Kourtney Mary Kardashian (born April 18, 1979) is an American television personality and model. In 2007, she and her family were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
With sisters Kim and Khloé, Kourtney is involved in the retail and fashion industries. They have launched several clothing collections and fragrances, and additionally released the book Kardashian Konfidential in 2010.
Kourtney was born in Los Angeles, California on April 18, 1979, to parents Robert and Kris. She has two younger sisters, Kim and Khloé, and a younger brother, Rob. After their parents divorced in 1991, Kris remarried to the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn) in 1991. Through their marriage, Kardashian gained stepbrothers Burton “Burt”, Brandon, and Brody; stepsister Casey; and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie.
As a teenager she attended Marymount High School, a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. Following graduation, she moved to Dallas, Texas, to attend Southern Methodist University for two years. Kourtney then lived in Tucson, Arizona, where she graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Spanish. Her classmates included Nicole Richie and Luke Walton. In 1994, her father garnered public attention as an additional defense lawyer for football player O.J. Simpson during his murder trial.
- Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian (November 2010). Kardashian Konfidential. St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 9-78031262-807-9.
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Jenner changed her name due to gender transition in 2015