Denise Richards
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Denise Richards
Los Angeles Presence
April 4, 2019 to present
At A Glance

Denise Richards is a model and actress known for movies like Wild Things, Starship Troopers, and Drop Dead Gorgeous, as well as television series like Melrose Place, Spin City, and Blue Mountain State. She joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful as Shauna Fulton in 2019.

Hailing from Downers Grove, Illinois, Richards' first love was baseball -- she claims she was the "only girl on the baseball team" when she was a child. However, her passion eventually turned to acting and modeling, which she began seriously pursuing after her family moved to California when she was 15. That same year, Richards appeared in the music video for Double's "The Captain of her Heart" and then went on to do modeling and commercials in cities like Paris, New York, and Tokyo.

Some of Richards' early acting credits include television shows like Saved by the Bell, Married with Children, Beverly Hills, 90210, Seinfeld, Lois and Clark, and Melrose Place. She later went on to appear on Friends, Two and a Half Men, Sex, Love & Secrets, and Blue Mountain State.

The actress began her film career in 1997 with a role in Starship Troopers, which landed her a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Favorite Female Newcomer. She followed this with films like Wild Things, James Bond's The World Is Not Enough, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Love Actually, and Edmond.

Richards starred in E!'s confessional reality program Denise Richards: It's Complicated in 2008, and she appeared on the 8th season of Dancing with the Stars in 2009 (but was the second to be eliminated). She joined the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2019.

Richards shares two daughters, Sam and Lola, with actor Charlie Sheen, whom she married in 2002 and divorced in 2006. Sheen granted Richards full custody of their two children in 2010. In June 2011, the actress adopted a third daughter, Eloise Joni Richards, as a single parent. The girl's middle name is that of Richards' mother, who died from cancer in December 2007. Richards remarried in 2018 and now calls Aaron Phypers -- ex-husband of actress Nicollette Sheridan -- her husband.

Richards has given her time to various charities and volunteer efforts over the years, including teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society on several projects, including its Pup My Ride program, which transports dogs from high-kill animal shelters to other parts of the US for adoption. She has regularly appeared on Access Hollywood's monthly pet segment showcasing shelter dogs rescued by Best Friends and available for adoption. Richards also appeared in the NOH8 Campaign as part of her support of gay marriage and posed semi-nude for the July 2006 issue of Jane magazine to raise money for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

FraXtur
Susan
2019

The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders (TV Movie)
Candice
2019

Paper Empire
Bentley
2019

The Bold and the Beautiful
Shauna Fulton
April 4, 2019 to present

Christmas Break-In (TV Movie)
Heather
2018

Alone Together
Jackie
2018

Tomboy (TV Movie)
Shelley
2017

Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce
Temple Hampton
2017

A Girl Is a Gun
Nenuphar
2017

Roch in a Hard Place
Heather
2016

Jane the Virgin
Denise Richards
2016

A Christmas Reunion (TV Movie)
Amy Stone
2015

Vanity
Marion Bellerose
2015

Significant Mother
Pepper Spinner
2015

Fatal Acquittal (TV Movie)
Nora Grant
2014

Twisted
Karen Desai
2013

Anger Management
Lori
2012

90210
Gwen Thompson
2012

Kickin' It
Leona
2012

Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (TV Movie)
Barbara Robinson
2012

30 Rock
Denise Richards
2012

Blue Mountain State
Debra
2010

Secrets of a Small Town
Brenda Rhodes
2006

Sex, Love & Secrets
Jolene Butler
2005

I Do (But I Don't) (TV Movie)
Lauren Crandell
2004

Two and a Half Men
Lisa
2003

Spin City
Jennifer Duncan
2001

Friends
Cassie Gellar
2001

Time Well Spent (TV Movie)
1st Girl
1996

919 Fifth Avenue (TV Movie)
Cathy Damore
1996

Pier 66 (TV Movie)
Carlin Mills
1996

Melrose Place
Brandi Carson
1996

In the Blink of an Eye (TV Movie)
Tina Jacobs
1996

Weird Science
Valerie
1996

P.C.H. (TV Movie)
Jess
1995

High Tide
Alex
1995

One West Waikiki
Deidre Mansfield
1995

Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Angela
1994

Burke's Law
Jennifer
1994

Against the Grain
Jodi Collins
1993

In Living Color
1993

Bodies of Evidence
Jennifer Ivey
1993

Seinfeld
Molly
1993

The Ben Stiller Show
Sunbathing Girl
1993

Beverly Hills, 90210
Robin McGill
1992

Eerie, Indiana
Girl #2
1992

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Alissa
1991

Married with Children
Girl #2
1991

Saved by the Bell
Cynthia
1991

Life Goes On
Camille
1990

Acting Portfolio: FILM

Amazon Lost
Jenny Chou

Alpha Code
Jo

Saturday at the Starlight
Mrs. Sproat

Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate's Cove
Victoria Dare

Adventures of Dally & Spanky
Kelly Banks

Reality Queen!
Angelina Streisand
2019

1st Born
Christine
2018

The Prayer Box
Karen
2018

Destined to Ride
Aunt Glo
2018

The Toybox
Jennifer
2018

A Violent Man
Victoria
2017

American Satan
Kat Faust
2017

Altitude
Gretchen Blair
2017

American Violence
Amanda Tyler
2017

A Life Lived
Elizabeth
2016

Christmas Trade
Chloe
2015

Operation: Neighborhood Watch!
Denise Sorenson
2015

Freeloaders
Denise Richards
2012

Madea's Witness Protection
Kate Needleman
2012

Cougars, Inc.
Judy
2011

Deep in the Valley
Autumn Bliss
2009

Incredible Love
Denise Richards
2009

Finding Bliss
Bliss/Laura
2009

Jolene
Marin
2008

Blonde and Blonder
Dawn St. Dom
2007

Edmond
B-Girl
2005

Elvis Has Left the Building
Belinda
2004

The Life: What's Your Pleasure?
Rebecca Smith
2004

Scary Movie 3
Annie
2003

Love Actually
Carla -- The Real Friendly One
2003

You Stupid Man
Chloe
2002

The Third Wheel
Diana Evans
2002

Undercover Brother
White She Devil
2002

Empire
Trish
2002

Good Advice
Cindy Styne
2001

Valentine
Paige Prescott
2001

Wild Things: Outtakes (Short)
Kelly Van Ryan
1999

Tail Lights Fade
Wendy
1999

The World Is Not Enough
Dr. Christmas Jones
1999

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Rebecca "Becky" Ann Leeman
1999

Wild Things
Kelly Van Ryan
1998

Starship Troopers
Carmen Ibanez
1997

Nowhere
Jana
1997

Tammy and the T-Rex
Tammy
1994

Lookin' Italian
Elizabeth
1994

Loaded Weapon 1
Cindy
1993

Awards & Acclaim

Northeast Film Festival Winner, Best Ensemble Cast (2017; American Satan)
Northeast Film Festival nomination, Best Supporting Actress (2017; American Satan)

Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival Winner, Best Actress at the (2016; A Life Lived)
Named one of the 100 Hottest Women of All-Time by Men's Health (2013)
Ranked as one of the worst Bond girls by Entertainment Weekly (2008)
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards nomination, Best Ensemble Acting (2004; Love Actually)
Ranked 2nd in FHM's USA 100 Sexiest Women (2001)
Ranked 5th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women (2001)
Ranked 19th in AskMen.com's 50 Most Beautiful Women (2001)
Ranked 9th in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women (1999)

Razzie Awards Winner, Worst Supporting Actress (2000; for The World Is Not Enough)
Razzie Awards nomination, Worst Onscreen Couple (2000; for The World Is Not Enough, shared with Pierce Brosnan)

MTV Movie Awards nomination, Best Kiss (1999; Wild Things, shared with Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon)
Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, Favorite Actress -- Action (1999; The World Is Not Enough)
Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, Favorite Female Newcomer (1999; The World Is Not Enough)

Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Downers Grove, Illinois
DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1971
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Aaron Phypers (September 8, 2018 to present)
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Charlie Sheen (June 15, 2002 to November 30, 2006)
CHILDREN: Daughter Sam, by Sheen. Daughter Lola, by Sheen. Daughter Eloise, by adoption.

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