Kyle Richards is one actress that grew before the eyes of many people on their television screens. As a kid actress, she made her acting debut when she was just 4 years old. As she got older, she went on to feature in a lot of horror films as well as maintain her status as the main cast on a television series since 2010. Kyle has in doing all these distinguished herself as an American actress with class, a television personality and off film locations: an author, and philanthropist.
Learn all there is to know about her background, career, and family members in the paragraphs that follow below.
Kyle Richards Age, Bio
The actress was born on the 11th of January 1969 in Hollywood, California to Kathleen Mary Richards and Kenneth Edwin Richards. Both of her parents who are now late separated in the year 1972. Her parents married each other as divorcee’s, thus Kyle’s siblings from her mom include Kathy Hilton (elder half-sister) and Kim Richards, while from her dad she has Kenneth Jr, Diane and Grant Richards who were all adults by the time she was born. Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton are her half-nieces.
There are no records of her educational endeavors either in high school or college, but in the absence of these, Kyle Richards acting career kicked off when she was just about 5 years old; she began acting – as a child star – in the year 1974 and has been active in the industry since then. She first stared in Police Woman as Julie in an episode “The Cradle Robbers,” then came Little House on the Prairie which ran from 1975-1982 in which she featured in 19 episodes as Alicia Sanderson Edwards.
The budding actress then found ample screen time in horror films like The Car (as Debbie), Eaten Alive (as Angie) both in 1977, and Halloween (1978) where she starred alongside Donald Pleasence who acted as Dr. Sam Loomis, Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and many others.
Kyle’s acting portfolio has seen her work almost consistently, year in, year out with one or more movie projects. Some of her works from back in the days to the present time include The Watcher in the Woods (1980) as Ellie Curtis, Down to Earth (1984-85) as Elizabeth ‘Lissy’ Preston in 12 episodes, Escape (1990) as the character Lydia, Nurse Dori in ER (1998-2006), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2012) as Ms. Young in 1 episode, “Play Dead” and her recent The Hungover Games (2014) where she acted as Heather in “Parody of The Hunger Games” and “The Hangover.”
Family: Mom, Sister
As stated in the beginning, Kyle Richards was born to Kathleen Mary Richards (nee Dugan) who lived from 1938 till she died in 2002 as a result of breast cancer. Following her loss to the hands of the dreaded disease, Kyle is now an advocate who creates awareness about the disease, she even participated in a 68-mile bike ride to raise money for the cause.
Out of Kyle’s siblings, the one most people will easily remember might probably be her older half-sister Kathy Hilton. She was conceived and born during their mother’s first marriage with Lawrence Avanzino. Just like Kyle, Kathy also started off her career as a child actress. She was born on the 19th of September 1964 and recorded her first film debut as Prudence Everett in 54 episodes of Nanny and the Professor (1970-1971). She equally starred in other notable works like Return from Witch Mountain (1978) as Tia Malone, Black Snake Moan (2006) as Sandy, Dr. Phil (2015) as herself and still as herself in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2018) in episode 13.
Kyle Richards is a married woman, she is happily married to Mauricio Umansky whom she had met in the year 1994 and they tied the knot on January 20, 1996. At the time of their wedding, the actress was already 4 months pregnant with their bundle of joy. A few months later and precisely on the 18th of June 1996, their daughter Alexia was born. Four years after, they added Sophia followed by their youngest child Portia born in 2008.
Nevertheless, Mauricio is not the first man Kyle Richards would fall in love with and marry. She was previously married to Guraish Aldjufrie for whom she was already carrying their baby. Kyle’s first child Farrah was born in the year 1988 and two years later, they parted ways.
So far, the marriage between Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky has been going on fine with no publicly known issues threatening their union.
Body Measurements, Height
The actress stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs about 55 kg. She has a bust size of 36 inches, waist of 27 inches and hips of 36 inches.