Nicole Richie Biography, Career, TV Shows, Adoption, Biological Parents, Children, Net Worth, Latest News, Age, Height, And More

Nicole Richie is an American television personality, fashion designer, socialite, actress, and author. In October 2008, she launched the jewelry line House of Harlow. In 2020, she created, produced, and starred in the Quib series Nikki Fre$h, which chronicles the career of Richie’s rapper alter ego of the same name. In the same year, she appeared as a judge on the reality competition series Making the Cut.

Nicole Richie Biography

Nicole Richie Personal Life

Nicole Richie was born on 21 September 1981 in Berkeley, California, United States to Peter Michael Escovedo and Karen Moss.

When Richie was three years old, her biological parents decided to leave her with the family of Lionel Richie and his first wife, Brenda Harvey Richie, because they could not support her.

At first, Lionel and Brenda Harvey Richie became her guardians, but they legally adopted Nicole when she was nine years old. When Lionel and Brenda went through a bitter public divorce, they took it easy on young Nicole. After the divorce, Lionel remarried and had two more children: Miles and Sofia.

Nicole Richie Career


In 2003, Richie and her best friend Paris Hilton starred in the reality series Simple Life, where they spent a month with their family in the rural community of Altus, Arkansas. The series premiered on Fox on December 2, 2003, and garnered 13 million viewers, increasing Fox’s reach among viewers 18–49. The series continued in the second and third seasons. Fox later canceled the show after an argument between Hilton and Richie, but it was aired by E! The fourth season of entertainment television, which garnered almost a million viewers, was followed by a relatively unsuccessful fifth season. Complications arose in the fifth season, with both Richie and Hilton facing major DUI charges and the risk of going to jail. Hilton was sentenced to 23 days in jail, although this occurred after the season was produced. Richie accepted the plea and was again sentenced to four days in jail after production ended.

Despite talks of a sixth season, the series ended at the end of a moderately unsuccessful fifth season. In 2005, Richie made her acting debut in the comedy Kids in America. Richie has made guest appearances in television series such as Eve, Six Feet Under, American Dreams, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and Chuck. Richie appeared as a guest judge in the seventh season premiere of the competition series Project Runway.

In 2012-2013, she judged the reality competition series Fashion Star. In 2014–2015, Richie starred in the unscripted comedy series Candidly Nicole. In 2016, Richie was cast as news anchor Portia Scott-Griffith in the sitcom Great News, created by Tracey Wigfield and produced by Wigfield and Tina Fey. The casting marked Richie’s first regular television series. Speaking about the casting of Richie, Fey noted that she is a “really funny person” with “instant likability” and “good timing without really being pushed.”

The series premiered on NBC in April 2017. Sonia Saraiya of Variety called Richie’s performance “a turn that reveals her remarkable comedic talents”, while Emily Yahr of The Washington Post highlighted how she “deftly delivers many of her one-liners”. The series ended after two seasons in 2018.

In 2020, she created, produced, and starred in the Quib series Nikki Fre$h, which chronicles the career of Richie’s rapper alter ego of the same name. In the same year, she appeared as a judge on the reality competition series Making the Cut.


In 2005, Richie wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, The Truth About Diamonds, published by Bharell Jackson Publishing. The novel is loosely based on her life but is mostly fictional. It tells about the life of Chloe Parker, the adopted daughter of a famous singer. She goes through all the popular nightclubs and parties in Hollywood while battling drug addiction. In early January 2006, The Truth About Diamonds rose to number 32 on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

Richie’s second novel Priceless was published on 28 September 2010. It tells the story of a girl who loses everything and then learns what is important in life.


Richie made her musical debut in February 2005 with a live performance on ABC’s The View, playing the piano. In 2004, she auditioned for the role of Maureen in the popular Broadway hit Rent, but was not cast. In February 2010, Richie appeared on the charity single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”.

In September 2013, Richie made a cameo appearance in Christina Aguilera’s “Let There Be Love” music video. Richie announced in April 2020 that she would release a comedy rap album under the name Nikki Fre$h; Confirmed tracks for the album include “Drip Drip”, “The Gem Song” and “Bee’s Tea”. The album titled Unearthed was released on August 28.


Richie has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Lucky, Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Paper, Company, Nylon, Tatler, Flare, and Teen Vogue.

She also modeled for Australian Vogue and Elle; People, Stuff, Blender, and Hollywood Reporter in the United States; Marie Claire of Mexico and Glamor of Great Britain. Richie was the face of Bongo Jeans and Jimmy Choo advertising campaigns.

In April 2007, Richie announced plans to launch a line of jewelry, accessories, and sunglasses, as well as a perfume and a style book. In October 2008, she launched the jewelry line House of Harlow. The line became available on Kitson’s online store. In the spring of 2010, the product range was expanded to include clothing and footwear. House of Harlow later became a lifestyle brand that includes eyewear, home fragrances, and accessories.

Nicole Richie Net Worth

Richie’s net worth is estimated at $40 million. She earns a living as a television personality, fashion designer, socialite, actress, and author. She published books such as The Truth About Diamonds in 2005, which hit the New York Times bestseller list!

Nicole Richie Relationship

In the past, Nicole was dating her friend Paris Hilton but sadly they ended their relationship in early 2005. Richie was in a relationship with DJ Adam Goldstein that included an engagement from 2004 to 2006. In December 2006, she began dating Joel Madden, lead singer of the rock band Good Charlotte. They have two children, a daughter born in January 2008 named Harlow and a son, named Sparrow, born in September 2009. The couple confirmed their engagement in February 2010 and married on 11 December 2010.

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Nicole Richie Health

In 2006, she said she sought help from a psychiatrist and a personal trainer. On October 27, 2006, it was reported that Richie was seeking treatment for an “inability to gain weight”, although it was not for an eating disorder. In March 2007, Richie was hospitalized for dehydration. On March 21, her representatives announced that she was suffering from hypoglycemia.

Nicole Richie Education

Richie graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School in 1999 and then attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. There she studied arts and media. She was not interested in studying in Arizona, so she decided to leave after two years and returned to California.

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Nicole Richie Physical Stats

Height 5 ft 1 in / 155 cm
Weight 112 lb / 51 kg
Hair Color Light brown
Eye Color Dark brown
Breast/Bust size 34 in / 87 cm
Waist size 24 in / 61 cm
Hips size 31 in / 81 cm
Bra size 38A (US) / 85A (EU)
Cup size A (US)
Dress Size 6 (US) or 36 (EU)
Shoe (Feet) Size 7 (US)

Nicole Richie Wiki/Bio

Name Nicole Richie
Full Name Nicole Camille Richie
Nickname Nikki Fre$h
Date Of Birth 21 September 1981
Age 41 (as of 2023)
Birthplace Berkeley, California, United States
Profession Television personality, fashion designer, socialite, actress, author
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Gender Female
Parents Lionel Richie (adoptive father), Brenda Harvey Richie (adoptive mother),

Peter Michael Escovedo (biological father),

Karen Moss (biological mother)

Siblings Sofia Richie, Miles Brockman Richie
Partner N/A
Spouse Joel Madden (m. 2010)
Children Harlow and Sparrow

Nicole Richie Filmography

Year Title
2002 White Collar Blue
2002 The Osbournes
2003 The Simple Life
2004 Eve
2004 Rock Me Baby
2004 American Dreams
2004 Six Feet Under
2005 8 Simple Rules
2005 Kids in America
2006 I Call It Love
2007 America’s Next Top Model
2010 Project Runway
2012 The New Normal
2012 Fashion Star
2013 Let There Be Love
2014 Candidly Nicole
2015 Empire
2015 Barely Famous
2016 RuPaul’s Drag Race
2017 Great News
2017 Lip Sync Battle
2017 Drop the Mic
2018 Camping
2019 Grace and Frankie
2020 Making the Cut
2020 Bless This Mess
TBA Richard Lovely

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