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

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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.

  • Engaged to musician 'John M. Cusimano' (qv) - wedding in September 2005.
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $16 million.
  • On the December 5, 2006 episode of her syndicated television show, _"Rachael Ray" (2006)_ (qv), Rachael was presented with a certificate by Erin McKean, the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries, which declares that "EVOO" (extra-virgin olive oil) will be added to the 2007 Oxford American College Dictionary. Rachael began using this term on her shows on the Food Network - after a while 'extra-virgin olive oil' is a lot to say repeatedly.
  • Loves Austin, Texas for its music.
  • Proceeds from the sale of her book, "Yum-o!: The Family Cookbook", will benefit the Yum-o! Organization, her foundation designed to empower kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking [2008].
  • Has worked with, and is a friend of 'Oprah Winfrey' (qv).
  • Has written 14 best-selling cookbooks.
  • Rachael has endorsed products for Price Chopper and Burger King.

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