Kim Kardashian Biography

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
 Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American socialite, television personality, businesswoman, fashion designer, model, author and actress. She is known for starring in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! reality series that she shares with her family, and its spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York. She also co-owns the fashion boutique chain D-A-S-H, with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé.

Prior to the development of her career as a reality television star, Kardashian gained notoriety as the subject of a sex tape that subsequently resulted in a court awarding her $5 million. She has been involved in the production of several lines of clothing and fragrances. In 2010, she was the highest-earning reality star, with estimated earnings of $6 million. In August 2011, Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries in a widely publicized ceremony. That October, Kardashian filed for divorce following 72 days of marriage; a move which garnered significant widespread backlash from the media who labeled the marriage a "publicity stunt".

  Early life

Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and his wife Kris Kardashian (née Houghton). Her father was a third-generation Armenian American. Her paternal great-grandparents, Sam and Harom Kardaschoff, were ethnic Armenian Molokan Jumpers from Karakale, Kars, Russian Empire (now Turkey). They migrated to the United States in 1913, just before the Armenian Genocide. Her mother is of Dutch and Scottish descent. Kardashian has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, and one brother, Robert. She has stepbrothers Burton Jenner, Brandon Jenner, and reality TV star Brody Jenner, step-sister Casey Jenner, and half-sisters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.She graduated from Marymount High School in 1998.

Career
Television and film
Kardashian at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2010

In February 2007, a home sex video that she made with singer Ray J in 2003[8] was leaked. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for $1 million and released the film as Kim Kardashian: Superstar on February 21. Kardashian sued Vivid for ownership of the tape. In late April 2007, Kardashian dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.
Kardashian made her acting debut in the television series Beyond the Break, a show about an "all-female surf squad in Hawaii" in which she played Elle, an overprotective "mean girl". In October 2007, the Kardashians and Jenners became the stars of a a reality television series entitled Keeping Up with the Kardashians which airs on E!. It propelled them to fame, and seven seasons have aired as of November 2012. On April 24, 2012, E! renewed the show for two more additional seasons, a deal worth $50 million. The show has produced three spin offs. Kim stars in two of them, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.

In 2008, Kardashian starred as Lisa in her first feature film Disaster Movie, which is a disaster film spoof. She starred as Summa Eve in the film Deep in the Valley (2009). Later that year, she was one of thirteen participants on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with Mark Ballas, and became the third contestant to be voted off. In January 2009, she made a guest appearance as herself in the How I Met Your Mother episode "Benefits". Along with Khloé and Kourtney, she guest starred as herself on the season three premiere episode of the series 90210. On December 16, 2009, Kardashian made a guest star appearance on CBS's CSI: NY with Vanessa Minnillo. Kardashian has been a guest host of WrestleMania XXIV and guest judge on America's Next Top Model in 2009. Kardashian serves as producer of The Spin Crowd, a reality television show about Command PR, a New York City public relations firm, run by Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck. The show follows them as they settle into their new offices in Los Angeles. Kardashian is friends with both, specifically Cheban, who frequently appears on her reality shows. As in 2010, she also appeared on the the tenth season of The Apprentice.

Kardashian began dating NBA player Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets in October 2010. They became engaged in May 2011,[25] and married on August 20, 2011, in Montecito, California.[26] A two-part TV special showing the preparations and the wedding itself aired on E! in early October 2011, amidst what the Washington Post called a "media blitz" related to the wedding. After 72 days of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries on October 31, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences. After filing for the divorce, Kardashian asked the court to order Humphries to pay his own legal expenses. On December 1, 2011, Humphries filed his response to Kardashian's petition, requesting an annulment on the grounds of fraud or if the court will not grant an annulment, a decree of legal separation rather than Kardashian's requested divorce.
Several news outlets surmised that Kardashian's marriage to Humphries was merely a publicity stunt, to promote the Kardashian family's brand and their subsequent television ventures. Her former publicist also claimed that her short-lived wedding was indeed staged and a ploy to generate money. Kardashian filed suit against him, saying his claims were untrue. A widely circulated petition asking to remove all Kardashian-related programming from the air has followed since their split.


Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Kardashian