Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Reality Star

Nicole Camille Richie is an American television personality, fashion designer, socialite, and actress. She came to prominence after appearing in the reality television series The Simple Life, in which she starred alongside her childhood friend and fellow socialite Paris Hilton.

Full Name
Nicole Camille Escovedo
Sep 21, 1981
5′ 1″
Net Worth


Nicole Camille Richie was born on September 21, 1981, in Berkeley, California. She is the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie and his then-wife Brenda Harvey. Her zodiac sign is Virgo and her ethnicity is African-American and Spanish. She attended various private schools throughout her childhood but dropped out of high school before graduating.

Nicole's career started when she was featured in a music video for "Dancing on the Ceiling" by her father Lionel Richie in 1986. In 2003, Nicole got her big break when she appeared on the reality TV show “The Simple Life” alongside Paris Hilton. The show ran for five seasons and became a major hit for FOX. After the show ended, Nicole attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to study fashion design.

She has also released two books: “The Truth About Diamonds” (2005) and “Priceless” (2010). Nicole has also been involved with several charitable organizations such as UNICEF, Habitat For Humanity, and The Art Of Elysium. In 2008, she was named one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. She is currently married to Joel Madden with whom she has two children; Harlow Winter Kate Madden and Sparrow James Midnight Madden.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nicole Richie is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 21, 1981, Nicole Camille Escovedo is born in Berkeley, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Simple Life</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Richie stars with her best friend Paris Hilton in the reality show The Simple Life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Designs Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches a clothing line called "House of Harlow 1960" in collaboration with designer Pamela Barish.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Acting Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes her acting debut in the film Kids in America.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Joel Madden</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Marry Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden and have two children together.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Writing Career Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Publishes her first book, The Truth About Diamonds.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins NBC's Fashion Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets a role as a celebrity mentor on the fashion competition show Fashion Star.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Good Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Nicole Richie is an amazing role model for young women. She is a great example of how to be successful while still staying true to yourself. She is also a great example of how to stay humble and kind even when faced with success and fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Entertainer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Nicole Richie is a great entertainer, from her reality show days on The Simple Life to her current projects like Candidly Nicole, she always brings the funny and makes us laugh. Her sense of humor and wit is always on display and it's one of the reasons why people love her so much.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Nicole Richie is also a philanthropist, having worked with organizations like The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation and The Art of Elysium, which helps children in need by providing them with art classes and other activities. Her work in the community shows how much she cares about improving the lives of those around her.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Professional Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Nicole Richie is a professional actress and has had roles in films such as "Kids in America" and "The Simple Life." She also starred in the TV show "Great News."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Nicole Richie is an avid philanthropist and has been involved with many charities and organizations, including "Unicef," which she has worked closely with since 2007.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Published Author</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Nicole Richie is a published author, having released her first book, "The Truth About Diamonds," in 2005. She went on to write two other books: "Priceless" and "The Rules According to J Lo."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Fashion Designer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2008, Nicole Richie launched her own fashion line called "House of Harlow 1960." The line was very successful and was sold at stores throughout the U.S.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Entrepreneur</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to being an actress, philanthropist, author, and fashion designer, Nicole Richie is also an entrepreneur. She is the founder of the lifestyle brand House of Harlow 1960 and the apparel line Winter Kate.</p></div>


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