Giada De Laurentiis

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Giada De Laurentiis
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Born (1970-08-22) August 22, 1970 (age 52)
EmployerFood Network
Spouse(s)Todd Thompson (2003-Present)
ChildrenJade 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] On December 29, 2014, De Laurentiis announced on her website that she and Todd separated in July, and have decided to end their marriage.[4]

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 | change 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. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. Jordan, Julie. "Giada De Laurentis Welcomes a Baby Girl! Archived 2012-09-21 at the Wayback Machine", People, March 30, 2008.
  4. De Laurentiis, Giada (December 29, 2014). "Statement from Giada". GDL Foods. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.