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Denise Richards

Highest Rated:   77% Undercover Brother (2002)
Lowest Rated:   0% Whore (2004)
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Birthplace:   Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Green-eyed former model Denise Richards went in a few short years from complete obscurity to one of the many "Next Big Things" to entice filmgoers in the late 1990s. Born February 17, 1971 in a Chicago suburb, Richards moved with her family to San Diego at the age of twelve. Following a modeling stint in New York (which was of limited success due to Richards' 5' 6" height), Richards moved to Los Angeles to try her hand at acting. She found work in shows such as Doogie Howser, MD and Saved By the Bell before getting her first break in 1993 as Ben Affleck's girlfriend in the short-lived Against the Grain.1993 also marked Richards' film debut in National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1. This led to her first starring role in the bizarre 1994 "family film" Tammy and the T-Rex. Following a small part in Gregg Araki's Nowhere (1997), Richards acquired relative fame, not to mention a dedicated group of male followers, for her role in Paul Verhoeven's $100 million sci-fi action film Starship Troopers. Featuring an army of giant ants doing battle with an army of tawny-skinned, white-toothed young men and women who appeared to have wandered off a Nordic Track commercial, the movie met with enough success to constitute Richards' "big break." She gained further exposure (literally) and fame with her next venture, 1998's Wild Things. Cast as spoiled socialite Kelly Van Ryan, Richards gave a delightfully trashy performance in a film that called for her to lie, cheat, scheme, seduce, kill, and even perform a lesbian love scene with co-star Neve Campbell. The film was successful in its ability to satisfy its audience's desire for tacky and oversexed fun, and it provided Richards with further opportunities, including 1999's Drop Dead Gorgeous. Co-starring with Kirsten Dunst, Richards played a small-town beauty pageant contestant in a film that gleefully plays with America's beauty ideals, something that was undoubtedly familiar territory for the actress.Though 2001's horror flop Valentine and the straight-to-video Good Advice did little for her career, Richards saw her star rise further in 2002 with a set of high-profile films that did much to expand her range. In director Malcolm D. Lee's cheeky Blaxploitation send-up Undercover Brother, Richards was able to give her evil Wild Things persona an even broader, more satirical spin as White She-Devil, an operative for an evil caucasian conglomerate bent on converting the world to its mayonnaise-eating ways. Richards' intentionally wooden line readings and sly self-parody made her an invaluable part of Brother's comic ensemble, helping the film become a minor hit. The romantic comedy The Third Wheel came later that year.It was also in 2002 that Richards married actor Charlie Sheen, a somewhat notorious lothario in the Hollywood scene, whom she met of the set of Scary Movie 3. Gossip magazines predicted that the couple would inevitably split as a result of Sheen's wandering eye, but the couple had two daughters together, born in 2004 and 2005. Then in 2005, storm clouds gathered over the couple in the press, but instead of focusing on Sheen, they focused on Richards herself, with stories that she had been carrying on an affair with her family's neighbor, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, who was married at the time to Richards' friend, actress and bombshell Heather Locklear. Richards, in turn, accused Sheen of gambling, drug abuse, and violence, and the two finalized their divorce in 2006.Richards subsequently appeared minor films like Blonde and Blonder and Deep in the Valley, but by this time, public perception of her career was greatly overshadowed in by her personal life. Leveraging her fame in this regard, Richards then became the star of her own candid reality show, Denise Richards: It's Complicated, which premiered on the E! network in 2008. The show turned the cameras on Richards' home, her daughters, her many pets, and her recently wido

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Altitude
  • Gretchen Blair
2017
No Score Yet American Violence
  • Amanda Tyler
2017
No Score Yet Operation: Neighborhood Watch!
  • Denise Sorensen
2016
No Score Yet A Christmas Reunion
  • Amy
2015
No Score Yet Christmas Trade
  • Chloe
2015
No Score Yet Fatal Acquittal
  • Nora Grant
2014
21% Madea's Witness Protection
  • Kate Needleman
$65.7M 2012
No Score Yet Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
  • Barbara Robinson
2012
No Score Yet Cougars, Inc.
  • Judy
2010
No Score Yet ClarkWorld
  • Actor
2009
26% Finding Bliss
  • Laura
2009
No Score Yet Deep in the Valley
  • Autumn Bliss
2009
No Score Yet Kambakkht Ishq (Incredible Love)
  • Actor
$1.1M 2009
50% Jolene
  • Marin Lerger
2008
No Score Yet Blonde and Blonder
  • Dawn St. Dom
2008
46% Edmond
  • Allegro B-girl
2005
No Score Yet I Do (But I Don't)
  • Lauren Crandall
2004
No Score Yet The Life
  • Rebecca
  • Director
2004
0% Whore
  • Rebecca
2004
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building
  • Belinda
2004
63% Love Actually
  • Carla, The Real Friendly One
$59.4M 2003
36% Scary Movie 3
  • Annie
2003
21% Empire
  • Trish
$17.6M 2002
No Score Yet You Stupid Man
  • Chloe
2002
33% The Third Wheel
  • Diana
2002
77% Undercover Brother
  • White She-Devil
$38.3M 2002
8% Valentine
  • Paige Prescott
$19.8M 2001
29% Good Advice
  • Cindy Styne
2001
0% Tail Lights Fade
  • Wendy
1999
51% The World Is Not Enough
  • Christmas Jones
1999
44% Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Becky Leeman
1999
64% Wild Things
  • Kelly Van Ryan
1998
63% Starship Troopers
  • Carmen Ibanez
1997
27% Nowhere
  • Jana
1997
No Score Yet In the Blink of an Eye
  • Tina
1996
No Score Yet Kill Shot
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Tammy and the Teenage T-Rex
  • Actor
1994
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Cindy
1993
No Score Yet Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (Uncensored)
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2015
25% Significant Mother
2015
  • Pepper Spinner
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
67% Twisted
2013-2014
  • Karen Desai Karen Ryder
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
21% Anger Management
2012
  • Lori
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2011
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Lisa
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Molly
  • 1993

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