Denise Richards is an accomplished actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and New York Times Best-Selling author (of memoir “The Real Girl Next Door”).
Richards recently filmed a supporting role in Lifetime’s upcoming television film “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening,” a remake of the 1980 film “The Blue Lagoon.” Richards also wrapped production on “Madea’s Witness Protection,” Tyler Perry’s latest addition to the Madea franchise.
Current projects include a small-screen appearance as Lori (Shawnee Smith’s new business partner) on FX’s upcoming series “Anger Management.” Additional small-screen credits include a notable guest appearance on NBC’s “30 Rock” and a recurring role as Debra, the contentious ex-wife of the BMS football coach (Ed Marinaro), on Spike TV’s “Blue Mountain State.”
Richards made her big-screen debut in the cult classic hit “Starship Troopers.” Richards garnered international recognition for her leading Bond Girl role as Dr. Christmas Jones opposite Pierce Brosnan. Previous film credits include her memorable performance in the Universal film “Wild Things” and a cameo in the hit romantic comedy “Love Actually,” in addition to roles in: “Blonde & Blonder,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Yo Puta,” “Empire,” “Undercover Brother,” “The Third Wheel,” “Good Advice,” “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “Tail Lights Fade.”
Along with standing out on screen, Richards has advanced her professional career to develop prime business partnerships and to support causes close to her heart. Her recent collaboration with Shoedazzle to design the “Eloise” heel raised over $15,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association. Teaming up with world-renowned hair stylist Christophe, Richards helped develop Volume Extend, an integrated hair care system. As an animal rights advocate, Richards commits her ambitious nature and her love of animals to Best Friends Animal Society as Ambassador. Since her involvement, Richards has furthered the cause, saved lives, raised awareness and fostered her own rescues.