Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, television personality and writer. She is most famous for her appearances on the Food Network. She is the host of Food Network’s Giada at Home. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host, the Gracie Award for Best Television Host. She began hosting the show Behind the Bash in 2006. She made her debut as a writer in 2005 with Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes. Born as Giada Pamela De Benedetti on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy, to Veronica De Laurentiis and Alex De Benedetti, she moved to the US at the age of 7. After graduating from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, California, she went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to complete her bachelor’s degree in social anthropology. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. She married Todd Thompson in 2003, and the couple had a daughter named Jade Thompson in 2008 before getting divorced in 2015.
Giada De Laurentiis Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 22 August 1970
Birth Place: Rome, Italy
Birth Name: Giada Pamela De Benedetti
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Occupation: Chef, Writer, Television personality
Nationality: American, Italian
Race/Ethnicity: White (Italian, 1/8th English)
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Giada De Laurentiis Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 115 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 52 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 3″
Height in Meters: 1.60 m
Body Shape: Hourglass
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 35-24-34 in (89-61-86 cm)
Breast Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
Hips Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32C
Feet/Shoe Size: 6 (US)
Dress Size: 2 (US)
Giada De Laurentiis Family Details:
Father: Alex De Benedetti (Actor, Producer)
Mother: Veronica De Laurentiis (Actress)
Spouse/Husband: Todd Thompson (m. 2003–2015)
Children: Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson
Siblings: Eloisa De Laurentiis (Younger Sister), Igor De Laurentiis (Younger Brother), Dino De Laurentiis (Younger Brother)
Others: Dino De Laurentiis (Maternal Grandfather) (Film Producer), Silvana Mangano (Maternal Grandmother) (Actress), Ivan Kavalsky (Stepfather), Raffaella De Laurentiis (Aunt) (Film Producer), Federico De Laurentiis (Uncle) (Film Producer), Francesca DeLaurentiis (Aunt) (Film Producer)
Giada De Laurentiis Education:
Marymount High School
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Le Cordon Bleu
Giada De Laurentiis Facts:
*She was born in Rome, Lazio, Italy and grew up in Beverly Hills.
*Her mother is an actress, and her father is an actor and producer.
*She was honored with the Culinary Hall of Fame in 2012.
*She is a dual American/Italian citizen.
*She is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods.
*She is good friend with Valerie Aikman Smith.
*Visit her official website: www.giadadelaurentiis.com
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.