The movie The Wolf of Wall Street came out in 2013 and instantly became a blockbuster, gaining accolades across the globe. Further, the movie introduced us to the stock market, money manipulation, luxury lifestyle, rise to fame and the intriguing personality in the movie. The movie was based on real-life events and the person Jordan Belford (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) who is considered to be the real wolf of Wall Street. In the movie, we not only came across the static personality of Jordan but also saw a glimpse of his then wife. However, one thing we didn’t learn much about is Jordan Belford’s first wife Denise Lombardo.
Denise Lombardo Rise To Fame
Denise Lombardo is an American with a career in real estate and sales. This might seem uninteresting but if we dial back just a couple of decades, the story is much more interesting. Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belford got to know each other and married in 1985. Their marriage lasted six years till 1991. However, she became famous when the American Regulatory Board for share market NASD started investigating Jordan’s firm in 1989 for Fraud, misleading customers for money and manipulating the share market. Moreover, about three years into the investigation Denise Lombard filed for divorce with Jordan Belford. The agency found Jordan guilty of money laundering and fraud in 1996. He got indicted for the same. While the investigation went onn, fingers were pointed towards Denise Lombard too and she received a lot of media attention. This made her a household name, not for good reasons, in the 90s.
Denise Lombard Early Life
Denise Lombard’s parents, Anthony Florito and Ann Lombardo raised Denise alongside three other siblings Lisa and Deanna (daughters) and Paul (brother). Further, growing up, Denise studied at Bayside High School. In 1987 she graduated with a degree in English Literature from Adelphi University. Also, she continued her academic pursuits with a study in Business Administration from Towson University, Maryland. Her academic background ended with a master’s degree from Australian Catholic University.
What’s Denise Lombard up to now?
Denise works with Prudential Douglas Elliman Company as a real estate consultant. Even before her divorce from Jordan Belford, she had an interest in sales and worked for some companies in the sales department. She quickly understood her sales skills could take her place and found her niche with real estate.
Who played Denise Lombard in The Wolf of Wall Street?
Cristin Milioti, an American actress played the role of Denise Lombard in the blockbuster hit of 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street. The role was short but very powerful and displayed the dynamics between Jordan and Denise.
Who is Denise Lombard?
Denise Lombard is Jordan Belford, the original Wolf of Wall Streets, first wife. They remained married between 1985 and 1991. Denise found a career in real estate.
Who was Jordan Belford first married to?
Denise Lombard became Jordan Belford’s first wife followed by Nadine Caridi and currently married to Cristina Invernizzi.