Dorit Kemsley Biography

Updated On Nov 20, 2018 Published On Nov 20, 2018
Facts of Dorit Kemsley
Date of Birth: 1976 , July-16
Birth Nation: United States
Name Dorit Kemsley
Father Shalom Lemel
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Woodbridge, Connecticut
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Television Personality & Fashion Designer
Net Worth $50 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blond
Face Color White
Famous for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Married Yes
Married to Paul Kemsley
Children 2
Education Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Design and Communication
TV Show The Real Housewives of Atlanta
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Dorit Kemsley is a popular American fashion designer and television personality. She is best known for her appearance on the 7th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in 2016.

Dorit was born on July 16, 1976, in Woodbridge, Connecticut. As for her ethnicity, she is from a mixed ethnic background as her father Shalom Lemel is from Israel while her mother is of American nationality.

She left her hometown in 1995, when she was 19, in order to travel the world which was her childhood dream.

Later, she moved to Italy where received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Design, and Communication and eventually started working at a global swimwear company. She worked there for ten years.

Dorit then moved to New York and in 2009, she started her own business in the fashion industry, specializing in swimwear and Italian resort wear. 

Dorit rose to fame in 2016 when she starred on the seventh season of the Bravo's hit series. In the series, she appeared alongside Taylor Armstrong, Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, and Camille Grammer.

Talking about her personal life, Dorit Kemsley, 41, is a married woman. She is married to former Chairman of the New York Cosmos Paul Kemsley, 51.

The couple tied the knot in March 2015, in a wedding ceremony, New York. They have two children together, son Jagger, 3, and daughter Phoenix, 2.

Paul also shares three kids from his previous marriage with ex-wife Loretta Gold. The former couple lived in Radlett, Hertfordshire. However, following their divorce, in 2012, Loretta shifted to London with their children.

Moreover, Dorit is also leading a financially sound life. As of 2018, she has an estimated net worth of $50 million, most of which is an outcome of her appearance in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Likewise, her wealthy real estate developer-husband Paul Kemsley also hugely aid to her financial health.

Besides, at present, the couple lives in a Beverly Hills mansion that was once estimated to be worth $12 million.

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Born in Woodbridge, Connecticut

July 16 , 1976

Dorit was born on July 16, 1976, in Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA. Her father, Shalom Lemel is an Is Israeli while her mother is American.

She Started Her Own Business


Dorit moved to New York and in 200 where she started her own business in the fashion industry; she specialized her business in swimwear and Italian resort wear.

Appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills


Dorit Kemsley appeared on the season seven of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2016, after which she gained fame. She starred alongside Kyle Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Erika Jayne and Camille Grammer in the Bravo hit series.

Married Paul Kemsley


Dorit got married to Former Chairman of the New York Cosmos Paul Kemsley, 51, in March 2015, in New York. The couple shares two children, son Jagger, 3, and daughter Phoenix, 2, together.

Paul's Ex-Wife Moved to London


Paul, who also shares three children with his ex-wife Loretta Gold, were living in Radlett, Hertfordshire when they were married. However, after their divorce, Loretta moved to London with their children in 2012.