DENISE RICHARDS Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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In the fantasy world of most guys, all nuclear weapons experts (and doctors and lawyers and tax auditors) would look like Denise Richards’ character, Dr. Christmas Jones. Seeing as she played a weapons expert, it’s only fitting that Roger Ebert called her a first-rate sex bomb.


Denise Richards was born on February 17th, 1972 in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove. When she was 15, the family moved to California, a state that just loves girls that look like her. She started doing some modeling and after graduating high school in 1989 she moved to New York for more work in that field. Though great for print ads, her five-foot six-inch figure wasn’t really runway material and Denise headed back west.


She was able to land the pretty girl bit parts on shows like Saved By the Bell and Married with Children. She also met her longtime boyfriend, actor Patrick Muldoon. She had a part on Seinfeld in 1993 and won a role in a forgettable movie, Tammy and the T-Rex. In 1996 she played a conniving beauty pageant contestant on a few episodes of Melrose Place, a show which also featured Muldoon.


In 1997, Denise and Muldoon worked together on the big screen, in the sci-fi bug flick Starship Troopers. Males everywhere took notice. But not as much notice as they gave her next picture. Richards was cast in Wild Things opposite Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon. The film feature a partially nude threesome with Dillon and Campbell. Partially in the sense that Neve’s no-nudity clause meant that Richards was the naked one being pawed over by the other two.


Her role as a beauty contestant in Drop Dead Gorgeous didn’t stir the excitement of the audience too much and left cinemas pretty quickly. Her role in the James Bond flick The World is Not Enough redeemed her though and also tosses her into the Bond Girl club. She’ll soon be seen opposite Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in The Third Wheel. Denise also just signed up for a movie in which she will star opposite Charlie Sheen in the romantic comedy Good Advice. in addition to a role opposite David Boreanaz in Warner Bros.’ Valentine. Hopefully Denise can get better reviews in her upcoming roles, her career may depend on it.