Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American
Denise Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of
Chicago, to Irving Richards, of Welsh descent (who used to work
for a phone company) and Joni, of Croatian descent, who owns a chain
of coffeehouses named "Jitters".
Denise Richards moved to California with her family during her
teen years, and graduated from El Camino High School, where she
was a cheerleader, in Oceanside, California.
Denise Richards spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in television
movies, lower-budget films, and guest starring in episodes of several
television shows. Her first starring role in a wide theatrical release
was Starship Troopers in 1997, which was followed by her role in
the successful cult film Wild Things in 1998. Denise Richards was
subsequently cast Dr. Christmas Jones in the James Bond film The
World Is Not Enough (1999), which had a high box office gross and
contributed to Denise Richards' renown.
In addition to her film work, Denise Richards has made regular
appearances in the situation comedies Spin City, Two and a Half
Men, Friends and Seinfeld.
Throughout the early 2000s, Denise Richards appeared in several
film roles which both parodied and utilized her image as a sex symbol,
including Valentine, Undercover Brother and Scary Movie 3.
In December 2004, Denise Richards posed in a nude pictorial for
Playboy magazine. She was named the Sexiest Mom of 2005 by In Touch
Denise Richards has dated actor Patrick Muldoon. In 2002, she married
actor Charlie Sheen, with whom she appeared in Scary Movie 3, where
she played his character's dying wife. The couple have two daughters:
Sam J, who was born on March 9, 2004, and Lola Rose, who was born
on June 1, 2005.
In March 2005, Denise Richards filed for divorce. The couple briefly
reconciled and were seeking marriage counseling to mend their relationship.
However, on January 4, 2006, Denise Richards' representative announced
that she was continuing with the divorce. She has since been linked
to actor John Stamos, whom she dated during her teenage years.
Denise Richards reportedly enjoys kickboxing and has several dogs.
2003 Scary Movie 3 as Annie
2002 Empire as Trish
2002 Undercover Brother as White She Devil
2001 Good Advice as Cindy Styne
2001 Valentine as Paige Prescott
1999 The World Is Not Enough as Dr. Christmas Jones
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous as Rebecca 'Becky' Ann Leeman
1998 Wild Things as Kelly Lanier Van Ryan
1997 Starship Troopers Carmen Ibanez
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