Dark haired beauty Kim Kardashian became an unexpected star after the first airing of her hit E! Entertainment reality series “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” The show follows the exploits of the Kardashian/Jenner family, which includes father Bruce Jenner, mom Kris Jenner, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner, in their Calabasas home. The shows fourth season concluded on February 21, 2010 delivering over 4.8 million total viewers marking E!’s most-watched telecast ever.
Kardashian grew up with an almost fairy-tale childhood. She was the second child, born to Kris and prominent defense attorney Robert Kardashian. Her parents had four children at the time of their divorce. Her mom eventually married famous Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner, who also had four children, and they became a modern day Brady Bunch. Bruce and Kris had two more children together, bringing the extended family of children to ten.
Kardashian first feature film, “Disaster Movie”, for Lionsgate stars Carmen Electra, Matt Lanter and Vanessa Minnillo. The comedy, a spoof of recent films, follows an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings who find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.
In September 2008, Kardashian competed on the ABC hit series “Dancing with the Stars” where she was paired with defending champion Mark Ballas.
Kardashian was most recently seen as a guest judge on “America’s Next Top Model” as well as FOX’s new show “Brothers,” and has continual hosting stints on E! Entertainment Tonight/The Insider and EXTRA. She has also appeared on “The Simple Life,” and “How I Met Your Mother,” and the N’s series “Beyond the Break. She currently produced her first show called “The SPINdustry” which premiered in February to 2.46 million households.
Kim has graced the covers of many magazines, most recently, Cosmopolitan and Ocean Drive Magazine. She has appeared on numerous television shows such as The Jay Leno Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lopez Tonight, On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, Larry King Live, Regis and Kelly, The View, Hannity, Good Day L.A., Tyra Banks, Rachel Ray, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night with David Letterman, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Employing her entrepreneurial business skills, Kardashian started on her own as a fashion stylist and became and immediate sought after wardrobe stylist for infomercials, television shows, music videos and photo shoots. But it was her organizational, orderly arrangement and construction of high fashion closets that led Kardashian into a unique line of work overhauling and designing closets for celebrities.
In 2006, together with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, Kardashian opened the designer clothing store DASH in Calabasas, California; a must-shop-at store for those with discriminating, yet fashionable taste. Their second store opened in Miami in May 2009.