Jan. 19th, 1947
Albany, Georgia, USA
Paula Deen's Main TV Roles
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Born in Albany, Georgia, Deen is a notable graduate of Albany High School. She married her first husband after graduating high school in 1965. Her parents both died by the time she was 23, and a resultant fear of death led to chronic agoraphobia. She was a proficient Southern cook, and used it to help deal with her condition. in 1986, she felt okay enough to take a job as a bank teller. She was robbed at gunpoint the next year, and that incident led her to deal with her agoraphobia head-on. After the family moved to Savannah in 1989, she decided to parlay her cooking experience into a clandestine catering service. She made sandwiches and other meals, and her sons delivered them.
- In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $4 million.
- Films her cooking show, _"Paula's Home Cooking" (2002)_ (qv), out of her kitchen in Georgia.
- Her first business, The Bag Lady, lasted for five years out of the kitchen in the Best Western in Savannah.
- Owns the Lady and Son's restaurant in downtown Savannah with her two sons, 'Bobby Deen' (qv) and 'Jamie Deen' (qv).