Denise Richards biography

Denise Richards

Date of Birth: February 17 ,1972

Born in Joliet, Illinois, Denise Richards graduated from El Camino High School in Oceanside, California in 1989. After graduation she began her modeling career which took her around the world as she graced numerous magazine pages including Teen and Sports Magazine, in various stages of dress (and undress).

On television, Richards made a memorable appearance on Seinfeld. She first garnered critical notice as a series regular in Against the Grain opposite Ben Affleck and in the television film In the Blink of an Eye, playing Mimi Rogers' daughter and made her big screen debut in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), playing Cindy #1.

Since then, Richards has worked her way up the ladder, eventually getting starring roles in films such as Starship Troopers (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Valentine (2001). She met actor Charlie Sheen while they were co-starring in Good Advice (2001) and they were married on June 15, 2002. The two have worked together on the TV sitcom Spin City, and both played parts in Scary Movie 3 (2003).

To keep in shape, Richards enjoys pilates and kick boxing. An avid animal lover, she has several cats and dogs. In 2001, Richards was ranked 9th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan. Although her acting career has dwindled in recent years, she hasn't left the spotlight just yet. She stars in Tyler Perry's 2012 comedy film Madea's Witness Protection.

Denise gave birth to a daughter, Sam Sheen, on March 9, 2004. It was the first child for the couple. Unfortunately, the relationship fell apart and Richards filed for divorce just before the birth of their second child, daughter Lola Rose, born June 1, 2005. The split turned nasty when she later sought a restraining order claiming she had received death threats from Sheen. They're now said to be on friendly terms with each other, often spending time togethre with their kids.

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