Lisa Rinna

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Lisa Rinna modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show 2008
Born
Lisa Deanna Rinna

(1963-07-11) July 11, 1963 (age 56)
OccupationActress, fashion designer, talk show host, television personality
Years active1985–present
Home town Medford, Oregon, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Harry Hamlin (m. 1997)
Children2
Website www.lisarinna.com

Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American actress and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives and Taylor McBride on Fox's television drama Melrose Place, and as one of the stars of Bravo's hit reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills . From 2002 to 2006, she was the host of Soapnet's talk show Soap Talk. Rinna has also been a contestant on various seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars, and she has acted in series such as Entourage, The Middle, Veronica Mars, The Hogan Family, Community, and 8 Simple Rules.

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NBC American television and radio network

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Early life

Lisa Rinna was born on July 11, 1963 [1] in Newport Beach, California, as the daughter of Lois and Frank Rinna. [2] [3] She is of Italian, Portuguese, and English descent. [4]

Newport Beach, California City in California in the United States

Newport Beach is a coastal city in Orange County, California, United States. Its population was 85,287 at the 2010 census. Newport Beach is home to Newport Harbor and Balboa Island.

Italian language Romance language

Italian is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family. Italian descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire and, together with Sardinian, is by most measures the closest language to it of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and Vatican City. It has an official minority status in western Istria. It formerly had official status in Albania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro (Kotor) and Greece, and is generally understood in Corsica and Savoie. It also used to be an official language in the former Italian East Africa and Italian North Africa, where it still plays a significant role in various sectors. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Italian is included under the languages covered by the European Charter for Regional or Minority languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Romania, although Italian is neither a co-official nor a regional or a traditional language in these countries, where Italians do not represent a historical minority. In the case of Romania, Italian is listed by the Government along 10 other languages which supposedly receive a "general protection", but not between those which should be granted an "advanced or enhanced" one. Many speakers of Italian are native bilinguals of both Italian and other regional languages.

Portuguese language Romance language that originated in Portugal

Portuguese is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (Lusófono).

At age seven, her family relocated to Medford, Oregon, when her father was transferred there for job-related reasons, and she spent the remainder of her childhood there. [3] [5] Rinna graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1981. [3] After graduating, Rinna moved to San Francisco, California to pursue a career as a model. [3]

Medford, Oregon City in Oregon, United States

Medford is a city in, and the county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States. As of July 1, 2017, the city had a total population of 81,780 and a metropolitan area population of 217,479, making the Medford MSA the fourth largest metro area in Oregon. The city was named in 1883 by David Loring, civil engineer and right-of-way agent for the Oregon and California Railroad, after Medford, Massachusetts, which was near Loring’s home town of Concord, Massachusetts. Medford is near the middle ford of Bear Creek.

Career

Acting

At age 22, Rinna appeared in the music video for John Parr's single, "Naughty Naughty," as the passenger in Parr's car. Rinna later appeared as the girlfriend of Jason Bateman's character in several episodes of The Hogan Family in 1990. In 1992, she received national recognition when she first starred on NBC's Days of Our Lives as Billie Reed. She departed in 1995, though reprised the role from 2002 to 2003. She later switched from daytime to primetime, portraying Taylor McBride on Aaron Spelling's Melrose Place from 1996 to 1998. Rinna has starred in two projects opposite husband Harry Hamlin, the teen crime-drama Veronica Mars, and the Lifetime movie Sex, Lies & Obsession. Her previous Lifetime movie, Another Woman's Husband, boasted one of the highest ratings for a movie on Lifetime since 1999. [6] She has also appeared in Hannah Montana, in the role of Mr. Dontzig's cousin Francesca. She also guest-starred on an episode of Movie Stars for the WB, the first ever on-screen appearance she shared opposite her husband. Rinna got her first role in the feature film Good Advice, starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Lovitz, and more recently, she appeared in an episode of HBO's Entourage. In 2009, Rinna stated that she would love to reprise her role of Taylor McBride on CW's revival Melrose Place, if given the offer; [6] however, the series was cancelled after only one season.

John Parr English musician

John Parr is a Grammy-nominated English musician, best known for his 1985 US #1 single "St. Elmo's Fire " and for his 1984 US #1 Rock single "Naughty Naughty". Parr has sold over 10 million albums and was nominated for a Grammy award for "St. Elmo's Fire" in 1985.

Naughty Naughty (John Parr song) 1984 song performed by John Parr

"Naughty Naughty" is a song by John Parr released by Atlantic Records. "Naughty Naughty" was Parr's first U.S. Top 40 hit record, reaching #23 on the Hot 100.

Jason Bateman American television and film actor

Jason Kent Bateman is an American actor, director, and producer. He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, and The Hogan Family. In the 2000s, he became known for his role of Michael Bluth using deadpan comedy in the sitcom Arrested Development, for which he won a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award. He has also appeared in the films Teen Wolf Too (1987), The Break-Up (2006), Juno (2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, Extract, The Switch (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Gift (2015), Office Christmas Party, Zootopia and Game Night (2018).

Rinna at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009 LisaRinnaFullAAFeb09.jpg
Rinna at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009

In February 2009, Rinna starred in the Broadway production of Chicago, in the role of Roxie Hart, alongside her husband, who played the role of Billy Flynn. [7] In 2011, Rinna guest starred on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush as Brooke Diamond. Later that year, it was confirmed that Rinna would again reprise the role of Billie Reed on Days Of Our Lives. She reported to work in December, with her first scenes airing March 9, 2012. [8] [9] However, in August 2012, it was confirmed by Huffington Post that Rinna would once again leave the soap to develop a panel-focused talk show. [10]

<i>Chicago</i> (musical) Musical set in Jazz-age Chicago

Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Jazz-age Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal".

Nickelodeon is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. It broadcasts usually from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17.

<i>Big Time Rush</i> American television series

Big Time Rush is an American musical comedy television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009, until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows. It focuses on the Hollywood misadventures of four hockey players from Duluth, Minnesota: Kendall Knight, James Diamond, Carlos Garcia, and Logan Mitchell, after they are selected to form a boy band by fictional mega music producer, Gustavo Rocque.

Hosting and reality television

In 2002, Rinna was named co-host of Soap Talk, the daily lifestyle show that aired on SOAPnet, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. In June 2006, SoapNet announced that it was canceling Soap Talk after four seasons due to low ratings.

Soap Talk is a television talk show on SOAPnet hosted by Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway. It debuted in 2002 and ended in 2006. The reason for the show's cancellation was due to SOAPnet expanding their programming away from a soap opera-related focus.

The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York–based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. Ceremonies generally are held in May or June.

In August 2007, Rinna replaced Joan Rivers as the host of TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage. In addition to subsequently guest-hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, Rinna also hosted the TV makeover program Merge on Lifetime.

Rinna competed in the second season of Dancing with the Stars with professional Louis van Amstel. But the Rinna-Van Amstel team was eliminated in Round Seven based on audience voting, despite having higher marks from the judges than fellow celebrity dancer Jerry Rice. Lisa was also featured as a guest judge on the fourth episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.

In 2008, TV Guide reported that Rinna and Hamlin had signed a deal to create a reality TV series based around their family life. [11] The series, titled Harry Loves Lisa, premiered on TV Land on October 6, 2010 and ran for 6 episodes.

In 2011, Rinna participated in Season 4 of The Celebrity Apprentice. She was eliminated after being the project manager on the 2nd task, writing and performing a children's book. Rinna returned to the show in its sixth season as one of the "All-Stars" contestants. After being eliminated from that roster, she appeared on the May 13, 2013 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with Lil Jon to talk about their time on the show.

In 2014, Rinna joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the show's fifth season. Earlier in the same year, she had been one of the contestants in the progressive game show/talent competition Sing Your Face Off. (It was not known, as of the middle of August 2015, whether Rinna had formed any plans to do any singing as herself.)

Modeling

In 1998, Rinna, while six months pregnant with Delilah Belle Hamlin, the first of Harry Hamlin's and her two daughters, posed for a nude pictorial ("Melrose Mom," its title, paid tribute to her role in Melrose Place) and cover shoot for the September issue of Playboy Magazine. She later recounted the instructions given to her by Playboy photographer Deborah Anderson: "'I do not want you long and sinewy and angular and muscular. I want you soft...' This was really hard for me because being 35 years old and posing for Playboy, you want to amp it up." [12]

Lisa Rinna modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show in 2008 Lisa Rinna5.jpg
Lisa Rinna modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show in 2008

In May 2009, she posed again for Playboy and, this time, was also its cover model. [13] [14]

In 2012 to benefit the charity Dress for Success, she modeled an adult incontinence brief made by Depend under a tight fitting evening gown. [15]

Business owner

Rinna and her husband Harry Hamlin jointly owned the Belle Gray clothing boutique in Sherman Oaks, California in 2011. [16] They closed the store in 2012 because by then, both had grown too busy with their respective acting careers for either to be able to spare the time they needed to manage the store any longer. [17]

QVC

In April 2012, Lisa brought her collection to QVC as the Lisa Rinna Collection, which has been a success. [18]

Personal life

Rinna married actor Harry Hamlin in 1997 and is his third wife. Rinna has a 38 year old step son from one of Hamlin's previous relationships. The couple have 2 daughters, Delilah Belle (born June 10, 1998) and Amelia Gray (born June 13, 2001). [19]

She has acknowledged having plastic surgery and having silicone, botox and Juvéderm injections. Although she remains fond of botox, she has said that using Juvéderm was a mistake. [20]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Captive RageLucy Delacorte
1990Monday MorningSusan Pevensie
The Hogan Family Annie Derrick4 episodes
1991 Lies Before Kisses Adrianne ArnessTV movie
Shades of L.A. HollyEpisode: "Send Up the Clowns"
Baywatch KellyEpisode: "Thin or Die"
1992Night Sins/ Days of Our Lives Billie Reed TV movie
1992–1995, 2002–2003, 2012–2013, 2018 Days of Our Lives September 18, 1992 September 28, 1995; July 3, 2002 January 8, 2003; March 9, 2012 January 30, 2013
1993 Robot Wars Annie
1994Winter Heat/ Days of Our Lives Billie ReedTV movie
1995 Vanished Marielle Delauney
1996–1998 Melrose Place Taylor McBride66 episodes
1997Close to DangerJennifer ColeTV movie
1998House RulesCassiopa 'Cassie' DevineEpisode: "Pilot"
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield Contessa Valentina 'Val' de Allegro Fontaine TV movie
2000Another Woman's HusbandLaurel McArthur
Movie Stars Amy Wells HunterEpisode: "The Seduction of Reese Hardin"
2001 Oh, Baby Michelle GrantTV movie
Sex, Lies & Obsession Joanna Thomas
Good Advice Veronica Simpson
2002 My Adventures in Television SamanthaEpisode: "The Chinese Baby"
2004 8 Simple Rules HollyEpisode: "YMCA"
Veronica Mars Lynn EchollsEpisode: "Return of the Kane"
Episode: "An Echolls Family Christmas"
2005Episode: "Clash of the Tritons"
2006 Dancing with the Stars HerselfMain contestant
2006–2019 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Herself / Guest / Guest Co-Host17 episodes
2007 Tease Herself
Entourage Donna DevaneyEpisode: "Malibooty"
2008 Hannah Montana FrancescaEpisode: "Killing Me Softly with His Height"
2010 Community Mark's MomEpisode: "The Art of Discourse"
Harry Loves Lisa HerselfMain cast
RuPaul's Drag Race HerselfEpisode: "The Snatch Game"
2011 Big Time Rush Brooke DiamondEpisode: "Big Time Moms"
The Celebrity Apprentice 4 HerselfSeason 11
2013 All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Season 13
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Amanda's MotherEpisode: "Episode #22.22"
2014 Sing Your Face Off HerselfContestant; Season 1
Awkward. Eva MansfieldEpisode: "Snow Job: Part 1"
2014present The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills HerselfMain cast (season 5–present)
2015Bound & BabysittingJaneTelevision film
C.S.I. Tori NolanEpisode: "Under My Skin"
The Hotwives of Las Vegas KendraEpisode: "What Happens in Vegas... Seriously, What Happens There?"
2017 The Middle Tammy BrooksEpisode: "Meet the Parents"
GrannieMiss HaniganShort film
2018 The Guest Book LorettaEpisode: "Invisible Son"

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