Nicole Richie

Actress, Singer, Clothing/jewelry designer
Like her fellow socialite and best friend, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie attained fame largely through partying alongside as well as co-starring with the blonde heiress on their reality hit show, "The Simple Life. " As ... Read more »
Born: 09/21/1981 in Berkeley, California, USA


Actor (30)

#CandidlyNicole 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)


Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)


Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)


The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


2012 NCLR ALMA Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Candidly Nicole 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Fashion Star 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)


Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 4th Annual TeenNick HALO Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends - In Concert 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)


The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)


The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


The Simple Life 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)


The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


Kids in America 2005 (Movie)

Kelly Stepford (Actor)

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


The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


American Dreams 2004 (Tv Show)


Maxim Hot 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Rock Me Baby 2004 (Tv Show)


The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Simple Life Reunion 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)



Like her fellow socialite and best friend, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie attained fame largely through partying alongside as well as co-starring with the blonde heiress on their reality hit show, "The Simple Life. " As the daughter of famed pop singer Lionel Richie, she first enjoyed an opulent lifestyle mainly as the largesse of someone else's fame and money, but she eventually became a quasi-celeb - both in her own right and on her own terms. A favorite of the tabloids, Richie received intense scrutiny after slimming down dramatically in the mid 2000s - a transformation which led to much speculation about how healthy her weight loss actually was. Richie, however, could be quite adept at using the media herself to publicize such things as her fashion lines and her literary endeavors, keeping the public interested in her as a brand and as a person to watch, with her every move generating tabloid headlines.


Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein Actor

Began dating January 2004 engaged February 2005 called off engagement December 2005 reportedly dating again as of March 2006 confirmed split May 2006 he passed away on August 28, 2009 a year after surviving a plane crash

Michael Jackson Actor

Born Aug. 29, 1958; longtime friends with Nicole's father Lionel Richie

Brody Jenner Actor

Childhood friends dated for three months in 2006 no longer together

Harlow Madden

Born January 11, 2008 father, Joel Madden

Joel Madden Actor

Began dating in December 2006 father of her two children announced their engagement in February 2010 married December 11, 2010 at the home of Nicole's father in Beverly Hills, CA

Sparrow Madden

Born Sept. 9, 2009 father, Joel Madden

Brenda Richie


Lionel Richie Actor

Born June 20, 1949; legendary singer with The Commodores as well as a solo singer/songwriter

Brad Salyn

Dated for several months in 2002 the two continue to be friends, with Salyn producing several tracks on Nicole's upcoming debut album


University of Arizona

Tucson , Arizona
Attended for two years

Buckley School

Sherman Oaks , California
Fellow classmates included, Paris Hilton and Kim Stewart

Montclair College Preparatory School

Van Nuys , California 2000



Joined NBC's reality competition show "Fashion Star" as a judge


Penned her second novel Priceless


Played the recurring character Heather Chandler on "Chuck" (NBC)


First major acting role, played a cheerleader in the comedy, "Kids In America"


Wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, The Truth About Diamonds


Made her musical debut, playing the piano, with a live appearance on "The View" (ABC)


Played herself in an episode of HBO's "Six Feet Under"


Returned for an additional three seasons of "The Simple Life," with Paris Hilton; season 4 aired on the E! network


Made her TV debut on the FOX Reality series, "The Simple Life," with her long time friend Paris Hilton

Adopted at age nine by Lionel Richie and his wife

Met Paris and Nikki Hilton while attending Buckley, a private school in California

Bonus Trivia


Nicole Richie entered a residential drug treatment program after cops found heroin in her wallet during a traffic stop in February 2003.


According to an April 2006 Tatler magazine interview with Nicole, her biological father was a drummer who worked with Lionel Richie; Her biological mother was a backstage assistant for Lionel. When Nicole was three, Lionel and his wife Brenda Harvey-Richie informally adopted her and raised her as their daughter. When she was nine, they went through the legal formalities of the adoption.


On April 20, 2005, amid media reports that their friendship was in trouble, Paris Hilton released a statement saying "It's no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends," and "Nicole knows what she did, and that's all I'm ever going to say about it."A circulating rumor was the story that Nicole had shown Paris's sex tape at a party (Richie has denied this. There were also rumors of Hilton's being jealous of Nicole's rising stardom). In fall 2006, the two socialites resumed their friendship.


Former model for Bongo Jeans and Jimmy Choo.


Nicole Richie checked into a treatment facility on Oct. 26, 2006 to address her inability to gain weight; Her publicist, Nicole Perna said, "She is working with a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition. It is important to Nicole that she achieves this goal in a healthy way as this is not a treatment for an eating disorder."


Nicole Richie was arrested Dec. 11, 2006 for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. California Highway Patrol officers took Richie, 25, into custody without incident after she failed a field sobriety test. Authorities said they received 911 calls about a car going the wrong way on the freeway and the car matched the description of Richie's. Richie was set free on $15,000 bail.


On July 27, 2007, Nicole Richie pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and was sentenced to 90 hours in jail and fined $2,048. Richie also received three years' probation and was warned by the Judge that she would go to jail for a year if she violates it.


On Aug. 23, 2007, Nicole Richie spent just 82 minutes in custody after she checked in for a four day sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.


In October 2008, Richie debuted a jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960. In Spring 2010, the line was extended to include apparel and shoes.


In 2009, Richie joined maternity store A Pea in the Pod to create the new collection maternity clothes.