Nicole Richie was born September 21, 1981 in Berkeley, USA. Her mother worked as assistant Lionel Richie and his father played in his band. When she was two years old, her father died and the family of Lionel Richie took her. Officially, Lionel Richie and his wife have adopted Nicole when she was nine years old.
As a child, Nicole studied music and figure skating after school two years disaccustomed the Faculty of Arts and the media at the University of Arizona. The first TV project Richie brought her popularity was the reality show "The Simple Life" in 2003. It also co-starred Paris Hilton - at the time they were best friends. In the story of Nicole and Paris left their credit cards and mobile phones and went to the village where they lived under the same roof with the family farmers, wore rubber boots and milked the cows.
His first role in a movie Ritchie has played in 2005 in the film "American kids." Later, she played small roles in television series "Eve", "Chuck", "Act, baby" and "American Dreams".
Also in 2005 he published a book of Nicole Richie, "The Truth About Diamonds," where the image of the main character is based on the biography of the Nicole. In 2008, she proved to be a designer, first releasing a collection of jewelry and then a line of clothing (including pregnant women), shoes and accessories. It is called in honor of the daughter - House of Harlow.
Once named Richie has been linked to many scandals: it was arrested for driving drunk and constantly accused of anorexia, but now everything has changed. Nicole found a long time with the musician Joel Madden and has two children: daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden (12 January 2008) and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (September 9, 2009).