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Kim Kardashian

Kardashian attending Maxim's 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration, Santa Monica, CA on May 13, 2009
Born Kimberly Noel Kardashian
October 21, 1980 (1980-10-21) (age 29)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Entrepreneur, actress, model, socialite
Years active 2007–present
Height ft 2.5 in (1.59 m)
Known for Reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians,
Spouse(s) Damon Thomas (2000-2004)
Parents Robert Kardashian
Kris Jenner
Bruce Jenner (stepfather)
Relatives Kourtney Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian
Robert Kardashian Jr.
Kylie Jenner
Kendall Jenner
Burt Jenner (stepbrother)
Casey Jenner (stepsister)
Brandon Jenner (stepbrother)
Brody Jenner (stepbrother)

Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American celebutante, socialite, model, actress, and television personality. She is known for her social life and her role on the E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.


Early life

Kardashian is of Armenian (father), Scottish and Dutch (mother) descent,[1] the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (née Houghton).

Kardashian has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, and one brother, Robert. She has stepbrothers Burton Jenner, Brandon Jenner, and reality TV star Brody Jenner, stepsister Casey Jenner, and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.[2]

During high school, Kardashian worked at her father's music marketing firm, Movie Tunes.


Her first acting role was in the television series Beyond the Break. She then starred in the 2008 disaster film spoof Disaster Movie as Lisa. Kardashian appeared in How I Met Your Mother in episode "Benefits".



Kardashian posed nude for the December 2007 issue of Playboy magazine.[3] In February 2008, Bongo Jeans announced that Kardashian would be their face model.[4] Kardashian is also a model for Travis Barker's Famous Stars and Straps clothing line.[5]


Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Kardashian is one of the stars of the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians along with her two sisters, mother, brother, half-sisters, and stepfather.

America's Next Top Model

Kardashian is slated to appear as a guest judge during Cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model.[6]


Kardashian will star with Vanessa Minnillo on CBS' CSI:NY on December 16, has confirmed. "The ladies play two women who've managed to concoct a very interesting scheme that ends in murder," executive producer Pam Veasey tells People. They will be joined by Minnillo's former MTV colleague, LaLa Vasquez, as well as the band Train.[7]

Dancing With the Stars

Kardashian was one of 13 participants on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars.[8] She was partnered with Current DWTS Champion Mark Ballas. Kardashian was the third contestant voted off the show on September 30, 2008, finishing in 11th place overall.[9]

Week # Dance/song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/"The Pink Panther Theme" 6 7 6 Last to be saved
1 Mambo/"Baby Got Back" 6 6 6 Safe
2 Rumba/"You Give Me Something" 6 6 5 Eliminated

Television producer

Kardashian is the producer of SPINdustry, a reality television show about Command PR, a New York City public relations firm, run by Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck.


On May 2, 2008, Kardashian released a workout DVD, Workout with Kim Kardashian, and a set of workout cards with the help of trainer Kathy Kaehler.


In July 2008, Kardashian announced on her blog that she is working on her own perfume line to be released in 2009.[10] In March 2009 Kardashian launched a shoe shopping service.[11] Kardashian co-owns a clothing boutique called D-A-S-H with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe.

Personal life

In 2000, Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas; their relationship ended in divorce in 2004. In 2007, she began dating NFL star Reggie Bush after they met at the ESPY Awards. The couple split at the end of July 2009.[12][13] On September 29, 2009, E! stated that Kardashian had visited Bush. "[Khloe's] wedding made her miss him, so she flew to see him".[14] According to their reality show, they began dating once again in October 2009.

Dr. Sanford Siegal, the creator of the Cookie Diet, sued Kardashian, claiming she defamed him on Twitter. According to Siegal, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star tweeted in October that he was "falsely promoting" that she was on the cookie diet. "Not true! I would never do this unhealthy diet! I do QuickTrim!" Kardashian allegedly said via Twitter. "If this Dr. Siegal is lying about me being on this diet, what else are they lying about? Not cool!" Siegal filed a claim in a Florida state court claiming the statements are false and defamatory. He also alleges that Kardashian was on QuickTrim's payroll when she posted the tweet. Kardashian's tweet appears to stem from an article on, a site with no connection to Siegal, that named Kardashian as one of many celebrities who saw positive results on the diet. Kardashian sent a cease-and-desist order to Siegal, demanding the link be removed.[15]

Sex tape

In 2007, a pornographic home video she made with her then-boyfriend, R&B singer Ray J, was leaked.[16] Kardashian sued Vivid Entertainment for ownership of the tape. Kardashian later dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.[17]



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  2. ^ Buckman, Adam (2007-10-04). "Caught on Tape: Kim Kardashian Goes Home With Her Family". New York Post. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
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  6. ^ Gina DiNunno (4 August 2009). "Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian to Guest Judge Top Model". Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  7. ^ Kate Stanhope. "Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Minnillo to Appear on CSI:NY". 
  8. ^ "Kim Kardashian Biography".,,20185121_10,00.html. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  9. ^ "Kim Kardashian gets voted off 'Dancing'". 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  10. ^ "Kim Kardashian Launches Perfume". 
  11. ^ Kick It With Kim's New Shoe Shopping Service People, March 20, 2009
  12. ^ Lu, Anne (2008-01-08). "Kim Kardashian Engaged?". Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  13. ^ "The Saint and The Sinner". GQ. 2009-4. 
  14. ^ Gina DiNunno (29 September 2009). "Source: Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush Reconcile". Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  15. ^ Gina DiNunno. "Kim Kardashian Sued by Cookie Diet Doc Over a Tweet". 
  16. ^ Vivid Entertainment (2007-02-07). "Vivid Entertainment Spends $1-Million To Acquire Notorious Video 'Starring' Sexy Socialite Kim Kardashian And Hip Hop Star Ray J". Hip Hop Press. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  17. ^ Johnson, Richard (2007-05-01). "Happy Ending". New York Post. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  18. ^ "Rotton Tomatoes page on Disaster Movie". IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 

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