Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an Americann celebutante, socialite, model, actress, and television personality.
Kardashian is of Armenian (father), Scottish and Dutch (mother) descent, 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, (in a January 2010 episode of Lopez Tonight, both Kim and sister Khloé took a DNA test with Khloé being told the results on a later episode, the results were 97% European and 3% Native American). 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.In February 2008, Bongo Jeans announced that Kardashian would be their face model. Kardashian is also a model for Travis Barker's Famous Stars and Straps clothing line.
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 appeared as a guest judge during Cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model.
Kardashian made a guest star appearance on CBS' CSI: NY with Vanessa Minnillo on December 16, 2009. "The ladies play two women who've managed to concoct a very interesting scheme that ends in murder," executive producer Pam Veasey stated. They were joined by Minnillo's former MTV colleague, LaLa Vasquez, as well as the band Train.
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. The show follows them as they settle into their new offices in Los Angeles. Kardashian is friends with both, specifically Jonathan, and frequently appears on the show.
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 was working on her own perfume line to be released in 2009. The perfume, Kim Kardashian, was released into stores in February of 2010. In March of 2009, Kardashian launched an endorsement with Shoedazzle shopping. Kardashian co-owns a clothing boutique called D-A-S-H with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe.
In 2000, Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas; their relationship ended in divorce in 2004. She dated R&B star Ray J in 2007 but later in that year she began dating NFL star Reggie Bush after they met at the ESPY Awards. The couple split at the end of July 2009. On September 29, 2009, E! stated that Kardashian had visited Bush. "[Khloe's] wedding made her miss him, so she flew to see him". According to their reality show, they began dating once again in October 2009 although they split again in March 2010. In 2010, she became involved with Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo when two were caught seen kissing in a restaurant in Madrid in late April 2010.
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 CookieDiet.com, 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.
In 2007, a pornographic home video she made with her boyfriend, R&B singer Ray J, was leaked. Kardashian sued Vivid Entertainment for ownership of the tape. Kardashian later dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.