Giada De Laurentiis

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Giada De Laurentiis
Born August 22, 1970 (1970-08-22) (age 43)
Rome, Italy
Employer Food Network
Spouse Todd Thompson (2003-Present)
Children Jade Marie

Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef and host for Food Network TV shows. She was born on August 22, 1970. She is the granddaughter of movie director Dino De Laurentiis.[1] She was born in Rome and grew up in Los Angeles.

De Laurentiis studied at Le Cordon Bleu[2] in Paris, France.

On May 25, 2003, she married Todd Thompson. The two had been dating since July 1989. The couple's only child is Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson. She was born on March 29, 2008.[3]

In 2008, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host.

She is also the voice of "Paulette", a character on the animated children's show Handy Manny.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Tullio Kezich and Alessandra Levantesi, "Dino: The Life and Films of Dino De Laurentiis", Miramax 2004, ISBN 0-7868-6902-X
  2. "Giada at Home". Food Network. http://www.foodnetwork.com/chefs/giada-de-laurentiis/index.html. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. Jordan, Julie. "Giada De Laurentis Welcomes a Baby Girl!", People, March 30, 2008.