Kyle Richards Umansky was born to Kathleen Mary Richards and Kenneth Edwin Richards on January 11, 1969, in the Los Angeles suburb of Hollywood, California. Richards’ acting career began in 1974 with the television series “Police Woman.” She portrayed Alicia Sanderson Edwards in 18 episodes of the NBC western historical drama “Little House on the Prairie.” Since 2010, she has been a frequent cast member on Bravo’s reality show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She has a business partner who runs a retail chain, a luxury resort, and a loungewear boutique in Palm Desert, as well as a charity that touches people’s hearts. Come celebrate her special day with us.
Kyle Richards Umansky
January 11, 1969
Kyle Richards Umansky, popularly known as Kyle Richards, was born on January 11, 1969, in Los Angeles, California to Kathleen Mary Richards and Kenneth Edwin Richards. Her parents split while she was young, and her mother ultimately remarried. She has an elder sister, Kim Richards, and an older half-sister, Kathy Hilton, from her mother’s first marriage to Lawrence Avanzino.
Her education was completed at Central Union High School in California. Kyle Richards is an American actress, model, T.V. host, and philanthropist best known for her role on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She is the show’s only core performer, with 11 seasons completed as of 2021 and a twelve-season set to begin in 2022. Kyle’s acting career began as a young artist when she appeared in the T.V. show “Little House on the Prairie” and the movie “The Car and Halloween.” She worked as an adolescent in films like “Curfew” and television programs like “Down To Earth” before stepping away to raise her children. One of her most prominent efforts upon her comeback was the medical drama series called “ER.”
Richards began her acting career at an early age. Her acting career in the 1970s was highly privileged since she got to work with famous Hollywood stars. Her well-known programs and films while she was a teen include “Little House on the Prairie,” “Eaten Alive,” “Halloween,” “The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance,” “Hellinger’s Law,” and many others.
With her comeback in the late 1990s, she began with lesser T.V. appearances until landing on, “ER,” a medical series drama that lasted 21 seasons and may be considered her breakout. She then appeared in the reality television show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She grew in popularity with the program and has remained a part of it to this day. She has written and published a few books, appeared in music videos, established her clothing line, appeared on many shows, and now owns a luxury resort in the Palm Islands.
She has an uncredited appearance in the film "Escape to Witch Mountain" after appearing in an episode of the television series "Police Woman."
She plays Lindsey Wallace in the horror thriller "Halloween," which is a box office success.
She stars in supernatural horror films, and in addition to appearing in television series, she also appears in the films "Hellinger's Law" and "Escape."
She makes a return after a decade of focusing on her husband and children by starring in T.V. reality shows.
She debuts on NBC's medical drama series "ER," where she appears in 21 episodes.
After appearing on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," she writes a book, releases a music video, launches a shopping network, and appears on various television series.
She establishes a new clothing line that is warmly welcomed, and she also opens a luxurious resort in the Palm Islands.
Why We Love Kyle Richards
Her candid moments are refreshing
We've seen her in sweatpants in most of her "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" interviews, and she's been candid even in her interviews. We love it!
Shared screen space with Hollywood icons
Richards had the good fortune to work alongside numerous Hollywood icons at the time, including James Brolin, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Bette Davis. What's truly remarkable is that she worked with these luminaries when she was a teenager!
She loves and supports a charity
Richards and her husband are named as participants of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles First Families.
5 Surprising Facts
Mauricio Umansky is her second husband
She married Guraish Aldjufrie when she was 18 years old, and he is the father of her eldest daughter, Farrah Aldjufrie.
Modeling and acting
During her earlier days, she was not only good at acting but also at modeling.
She didn’t go to college
She was a working actor who had a child at an early age, thus, she was unable to attend college.
She studied Kabbalah
Richards already studied Kabbalah and converted to Judaism before marrying Mauricio.
The Richards sitcom
Richards' proposal for a comedy based on her youth, "American Woman," was sadly not renewed after season one.
Kyle Richards FAQs
Kathy and Kyle, are they half-sisters?
Yes, Kathleen Dugan was married to Kathy’s father Laurence K. Avanzino before marrying Kyle and Kim’s father Kenneth E. Richards.
Are Kyle and Mauricio still married?
In a recent interview, Richards stated that she and her husband are still going strong.
How many children does Kyle Richards have?
Richards has two daughters from her first marriage and two daughters from her second.
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