Who is Caitlyn Jenner?
Caitlyn Jenner is an American reality TV star and an athlete who has won Olympic gold medals. She gained a lot of popularity thanks to her sports career and her appearances on reality TV, especially on the super-popular Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Mount Kisco, New York, United States of America
Jenner was married three times to Chrystie Crownover, Linda Thompson, and Kris Jenner. In 2015, she finalized her divorce to Kris Jenner.
He has six children from his marriages including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who were featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Caitlyn Jenner was earlier known as Bruce Jenner, an Olympic athlete, and winner. In 2015, Jenner came out as a trans woman and announced her name as Caitlyn Marie Jenner.
In college, Jenner played football, but this was cut short due to a knee injury. Instead, she started to participate in decathlons, which led to a successful six-year career in the sport. In 1976, she won the event at the Summer Olympics in Montreal with three successive world records. This led to Jenner becoming recognized as one of the top athletes in the world and a career that quickly expanded beyond sports to television, modeling, racing, and business. Thanks to the gold medal that brought him celebrity status, Jenner became hugely successful and viewed as an American hero. Jenner appeared on various magazine covers and got spokesperson gigs, notoriously doing this for Wheaties.
In the ’70s as well, Jenner started appearing on TV as a co-host in America Alive! and other roles. In film, she was in Can’t Stop the Music, The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, Grambling’s White Tiger, and more. Jenner had semi-regular appearances on CHiPs. The athlete was also in Learn to Read and even in video games like Olympic Decathlon and Bruce Jenner’s World Class Decathlon.
Eventually, Jenner focused more on game shows and reality TV, appearing in The American Sportsman, The Weakest Link, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, The Apprentice, Skating with Celebrities, Pet Stars, Hannity, and The Bonnie Hunt Show. Jenner also was on Murder, She Wrote, and other TV and film roles.
Since 2007, Jenner has been part of the cast of Keeping Up with the Kardashians along with the other members of the blended Kardashian and Jenner family. Other cast members seen in Keeping up with the Kardashians include Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Stephanie Shepherd, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Malika Haqq, Brandon Jenner, Jonathan Cheban, Ye a.k.a. Kanye West, and Lamar Odom.
Between 2015 and 2016, Jenner starred in her own reality show, I am Cait, focusing on her transition.
Jenner was in Jack and Jill, the Adam Sandler film, an appearance on Transparent as herself, and had other roles on reality TV, such as The Masked Singer and Big Brother VIP that started in 2021 in Australia.
Jenner had a brief motorbike racing career.
Back in the 70s, Jenner was among those considered for the role of Superman that eventually went to Christopher Reeve.
Jenner appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! twice, many years apart, once in the American and once in the British iteration of the show.
Jenner has dyslexia, and this experience was written about in some of her TV appearances.
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