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Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American television host and actress. She is known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of our Lives, Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, and most recently as the host of SoapNet's Soap Talk.



At age 22, Rinna appeared in the 1985 John Parr "Naughty Naughty" music video as the passenger in Parr's car. Rinna later appeared as the girlfriend to Jason Bateman's character in several episodes of The Hogan Family in 1990. She received national recognition when she first starred on NBC's Days of our Lives in the role of Billie Reed from 1992 to 1995; she briefly reprised the role from 2002 to 2003. She later switched from daytime TV to primetime, playing Taylor McBride on Aaron Spelling's Melrose Place from 1996 to 1998. Rinna has starred in two projects opposite husband Harry Hamlin, the teen crime-drama Veronica Mars, and the Lifetime movie Sex, Lies & Obsession. Her previous Lifetime movie, Another Woman's Husband, boasted one of the highest ratings for a movie on Lifetime since 1999. She has also appeared in Hannah Montana in the role of Mr. Dontzig's cousin Francesca. She also guest-starred on an episode of Movie Stars for the WB, the first ever on-screen appearance she shared opposite her husband. Rinna got her first role in the feature film Good Advice, starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Lovitz, and recently appeared in an episode of HBO's Entourage. Rinna recently announced that she would love to reprise her role of Taylor McBride on CW's revival Melrose Place, if given the offer. She has also appeared in Hannah Montana in the role of Mr. Dontzig's cousin Francesca.

In February 2009 Rinna starred in the Broadway production of Chicago, playing the role of Roxie Hart, alongside her husband, who played the role of Billy Flynn.

In May 2011, Rinna starred in the Nickelodeon television show, Big Time Rush, as James Diamond's mother, Brooke Diamond. In October 2011, it was confirmed that Rinna would once again reprise her most iconic role, Billie Reed on Daytime's Days of Our Lives. The actress will report to work in December, and will air sometime in 2012.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Captive Rage Lucy Delacorte
1990 Monday Morning Susan Pevensie
1990 The Hogan Family Annie Derrick 4 episodes
1991 Lies Before Kisses Adrianne Arness TV movie
1991 Shades of LA Holly Episode: "Send Up the Clowns"
1991 Baywatch Kelly Episode: "Thin or Die"
1992 Night Sins/Days of our Lives Billie Reed TV movie
1992-1995, 2002-2003, 2012-present Days of our Lives Billie Reed(#1) 90 episodes; September 1992-September 1995, July 3, 2002-January 30, 2003, Returning in January 2012
1993 Robot Wars Annie
1994 Night Heat/Days of our lives Billie Reed TV movie
1995 Vanished Marielle Delauney TV movie
1996-1998 Melrose Place Taylor McBride 66 episodes
1997 Close to Danger Jennifer Cole TV movie
1998 House Rules Cassiopa 'Cassie' Devine Episode: "Pilot"
1998 Nick Fury: Agent of Shield Contessa Valentina 'Val' de Allegro Fontaine TV movie
2000 Another Woman's Husband Laurel McArthur TV movie
2000 Movie Stars Amy Wells Hunter Episode: "The Seduction of Reese Hardin"
2001 Oh, Baby Michelle Grant TV movie
2001 Curse, Lies & Obsession Joanna Thomas TV movie
2001 Good Advice Veronica Simpson
2002 My Adventures in Television Samantha Episode: "The Chinese Baby"
2004 8 Simple Rules Holly Episode: "YMCA"
2004 Veronica Mars Lynn Echolls Episode: "Return of the Kane"
Episode: "An Echolls Family Christmas"
2005 Veronica Mars Lynn Echolls Episode: "Clash of the Tritons"
2007 Entourage Donna Devaney Episode: "Malibooty"
2008 Hannah Montana Francesca Episode: "Killing Me Softly with His Height"
2010 RuPaul's Drag Race Episode: "The Snatch Game"
2010 Community Mark's Mom Episode: "The Art of Discourse"
2011 Big Time Rush Brooke Daimond, James' mom Episode: Big Time Moms
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