Kathy Ireland Biography (1963-)

Born March 20, 1963, in Glendale, CA; daughter of John (a labor union organizer) and Barbara (involved in charitable organizations) Ireland; married GregOlsen (an emergency room physician; some sources spell surname Olson), 1988;children: Erik, Lili Marie (some sources spell name Lily Marie). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.; Publicist: Guttman Associates Public Relations, 118 South Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: Sterling/Winters Company, 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1640, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
March 20, 1963
Glendale, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Wanda Saknussemm, Alien from L.A. (also known as Odeon andWanda), Image Entertainment, 1987
  • Firehouse, Academy Entertainment, 1987
  • Wanda Saknussemm, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Warner Bros.Home Video, 1989
  • Gina, Mr. Destiny, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Marie, Side Out, TriStar, 1990
  • Lucy Draper, Necessary Roughness, Paramount, 1991
  • Herself, The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Semage (Raff's daughter), Mom and Dad Save the World, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Miss Destiny Demeanor, Loaded Weapon 1 (also known as NationalLampoon's Loaded Weapon), New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Taylor Christopher, Amore!, PM Entertainment Group, 1993
  • Jessica Luvintryst, Backfire!, A-pix Entertainment, 1995
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Body Shaping, ESPN, beginning in 1988
  • Voices of Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, The Fantastic Four (animated; also known as Marvel Action Hour: The Fantastic Four), syndicated,c. 1994-1996
  • Regular, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, beginning in 1998
  • Movies
  • Laura, Danger Island (also known as The Presence), NBC, 1992
  • Dee Morrison, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives,NBC, 1993
  • Crystal, Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit, syndicated, 1994
  • Marsha Thomas, Miami Hustle (also known as Hello, She Lied), Showtime, 1996
  • Michele Conner, Gridlock (also known as Gridlock--Die Falle), NBC, 1996
  • Kristin Klaus, Once upon a Christmas, PAX, 2000
  • Kristin Klaus, Twice upon a Christmas, PAX, 2001
  • Specials
  • Host, The Swimsuit Edition, 1987, syndicated, 1987
  • Sports Illustrated: The Making of the Swimsuit Issue, HBO, 1989
  • Host, The World's Greatest Stunts III, Fox, 1991
  • Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories, NBC, 1991
  • Beauty Rest, HBO, 1992
  • Sports Illustrated Behind the Scenes: Official Swimsuit Video, HBO, 1992
  • Host, The Look of the Year, Fox, 1993
  • Edna Time, Fox, 1993
  • Sports Illustrated: The 1993 Swimsuit Video (documentary), HBO, 1993
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit USA: America the Beautiful, HBO, 1993
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit `94: The 30th Anniversary, ABC, 1994
  • Video profile presenter, The Opening Ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games, NBC, 1995
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special: Class of `95, NBC, 1995
  • Heroes America, USA Network, 1996
  • The 107th Tournament of Roses Parade, NBC, 1996
  • Host, Sexy Swimsuits 1998, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Secret World of Supermodels, The Learning Channel, 1998
  • Take a Moment, The Disney Channel, 1998
  • 1999 Special Olympics--World Summer Games, ABC, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 1993 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1993
  • Presenter, VH1 Honors, VH1, 1994
  • Presenter, The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the AmericanTeacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Presenter, The 29th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1998
  • The Second Annual Family Television Awards, CBS, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Judy Wentzel, It's Your Move, NBC, 1984
  • Woman in line, "Snowed In," Charles in Charge, CBS, 1985
  • Guest, The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1992
  • Joyce, "Beauty Rest," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1992
  • Various characters, The Edge, Fox, 1992
  • Herself, "The Breakdown: Part 1," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993
  • Alexis, "Model Family," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1994
  • Brittany Maddocks, "Grand Delusions," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994
  • Brittany Maddocks, "I Am Curious, Melrose," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994
  • Brittany Maddocks, "Inlaws and Outlaws," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994
  • Brittany Maddocks, "It's a Bad World After All," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994
  • Amber, "The Camp Counselor," Deadly Games, UPN, 1995
  • Voice of ogress, "Fantastic Fortitude," The Incredible Hulk (animated), UPN, 1996
  • Shelley, "Trial by Fury," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997
  • Terri (Adam's ex-wife), "Love and Divorce American Style: Parts 2 & 3," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1997
  • Voice of Susan, "Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat," Duckman (animated),USA Network, 1997
  • Voice of Susan, "Vuuck, as in Duck," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997
  • "The Cameo Show," Muppets Tonight!, ABC, 1997
  • "The Shot," Gun, ABC, 1997
  • Voice of Sylvia Shaw, "Peggy's Pageant Fever," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1998
  • Kara, "He Who Hesitates Is Lucas," Cosby, CBS, 1999
  • Karla, "The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999
  • Herself, At Home with ... , Home and Garden Television, 1999
  • Sarah, "Tip of the Spear," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1999
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams (documentary), Lifetime, 2001
  • Rhonda, "The Helpless Hand," For Your Love, The WB, 2002
  • Also appeared in episodes of other series, including The Christopher Lowell Show, The Discovery Channel; The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS; Politically Incorrect, ABC and Comedy Central; Strong Medicine, Lifetime; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (multiple episodes), NBC; and Wheel of Fortune, syndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Carla, The Watcher, UPN, 1995
  • Television Work
  • Set Designer; Series
  • The Christopher Lowell Show, The Discovery Channel, c. 2001
  • Designs and products also appear in other programs.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Three Tall Women.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Kathy Ireland's Total Fitness Workout, c. 1994
  • Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video (also known as Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video Extended Version), Warner Vision, 1994
  • Absolutely Fit, United American Video, 1996
  • Advanced Sport Fitness, United American Video, 1996
  • Appeared in other fitness videos, including Kathy Ireland Body Specifics: 12 Minute Abs, 12 Minute Buns, 12 Minute Things and Reach. Also appeared in other videos associated with the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Laura Morton) Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life, Doubleday, 2002
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Do It Yourself, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, andHouse Beautiful Remodeling & Decorating.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, January 31, 2000, p. 45
    Electronic
    • Kathy Ireland Web Site, http://www.kathyireland.com, June 15, 2002

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