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Giada De Laurentiis

Biography

Celebrity chef most widely known for her looks on the meals Network. She hosted the meals Network display Everyday Italian, which received an Emmy Honor. She went to the University or college of California, LA, where she acquired a bachelor’s level in anthropology. She qualified at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. In 2006, she started hosting the display Behind the Bash. She was wedded to Todd Thompson from 2003 to 2015. The few had a child called Jade in 2008. Her grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis, created such movies as Manhunter, Ruler Kong, and Serpico.

Quick Facts


Full Name Giada De Laurentiis
Date Of Birth August 22, 1970
Place Of Birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.57 m
Profession Chef
Education University of California, Los Angeles, Marymount High School, Le Cordon Bleu
Nationality Italian, American
Spouse Todd Thompson
Children Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson
Parents Veronica De Laurentiis, Alex De Benedetti
Siblings Eloisa De Laurentiis, Igor De Laurentiis, Dino De Laurentiis
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special
TV Shows Giada at Home, Iron Chef America, Handy Manny, Food Network Star, Everyday Italian, Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada in Paradise, Behind the Bash, Giada in Italy, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Giada Entertains, Giada's Holiday Handbook, Ultimate Burger Bash With Food Network All-Stars!
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#Fact
1 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a daughter named Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson (aka Jade Thompson) on March 29, 2008 in Los Angeles. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Todd Thompson.
2 Release of her book, "Everyday Pasta". [2007]
3 Release of her book, "Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes". [2005]
4 Release of her book, "Giada's Kitchen: New Italian Favorites". [2008]
5 Release of her book, "Giada's Family Dinners". [2006]
6 Her nickname for her grandmother, Silvana Mangano, was "Noona Luna".
7 Cousin of Luca Escriva De Laurentiis.
8 Met future husband, Todd Thompson, in 1990, when she was 19 and he was 22. They had a relationship for 13 years, until their marriage in 2003.
9 Niece of Carolyna De Laurentiis and Dina De Laurentiis.
10 Her yoga instructor is Kathryn Budig.
11 Friend of Valerie Aikman Smith.
12 Ambassador for Oxfair America.
13 Sister-in-law of Trevor Thompson and Talley Singer.
14 Daughter-in-law of Mary Thompson.
15 Today (1952) Show contributor.
16 Grew up in Beverly Hills.
17 Was discouraged by her parents from attending culinary school after high school graduation. Thus, graduated from UCLA and then studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
18 Her name is Italian for "jade".
19 Niece of Raffaella De Laurentiis, Federico De Laurentiis, Francesca DeLaurentiis.
20 Sister of Dino A. De Laurentis, Eloisa De Laurentiis and Igor De Laurentiis.
21 Daughter of Veronica De Laurentiis and Alex De Benedetti.
22 She was given a small role in one of her aunt's films and despised being in front of the camera. She doesn't even enjoy having pictures taken of her. She tried her best to stay away from the entertainment industry.
23 Before having her own television show on the Food Network, Giada worked for Wolfgang Puck and as a food magazine stylist for magazines like "Food & Wine".
24 Her private chef/catering company is called GDL and is based in Los Angeles.
25 Her husband, Todd Thompson, is a clothing designer for Anthropologie.
26 She holds a degree in social anthropology from UCLA (1996)
27 De Laurentiis studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris before becoming a professional chef.
28 Granddaughter of producer Dino De Laurentiis and Silvana Mangano.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Giada Entertains 2016-2017 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Giada in Italy 2015-2016 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Giada's Holiday Handbook 2015 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Giada at Home 2013 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Tripping Out with Alie and Georgia 2013 TV Series executive producer

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Young & Hungry 2016 TV Series Giada De Laurentiis
Family Thanksgiving with Giada De Laurentiis 2015 Short
Pixie Hollow Bake Off 2013 TV Movie Gelata (voice)
Tripping Out with Alie and Georgia 2013 TV Series Waitress
Handy Manny 2009 TV Series Paulette

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alton's After-Show 2014 TV Series Herself
Fashion News Live 2012-2014 TV Series Herself
The View 2013 TV Series Herself
Food Network Thanksgiving 2013 TV Series Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Herself
Food Network's 20th Birthday Party 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself - Interviewee
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Herself
Barefoot Contessa 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
Conan 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Giada in Paradise 2007-2013 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Holiday Kitchen Takeover 2012 TV Series Herself
The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 TV Movie Herself
Thanksgiving Live! 2012 TV Movie Herself
Chopped 2012 TV Series Herself - Judge
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The 37th Annual Gracie Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Perfect 3 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
Everyday Italian 2003-2011 TV Series Herself - Hostess
The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2009-2011 TV Series Herself
Dear Food Network 2008 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Herself
Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving 2008 TV Series
Giada's Weekend Getaways 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Herself - Hostess
All Star Holiday Dishes 2007 TV Movie Herself
Weekend Today 2007 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2007 TV Series Herself
All Star Grill-Fest: South Beach 2007 TV Movie Herself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2006 TV Series Herself
Chefography 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Herself
Giada's Italian Holiday 2005 TV Movie Herself
Behind the Bash 2005 TV Series Herself
An Italian Christmas with Mario and Giada 2004 TV Movie Herself
Giada Entertains 2016-2017 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Beat Bobby Flay 2014-2017 TV Series Herself - Judge / Mentor
Giada's Holiday Handbook 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Steve Harvey 2016 TV Series Herself
The Dr. Oz Show 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2006-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Contributor / Herself - Guest 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / ...
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2016 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Giada in Italy 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Food Network Star 2009-2016 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Mentor / Herself - Mentor / ...
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Herself
FabLife 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Author, Happy Cooking
The Talk 2011-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2015 TV Series Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Author, Happy Cooking / Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Author, Happy Cooking
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest, It's Neil's Mom
Hollywood Game Night 2015 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
Giada at Home 2008-2015 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2014 TV Series Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2014 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2011-2014 TV Series Herself
FNL's Behind the Scenes 2014 TV Series Herself
Cutthroat Kitchen 2014 TV Series Herself - Judge

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Food(ography) 2010 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Host - Lifestyle
2008 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lifestyle Host Everyday Italian (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Culinary Host Giada at Home (2008)
2012 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host Giada at Home (2008)
2010 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host Giada at Home (2008)


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#Quote
1 (On her other favorite cuisines) Definitely Japanese. I love how clean and refined the dishes are. They're simple in their ingredients but the flavors and presentation are typically amazing. Second would be Chinese.
2 (Giving advice on becoming a chef) My biggest bit of advice would be to spend some time actually helping caterers or Chefs, even if it has to be for free or as an intern of culinary externship. It helps immerse yourself in what you potentially want to do. Being involved, learning firsthand and observing the craft and absorbing all you can, makes it easier to define what you want. It will also ultimately make you a better Chef. Culinary school, or even a single class, is a great bet too.
3 (On how she can still be in good shape while being a chef) I have to say that this is by far the question I am most frequently asked, and my answer is always the same: genetics, portion control and fresh ingredients. If you've ever seen my mother either on the show or in photographs, you'll notice that she is quite petite, trim. So I have her to thank for getting me off to a good start. In addition, I've never been one to sit down to a meal with a large plate of food and eat every morsel until I was uncomfortably full. Rather, I graze - eating small portions of food all day long. And the ingredients are clean and fresh. Yes, I absolutely love chocolate, and I do eat it, but just a bite.


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