Biography forNicole Richie
Date of Birth21 September 1981, Berkeley, California, USA
Birth NameNicole Camille Escovedo
Height5' 1" (1.55 m)
Wearing headbands and oversize sunglasses
Her godparents are Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and oil heiress Nancy Davis.
Was adopted by Lionel Richie and his then-wife Brenda Harvey-Richie in 1990 and renamed Nicole Richie.
Attended the University of Arizona at the same time as professional basketball player Luke Walton, actress Heather Blair and reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian.
She is currently (2004) a member of fledgling rock band "Darling" along with model Josie Maran, and society sisters Soleil Alberti and Sofia Alberti.
Biological father is believed to be Peter Michael Escovedo and a reunion was staged on "The Wayne Brady Show" (2002). But Nicole has stated in interviews that Escovedo is not her birth father.
Attended The Buckley School with her best friend Paris Hilton.
Was offered and accepted the chance to star in "The Simple Life" (2003) with her pal Paris Hilton after Nicky Hilton turned it down.
Has a dog named Honeychild.
Has a dog, Foxy Cleopatra the Dog, named after Beyoncé Knowles's character in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).
Niece of Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Zina Escovedo.
Graduated from Montclair College Prep School.
Her album will be coming out in early 2005.
Is friends with singer Fefe Dobson.
Her father, Lionel Richie, wrote the song "Ballerina Girl" for her.
Along with Tara Reid, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Bijou Phillips, Kimberly Stewart, Lindsay Lohan & Kimberly Kardashian, is one of Hollywood's most famous party girls.
Had a falling out with co-star and former best friend Paris Hilton. 
Along with Beyoncé Knowles, Veronica Webb, Kelly Osborn, Angie Everhart, Alexandra Richards, Irina Pantaeva, Marisa Miller, Wyclef Jean, Rachel Hunter, Naomi Campbell and Janice Dickinson, she participated in the "Fashion for Relief" show on 16 September, 2005 in New York, a benefit for AmeriCares to support victims for Hurricane Katrina. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were among the celebrities who attended.
Called off engagement to Adam Goldstein.
Named #37 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Deejay Adam Goldstein gave Richie a pink sapphire ring while they were engaged.
Was one of the guests at Lindsay Lohan's 19th birthday party
Is into reading and learning about different religions, something she had experience with on Simple Life (2002) when she stayed with a family that practiced Islam.
Recorded a demo CD in preparation for her upcoming album.
Good friends with actress Mischa Barton.
Has an exotic Bengal cat named Chi-Chi-Cheeta.
Was arrested on suspicion of DUI on December 11, 2006 in Burbank, California.
Engaged to Joel Madden. [March 2007]
Is often seen singing karaoke alongside Lindsay Lohan, Bo Barrett, Michelle Rodriguez, and Emile Hirsch.
Nicole and her boyfriend, Joel Madden, became the parents of a girl, Harlow Winter Kate Madden, on January 11, 2008 at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Harlow weighed in at six pounds, seven ounces.
In January 2008, she and Joel Madden sold the first pictures of newborn daughter Harlow for $1,000,000.
Announced on February 21, 2008 that she was expecting her second child, with Joel Madden.
Nicole and her boyfriend, Joel Madden, became the parents of a boy, Sparrow James Midnight Madden, on September 9, 2009. Sparrow weighed in at seven pounds, fourteen ounces.
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