Reality TV star and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian has been in the spotlight for over 15 years. Kardashian rose to fame in 2007 with the E! Show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which centered around the dynamics of the Kardashian family, especially sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé. “KUWTK” ran from 2007 to 2021 and has since been cemented in pop culture as one of the most popular and longest-running reality TV shows of all time, per Newsweek. Kardashian made her return to TV in April 2022 with the Hulu series “The Kardashians,” which is currently on its fourth season, set to premiere on Sept. 28.
Though Kardashian may be known for her career in reality TV, the businesswoman has also acted in a number of movies and TV shows, ranging from portraying an original character in “CSI: NY” to having cameos in shows like “2 Broke Girls” and “30 Rock.” Next, Kardashian will star alongside Emma Roberts and Cara Delevingne in “American Horror Story: Delicate,” which premieres on Sept. 20.
Here’s a breakdown of Kardashian’s acting gigs ahead of her spooky new role in “AHS: Delicate.”
Kim Kardashian Movies
“Disaster Movie” (2008)
Throughout the 2000s, there was a surge of parody movies, and one of Kardashian’s first acting roles was in the 2008 film “Disaster Movie.” The movie, written by “Scary Movie” filmmakers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, parodies the disaster genre as a whole and makes references to some of the biggest films in the genre, such as “Twister,” “Cloverfield,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “I Am Legend.” Kardashian plays the role of Lisa Taylor, who, among a group of friends, is trying to survive the apocalypse.
“Deep in the Valley” (2009)
Longtime friends Lester (Chris Pratt) and Carl (Brendan Hines) are bored with working their average jobs and leading a normal life. One night, as the two are drinking together, they go inside a vintage porn viewer machine, which transports them into a world filled with beautiful women who act like they’re in porn films. In the movie, Kardashian has a small role as a woman named Summa Eve.
“Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” (2013)
In Tyler Perry’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” Kardashian plays the role of Ava, an assistant to the lead character, Judith (Jurnee Smollett). Judith works as a marriage counselor whose days are filled with giving relationship advice to couples on the brink of breaking up. Though her career is dedicated to helping couples work through their problems, Judith herself cannot fix the problems she has with her husband and high school sweetheart, Brice (Lance Gross). When a wealthy entrepreneur named Harley (Robbie Jones) shows up at Judith’s work with a proposal to invest in her business, the two begin an affair that threatens everything she once believed in.
“PAW Patrol: The Movie” (2021)
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Ryder (Will Brisbin), the leader of the PAW Patrol, is enlisted by Liberty (Marsai Martin), a savvy dachshund pup, to take down Mayor Humdinger, who was just elected mayor of Adventure City. Along with his Paw Patrol group of pups, Ryder and Liberty work together to fight Mayor Humdinger (Ron Pardo) and save the residents of Adventure City before Humdinger ruins it for good. In the animated film, Kardashian voices the role of Delores, a poodle who works at an animal shelter.
“PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie” (2023)
Kardashian reprises her role as Delores in “PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie,” a sequel to the first film. The movie, set to hit theaters on Sept. 29, follows Ryder and the PAW Patrol gang as they once again must stop Mayor Humdinger from wreaking havoc on Adventure City. After a meteor lands in Adventure City, the pups gain new superpowers, which they must use to defeat Mayor Humdinger, who recently escaped from prison.
Kim Kardashian TV Shows
“Beyond the Break” (2006-2009)
Kardashian starred as Elle in four episodes of the drama series “Beyond the Break,” which ran for three seasons from 2006 to 2009. The series centers around four women who must put aside their differences to achieve success in the world of surfing. The group of four join a surfing circuit and must deal with the ups and downs of the competitive sport.
“Drop Dead Diva” (2009-2014)
In the Lifetime series “Drop Dead Diva,” Kardashian played the role of Nikki LePree in season four of the show. “Drop Dead Diva,” a comedy-drama series, focuses on an aspiring model named Deborah “Deb” Dobkins (Brooke D’Orsay) who is superficial and shallow. When Deb gets in a car accident, she comes back to life as a smart, plus-size lawyer and learns meaningful lessons about inner beauty.
“American Horror Story: Delicate” (2023)
Kardashian’s latest acting role is in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Delicate.” In the series, set to premiere on Sept. 20, the “KUWTK” star plays the role of Siobhan Walsh, a woman seemingly plagued by a terrifying condition. According to Deadline, the series is based on the thriller novel “Delicate Condition” by Danielle Valentine and “follows a woman who becomes convinced that a sinister figure is going to great lengths to make sure her pregnancy never happens.”
Touching on her role, Kardashian told Variety in a May 2023 interview, “It’s really fun to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new and grow. I’m so excited for the experience.”