Famous American Reality TV Personalities

Find out more about the greatest American Reality TV Personalities, including Paris Hilton, Vincent Margera, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, David Letterman and Paula Abdul

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 1 Nicole Richie

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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

A television personality, actress, writer, and fashion designer, Nicole Richie's professional success has been overshadowed by her off-screen controversies; she was arrested on a couple of occasions for reasons including a brawl, driving under the influence, and drug possession. However, her image is often revitalized by her philanthropic activities; she is associated with organizations like Red Cross and UNICEF.

 2 Lizzo

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.

 3 Jessica Simpson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

 4 Khloé Kardashian

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Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Best known for playing a key role in the popular TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian is one of the most popular American celebrities on the internet. Having launched many clothing collections, she is also involved in the fashion industry. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Khloé had a long-term memory loss but has recovered since.

 5 Blake Shelton

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

A nine-time Grammy Award nominee, Blake Shelton is a popular American country music singer. Described as one of the biggest stars of country music over the past decade, Blake Shelton was made an Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee in 2014. Prominent singer-songwriters, such as Sheryl Crow, have named Blake as their inspiration. Blake Shelton is also a well-known philanthropist.

 6 Jamie Chung

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 7 Rob Kardashian

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Reality star Rob Kardashian, best known for his appearances in his family reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs, was also seen on Dancing with the Stars, where he ranked second. He has also been in the news for his tumultuous relationship with model Blac Chyna.

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 8 Chanel West Coast

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Though she once complained that she doesn't get enough Instagram likes, rapper/actor Chanel West Coast is quite popular with young adults, who have admired her in MTV’s Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. Known for her trademark laughter and her vivacious nature, Chanel also owns the clothing brand LOL Cartel.

 9 Karamo Brown

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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 10 Farrah Abraham

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Famous As: Reality Star
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Farrah Abraham soared to fame after appearing on the reality shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. She has also released an album and has authored a book that was featured on The New York Times bestseller list. She has also been part of Celebrity Big Brother and Couples Therapy.

 11 Chumlee Russell

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

A businessman and reality TV personality, Chumlee Russell is best known for appearing in the History Channel show Pawn Stars. In the show, he is often portrayed as the comic foil. He emerged as the breakout cast member and didn’t take long to become a fan favorite. He has been involved in several legal issues.

 12 Eric Trump

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 13 Maddie Ziegler

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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 30, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Maddie Ziegler owes her fame to the show Dance Moms and to Sia’s music videos Chandelier and Elastic Heart. Named one of Time’s 30 Most Influential Teens thrice, she has written a bestselling memoir, works for charities, has appeared in movies and on magazine covers, and owns a fashion line.

 14 Duane Chapman

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Famous As: Reality TV Star
Birthdate: February 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Duane Chapman is an American bounty hunter and television personality. Chapman gained international recognition as a bounty hunter when he captured Andrew Luster in 2003, after which he landed his own TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter. Also an author, Chapman's autobiography You Can Run But You Can't Hide debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.

 15 Teyana Taylor

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 16 Kacey Musgraves

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Country singer Kacey Musgraves has won six Grammys, including one for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. She had started as part of the children’s country duo Texas Two Bits and explored a solo career later. She has also appeared on the singing reality show Nashville Star.

 17 Lori Greiner

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 18 Rosie O'Donnell

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 19 Kristin Cavallari

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 20 Richard Benjamin Harrison

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Famous As: Businessman, TV Personality
Birthdate: March 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: June 25, 2018

Businessman Richard Benjamin Harrison became famous as a reality TV personality when he started appearing in the History Channel series Pawn Stars as the co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. His already successful business started thriving following the show’s success. He was nominated for the 2012 Time 100 list.

 21 Michael Sorrentino

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: July 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 22 Jesse James

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Famous As: Reality Television Star
Birthdate: April 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 23 Judith Sheindlin

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Famous As: Judge, Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Judith Sheindlin is a prosecution lawyer, television personality, and author. Since 1996, she has been presiding over her own arbitration reality court show Judge Judy, which has won four Daytime Emmy Awards. The longest-serving judge in the history of the courtroom-themed program, Judith Sheindlin was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work.

 24 T-Pain

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known as T-Pain, shot to fame with the US Billboard 200-topping album Epiphany. The two-time Grammy-winning artist is known for his signature use of the auto-tune effect. He has delivered hit singles such as I'm on a Boat and has played minor roles in several films.

 25 Lauren Conrad

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: February 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Lauren Conrad soared to fame with the reality shows Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills, and won multiple Teen Choice Awards for the latter. She often posts online content related to cooking and DIY crafts. She has also authored several books and owns multiple fashion lines.

 26 Faye Resnick

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Faye Resnick is an American author, television personality, and interior designer. She is known for her appearance in popular television shows, such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and for her friendship with Nicole Brown Simpson, which eventually got her involved in the O. J. Simpson murder trial. An admitted cocaine addict, Resnick has attended several drug rehabilitation programs.

 27 Pauly D

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Famous As: DJ, Television Personality
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., also popular as Pauly D and DJ Pauly D, soared to fame with the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. He was also part of the A Double Shot at Love. After bagging a three-album deal with G-Unit Records, he released hits such as Back to Love.

 28 Lisa Rinna

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Ree Drummond

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Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Ree Drummond is an American author, blogger, food writer, television personality, and photographer. In 2010, she was named in Forbes magazine's Top 25 Web Celebrities list. Riding on the success of her blog The Pioneer Woman, which was adjudged Weblog of the Year for three consecutive years at the Weblog Awards, Drummond went on to present her own television program.

 30 Laci Peterson

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Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 24, 2002

 31 La La Anthony

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 32 Kevin Jonas

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

 33 Jeannie Mai

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: January 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 34 Valerie Harper

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Valerie Harper is best remembered as Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, with the role winning her four Emmys. She also hosted Nova and was seen as Valerie Hogan in the sitcom Valerie. She also earned a Tony nomination for the play Looped.

 35 Rick Harrison

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Rick Harrison, co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, shot to fame with the History Channel show Pawn Stars. His memoir, License to Pawn, became a New York Times bestseller. Named the National Pawnbrokers Association’s 2010 Pawnbroker of the Year, he also appeared on the game show Pawnography

 36 Kelly Kelly

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Famous As: Pro Wrestler, Model, Reality Personality
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 37 Brooke Burns

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Brooke Burns is best known as Jessie Owens from Baywatch and Baywatch: Hawaii. A former ballerina and model, she earned an Emmy nomination for her stint as the host of the quiz show The Chase. After recovering from a serious spinal injury, she now raises awareness about the same.

 38 Charisma Carpenter

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Charisma Carpenter is best known as Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel; Lacy from The Expendables film franchise; and Beth Sullivan from the Josh Kirby... Time Warrior! movie series. She has also posed for Playboy and appeared in the series Charmed and Veronica Mars.

 39 Brandi Glanville

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: November 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 40 Richard Rawlings

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Famous As: Reality TV Star
Birthdate: March 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Entrepreneur and reality TV star Richard Rawlings gained fame with the Discovery Channel show Fast N' Loud. He owns Gas Monkey Garage and is the co-host of Garage Rehab. He also owns a bar-and-grill chain and a music venue. He made a Cannonball Run world record, too.

 41 JWoww

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: February 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

JWoww is an American TV personality best known for appearing in the popular reality television series, Jersey Shore. Before appearing in Jersey Shore, JWoww owned Jenni Farley Designs, Inc., a graphic design business. Also known for her good looks, JWoww was named in GQ magazine's list of Sexiest 100 Ladies of the 21st Century in January 2013.

 42 Kevin Federline

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Kevin Federline, or K-Fed, started as a backup dancer and later gained fame as Britney Spears’s husband. Following his divorce from Spears, they were part of a long child custody battle. Federline has also been a rapper and wrestler, and has appeared on reality shows such as Excess Baggage

 43 Brooke Hogan

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Famous As: Reality TV Star
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Brooke Hogan is an American singer-songwriter, actress, reality television star, media personality, and model. The daughter of world-renowned wrestler Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan was exposed to show-business early in her life and took an interest in music. Her debut studio album, Undiscovered, peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Independent Albums chart.

 44 Heidi Montag

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: September 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Heidi Pratt (née Montag) gained fame with the reality show The Hills, eventually marrying fellow contestant Spencer Pratt, and jointly gaining the nickname Speidi. She released an unsuccessful music album and also participated in reality series such as Celebrity Big Brother. She once underwent 10 cosmetic surgeries in one day.

 45 Tarek El Moussa

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Famous As: Real Estate Agent/Reality TV Star
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Tarek El Moussa worked as a real-estate agent before co-hosting the HGTV shows Flip or Flop and Flip or Flop: Selling Summer, with his now-former wife, Christina Anstead. Tarek and Christina also released a book named Flip Your Life. Tarek is a cancer survivor and is popular on social media.

 46 Debi Mazar

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Debi Mazar is known for films such as Goodfellas and Little Man Tate and series such as L.A. Law and Civil Wars. She has also appeared in several videos by Madonna. She is married to Italian celebrity chef Gabriele Corcos and co-hosts the show Extra Virgin with him.

 47 EJ Johnson

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: June 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 48 Colton Underwood

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Reality star Colton Underwood has previously been a footballer for Illinois State and NFL teams such as the San Diego Chargers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders. He later soared to fame with shows such as The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. He is associated with medical charity foundations, too.

 49 Danielle Colby

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality, Burlesque Dancer
Birthdate: December 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Danielle Colby is best known for her stint on the antiques-themed History Channel reality show American Pickers. She was earlier part of the Burlesque Le'Moustache troupe under the stage name “Dannie Diesel.” She has also designed clothes for her brand 4 Miles 2 Memphis and owned a roller derby team.

 50 Omarosa Manigault

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Famous As: Writers
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American