Michele Lamar Richards | Biography
Michele Lamar Richards | Biography

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  • Full Name Michele Lamar Richards
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 10, 1954
  • Age 69 Years, 8 Months
  • Net Worth (Not Disclosed)
Nicki in the Romantic Thriller Film 'The Bodyguard' (1992)

Michele Lamar Richards | Biography

Actress, Producer & Director

Richards made a foray into producing as an associate producer for the 2002 film 'The Hungry Woman'. She later produced and directed the 2014 comedy-drama short film 'Bar Room Babies'. She also appeared as Willie in the short film.

Michele Lamar Richards is an American actress best known as Nicki in the romantic thriller film The Bodyguard (1992).

Who is Michele Lamar Richards?

Michele Lamar Richards is an actress born on 10 November 1954 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She began her career as an actress, appearing as Lindsay Sherwood in one episode of the CBS mystery comedy-drama series Simon & Simon in 1982. She went on to appear in guest-starring roles on television series The Powers of Matthew StarHill Street Blues, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

In 1988, Richards scored her first recurring role as Calerie Cooper in the CBS romantic drama series The Bold and the Beautiful. She appeared in 19 episodes of the series until 1990.

Short Bio

Richards then portrayed the role of airline clerk in Season 8 Episode 3 titled ‘Sex and the Married Detective’ of the ABC mystery crime drama series Columbo in 1989. The same year, she appeared as Debbie Drake in an episode of the CBS military drama series Tour of Duty. She also played Dr. Lois Allen in six episodes of the Fox sci-fi crime drama series Alien Nation from 1989 to 1990.

In 1990, the actress was featured in the ABC TV movie Just Life. She also appeared in two episodes of ABC’s thriller drama series Gabriel’s Fire as Celine/Dawn and one episode of CBS’s fantasy crime drama series The Flash as Joan Sullivan in 1990.

Richards landed her first film role as Nicki in The Bodyguard (1992). She later appeared in films such as Top Dog (1995 ), A Luv Tale (1999), A Birthday Way (2000), and The Blessing Way (2000). 

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During these years, she also worked in television series, including guest appearances on HBO’s Dream On, NBC’s Friends, and ABC’s Marshal. She also appeared in TV movies like Jack Reed: Badge of HonorAlien Nation: Dark Horizon, and To Face Her Past.

Richards made a foray into producing as an associate producer for the 2002 film The Hungry Woman

‘The Bodyguard’

Richards portrayed the role of a jealous sister Nicki Marron in the 1992 musical romantic action drama film The Bodyguard. The film chronicles the story of a former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer (played by Kevin Costner). He takes on a bodyguard job to an R&B singer Rachel Marron (played by Whitney Houston). 

Released on 25 November 1992, the film was written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Mick Jackson. The film garnered two Oscar nominations for ‘Best Music, Original Song’ in 1993.

‘A Luv Tale’

Richards starred in the role of Candice Montgomery in A Luv Tale (1999), alongside Gina Ravera, Tichina Arnold, MC Lyte, and Angela Means. Directed by Sidra Smith, A Luv Tale is an LGBTQ romantic comedy-drama film. It follows the story of two women — a lesbian photographer and her editor — who end their long-term loveless relationships. 

The film won the ‘Audience Award’ at Atlanta Film Festival and the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at Hollywood Black Film Festival.

Smith later created the series of the same name. Initially screened at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall in February 2019, the series later premiered on BET Plus on 3 June 2021. The six-episode web series continued right from the last scene of the 1999 film.

Where is She Now?

Richards has stayed away from the spotlight since last appearing in the 2014 comedy-drama short film Bar Room Babies as Willie. She also produced and directed the movie. She is also not available on any social media and lives a very private life. Any information about her personal life is also not disclosed.

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