Lisa Rinna's Biography
Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of our Lives, Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, and most recently as the host of SoapNet's Soap Talk.
At 22, Rinna appeared in the 1985 John Parr "Naughty Naughty" music video as the passenger in Parr's car.
Rinna later appeared as the girlfriend to Jason Bateman's character in several episodes of The Hogan Family in 1990.
She received national recognition when she first starred on NBC's Days of our Lives in the role of Billie Reed from 1992 to 1995; she briefly reprised the role in 2002.
She later switched from daytime TV to primetime, playing Taylor McBride on Aaron Spelling's Melrose Place from 1996 to 1998. Rinna has starred in two projects opposite husband Harry Hamlin, the teen crime-drama Veronica Mars, and the Lifetime movie Sex, Lies & Obsession.
Her previous Lifetime movie, Another Woman's Husband, boasted one of the highest ratings for a movie on Lifetime since 1999.
She also guest-starred on an episode of Movie Stars for the WB, the first ever on-screen appearance she shared opposite her husband. Rinna nabbed her first role in the feature film Good Advice, starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Lovitz, and recently appeared in an episode of HBO's Entourage.
Rinna recently announced that she would love to reprise her role of Taylor McBride on CW's revival Melrose Place, if given the offer.
Hosting In 2002, Rinna was named co-host of Soap Talk, the daily lifestyle show that airs on SOAPnet, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination.
In June 2006, SoapNet announced that it was canceling Soap Talk after four seasons due to low ratings.
In August 2007, Rinna replaced Joan Rivers as the host of TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage.
Rinna has recently guest-hosted Live with Regis and Kelly. Lisa Rinna hosts the TV makeover program "Merge" on Lifetime.
She competed in the second season of Dancing with the Stars and was eliminated in Round Seven based on audience voting, despite having higher marks from the judges than fellow celebrity dancer Jerry Rice.
On December 4, 2008, TV Guide reported that Rinna and Hamlin have signed a deal to create a reality TV series based around their family life. The series is being developed by TV Land.
Modeling In 1998, Rinna created a stir when she posed for a nude pictorial while six months pregnant in the September issue of Playboy magazine. She posed again and was the cover model in May, 2009.
Rinna explains she received direct orders from Playboy photographer Deborah Anderson, who also shot Rinna for the Room 23 book. "She said, 'I do not want you long and sinewy and angular and muscular. I want you soft,' " says Rinna.
"This was really hard for me because being 45 years old and posing for Playboy, you want to amp it up," Rinna told People at Tuesday's Room 23 book launch hosted by Sanela Diana Jenkins and Neuro Brands.
Stage Rinna recently starred in the Broadway production of "Chicago", playing the role of Roxie Hart, alongside her husband, who played the role of Billy Flynn.
Business owner Rinna owns two Belle Gray clothing boutiques in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, one in Sherman Oaks and one in Calabasas.
The stores' name comes from the middle names of her two daughters, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray.
Rinna unexpectedly closed the Calabasas store in September 2009 apparently for economic reasons. The landlord of the Calabasas Commons, Caruso Holdings, filed a lawsuit to collect about $650,000 in accelerated rent on a ten year lease with six years still outstanding.
Howard Stern Show Rinna has been a frequent guest of the Howard Stern show, sharing salacious details of her sexual practices with her husband.
Rinna married actor Harry Hamlin in 1997. They have two daughters, Delilah Belle (born 1998) and Amelia Gray (born 2001). They have performed together in a number of television and film productions, including portraying a married couple on the first season of the television series Veronica Mars.
She has acknowledged having plastic surgery and using botox and juvederm; although she remains fond of botox, she has said that using juvederm was a mistake.
Rinna, Hamlin, and their daughters have met pop sensations the Jonas Brothers at a private concert at The Roxy and Miley Cyrus on the set of her show Hannah Montana.