The Hills and Subsequent Works on Television and Film
Audrina Cathleen Patridge was born on May 9, 1985 in Los Angeles, California to parents Lynn and Mark Patridge. She has three siblings: Casey (born 1986), Marky (born 1988) and Samantha (born 1995). She was raised in Yorba Linda, California. In 2006, MTV developed The Hills, which served as the spin-off series of the reality television show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
It chronicled her life along with other housemates Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Whitney Port. During the first season’s run, she was employed at Quixote Studios. During the second season, she moved to Epic Records. Later in the season, Montag ended her friendship with Patridge due to suspicions that she got involved with Montag’s boyfriend Stephen Pratt, though the two eventually reconciled.
Shortly after Montag moved in with Pratt, Patridge and Lo Bosworth became roommates with Conrad. During the third season, her on-again/off-again relationship with television personality and musician Justin Brescia was constantly featured and continued to be carried through each subsequent season. During this time, she also made appearances in the television shows MADtv and Do Not Disturb.
During an interview with Ryan Seacrest in On Air with Ryan Seacrest on May 28, 2009, she confirmed her departure from The Hills to star in her own reality television series. Her last episode was originally scheduled on December 1, 2009, however, she later signed in for the show’s sixth and final season. Her new series, which was set to air on MTV in mid-2010 was put on hold to give way to The Hills. Around the same period, she landed a guest spot in the animated sitcom Family Guy.
Later in 2009, she launched her acting career in Hollywood after being cast as Kelsey in the action-adventure film Into the Blue 2: The Reef. The film had a direct-to-DVD release. She was also involved in a controversy as nude photos of her surfaced on the internet. Of the experience she said: “They were taken when I was just out of high school and beginning to model,” Patridge has explained. “I was naïve, overly trusting of people, and inexperienced.”
In August 2008, she acquired a house in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Dell neighborhood. On February 22, 2009, her home was burgled by two members of the Bling Ring. She then resumed her film career after she was cast as Megan Blaire in the 2009 feature Sorority Row, appearing as a supporting role.
In 2010, she competed on the eleventh season of the reality television show Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. They were eliminated on the show’s sixth week, finishing in seventh place. That same year, she ranked at Number 16 FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list.
Later in 2010, the reality star announced that she will appear in the upcoming VH1 reality television program Audrina, which chronicles her life after The Hills. It premiered on April 17, 2011 but gained low ratings that it was cancelled after one season. That same year, she appeared as Tracy James in the web series Dream Maker and made a cameo appearance in the film Take Me Home Tonight.
Following the end of her reality television career, she continued to pursue acting. She was then cast as Melinda in the direct-to-DVD movie Honey 2. In 2012, she appeared as herself in the television show Celebrity Ghost Stories. The following year, she was cast in Scary Movie 5, although her scenes were removed from the movie.
Attempt for Perfection
Former housemates Audrina Patridge and Heidi Montag have definitely one thing in common – plastic surgery. In 2010, reports of the reality star’s cosmetic procedure, that is breast enlargements, circulated online. Although Patridge initially denied the reports, a friend of her revealed to US Weekly that she really went under the knife.
According to Patridge’s pal, her needed confidence boost prompted the former The Hills member to succumb to plastic surgery. The aspiring actress felt that she had to look perfect to further her career on television and film. Her friend, however, noted: “She’s confident in her looks. I don’t think she’ll get more surgery.”