Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Infobox Person
name = Kim Kardashian

caption = Kim Kardashian at the Seventh Annual Hollywood Life Magazine Awards.
birth_name = Kimberly Noel Kardashian
birth_date = birth date and age|1980|10|21|
birth_place = Los Angeles, California
nationality = Armenian-American
known_for = Reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", sex tape with singer "Ray J"
occupation = Entrepreneur, actress
height = height|ft=5|in=2.5|wiki=yes
partner = Reggie Bush
parents = Robert Kardashian Kris Jenner
relatives = Brody Jenner Bruce Jenner Khloe Kardashian Kourtney Kardashian Robert Kardashian Jr. Kylie Jenner Kendall Jenner
website = []

Kimberly Noel Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American celebutante/socialite, model, apparel retailercite web |url= |title=Official Kim Kardashian Website: Biography |accessdate=2008-02-22] and television personality. She is perhaps best known for her social life, stolen sex tape, and her role on the E! reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians".

Early life

Of Armenian (father), Scottish and Dutch (mother) descent, [] [cite online journal |last=Lo |first=Danica |url= |title=Prim Kardashian |journal=New York Post |date=2007-11-08] Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (née Houghton). Robert Kardashian, best known for being O. J. Simpson's lawyer during his murder trial, died on September 30, 2003. [cite news| title=Caught on Tape: Kim Kardashian Goes Home With Her Family | publisher| date =2003-10-01 | url = | accessdate =2008-02-22] Her mother, Kris, divorced Robert in 1989, and married former Olympian Bruce Jenner in 1991. [cite news| last=Jodran| first=Peg|title=First family of fitness - Bruce and Kris Jenner | publisher =American Fitness| date =1994-01/02 | url = | accessdate =2008-02-22]

Kardashian has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, and one brother, Robert. She also has stepbrothers Burton Jenner; Brandon Jenner; and reality TV star Brody Jenner; stepsister Casey Jenner; and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. [cite news|last=Buckman| first=Adam| title=Caught on Tape: Kim Kardashian Goes Home With Her Family | date =2007-10-04 | url = | work = New York Post |accessdate =2008-02-22] O.J. Simpson is Kardashian's godfather. [cite news| title=O.J. Simpson now: Tapes offer a glimpse of his life | publisher =LA| date =2008-09-28 | url =,0,1689156.story?page=2]

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

In 2000, Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas; their relationship ended in divorce in 2004. In 2007, she began dating Reggie Bush. [cite news|last=Lu| first=Anne| title=Kim Kardashian Engaged?|date=2008-01-08|url= | accessdate=2008-02-22]

ex tape scandal

Kardashian was little known outside gossip circles until the pornographic home video she had made with then-boyfriend, R&B singer Ray J, was leaked. [cite web|url=|title= Vivid Entertainment Spends $1-Million To Acquire Notorious Video 'Starring' Sexy Socialite Kim Kardashian And Hip Hop Star Ray J|accessdate= 2008-10-06|author= Vivid Entertainment|date= 2007-02-07|publisher= Hip Hop Press] Vivid Entertainment was the distribution company against which Kardashian had pursued legal action for the ownership of the tape. Kardashian later dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for US$ 5 million. [cite news|last=Johnson| first=Richard|title =Happy Ending | publisher = New York Post | date =2007-05-01 | url = | accessdate =2008-02-26]

Other pursuits

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. [cite web|url=|title= Kim Kardashian Releases Workout DVD|]

In July 2008, Kardashian announced on her personal blog that she is working on her own perfume line to be released in 2009. [cite web|url=|title= Kim Kardashian Launches Perfume |]

Acting career

In 2007, Kardashian appeared as the female lead in the music video for the hit single "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" from Fall Out Boy.

In 2008, Kardashian branched out into acting and starred in the 2008 film "Disaster Movie" as Lisa alongside Carmen Electra and Vanessa Minnillo. The film spoofed disaster films and the film received negative reviews and had mild success at the box office. Kim has been confirmed to be appearing in another project entitled "Deep in the Valley" playing Summer Eve.

Dancing with the Stars

Kardashian was one of thirteen participants on the seventh season of "Dancing with the Stars". [cite web|url=,,20185121_10,00.html|title=Kim Kardashian Biography||accessdate=2008-10-12] She was partnered with Current DWTS Champion Mark Ballas. Kardashian was the third contestant voted off the show on September 30, 2008. [cite web|url=|title=Kim Kardashian gets voted off 'Dancing'|date=2008-09-30||accessdate=2008-10-12]

Dancing with the Stars Performances


*"Disaster Movie"... Lisa (2008)
*"Deep in the Valley"... Summer Eve (Post-production, 2009)

Television appearances

*"The Simple Life" (2 episodes, 2006)
*"Beyond the Break" (1 episode, 2006)
*"Sunset Tan" (1 episode, 2007)
*"Más vale tarde" (1 episode, 2007)
*"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (2007-present)
*"WWE Raw" (1 episode, 2008)
*"WrestleMania XXIV" (2008)
*"Celebrity Family Feud" (1 episode, 2008)
*"Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 7)" (3 episodes, 2008)


External links

* [ Kim Kardashian's official site]
* [ Official Myspace Site]
* [ Kim Kardashian] at Playboy's Dirty Dozen Q&A.

NAME= Kardashian, Kim
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Kardashian, Kimberly Noel
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Entrepreneur, model, actress
DATE OF BIRTH= October 21, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH= Los Angeles, California

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