Tinsley Randolph Mortimer is a Manhattan socialite and star of the CW network’s High Society reality television show. After becoming a darling of society photographer, Patrick McMullan, Tinsley Mortimer has become one of the most well known faces of the New York City social circuit. She has since parlayed this into designing a line of handbags for Japanese brand Samantha Thavasa and in 2007 she was hired by Dior as its “U.S. Beauty Ambassador”.

Tinsley hails from Richmond Virginia, and claims to trace her family tree back to Thomas Jefferson.  She moved to New Jersey to attend high school at The Lawrenceville School, a prestigious boarding school.  There she met her future husband Robert Livingston Mortimer known as Topper Mortimer.  After high school she matriculated to the University of North Carolina before later transferring to Columbia University from where she graduated in 1998.

Upon graduation she worked for a brief stint as an assistant at Vogue Magazine.  Thereafter she enrolled at Parsons The New School For Design (Parsons), however, dropped out after four months.  She subsequently worked for the PR firm Harrison & Shriftman before marrying her longtime high school sweetheart Topper Mortimer in 2002.  Previously they had married in Florida at the age of 18; however, their parents forced them to annul the vows immediately.  After six years of marriage, the high school sweethearts have since “divorced” in 2008, however, they have not legally separated or filed for divorce.  Topper Mortimer was rarely seen in front of a camera during their relationship, choosing to eschew the limelight.  

Since separating, Tinsley was first publicly seen with new beau Prince Casimir Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn at a Cartier Polo match in August of 2009.  More recently she has been linked to Constantine Maroulis who was a former American Idol contestant turned Broadway star, however, it is unclear if their relationship is fictional resulting from the High Society show.  

No stranger to New York gossip rags, Tinsley’s highly vaunted society background was challenged in 2006 when her father George R. Mercer Jr. was described as a rug salesman.  The accusation stemmed from his ownership of the Mercer Rug and Carpet Sales Inc.  Tinsley rebutted the story, stating that it was one of many businesses her father owned and operated.  In May of 2007 it was reported that Tinsley had physically bumped into budding socialite Olivia Palermo on purpose.  Tinsley denied the claims saying that she had never come into contact with Palermo.  It was a classic clash of old guard meets new guard, and both have subsequently managed to continue their exposure with their respective reality shows, Palermo starring on The Hills spin off title The City, and Mortimer of course starring in High Society.  

Tinsley can often be seen photographed with her sister Dabney Mercer who can also be found out and about on the Manhattan party circuit.  Together Tinsley and Dabney Mercer both star alongside other notables such as Malik So Chic and Jules Kirby in High Society.  The show has since secured a second season, with Malik so Chic and Jules Kirby to star again.  

tinsley mortimer in Beautycounter x HEYMAMA Breakfast
tinsley mortimer in Alice + Olivia Montauk Beach BBQ
tinsley mortimer in Alice + Olivia Montauk Beach BBQ

#GuestofaGuest | Monday December 1, 2014

tinsley mortimer in #GuestofaGuest
tinsley mortimer in Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards
tinsley mortimer in Heidi Klum's 15th Annual Halloween Party
tinsley mortimer in Jeff Koons for H&M Launch Party
tinsley mortimer in Jeff Koons for H&M Launch Party
tinsley mortimer in Jeff Koons for H&M Launch Party
tinsley mortimer in Jeff Koons for H&M Launch Party
tinsley mortimer in Jeff Koons for H&M Launch Party
tinsley mortimer in Jeff Koons for H&M Launch Party

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013 | Thursday November 14, 2013

tinsley mortimer in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event | Friday September 20, 2013

tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in The SWOON App NYC ReLaunch Event
tinsley mortimer in WIE

New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2013 | Wednesday September 18, 2013

tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2013
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2013
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2013
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2013
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2013
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2013

Alice and Olivia Presentation | Tuesday September 10, 2013

tinsley mortimer in Alice and Olivia Presentation
tinsley mortimer in Alice and Olivia Presentation
tinsley mortimer in Alice and Olivia Presentation
tinsley mortimer in Alice and Olivia Presentation
tinsley mortimer in #FreeSmoothieDayDC with Jamba Juice

A Taste of Tribeca 2013 | Saturday May 18, 2013

tinsley mortimer in A Taste of Tribeca 2013
tinsley mortimer in Perry Center Inc.'s 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance

The Celebration of JDR | Sunday February 24, 2013

tinsley mortimer in The Celebration of JDR
tinsley mortimer in Business Insider IGNITION Summer Party
tinsley mortimer in Yanick Dery + UNICEF Art and Charity Event
tinsley mortimer in Yanick Dery + UNICEF Art and Charity Event
tinsley mortimer in WCS Gala 2012 "The Coasts of Patagonia"
tinsley mortimer in Whitney Art Party at Skylight Soho
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in Tinsley Mortimer at Nectar Skin Bar
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Spring Dance To Benefit Youth in Foster Care
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Spring Dance To Benefit Youth in Foster Care
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Spring Dance To Benefit Youth in Foster Care
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Spring Dance To Benefit Youth in Foster Care
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Spring Dance To Benefit Youth in Foster Care
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Spring Dance To Benefit Youth in Foster Care
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Spring Dance To Benefit Youth in Foster Care

Young Fellows Ball | Thursday March 22, 2012

tinsley mortimer in Young Fellows Ball

SNOCRU Launch Party | Thursday March 22, 2012

tinsley mortimer in SNOCRU Launch Party

Scene Magazine Launch Party | Thursday March 1, 2012

tinsley mortimer in Scene Magazine Launch Party
tinsley mortimer in MAC Viva Glam Launch with Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin
tinsley mortimer in MAC Viva Glam Launch with Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin
tinsley mortimer in MAC Viva Glam Launch with Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin

Whitney 2011 Studio Party | Wednesday October 5, 2011

tinsley mortimer in Whitney 2011 Studio Party
tinsley mortimer in Whitney 2011 Studio Party
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala 2011

NARS Cosmetics Launch | Tuesday May 24, 2011

tinsley mortimer in NARS Cosmetics Launch
tinsley mortimer in The 7th Annual Glammy Awards Presented By Glamour Gals

Alica+Olivia | Monday February 14, 2011

tinsley mortimer in Alica+Olivia
tinsley mortimer in Alica+Olivia
tinsley mortimer in Alica+Olivia
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Veuve Clicquot celebrates Clicquot in the Snow
tinsley mortimer in Garnier & Rolling Stone kick off Music Unites Women's Empowerment
tinsley mortimer in Garnier & Rolling Stone kick off Music Unites Women's Empowerment
tinsley mortimer in New Yorkers for Children Eleventh Annual Fall Gala

Grand Opening of Lavo NYC | Tuesday September 14, 2010

tinsley mortimer in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
tinsley mortimer in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
tinsley mortimer in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
tinsley mortimer in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in AAFA 32nd Annual American Image Awards & Autism Speaks
tinsley mortimer in The Front Row Runway Event
tinsley mortimer in Harper's Bazaar and The ONE Group Host the Opening of The Collective

Alice and Olivia Opening | Friday March 19, 2010

tinsley mortimer in Alice and Olivia Opening
tinsley mortimer in Alice and Olivia Opening
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse
tinsley mortimer in OK! & Music Unites present Melanie Fiona at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse

SAVOR: a Culinary Experience | Tuesday March 9, 2010

tinsley mortimer in SAVOR: a Culinary Experience
tinsley mortimer in Vanity Fair and USA Host 2010 Honorees Who Are Changing The Face of American Culture
tinsley mortimer in Full Frontal Fashion and Sundance Channel's Catwalk Countdown Premiere
tinsley mortimer in Screening of The Robert Verdi Show
tinsley mortimer in Screening of The Robert Verdi Show
tinsley mortimer in Screening of The Robert Verdi Show
tinsley mortimer in Screening of The Robert Verdi Show
tinsley mortimer in A Night to Benefit Haiti at Thompson LES
tinsley mortimer in A Night to Benefit Haiti at Thompson LES
tinsley mortimer in A Night to Benefit Haiti at Thompson LES
tinsley mortimer in A Night to Benefit Haiti at Thompson LES
tinsley mortimer in Guest of a Guest Site Redesign Party
tinsley mortimer in Guest of a Guest Site Redesign Party
tinsley mortimer in Guest of a Guest Site Redesign Party
tinsley mortimer in Guest of a Guest Site Redesign Party
tinsley mortimer in Guest of a Guest Site Redesign Party
tinsley mortimer in Guest of a Guest Site Redesign Party
tinsley mortimer in Guest of a Guest Site Redesign Party

2009 Fleshbot Awards | Thursday November 12, 2009

tinsley mortimer in 2009 Fleshbot Awards
tinsley mortimer in 2009 Fleshbot Awards
tinsley mortimer in 2009 Fleshbot Awards
tinsley mortimer in El Museo Del Barrio's dia de los muertos
tinsley mortimer in El Museo Del Barrio's dia de los muertos

City of Hope | Sunday November 1, 2009

tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope
tinsley mortimer in City of Hope

Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF | Wednesday October 28, 2009

tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Naughty Auction 2009 benefiting NAF
tinsley mortimer in Lauren Rae Levy's Birthday Celebration

Thrillist Hamptons Launch | Saturday July 25, 2009

tinsley mortimer in Thrillist Hamptons Launch
tinsley mortimer in Valeria Tignini Birthday/ValSecrets Charity Event
tinsley mortimer in S Magazine Spring Summer Issue No. 9 Launch Event Introducing MD70
Dani Stahl
tinsley mortimer in Dj Reach Spins at Greenhouse Tuesdays

Manhattan Magazine Release Party | Tuesday September 9, 2008

tinsley mortimer in Manhattan Magazine Release Party