Kim KardashianSocialite / Entrepreneur / TV Personality
Born: 21 October 1980
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as:
The alpha-socialite star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Kimberly Kardashian is a Los Angeles socialite, boutique owner, and star of the reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kim Kardashian first came to wide public attention through her friendship with socialite Paris Hilton; Kim is also the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian (1944-2003), who became famous in 1994 when his friend and client O.J. Simpson was arrested and tried for murder. Kim Kardashian became one of Paris Hilton's party pals and then in 2007 boosted her profile by taking legal action to prevent the distribution of a naughty home video she had made with then-boyfriend Ray J (born William Ray Norwood, Jr., the brother of singer Brandy). The tape was widely distributed on the Internet, despite Kardashian's attempts to quash it, and she was launched into Hilton-like celebrity. That led to the TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which starred Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe and their extended family. She later appeared on Dancing With the Stars (2008) and made various appearances on other TV shows. She and her sisters own a chain of dress boutiques called Dash. Married at one time to music producer Damon Thomas (2000-04), Kim Kardashian was later romantically linked to a number of male celebrities, including Jessica Simpson's ex-husband Nick Lachey and Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. She married NBA basketball player Kris Humphries in August of 2011, but filed for divorce 72 days later, citing "irreconcilable differences." She and her sisters published a memoir, Kardashian Konfidential, in 2010.
Kim Kardashian is the stepdaughter of Olympian Bruce Jenner; her mother Kris married Jenner in 1991.
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