Richards, Denise 1971–

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Richards, Denise 1971–

(Denise Lee Richards)


Born February 17, 1971, in Downers Grove, IL; daughter of Irv (a phone company worker and coffee shop owner) and Joni (a coffee shop owner) Richards; married Charlie Sheen (an actor), June 15, 2002 (separated); children: Sam, Lola Rose. Avocational Interests: Kickboxing.

Addresses: Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5302; Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Career: Actress. Worked as a model in New York City, Tokyo, and Paris; appeared in advertisements and commercials. Founder of Kidtoure, a children's clothing line. Worked in a grocery store.

Awards, Honors: Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite female newcomer, 1997, for Starship Troopers; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Matt Dillon and Neve Campbell), best kiss, 1998, for Wild Things; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actress—action film, 1999, for The World Is Not Enough.


Film Appearances:

(As Denise Lee Richards) First Cindy, National Lampoon's "Loaded Weapon 1" (also known as Loaded Weapon 1), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Elizabeth, Lookin' Italian (also known as Showdown), Showcase Entertainment, 1994.

Tammy, Tammy and the T-Rex (also known as Teenage T-Rex), Imperial Entertainment, 1994.

Carmen Ibenez, Starship Troopers, Sony Pictures Entertainment/TriStar, 1997.

Jana (Lucifer's sister), Nowhere, Fine Line Features, 1997.

Kelly Lanier Van Ryan, Wild Things (also known as Sex Crimes and wildthings), Columbia, 1998.

Becky Ann Leeman, Drop Dead Gorgeous (also known as Dairy Queens and Gnadenlos schoen), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Dr. Christmas Jones, The World Is Not Enough (also known as Pressure Point and T.W.I.N.E.), United Artists, 1999.

Wendy, Tail Lights Fade, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Paige Prescott, Valentine (also known as Love Hurts and Valentine's Day), Warner Bros., 2001.

Chloe, You Stupid Man, 2002.

Diana Evans, The Third Wheel, Miramax, 2002.

Penelope Snow (white she devil), Undercover Brother, Universal, 2002.

Trish, Empire, Universal, 2002.

Annie Logan, Scary Movie 3 (also known as Scary Movie 3: Episode I—Lord of the Brooms and Scary Movie 3.5), Dimension Films, 2003.

Carla (the friendly one), Love Actually (also known as Love Actually Is All Around and Untitled Richard Curtis Project), Universal, 2003.

Belinda, Elvis Has Left the Building, Capitol Films, 2004.

Rebecca Smith, Yo puta (also known as I, Whore, The Life, The Life: What's Your Pleasure?, and Whore), Quality Films/Screen Media Ventures, 2004.

B-girl, Edmond, First Independent Pictures, 2005.

Cassie's aunt, A West Texas Children's Story, c. 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jodi Collins, Against the Grain, NBC, 1993–94.

Jolene, Sex, Love & Secrets (also known as Sex, Lies & Secrets and Wildlife), UPN, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, 100 Sexiest Artists (also known as The Greatest and VH1's "100 Sexiest Artists"), VH1, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cathy Damore, 919 Fifth Avenue (also known as Dominick Dunne's "919 Fifth Avenue"), 1995.

(Uncredited) Jess, P.C.H. (also known as Kill Shot), 1995.

Nina Jacobs, In the Blink of an Eye, ABC, 1996.

Cindy Styne, Good Advice, HBO, 2001.

Lauren Crandell, I Do (But I Don't), Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Seventeen: The Faces for Fall, The WB, 1998.

Herself, Assignment E! with Leeza Gibbons: The Hollywood Pressure Cooker, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Herself, Holidays with the Stars, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Herself, Best Ever Bond, Independent Television (England), 2002.

(In archive footage) Celebrity Naked Ambition, Channel 5 (England), 2003.

Presenter, Fashion Rocks, Fox, 2004.

Presenter, Women Rock!, Lifetime, 2004.

Presenter, Fashion Rocks, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 1998 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1998.

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1998.

Presenter, The 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV, 1999.

Presenter, The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1999.

Presenter, The Fifth Annual ALMA Awards, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, The Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Herself, The 2001 ABC World Stunt Awards, ABC, 2001.

Herself, VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, VH1, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Camille, "It Ain't All It's Cracked up to Be," Life Goes On (also known as Glenbrook), ABC, 1990.

Alissa, "Doogstruck," Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1991.

Cynthia, "The Last Weekend," Saved by the Bell, NBC, 1991.

(As Denise Lee Richards) Second girl, "Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2," Married … with Children (also known as Not the Cosbys), Fox, 1991.

(As Denise Lee Richards) Robin McGill, "Wedding Bell Blues," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1992.

(As Denise Lee Richards) Second girl, "Reality Takes a Holiday," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1992.

(As Denise Lee Richards) Jennifer Ivey, "Eleven Grains of Sand," Bodies of Evidence, CBS, 1993.

(As Denise Lee Richards) Molly, "The Shoes," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

(Uncredited) Sunbathing girl, The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1993.

Angela, "Season's Greedings," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Jennifer Taylor, "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Alex, "One on One," High Tide, syndicated, 1995.

Deidre Mansfield, "Flowers of Evil," One West Waikiki, syndicated, 1995.

Brandi Carson, "Melrose Unglued," Melrose Place, Fox, 1996.

Brandi Carson, "True Fibs," Melrose Place, Fox, 1996.

Brandi Carson, "What Comes Up, Must Come Down," Melrose Place, Fox, 1996.

Valerie, "Funhouse of Death," Weird Science, USA Network, 1996.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999, 2001, 2002.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999, 2004.

Cassie Geller, "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin," Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 2001.

Herself, "Snoop Dog: Undercover Funk," Access Granted, 2001.

Jennifer Duncan, "Chinatown," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2001.

Jennifer Duncan, "She's Gotta Habit," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2001.

Jennifer Duncan, "Sleeping with the Enemy," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2001.

Jennifer Duncan, "A Tree Falls in Manhattan," Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 2001.

Herself, "Saved by the Bell," The E! True Hollywood Story (also known as THS), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002, 2004, 2005.

Lisa, "Merry Thanksgiving," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2003.

Herself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2003.

Herself, Punk'd (also known as Harassment), MTV, 2003.

Herself, Tinseltown TV (also known as Tinseltown.TV), International Channel, 2003.

Lisa, "Yes, Monsignor," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2004.

Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005 (multiple episodes).

Herself, "Celeb Breakups & Scandals," VH1: All Access, VH1, 2006.

Herself, "Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards," The E! True Hollywood Story (also known as THS), E! Entertainment Television, 2006.

Appeared in episodes of other programs, including In Living Color, Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jodi Collins, Against the Grain, NBC, 1993.

First girl, Time Well Spent, ABC, 1995.

Colleen Mills, Pier 66 (also known as Fort Lauderdale), ABC, 1996.

Brenda Rhodes, Secrets of a Small Town, ABC, c. 2006.



Herself, The Making of "The World Is Not Enough," 1999.

Herself, Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored, Playboy Entertainment Group, 2001.

Herself, Death from Above: The Making of "Starship Troopers," Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2002.

Hollywood's Hottest, Foglight Entertainment/Insomnia Media Group, 2003.

Video Games:

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Dr. Christmas Jones, The World Is Not Enough, Electronic Arts, 2000.

Music Videos:

Blues Traveler, "Canadian Rose," 1998.

Snoop Dogg, "Undercova Funk," 2002.


Some sources cite Richards as the uncredited voice of Shirley Squirrel in the Chipmunks albums Chipmunk Punk, Excelsior/Picwick Records, 1980 and The Chipmunks Go Hollywood, RCA/BMG, 1982; as well as in the Nutty Squirrels album Shirley, Squirrely & Melvin "Live," Excelsior/Picwick Records, 1981.



Chicago Tribune, March 26, 1998.

Entertainment Weekly, April 10, 1998, pp. 3, 33; November 19, 1999, pp. 68-73.

Gear, September, 1998, pp. 100-104.

InStyle, April, 1999, pp. 275-79.

Movieline, July, 1999, pp. 48-55, 94.

People Weekly, December 20, 1999, p. 143; March 21, 2005, p. 66; August 8, 2005, p. 22; February 13, 2006, p. 21; May 22, 2006, p. 19.

Self, January, 2006, p. 124.

Starlog, January, 1998.

US, April, 1998; March 18, 2002, p. 45.

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