Giada De Laurentiis



Giada De Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giada Pamela De Benedetti. She has been married to Todd Thompson since May 25, 2003. They have one child. Her mother, Veronica De Laurentiis, is an actress, and her father, Alex De Benedetti, is an actor and producer

Books/ Television Shows

She started a catering company called GDL Foods. Then a friend of hers that works for a magazine company asked about her family's Sunday meal traditions for an atricle. Then a executive with the Food Network saw De Laurentiis's piece, and she developed her own series for the channel called Everyday Italian. Next Food Network Star, Giada at Home, and a cookbook called Giada's Kitchen that Giada made were some of her accomplishments.

Awards/ Recognition

Daytime Emmy Award, Outstanding Lifestyle Host Winner (2008)

Daytime Emmy Award, Outstanding Lifestyle Host Nominee (2010) (2012)

Gracie Award, Outstanding Host (2012)

Culinary Hall of Fame (2012)