Melissa Rivers

Despite branching out on her own on episodic television and reality series, awards show host and occasional actress Melissa Rivers primarily shared the spotlight with her comedian mother, Joan Rivers, as a red carpet ... Read more »
Born: 01/20/1968 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Celebrating Joan 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Fashion Police 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

People's List 2016 (Tv Show)

Herself

Joy 2015 (Movie)

Joan Rivers (Actor)

Access Hollywood Live 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Disney's Dave the Barbarian 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Apprentice 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Are You Wearing 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work 2010 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 2010 Miss USA Pageant 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Z Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glam God With Vivica A. Fox 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oxygen's 25iest: Power Couples 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The L Word 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Daughter 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

I'm With Her 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out for Blood 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Switched Up 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here! (ABC) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

2001 Golden Hanger Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Host

Fashion Police: 2002 Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Providence 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2002 Golden Globe Awards Fashion Police 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2000 Emmy Awards Fashion Review 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

2001 Golden Globes Fashion Review 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Hanger Awards 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Host

Grammy Awards Fashion Review 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live From The Red Carpet: The 2001 SAG Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Live From the Red Carpet: The 2001 Grammys 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Oh Baby! Melissa's Guide to Pregnancy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Emmy Awards Pre-Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Host

The 2001 Academy Awards Fashion Review 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

1999 Emmy Awards Fashion Review 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

2000 Golden Globe Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Academy Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cannes 2000 Fashion Review 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Academy Awards Fashion Review 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globes 2000 Fashion Review 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Hanger Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Host

Grammy Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Political Convention Fashion Review 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Emmy Awards Post-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Actress 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The End of the World Fashion Review 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Live Emmy Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Host

Uncensored Golden Globes Arrivals 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

1998 Emmy Award Fashion Review 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Cannes Fashion Review 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Weddings: In Style 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Academy Award Live Pre-Show '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Academy Awards Fashion Review '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Awards Live Post-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Fashion Review 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Awards Post-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Awards Pre-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Invitation to the Academy Awards '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Live Golden Globe Awards Pre-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

SAG Awards Pre-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Golden Hanger Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Host

The 1998 Live Emmy Award Post-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Live Emmy Award Pre-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Host

The Primetime Emmy Countdown 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

World of Awards Fashion Review 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

1997 Golden Hanger Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Host

E! Academy Awards Fashion Review '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Emergency 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Invitation to the Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Live SAG Awards Pre-Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Movie Fashion Review 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 Live Emmy Award Pre-Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Host

The 1998 Academy Awards Pre-Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Golden Globe Awards Fashion Review 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Golden Globe Awards Live Post-Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Golden Globe Awards Live Pre-Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Grammy Pre-Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

World of Awards Fashion Review 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 Academy Awards Post-Show 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Host

The 1997 Academy Awards Pre-Show 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Host

The 1997 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Live Academy Awards Pre-Show 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Host

The Tenth Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

Beverly Hills 90210 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The World Dog Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Producer (2)

Fashion Police: Golden Globes 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Producer

Fashion Police: SAG Awards 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Producer
Other (4)

True Detectives (04/12/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Research

True Detectives (04/26/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Research

True Detectives (06/21/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Research

True Detectives (06/28/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Research

Biography

Despite branching out on her own on episodic television and reality series, awards show host and occasional actress Melissa Rivers primarily shared the spotlight with her comedian mother, Joan Rivers, as a red carpet interviewer for some of Hollywood's biggest awards nights. Rivers did receive her start with guest appearances on episodic television, but quickly shifted gears to cover awards with her mother starting in 1994. In the span of a few short years, both mother and daughter graced the red carpet with their sharp and sometimes biting interviews that often featured post-show commentary on celebrity fashion. Meanwhile, Rivers began to branch out on her own with numerous guest spots - typically as herself - on shows like "Just Shoot Me" (NBC, 1997-2003), "Switched Up" (ABC Family, 2004) and "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09). She also became a regular presence on game shows and reality series, winning money for various charities on "Celebrity Family Feud" (NBC, 2008) and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (ABC/syndicated, 1999- ), while making quite a scene after being fired from "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ). But it was her working partnership with her mother that earned Rivers her stardom - as well as her share of nepotism whispers - and made her one of the premiere celebrity interviewers in the business.

Relationships

Edgar Endicott

Son
Born Dec. 1, 2000; father, John Endicott

John Endicott

Husband
Married Dec. 12, 1998 Divorced June 19, 2003

Joan Rivers Actor

Mother
Born June 8, 1933 Co-hosted red carpet specials before awards shows; also appeared together in "Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story" (NBC, 1994) and Oxygen reality series "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?"

Edgar Rosenberg Executive Producer

Father
Born 1925; produced "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers" Committed suicide Aug. 14, 1987 by overdosing on prescription pills

EDUCATION

Buckley School

Sherman Oaks , California

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1989
Studied European history and was a founding member of the Tabard Society

Marlborough School for Girls

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2011

Joined her mother for the reality series "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" on the WE network

2010

Co-executive produced "Fashion Police with Joan Rivers" on E! Entertainment

2009

Joined her mother to appear on the NBC reality program "Celebrity Apprentice"

2005

Played herself in "Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber" (Oxygen)

2004

Voiced the Evil Princess Erma Plotz on the animated Disney series, "Dave, the Barbarian"

2004

Played a talk show host for the TV movie "Out for Blood" (Syfy)

2003

Featured in "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" for ABC

2003

With her mother, signed a three-year deal reportedly worth between $6-8 million to co-host for the TV Guide Channel

2002

Produced and hosted the E! Entertainment specials, "Oh Baby! Melissa's Guide to Pregnancy" and "Oh Toddler! Surviving the Early Years"

1998

Hosted "Celebrity Weddings: In Style" for ABC

1994

Began hosting E! Entertainment Television’s pre-awards shows with her mother

1994

Co-starred with mother in the NBC TV-movie "Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story," which chronicled the duo’s relationship in the aftermath of her father’s suicide

1992

Was a regular contributor to MTV's "Hangin' With MTV"

1991

Made her acting debut with a small role on "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox)

Interned in the Los Angeles office of CBS News

Was a feature reporter for "CBS This Morning"

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