Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

Aug. 25th, 1968
Born in
Glens Falls, New York, USA
5' 3

Rachael Ray's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Rachael Ray TV Show
Rachael Ray
30 Minute Meals TV Show
30 Minute Meals
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off TV Show
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
$40 a Day TV Show
$40 a Day
Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels TV Show
Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels
Rachael Ray's Kids Cookoff TV Show
Rachael Ray's Kids Cookoff
Rachael Ray's Week in a Day TV Show
Rachael Ray's Week in a Day
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray TV Show
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray
Rachael's Vacation TV Show
Rachael's Vacation

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself - Chef
Rachael Ray
Herself - Celebrity Player
Rachael Ray
[Complete List]


Lives in the Adirondacks with her husband, mother, a dog, a cat and two fishes. Has a younger brother named Emmanuel (Manny) and an older sister named Maria. Moved to upstate New York when she was in first grade. At one time her family owned several restaurants called the Carvery in and around Falmouth and Mashpee, Massachusetts.

After college, she worked as candy manager at Macy's Marketplace in New York. She was promoted to the fresh food section, then left Macy's and became a chef and buyer at a gourmet store. She moved out of the New York City and while working in a shop in Albany. She held cooking lessons in the store and caught the attention of a local television station. The station began cooking segments which later became "30 Minute Meals" (2001) . She has authored several cookbooks including Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals and The Open House Cookbook. She garnered national attention from a segment on the "Today" (1952) show during a blizzard.

  • Ray married 'John M. Cusimano' (qv), a lawyer and member of the band The Cringe, on September 24, 2005 in Montalcino, Italy.
  • Has worked with, and is a friend of 'Oprah Winfrey' (qv).
  • She has a pit bull named Isaboo (nicknamed Boo) and goldfish named Jaws and Orca.
  • Lives in a small, rustic, lakeside cabin in the town of Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks with her husband, 'John M. Cusimano' (qv), and her mother, Elsa Scuderi. Her mother was the food supervisor for several Howard Johnson's. Rachael even was a waitress at Howard Johnson.
  • Has written 14 best-selling cookbooks.
  • Named #71 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
  • Ray's grandfather Emmanuel was a stonemason who emigrated from Sicily to the Adirondacks.
  • Has a plaque in her home that reads, "'Martha Stewart (II)' (qv) doesn't live here".

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