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Also Known As: Lisa Deanna Rinna Died:
Born: July 11, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Medford, Oregon, USA Profession: actor, model

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Perhaps best known for the preternatural plumpness of her lips, Lisa Rinna managed to prove that there could be life after ruling briefly as a daytime soap opera diva. Craving the spotlight from an early age, Rinna initially intended to pursue acting after high school but worked as a model for several years instead. Bored with life on the runway, Rinna made the move to Hollywood, eventually joining the cast of the venerable daytime soap "Days of our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) in 1992 as the volatile Billie Reed, quickly becoming a fan favorite during her short tenure. Four years later, Rinna graduated to primetime, where she chewed the scenery on "Melrose Place" (FOX, 1992-99) as the conniving Taylor McBride. Shortly after joining the primetime melodrama, Rinna married actor Harry Hamlin, best known for his run on the landmark series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994). Post-"Melrose," Rinna took on host duties for shows like "SoapTalk" (SOAPnet, 2002-06) and tripped the light fantastic on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), culminating with her own reality series "Harry Loves Lisa" (TV Land, 2010- ). While not boasting one of the more diverse résumés in Hollywood, Rinna secured herself a place in the pantheon...

Perhaps best known for the preternatural plumpness of her lips, Lisa Rinna managed to prove that there could be life after ruling briefly as a daytime soap opera diva. Craving the spotlight from an early age, Rinna initially intended to pursue acting after high school but worked as a model for several years instead. Bored with life on the runway, Rinna made the move to Hollywood, eventually joining the cast of the venerable daytime soap "Days of our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) in 1992 as the volatile Billie Reed, quickly becoming a fan favorite during her short tenure. Four years later, Rinna graduated to primetime, where she chewed the scenery on "Melrose Place" (FOX, 1992-99) as the conniving Taylor McBride. Shortly after joining the primetime melodrama, Rinna married actor Harry Hamlin, best known for his run on the landmark series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994). Post-"Melrose," Rinna took on host duties for shows like "SoapTalk" (SOAPnet, 2002-06) and tripped the light fantastic on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), culminating with her own reality series "Harry Loves Lisa" (TV Land, 2010- ). While not boasting one of the more diverse résumés in Hollywood, Rinna secured herself a place in the pantheon of media "personalities," so ubiquitous in American 21st Century pop-culture.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Good Advice (2001) Veronica
2.
 Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001) Joanna Thomas
3.
 Another Woman's Husband (2000) Laurel
4.
 Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1998) Valentina Allegro De Fontaine
5.
 Close to Danger (1997) Jennifer Cole
6.
 Vanished (1995) Marielle Delauney
7.
 Robot Wars (1993) Annie
8.
 Lies Before Kisses (1991) Adrianne
9.
 Captive Rage (1988) Lucy Delacorte
10.
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Worked as a catalog model
1985:
Appeared in the John Parr "Naughty Naughty" music video
1988:
Made her film debut in "Captive Rage"
1990:
Played the recurring role of Jason Bateman's girlfriend on the NBC sitcom, "The Hogan Family"
1991:
Made her TV-movie debut in "Lies Before Kisses" (CBS)
1992:
Originated the role of Billie Reed on the NBC daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives"; briefly reprised the role in 2002
1995:
Played the lead in NBC's TV movie, "Danielle Steel's 'Vanished'"
1996:
Portrayed Taylor McBride on the Fox primetime soap "Melrose Place"
2001:
Had first major film role opposite Charlie Sheen in "Good Advice"
2001:
Starred opposite husband Harry Hamlin in the Lifetime movie, "Sex, Lies & Obsession"
2002:
Co-hosted "Soap Talk" for SOAPnet
2004:
Had a recurring role, opposite husband Harry Hamlin in the UPN drama, "Veronica Mars," as the movie-star parents of Veronica's high-school rival, Logan
2006:
Joined the second season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"
2007:
Made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in "Chicago," opposite husband Harry Hamlin as Billy Flynn
2007:
Replaced Joan and Melissa Rivers as TV Guide Channel's leading red-carpet host
2007:
Appeared in an episode of HBO's "Entourage"
2010:
Appeared with husband Harry Hamlin in the reality show "Harry Loves Lisa" on TV Land
2011:
Joined the cast of the fourth season of "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC)
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Education

Medford High School: Medford , Oregon - 1981

Notes

"'Melrose Place' is campy. I mean, come on, we've all watched it. You want to see dirt, you want to see excitement. You want to see drama. It's about getting in there and getting into that groove. And, hopefully, I'm into it."---Lisa Rinna quoted to DAILY NEWS, September 12, 1996.

Rinna admitted that she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her first child.

While very pregnant, she posed for nude photos to be published in September 1998's edition of Playboy.

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companion:
Peter Barton. Actor. Together for three years in early 1990s.
husband:
Harry Hamlin. Actor. Together since c. 1993; married on March 29, 1997.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Lois Rinna.
sister:
Nancy Rinna.
daughter:
Delilah Belle Hamlin. Born June 10, 1998; father, Harry Hamlin.
daughter:
Amelia Gray Hamlin. Born June 13, 2001; father, Harry Hamlin.
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