Giada de Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, TV personality, author and TV host.

Her estimated net worth is somewhere around 15$ million.

Early life

Giada de Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Italy. She was the eldest daughter of Italian actress Veronica de Laurentiis. Her father is the famous actor and producer, Alex de Benedetti. Even though her family was in show business, Giada liked spending time in the kitchen and not on the stage.

Her grandfather owned a restaurant so Giada was able to learn the tricks of the trade from her grandfather that she later used in her own career. Her parents got divorced in 1970 and she moved to Southern California with her mother and her siblings.

She attended the Marymount High School and later the University of California. Giada earned a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology. Grandmother on her mother’s side was actually the famous actress Silvana Mangano so she has a lot of artistic roots in her family.

Professional career

After earning a degree in social anthropology, Giada decided to take on a different path in life and to try her luck as a chef. She attended the famous Cordon Bleu academy in Paris, and later she returned to the United States to work as a professional chef.

Giada worked in several famous restaurants in her career including the famous Spago restaurant. After she proved her cooking skills, Giada got many offers to participate in various projects. She was a food stylist for the Food Network’s magazine, Food and Wine and in 2005 she got her own cooking show on Food Network.

Everyday Italian show became a huge success among audience and Giada was on her rise to fame. In 2006 she became the host of the show Behind the Bash. Giada was a part of many cooking shows and also many cooking specials that were aired mostly on the Food Network.

Show business was something that she simply couldn’t avoid while living in L.A. but in 2014 she made her dream came true by opening her first ever restaurant. The Cromwell restaurant was opened in Las Vegas, Nevada and it is an Italian restaurant, which is not surprising at all.

Because of her engagement with the media, Giada was able to participate in creation of an animated movie Pixie Hollow Bake Off by giving the voice to a character Tinker Bell.

Giada is a very experienced chef so it is no wonder that she used her cooking experience to create a brand of her own. She created a line of cooking products with her name. They consist from knives, pots and pans. The products are very popular and sold all around the world.

Personal life

In 2003 Giada got married to Todd Thompson, a famous fashion designer. The couple has one child together. Her daughter Jade was named after her. Giada decided not to have more children because she was satisfied with the experience of becoming a mother, and she doesn’t have an aspiration to experience that one more time.

Her marriage seemed like a fairytale but in 2015 Giada announced that she is divorcing her husband Todd. The reasons for the divorce are unknown but Giada didn’t seem to be too devastated about it. She is focused on expanding her restaurant business and her TV career.

Giada is currently dating Sean Farley and the couple recently celebrated her birthday and shared images on her social media accounts.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Giada de Laurentiis

Date of Birth: August 22, 1970

Birth Place: Rome, Italy

Age: 47 years

Profession: chef, writer, TV personality, TV host, author

Height: 1.60 m

Weight: 55 kg

Net worth: 15$ million