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 
Kim Kardashian
(Socialite and Model Known For Her Reality TV Series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians')

Kim Kardashian
15
Birthdate: October 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

 2 
Kourtney Kardashian
(Media Personality, Socialite & Model Known for Starring in the Reality Series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians')

Kourtney Kardashian
6
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

One of the most popular social media celebrities in the US, Kourtney Kardashian is best known for her appearance in the TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Along with her sisters, she endorses products like prescription drugs, Coca-Cola, and waist slimming pants, for which she gets paid between $75,000 and $300,000 per post on social media.

 3 
Blake Shelton
(Singer-Songwriter)

Blake Shelton
13
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States

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.

 4 
Toni Braxton
(One of the Best-Selling Female R&B Artist In History)

Toni Braxton
4
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Severn, Maryland, United States
Soul and R&B sensation Toni Braxton initially performed with her sisters in The Braxtons. She won three of her seven Grammys with her debut album. Known for her Billboard-charters such as Un-break My Heart, she also collaborated with Babyface, competed in Dancing with the Stars, and produced Braxton Family Values.

 5 
Keke Palmer
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ and the Sitcom 'True Jackson, VP')

Keke Palmer
4
Birthdate: August 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois, United States

Keke Palmer is an American actress, television personality, and singer. In 2019, she was recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 celebrities who are shaping the future of health, entertainment, business, politics, and more. Palmer, who has been open about her struggle with depression and anxiety, supports movements, such as Black Lives Matter.

 6 
Chanel West Coast
(Reality TV Personality Known for Her Role in MTV's 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' and 'Ridiculousness')

Chanel West Coast
10
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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.

 7 
Tyra Banks
(Known for Her Reality Television Series ‘America's Next Top Model’)

Tyra Banks
6
Birthdate: December 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Tyra Banks became the first black woman to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ. She became so successful as a model that she used her popularity to try her hand at acting, singing, writing, and producing. She is only one of seven women to appear consistently on Time magazine's world's most influential people list.

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 8 
Anna Kournikova
(Tennis player)

Anna Kournikova
6
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.

 9 
Giada De Laurentiis
(Chef and Host of 'Giada at Home')

Giada De Laurentiis
4
Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. She won the Gracie Award under the Best Television Host category for hosting Giada at Home. The founder of a catering business called GDL Foods, Giada De Laurentiis has been an influential figure in the American culinary business over the last few years.

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Rob Kardashian
(TV Personality & Brother of Kim Kardashian)

Rob Kardashian
9
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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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Jesse James
(Reality Television Star)

Jesse James
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

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Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)

Judith Sheindlin
4
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

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.

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Nicole Richie
(TV personality)

Nicole Richie
8
Birthdate: September 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

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.

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Bobby Flay
(Celebrity Chef Known for His Work with 'Food Network' & Owner of 'Bobby's Burger Palace', 'Mesa Grill')

Bobby Flay
6
Birthdate: December 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is best known for his Food Network shows, such as the Emmy-nominated Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay. He launched many restaurants, such as the Las Vegas-based Mesa Grill and 19 outlets of Bobby's Burger Palace. He has also taught at the French Culinary Institute.

 15 
Kelly Rowland
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time ‘Destiny's Child’)

Kelly Rowland
4
Birthdate: February 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Four-time Grammy-winning artist Kelly Rowland was part of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, along with Beyoncé. Kelly has also had a successful solo career and has starred in films such as Freddy vs. Jason. She has been a judge on The X Factor and a coach on The Voice

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Laila Ali
(Professional Boxer, TV Personality)

Laila Ali
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Laila Ali is an American former professional boxer. The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali competed from 1999 to 2007, during which she remained undefeated. She is also credited with saving wrestling legend Hulk Hogan's life by calling him when he was suicidal and depressed. After retiring from professional boxing, Laila Ali became a television personality.

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Erin Andrews
(Sportscaster and Co-Host of the Show 'Dancing with the Stars')

Erin Andrews
4
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States

Erin Andrews is an American television personality and sportscaster. She is the lead sideline reporter for Fox Sports' NFL broadcasting team. Also known for her charitable work, Andrews played a key role in the Huddle to Fight Hunger campaign, which aimed to raise funds for Feeding America, a non-profit organization. She also serves as an inspiration to those fighting cancer.

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Karamo Brown
(Known for His MTV Reality Series the 'Real World: Philadelphia', The First Openly Gay Black Man on a Reality Show)

Karamo Brown
4
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

A dynamic talk and lifestyle television host, Karamo Brown is also a reality television personality, actor, author, and an award-winning activist. Beginning his career with a small role in The Princess Diaries, he later switched to television, making his mark with the MTV reality series The Real World: Philadelphia.  Also a published author, he has three titles to his credit.

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Lori Greiner
(Television personality)

Lori Greiner
4
Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Dave Navarro
(Guitarist - Member of Rock Band 'Jane's Addiction')

Dave Navarro
4
Birthdate: July 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Dave Navarro is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist. Over the years, Dave Navarro has contributed immensely to the success of the popular band Jane's Addiction. Best known for his guitaring skills, Dave Navarro is often cited as alternative rock's first guitar hero. In July 2010, Epiphone Guitars released its Dave Navarro Artist Acoustic.

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Kristin Cavallari
(Best Known as the Cast Member of the MTV Reality TV Series, 'Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County')

Kristin Cavallari
4
Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

Known for her “valley girl’ accent, Kristin Cavallari gained fame with the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Apart from gracing the cover of Seventeen, she has also been featured in Rolling Stone. She is now a fashion designer with her own brands Uncommon James and Little James.

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Bam Margera
(Skateboarder, Stunt Performer, Television Personality and Filmmaker)

Bam Margera
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Professional skateboarder and stunt performer Bam Margera gained fame with the reality show Jackass. He has also hosted his own TV and radio shows, produced a video series, and appeared as an animated character in the Tony Hawk game franchise. He has directed films and also owns a music label.

 23 
Vanessa Lachey
(Television personality)

Vanessa Lachey
4
Birthdate: November 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clark Air Force Base, Philippines

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Richard Benjamin Harrison
(Businessman, TV Personality)

Richard Benjamin Harrison
6
Birthdate: March 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
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.

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Kendra Wilkinson
(TV personality)

Kendra Wilkinson
4
Birthdate: June 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Kendra Wilkinson gained fame as one of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends. She was also part of the reality show The Girls Next Door, which showcased her life inside the Playboy Mansion. She later got her own show, Kendra. She reportedly also formed a company to sell her sex tapes.

Laci Peterson
4
Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Modesto
Died: December 24, 2002

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Chumlee Russell
(Businessman)

Chumlee Russell
7
Birthdate: September 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada, United States

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.

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Ree Drummond
(Blogger)

Ree Drummond
4
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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.

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La La Anthony
(Television personality)

La La Anthony
4
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 30 
Terri Irwin
(Naturalist Who is The Owner of Australia Zoo in 'Beerwah, Queensland')

Terri Irwin
4
Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States

American–Australian naturalist Terri Irwin is best known as the co-host of The Crocodile Hunter, along with her husband, the late animal expert Steve Irwin. She has also been part of shows such as Croc Files and Crikey! It's the Irwins, and helped in the development of Australia Zoo.

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Pauly D
(DJ, Television Personality)

Pauly D
4
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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.

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Abby Lee Miller
(Dance Instructor)

Abby Lee Miller
5
Birthdate: September 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Abby Lee Miller is a choreographer, dance instructor, and reality TV personality. She is credited with founding the Abby Lee Dance Company where the popular TV series Dance Moms was filmed. The series follows the training of children in dance under the tutelage of Miller. In 2018, Miller was diagnosed with a type of cancer that has left her wheelchair-bound.

 33 
Lauren Conrad
(Reality TV Personality)

Lauren Conrad
4
Birthdate: February 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California
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.

 34 
Chrissy Teigen
(Model, Television Personality and Host of 'Lip Sync Battle')

Chrissy Teigen
11
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delta, Utah, United States

Christine Teigen, the American model, television personality, author and entrepreneur, has been the face of Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Gap Factory and a host of other such campaigns. She has also hosted shows for TMZ, MTV and others and has appeared in TV series like the ‘The Mindy Project’. Plus, she has written recipe books and has released a clothing line.

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Rick Harrison
(Businessman)

Rick Harrison
6
Birthdate: March 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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

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Nicole Polizzi
(Reality TV Personality)

Nicole Polizzi
4
Birthdate: November 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nicole Polizzi took the entertainment industry by storm when she appeared in MTV reality series Jersey Shore. Distinguished as Snooki, she became a household name over the years with her acrobatic moves on the dance floor and bellwether hairstyle. She also starred in Snooki & Jwoww and Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. 

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Alessandra Ambrosio
(One of the World’s Sexiest Women)

Alessandra Ambrosio
3
Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Brazilian-American model/actor Alessandra Ambrósio has been a Victoria's Secret Angel and also promoted the brand’s PINK line. Named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, she is also associated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, co-owns a beachwear brand, and has appeared on various TV shows.

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Michael Sorrentino
(Television Personality)

Michael Sorrentino
6
Birthdate: July 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Brighton, New York, United States

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Michelle Visage
9
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States

 40 
Greg Gutfeld
(Television personality)

Greg Gutfeld
4
Birthdate: September 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA

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Debi Mazar
(Actress)

Debi Mazar
3
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
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.

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Tila Tequila
(Television Personality)

Tila Tequila
9
Birthdate: October 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Singapore

Social media personality, Tila Tequila, first gained fame for becoming the most popular person on Myspace. Her popularity on social media platforms paved the way for a TV show appearance. She also takes up modeling assignments. She invited criticism for supporting Adolf Hitler in a TV show and for posting antisemitic comments on her Facebook page. 

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Chip Gaines
(Joanna Gaines Husband)

Chip Gaines
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Chip Gaines is an American reality television star and entrepreneur best known for appearing in the HGTV reality television series Fixer Upper, which focuses on home design and renovation. The show stars Chip and his wife Joanna who run a home redecoration and renovation business in Waco, Texas. The show is credited with popularizing an interior design style called Farmhouse-chic.

 44 
Richard Rawlings
(Reality TV Star)

Richard Rawlings
3
Birthdate: March 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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.

 45 
Adrienne Maloof
(Businesswoman)

Adrienne Maloof
3
Birthdate: September 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Adrienne Maloof is an American businesswoman and television personality. As the co-owner of the several business holdings of Maloof Companies, Adrienne Maloof has been playing an important role in controlling the Companies' marketing operations for the past 20 years. Also a well-known philanthropist, Maloof has supported several charity organizations, such as the Good News Foundation and School On Wheels.

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Brooke Hogan
(Reality TV Star)

Brooke Hogan
3
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

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.

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Holly Madison
9
Birthdate: December 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, United States

Holly Madison is American model and television personality who made her presence felt on the small screen with roles in the TV shows,The Girls Next Door and Holly's World. A former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison has the credit of leading the then-largest bikini parade with the Las Vegas mayor in 2009. Her memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole, briefly topped the bestseller list.

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Bert Kreischer
(Stand-up comedian)

Bert Kreischer
4
Birthdate: November 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA

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Yolanda Foster
(Television Personality)

Yolanda Foster
4
Birthdate: January 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Papendrecht, Netherlands

Dutch-born American model and TV star Yolanda Foster is also known as the mother of models Bella and Gigi Hadid. After a 15-year modeling career, she decided to focus on her family. She later gained fame with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she also spoke about her struggle with Lyme disease.

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Kellie Pickler
(Singer-Songwriter)

Kellie Pickler
3
Birthdate: June 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Albemarle, North Carolina, United States