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Rachael Ray

Biography

Vivacious television personality, businesswoman, and cook who gained attention on her behalf shows on the meals Network and ABC. She gained Day time Emmy Awards on her behalf displays 30 Minute Foods and Rachael Ray. She proved helpful at the chocolate counter in NY City’s Macy’s, and afterwards maintained a pub in a resort known as The Sagamore. She credits her capability to whip up meals in 30 mins to her work at the premium marketplace Cowan and Lobel in Albany. She wedded John Cusimano in 2005. Oprah Winfrey and Ruler World Productions provided her a syndicated Television talk show known as Rachel Ray in 2005.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rachael Ray
Date Of Birth August 25, 1968
Place Of Birth Glens Falls, NY
Height 1.6 m
Profession Chef
Education Lake George Junior-Senior High School, Pace University
Nationality American
Spouse John M. Cusimano
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Sale of her new 30-minute meal cookbook, "Express Lane Meals", begins. [April 2006]
2 Has a new show, Inside Dish with Rachael Ray (2004), where she goes to the homes and kitchens of celebrities. [November 2004]
3 Appeared in a commercial for her "Rachael Ray Nutrish " dog food. [2010]
4 Release of her book, "Book of 10". [2009]
5 Rachael's new daytime talk show, Rachael Ray (2006), premieres September 18. [September 2006]
6 Release of her book, "Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book". [2008]
7 Release of her book, "Yum-O: The Family Cookbook". [2008]
8 Release of her book, "Just In Time!: All-New 30-Minute Meals, Plus Super-Fast 15-Minute Meals and Slow It Down 60-Minute Meals". [2007]
9 Launches her line of pet food: "Rachael Ray Nutrish Preminum" dog food and "Rachael Ray Isaboo" dog treats. [2008]
10 Launches her new magazine, "Everyday with Rachael Ray". [October 2005]
11 Her wedding song was "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder.
12 Attended Lake George (N.Y.) Junior-Senior High School.
13 Her hometown is Queensbury, New York, where the pizza place she goes to has a "Rachael Ray" pizza, named in her honor.
14 Founder and editorial director of "Everyday with Rachael Ray" magazine.
15 Fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New York Giants, crime novels.
16 Loves Austin, Texas for its music.
17 Proceeds from the sale of her book, "Yum-o!: The Family Cookbook", will benefit the Yum-o! Organization, her foundation designed to empower kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking [2008].
18 Her first word was "Vino", which she heard from her Grandpa Emmanuel.
19 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $16 million.
20 Has worked with, and is a friend of Oprah Winfrey.
21 On the December 5, 2006 episode of her syndicated television show, Rachael Ray (2006), Rachael was presented with a certificate by Erin McKean, the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries, which declares that "EVOO" (extra-virgin olive oil) will be added to the 2007 Oxford American College Dictionary. Rachael began using this term on her shows on the Food Network - after a while 'extra-virgin olive oil' is a lot to say repeatedly.
22 Named #71 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
23 Was once a manager at Mr. Brown's Pub in the 5-star Sagamore Hotel in the Adirondacks.
24 Has written 14 best-selling cookbooks.
25 Gets her love of food "with garlic and oil" from her mother, Elsa Scuderi, and her grandfather, Emmanuel.
26 Pasta carbonara has a special place in Rachael's and her husband's heart. She made it for the first birthday of his that they spent together.
27 Has a magazine called Every Day with Rachael Ray.
28 Ray married John M. Cusimano, a lawyer and member of the band The Cringe, on September 24, 2005 in Montalcino, Italy.
29 Rachael has endorsed products for Price Chopper and Burger King.
30 FHM featured a pictorial of her in the October 2003 issue. She was later voted #92 on FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women of 2004.
31 Engaged to musician John M. Cusimano - wedding in September 2005.
32 Ray's grandfather Emmanuel was a stonemason who emigrated from Sicily to the Adirondacks.
33 Lives in a small, rustic, lakeside cabin in the town of Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks with her husband, John M. Cusimano, and her mother, Elsa Scuderi. Her mother was the food supervisor for several Howard Johnson's. Rachael was even a waitress at Howard Johnson's.
34 She has a pit bull named Isaboo, named after her dog Boo who passed away, and goldfish named Jaws and Orca.
35 Has a plaque in her home that reads, "Martha Stewart doesn't live here".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2016 TV Mini-Series Rachael Ray
Mack & Moxy 2016 TV Series Admirable Rachel
Young & Hungry 2016 TV Series Rachael Ray
The Hungry Games 2013 Short Rachael
30 Rock 2011 TV Series Rachael Ray
Sesame Street 2007 TV Series Rachael

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
$40 a Day 2002 TV Series documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels 2005 TV Series documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Little Tin Man 2013 special thanks
The Biggest Loser 2011 TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Worst Cooks in America 2015-2017 TV Series Herself - Chef
Rachael Ray 2006-2017 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself - Hostess / Herself / ...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2017 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2005-2017 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2011-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
The Kids Menu 2016 Documentary Herself
The Insider 2006-2016 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Game Night 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
Beat Bobby Flay 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Judge / Mentor
Dr. Phil 2016 TV Series Herself - Author, Everyone Is Italian on Sunday
Young Hollywood on the Go 2016 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2012-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Herself
Steve Harvey 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2006-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest, It's Neil's Mom
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off 2015 TV Mini-Series Herself - Hostess
Kendra on Top 2015 TV Series Herself
Food Network Star 2009-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Director / Herself - Co-Hostess / ...
Guilty Pleasures 2015 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2013-2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2015 TV Series Herself
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2014 TV Special Herself - Prerecorded Greeting
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off 2013-2014 TV Series documentary Herself - Co-Hostess / Mentor
The View 2005-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest Co-Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008-2014 TV Series Herself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Herself - Audience Member
McKenna 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Kitchen 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012-2014 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray's Week in a Day 2010-2014 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009-2014 TV Series Herself
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off 2012-2014 TV Series Herself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Hostess / Herself - Host
Rachael Ray's 3 in the Bag 2014 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Kitten Bowl 2014 TV Movie Herself
Food Network's 20th Birthday Party 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself - Interviewee
Cupcake Wars 2013 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Herself
Thanksgiving Live! 2012 TV Movie Herself (as Rachel Ray)
Larry King Now 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - 'Would You Lime to Rub My Meat?' Guest
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Better 2012 TV Series Herself
The Apprentice 2012 TV Series Herself
Cake Boss 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
30 Minute Meals 2002-2012 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Herself - Host / Host / ...
Lunch Hour 2011 Documentary Herself
Thanksgiving Live! 2011/II TV Movie Herself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2011 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels 2005-2011 TV Series documentary Herself - Host / Herself - Hostess
The Marriage Ref 2011 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2010 TV Series Herself
Rachael's Vacation 2008-2010 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Herself - Host
Shaq vs 2010 TV Series Herself
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
I Get That a Lot 2010 TV Series Herself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2009 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Biggest Loser 2009 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2007-2009 TV Series Herself / Herself - audience
6ABC IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 TV Movie Herself
Rosie Live 2008 TV Special documentary Herself
Books Equal Gifts Commercial 2008 Short
E! True Hollywood Story 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Extra 2008 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2007-2008 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006-2008 TV Series Herself
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show 2008 Video documentary Herself
Million Dollar Password 2008 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Guest
Made in NY PSA Campaign 2007 Short Herself
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
All Star Grill-Fest: South Beach 2007 TV Movie Herself
The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself - Host
Iron Chef America: The Series 2006 TV Series Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series Herself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
20/20 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Herself
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
The All Star Holiday Party 2005 TV Movie Herself
$40 a Day 2002-2005 TV Series documentary Host
The Daily Buzz 2005 TV Series
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2005 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray's Ballpark Cafe 2005 TV Movie Herself
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray 2004 TV Series documentary Host
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The Chew 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Food Network Star 2014 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
Food(ography) 2010 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Herself
60 Minutes 2009 TV Series documentary Herself - Chef (segment "The Long Recession: Wilmington Corporation")
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Chef

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Daytime TV Host
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)
2014 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2014 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Culinary Host Week in a Day (2010)
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Daytime TV Host
2013 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2012 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Daytime TV Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2011 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2010 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2009 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2009 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host 30 Minute Meals (2001)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Talk or Service Show Rachael Ray (2006)
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Talk or Service Show Rachael Ray (2006)
2007 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Rachael Ray (2006)
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Talk or Service Show Rachael Ray (2006)
2006 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Service Show Host 30 Minute Meals (2001)
1998 New York Emmy New York Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Programing - Series Of Segments · Billy van Alstine (producer)
· Dan DiNicola (producer)
1997 New York Emmy New York Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Programing · Billy van Alstine (producer)
· Dan DiNicola (Producer/Reporter)


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#Quote
1 I can say this. I am a cheese-in-a-can virgin. So... [tastes it, makes a face] ...mmm, much like many of our first experiences. A little bit sticky, and not that memorable.
2 I'm Always on the lookout for safety 'cause I'm an especially accident prone girl.
3 That's why I love food, 'cause it makes the best scrapbook. I mean, pictures are great but they're not very tasty.
4 Now, no makin' fun of me if I don't do the separation of the eggs too well. You know I don't bake.
5 ...I tend to overwhack the meat.
6 When you really want to show some love, keep the flowers and say it with spaghetti.
7 [on cooking] You do it with your own two hands, so there's a sense of pride. You really do forget all our problems, because you're focusing on the food.
8 For a lot of people, divorce is traumatic, but for us, it made for a happier family. It was miserable to watch people live together who shouldn't.
9 If you're humble and hardworking, opportunities will arise for you.
10 I'm a lousy whistler. I can't make coffee, I can't bake and I can't whistle. There. I'm outed, on all levels.

#Trademark
1 Husky voice
2 Her smile

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