Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American actress, author and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives and Taylor McBride on Fox's television drama Melrose Place. She was the host of Soapnet's talk show Soap Talk (2002–2006), for which she earned four Emmy nominations in the "Outstanding Talk Show Host" category. Rinna has also been a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars, and she had guest roles on Entourage, The Middle, Veronica Mars, The Hogan Family, Community, and 8 Simple Rules. She currently stars on Bravo's reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2014–present).