Tara Lipinski is a popular figure skater who has presently taken retirement from her profession and is serving as an able sports commentator. The American sports commentator has earned many prestigious titles and won many championships.

She had to have enough abilities to display while she ruled the ice skating ring and came up with mesmerizing figures. She has won gold medals in the Olympics several times and has even earned the honor for being the youngest female figure skater to win the World Figure Skating honorable title. Her net worth is estimated somewhere around $ 4 million dollars.

Early life

Lipinski was born in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America in the year 1982, 10th June. She was born to Jack Lipinski who was in the professional executive post in the oil industry, and her mother‘s name was Patricia who was a professional secretary. Her parents were quite busy in their professional field but still had enough time to devote time to their daughter’s proper upbringing.

Tara received her early school education from the reputed institute of Pennsylvania, River Oaks Academy and got her graduate degree in the year 2000, 18th May. She had a middle name that reflected her family’s legacy. Her birth name is Tara Kristen Lipinski. She was brought up in the city of Philadelphia, Gloucester County, the city of New Jersey.

She became interested in knowing all about the theme of ice-skating from early childhood. She had a breakthrough in the year 1990 when she started participating in the local championships and even decided to compete in the Eastern Regional Championship.

She participated in the category of roller skating, and she was capable enough to achieve the second position. During her initial days of training, her coach was Richard Callaghan and Jeff DiGregorio.


Tara has a terrific and established career that worth’s mentioning. In the year 1991, she was successful in achieving the famous United States Roller Skating Championship that was held for the primary level girls under the freestyle category. This championship was won by her just in the age of 9. Soon enough in the year 2009, she was competent enough to participate in the Festival competition for U.S Olympic in which she went for participating in the junior level segment and was also eventually placed fourth for her commendable performance in the Junior Championships worldwide.

In her initial career days, Jeff DiGregorio coached her and then she decided to get trained under Richard Callaghan. In the year 1996, she competed for the U.S Championship and successfully finishes up in the third position. She chose her figure skating choreographer to be Sandra Bezic and decided to get retired as an amateur in the year 1998 and got a foothold as a pro in the year 2002. She withdrew her name from the figure skating career in the year 2008 just before participating in the World Championship due to severe illness of glandular infection.

Then she participated in the 1997 World Championship and in the next year got prepared to participate in the 1998 Olympics and many other world-famous championships. She started participating in the senior level and acquired commendable positions soon enough after participation.

Finally, after taking complete retirement, she started concentrating on her Television career and regularly appeared as a sports commentator and a sports analyst in the major reputed sports channels like NBC, Universal Sports, and NBC Sports. In the recent, she was successful in her latest Drama series production titled “Hulu” where she played the pivotal role of a figure skater. The initiation was quite a successful one. She also made an appearance in the popular Television series titled “Touched by an Angle,” “Vanilla Sky,” 7Th Heaven and another series titled “Malcolm in the Middle.”

She also appeared in the television series titled Superstore. She is an efficient spokesperson of the famous Boys and Girls Club of America and is also closely associated and involved with the foundation named Make-A-Wish Foundation and took the initiative to activate the campaign aiding to the illness. Apart from making a perfect skating career, she is an endorser in many of the reputed companies like DKNY Minute Maid, Target, Kellogg’s Chevrolet, Kodak, Hallmark, etc. She came up with an autobiography written with the title “Totally Tara,” and the other series was named “Triumph on Ice.”

She was successful enough to grab the title of Best Female Athlete in the year 1999 and was included as a core member in the Hall of Fame that is famous for exhibiting the unique styles of US Figure Skating. One major thing had happened after Tara won the Olympic gold is that the International Skating Union enforced a rule that a contestant must attain 15 years of age on or before 1st of July before competing for any championship.

Personal life

Todd Kapostasy who is a television producer got into the life of Tara Lipinski. Todd is the producer at Fox Sports. Beverly Hills witnessed an engagement party of this couple in the month of May 2016.

Tara who maintained the balance while skating throughout her career but failed to stay poised as Todd proposed her. Tara frequently uploads her current activities and is very active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Tara Kristen Lipinski

Date of Birth: June 10, 1982

Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Age: 36 Years Old

Profession: Figure Skater, Actress, and Sports Commentator

Height: 5 Feet 1 Inches

Weight: 46 Kg

Net worth: $ 4 million