UPDATE (August 9, 2018, 9:45 a.m.): Denise also headed to Twitter to share her excitement for joining the RHOBH crew, writing, "Thank you [Andy]!! Thrilled to be part of this wild journey."
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“I am so excited to join the cast of [RHOBH] as I am a huge fan of the show," she told PEOPLE. “I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!”
Denise is a mother of three. She has Sam, 14, and Lola, 13, from her marriage to ex-husband Charlie Sheen, and Eloise, 7, whom she adopted in 2012.
Her film credits include Wild Things, Starship Troopers, and Love Actually. She's also appeared on a number of TV programs including Twisted — and, proving she's no newbie to the world of Bravo, she also popped up on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
Previously, Denise was the star of her own reality show, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. It aired for two seasons on E! before wrapping in 2009.
And, she's already got Andy Cohen excited.
And you can take a look back at Denise's career, below.