Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie


9/21/1981, Berkeley, California

Birth Name

Nicole Camille Escovedo



Also Known As

Nicole Camille Richie, Nicole Ritchie, Nicole Ritchie
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Nicole Richie was adopted by Lionel and his now ex-wife, Brenda Harvey-Richie. Her biological father is Peter Michael Escovedo, who used to work in Lionel's band. She is of Caucasian, Black Creole, and Mexican decent. Nicole graduated from Montclair College Prep School. During the time she was suppose…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In early 2009 Nicole and Joel released a statement to announce the pregnancy of their second child.

    • Nicole is developing a brand called 'House of Harlow' which will include: children's apparel, a clothing line, shoes, bags, sunglasses and jewelry.

    • In 2008, Nicole and Joel Madden started up the Richie-Madden Children's Foundation.

    • In May 2008 Nicole was the recipient of the Golden Pacifier Award in recognition of her mothering skills. The award is given by America's Babytalk magazine who stated that Nicole had grown as a person after the birth of daughter Harlow with Joel Madden.

    • In her novel Nicole admits to having a crush on actor, Jeff Goldblum.

    • Nicole took 5 pregnancy tests before she believed she was pregnant for the first time.

    • Nicole believes in magic and astrology.

    • Nicole's heroine is Drew Barrymore.

    • Nicole's favourite movies are The Wizard of Oz, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Neverending Story and Centre Stage.

    • Nicole's favorite foods are pizza, sushi and Mr.Chow's.

    • Nicole named her daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden, because Joel really likes Jean Harlow and she really likes Shalom Harlow. Harlow got the middle name Winter because it is serene and quiet and that is how the baby is. Kate was used because Nicole liked the name but always thought it was too plain for a first name.

    • Nicole has a collection of vintage Chanel bags.

    • Nicole attended a Miley Cyrus concert when she was pregnant with her first child, Harlow. Nicole said that the baby kept kicking throughout the concert. At that point, she started really hoping for a girl.

    • In January 2008, Nicole gave birth to a baby girl named Harlow Winter Kate Madden. It was Nicole and boyfriend Joel Madden's first child together. Coincidently, Christina Aguilera gave birth to her son in the same hospital only one hour later.

    • In March 2007, it was revealed that Nicole had been diagnosed with "hypoglycemia" (low blood sugar) and was taking steps to manage it correctly.

    • In February 2007, Mischa Barton crashed Nicole's car. After dropping Nicole off at a tanning salon, Mischa bumped Nicole's car into another. Mischa exchanged insurance details with the couple in the other car, before quickly moving on.

    • Nicole was arrested on December 11, 2006 for a DUI, after driving the wrong way down a motorway. She was arrested in Burbank, just ten miles from Los Angeles. She failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody, after admitting she had smoked marijuana and taken Vicodin. Back in 2002, Nicole pleaded no contest to a drink driving charge after recording blood-alcohol levels of 0.12 and 0.13.

      On February 20, 2007, Nicole pleaded not guilty to for the December incident. Nicole did not appear in court, but entered her plea through her lawyer.

      On August 23, Nicole reported to Century Regional Detention Facility in California to start serving her sentence. She was released after only 82 minutes. She didnt even reach her jail cell. She spent that time being booked and taking a mugshot.

    • In 2006, Nicole was named the Worst Dressed Celeb by PETA.

    • In October 2006, Nicole & Paris Hilton ended their bitter feud and became friends again. They agreed to make a fifth season of their reality TV show The Simple Life.

    • She was named #37 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

    • Nicole's hair is naturally blonde.

    • Nicole has been looking for a good location to open her own nightclub in Los Angeles.

    • Elle Girl asked Nicole what the biggest misconception about her was. Nicole replied that thanks to pictures, "People think that all I do is shop and eat."

    • Nicole said the F-word during the 2003 Billboard Music Awards and it was not beeped. As a result, the FCC received 80,000 complaints. That was the FCC complaint record until it was broken following Super Bowl XXXVIII.

    • Nicole is a fan of the So Cal coffee chain, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. She enjoys non-fat lattes.

    • Nicole co-hosted the 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in 2005.

    • Nicole has said that she would never agree to do reality show about her personal life.

    • Nicole is currently working on an album (no release date has been set). The seven songs reported to be done so far are a mixture of rock, soul and dance.

    • Nicole is set to inherit her father's, Lionel's, $200 million fortune.

    • Nicole's first major acting role was playing a cheerleader, Kelly Stepford, in the comedy Kids In America (2005).

    • Nicole can figure skate.

    • Nicole made her musical debut in February 2005 in a live appearance on The View. She played the piano.

    • Nicole participated in the "Fashion for Relief" show in September 2005, which was held in New York. This was a benefit for AmeriCares to support victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    • Nicole attended The Buckley School with her then best friend, Paris Hilton.

    • Nicole's father, Lionel, wrote the song "Ballerina Girl" for her.

    • On December 7, Nicole and her fiancé, Adam Goldstein, called off their 9 month engagement. Nicole's publicist Cindy Guagenti said that the decision was mutual.

    • Nicole has signed a talent pact with 20th Century Fox to develop a sitcom. She says she wishes to play a character based, loosely, on herself.

    • Her father, Lionel, says her extreme weight loss is because of the large amount of stress on her rising career: "She's a nervous wreck."

    • Nicole enjoys a variety of drinks including Sprite, Coca-Cola, water, milk, and coffee.

    • Nicole works out three to four times a week with Adam Irnster, an L.A trainer.

    • Nicole says if she could go back in time and have a second chance to try heroin, she would still say yes.

    • Nicole dislikes being tickled.

    • When asked whether she ever struggled with an eating disorder, she said: "No, never."

    • Nicole listens to The Scissor Sisters.

    • Nicole calls her publicist "Cindykins".

    • Nicole is on the cover of Fashion 18 for the Fall 2005 issue.

    • Nicole has dated Elijah Blue Allman, who is the son of Cher.

    • Nicole was released on a $10,000 bail, when she was arrested in Malibu.

    • Nicole is set to release a fragrance called "Different", which has ginger and lavender.

    • Nicole knows how to play the cello, piano, and the violin.

    • Nicole went to the University of Arizona but dropped out: "I went to the University of Arizona. I stopped because I went there for two years and I felt like I experienced college or whatever. I'm over it. I like Hollywood better."

    • Nicole's 2006 arrest's book sheet showed she weighed 85 pounds.

    • Nicole's ring from ex-fiancé Adam Goldstein is a square-cut pink sapphire, framed by small diamonds.

    • Nicole has ten tattoos: Two angel wings on her shoulder blades (One on each side), a cross on her lower back, a bow with "Richie" below it, on the back of her neck, a Rosary on her ankle, the word "virgin" on her right wrist, a tiara on her hip, a shooting star on her left wrist, and a picture of a ballerina on her lower hip.

    • Nicole considered having laser removal done on her tattoos--which are frowned upon in the Jewish religion--and may have converted to Judaism for her ex-fiancé, Adam Goldstein.

    • Nicole and Lindsay Lohan are good friends.

    • Nicole has two dogs. One of them is named Honeychild and the other is named Foxxy Cleopatra. She also has a cat called Gypsy.

    • Nicole is close friends with Bijou Phillips.

    • Nicole's height is 5'1".

    • On The Howard Stern Show, she said she only lost her virginity when she was 18, and that she has only had sex with two guys.

    • Nicole used to date Tobey Maguire (Spider-man).

    • Nicole's godmother is oil heiress Nancy Davis. (The mother of Mischa Barton's boyfriend Brandon.)

    • Nicole is the goddaughter of Michael Jackson, whom she defended when he was on trial for child molestation.

    • Nicole was best friends with Paris Hilton since the age of two.

  • Quotes

    • Nicole: I like to be comfortable. Luckily for me, I'm completely comfortable in six-inch heels.

    • Nicole: Being a mother is everything I hoped it would be and more. It's wonderful.

    • Nicole: (on the birth of her first child, Harlow) Harlow came out and I knew she looked like me, and I was holding her, and it was something so much bigger than me. Now she looks a little more like Joel, but when she was born, it looked like Joel had nothing to do with it! But it's almost like I don't even remember what life was like before her. She gives life a whole new meaning and a whole new purpose.

    • Nicole: When I found out that I was pregnant, there was just something inside of me that felt a responsibility to mend any issues that I've had with my parents in the past, because, listen, I've put them through a lot.

    • Nicole: Anytime I am around a male body part it is kind of exciting.

    • Nicole (On her drug addiction): I was like a trash can--I took everything.

    • Nicole: I'm a social shopper. I like to do it while I'm hanging with my friend... If I'm out and I pass a store, I just pop in.

    • Nicole: When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also. I just really didn't understand why he wasn't returning my phone calls, or why I couldn't see him whenever I wanted to. That was the most hurtful thing to me.

    • Nicole: I've just gone through so much in my life that pulling my top up just doesn't seem like that big a deal.

    • Nicole: I've been in really good relationships, and I've been in really bad ones, but the one thing that stands out about Adam is that I can be myself. [On her relationships with guys]

    • Nicole: I would never do that. I'm sure it stirs up controversy, which I'm sure that Paris loves but I really have nothing bad to say about her. Today, we're no longer friends. There's nothing that really happened, we've just grown apart. [On her broken friendship with Paris Hilton]

    • Nicole: The older you get, the more you realize you need a handful of good, close, tight friends.

    • Nicole: When I got out of rehab, I had to figure out what path to go down and part of that included taking certain people out of my life. It's not like I hate Paris and it's war - I just don't want to be her best friend any more. You can't threaten people into being your friend. You can't bribe them into being your friend.

    • Nicole: I was scared that my weight loss could be something more serious because it wasn't making any sense to me - I really was trying. So I had thyroid tests and all that. I do recognize that I have a problem and I want to be responsible and fix it, and I'm on that path now.

    • Nicole: It upsets me. I know I'm too thin right now, so I wouldn't want any young girl looking at me and saying, 'That's what I want to look like'. I'm not happy with the way I look right now.