richie graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School in 1999, then attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, alongside Kourtney Kardashian and Luke Walton, where she studied Arts and Media. She did not have a definitive study plan in Arizona, dropped out after two years, and returned to California. In 2003, Richie starred in the unscripted comedy seriesCandidlyNicole, which ran for two seasons. It marked Richie’s first acting role as a regular on a television series.