Born: November 16, 1972
Birthplace: Monterey County, California
Brandi L. Glanville (born November 16, 1972) is an American television personality, author and former model. In 2011, she became a cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; she was a friend of the housewives in the second season, and was a starring housewife from the third through fifth seasons. She also hosts a podcast called Brandi Glanville Unfiltered and has appeared on Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice, Famously Single, and My Kitchen Rules. She has written two books and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author.
Glanville was born in Monterey County, California and raised in Sacramento, California as the middle child of Judith (née Swinehart) and Guy Glanville. She has an older sister, Tricia, and a younger brother, Michael.
At the age of 16, Glanville moved to Paris, France, and began modeling; signed by Elite Model Management she worked in Europe, Los Angeles and New York. By the next year, she was taking part in Paris runway shows. During a 17-year modeling career, she appeared in the pages of Glamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for design couture houses including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, and Gucci.
Glanville appeared on the second season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and made her debut on episode four, "Gossip Girls". She made several appearances throughout the season as a "Friend of the Housewives" and after proving to be popular with fans, she was included in the three-part season two reunion episode that aired between January 30 and February 13, 2012. On April 29, 2012 Bravo announced that cast member Camille Grammer would not return for a third season and that Glanville would join the cast as an official Housewife alongside newcomer Yolanda Foster.
Glanville was introduced to the show through Adrienne Maloof and during her time on the show had confrontations with several other cast members, including one time friend Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Rinna. Glanville, along with friend and fellow castmate Kim Richards departed the show after the fifth season. Glanville returned for several guest appearances in the sixth season of the show in 2016, filming with Yolanda Foster.
Glanville competed on the reality show Celebrity Apprentice where she made it to the final four, and was fired two weeks before the finale. She also appeared on the reality series Famously Single in 2016. In 2017, Glanville competed with friend, and the ex-husband of Leann Rimes, Dean Sheremet in the FOX reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules, where they came in third place.
- Podcast and magazine column
On November 4, 2013 Glanville began a weekly podcast show entitled Brandi Glanville Unfiltered. On the podcast Glanville discusses her life, popular culture, and holds interviews with various personalities.
Glanville wrote a weekly column for an Australian celebrity magazine "NW".
- Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (2013) ISBN 978-1476707631
- Drinking and Dating (2014) ISBN 978-0062296313
- 90210 (2013, 1 episode, as Brandi Glanville)
- Missing at 17 (2013, as Erica)
- The Hungover Games (2014, as Housewife Veronica)
- Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016, as Tech Whitley)
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2011-15)
- Celebrity Apprentice (2015)
- Famously Single (2016)
- My Kitchen Rules (2017)
Brandi Glanville supports the following charitable causes: Hunger, Animals.