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​Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971)   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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​Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971)   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.

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1971-02-17

Place of Birth Downers Grove, Illinois, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 American Satan as Kat Faust
2017 A Violent Man
2017 Altitude as Gretchen Blair
2017 American Violence as Amanda Tyler
2016 Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland as Debra
2015 A Christmas Reunion as Amy Stone
2015 Christmas Trade
2015 Operation: Neighborhood Watch! as Denise Sorensen
2014 Fatal Acquittal as Nora Grant
2013 Twisted(20 episodes) as Karen Desai
2012 Madea's Witness Protection as Kate Needleman
2012 Anger Management(1 episode)
2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Barbara Robinson
2011 Cougars, Inc. as Judy
2011 Audrina(1 episode) as Herself
2010 Blue Mountain State(26 episodes) as Debra Simon
2009 Clarkworld as herself
2009 Deep in the Valley as Autumn Bliss
2009 Kambakkht Ishq as Herself
2009 90210(1 episode) as Gwen Thompson
2009 Finding Bliss as Laura
2008 Jolene as Marin
2008 Blonde and Blonder as Dawn St. Dom
2006 30 Rock(2 episodes) as Denise Richards
2005 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 as Denise Richards
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets(8 episodes) as Jolene
2005 Edmond as B-Girl
2004 I Do (but I Don't) as Lauren Crandell
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building as Belinda
2004 The Life as Rebecca Smith
2003 Scary Movie 3 as Annie
2003 Two and a Half Men(2 episodes)
2003 Two and a Half Men(1 episode) as Lisa
2003 Love Actually as Carla - the Real Friendly One
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2002 Empire as Trish
2002 Bond Girls Are Forever as Christmas Jones (archive footage)
2002 Undercover Brother as White She Devil
2002 The Third Wheel as Diana Evans
2002 You Stupid Man as Chloe
2001 Good Advice as Cindy Styne
2001 Valentine as Paige Prescott
1999 Tail Lights Fade as Wendy
1999 The World Is Not Enough as Dr. Christmas Jones
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous as Rebecca Ann "Becky" Leeman
1998 Wild Things as Kelly Lanier Van Ryan
1997 Starship Troopers as Carmen Ibañez
1997 Nowhere as Jana, Lucifer's Sister
1996 Spin City(2 episodes)
1995 Kill Shot
1994 Tammy and the T-Rex as Tammy
1994 Friends(1 episode) as Cassie Geller
1994 Weird Science(1 episode)
1994 Lookin' Italian as Elizabeth
1993 Against the Grain(8 episodes) as Jodi Collins
1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman(1 episode)
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 as Cindy
1992 Melrose Place(2 episodes)
1991 Eerie, Indiana(1 episode) as Girl #2 (as Denise Lee Richards)
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210(1 episode)
1989 Doogie Howser, M.D.(1 episode)
1989 Life Goes On(1 episode)
1989 Saved by the Bell(1 episode)
1989 Seinfeld(1 episode)
1900 Secrets of a Small Town(1 episode) as Brenda Rhodes

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