Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Richardson grew up in New Jersey. In 1997, she graduated from Old Bridge High School in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. She moved to New York City to pursue modeling, and her agents suggested acting.
Cameron was called Cam-Bones due to her very thin physique.
Richardson modeled for Mademoiselle, Interview, Cosmopolitan, and other fashion magazines. She appeared on the cover of Ocean Drive in 2006. She was cover model for the January–February 2008 issue of Women's Health Magazine. She has modeled clothes for American Eagle Outfitters, GAP, Lucky Brand Jeans, Chic Jeans, and Roxy amongst others. She advertised Dasani bottled water from The Coca-Cola Company. As of 2010, she can be seen modeling for Forever 21's maternity line.
Richardson appeared in a 2004 advertising campaign for burger chain Carl's Jr./Hardee's in which she ate a Western style burger while riding a mechanical bull to the tune of "Slow Ride" by Foghat.
Richardson guest starred on the FOX television show House (Season 2. Episode 13 "Skin Deep"). She played 15-year-old supermodel Alex, having herself been a model before getting into acting. She is known for her role as Paula Hargrove in Point Pleasant, a 2005 series on Fox. She also guest starred on the HBO television show, Entourage in the episodes "Strange Days", "Dog Day Afternoon" and "The Big Bang" in which she played a waitress named Lindsay who has a tryst in the coat room with character Vincent Chase during a silent auction. In 2009, she was a series regular on Harper's Island, a murder mystery television series. Promotions for the series describe her character Chloe as The Flirt. Richardson appeared in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks.
In 2012, Richardson appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, titled "Malice in Wonderland".
Richardson was ranked #76 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002). She was named #52 on the Maxim "Hot 100 of 2005" list, and modeled for the cover of the Hot 100 supplement. She appeared on the list until 2009 when she ranked #76.
Richardson resides in Los Angeles.
|2002||Frank McKlusky, C.I.||Sharon Webber|
|2003||National Lampoon's Barely Legal||Rachael Unger|
|2003||National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze||Adrienne|
|2005||The Good Humor Man||Wendy|
|2006||Open Water 2: Adrift||Michelle|
|2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Collette|
|2007||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Claire Wilson|
|2008||I Heart Veronica Martin||Veronica Martin||Short film|
|2008||Familiar Strangers||Erin Worthington|
|2009||Women in Trouble||Darby|
|2010||Hard Breakers||Alexis Bell|
|2012||Hotel Noir||Maureen Chapman|
|2012||Last Call||Kiki||Short film|
|2013||Holy Ghost People||Sister Sheila|
|2014||10.0 the Big One||Emily||Filming|
|2014||The Last Beat||Valerie Eason||Pre-production|
|2015||Something About Her||Kristen|
|2015||The Evil Gene||Dr. Dana Ehrhart|
|2016||Get a Job||Tara|
|2000–2001||Cover Me||Celeste Arno||Main role (24 episodes)|
|2003–2004||Skin||Darlene||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2005–2006||Point Pleasant||Paula Hargrove||Regular role (13 episodes)|
|2006||If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now||Amy||TV film|
|2006||House||Alex||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|2006||Entourage||Waitress||Episode: "Strange Days"|
|2007||Entourage||Lindsay||Episode: "Dog Day Afternoon"|
|2008||12 Miles of Bad Road||McKenna Shakespeare Hall||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2009||Harper's Island||Chloe Carter||Main cast (10 episodes)|
|2011||Entourage||Lindsay||Episode: "The Big Bang"|
|2011||The Indestructible Jimmy Brown||Alison||TV film|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Emily Hartley||Episode: "Malice in Wonderland"|
|2013||Shameless||Cheryl||Episodes: "The American Dream", "May I Trim Your Hedges"|
|2014||Murder in the First||Hannah Harkins||Episodes: "Who's Your Daddy", "Suck My Alibi", "Win Some, Lose Some"|
|2014||The Lottery||Tracy Williams||Episodes: "Genie", "Crystal City"|
- Gacser, Ava (April 26, 2009). "Jersey girl making a name for herself as an actress". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
I had a great childhood and upbringing in New Jersey said the Old Bridge High School graduate who has called California home for the last eight years.
- "Maxim Girls : Cameron Richardson". Maxim. Retrieved October 31, 2009.
A stunning model, Cameron graced the cover of the Maxim Hot 100
- Domenech, Ben (June 12, 2009). "Food Porn and Advertising". The New Ledger. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2009.
- Hall, Steve (October 13, 2004). "Model Has Sex on Bull For Hardee's". Adrants. Adrants Publishing. Retrieved October 31, 2009.
- Wax, Alyse (June 30, 2009). "Harper's Dead: We Speak with 'The Flirt' (Cameron Richardson) and "The Outsider" (Adam Campbell)". FEARnet.
Cameron: I actually thanked the producers for such an awesome scene. I wasn't just another victim; it was a hero's death. Chloe had a choice, and she chose to take her fate into her own hands, to be with her love on her terms.
- "Forget the Chipmunks, Give me More Cameron Richardson". BeyondHollywood.com. November 8, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved October 31, 2009.
- "The Hot 100: The list". USA Today. May 13, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2009.
- "Odd Molly Flagship Store Opening". Hollywood.com. May 19, 2010.
- "Baby News". Cameron Richardson Online. October 19, 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-04-06. Retrieved May 12, 2011.