Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley

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Birthday: Oct 23, 1976

Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England, UK

Cat Deeley won the hearts of millions of viewers with her easygoing attitude and charisma as the host of one of network television's biggest reality competition shows, "So You Think You Can Dance?" (Fox, 2005- ). The former model launched her career in her native England as a VJ for MTV and host of several children's variety programs. After earning raves from across the pond, Deeley set her sights on making it big on American soil. In 2006, Deeley was tapped to host a dancing competition series from "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) creators called "So You Think You Can Dance?" Interacting with the show's contestants and playing up to the viewers every week not only showcased Deeley's effervescent charm, it helped propel her career in the States as one of the country's favorite and most-watched television personalities. Catherine Elizabeth Deeley was born on Oct. 23, 1976 in Birmingham, England. The future star spent her childhood playing the clarinet with a local youth concert band and dreaming of a career in television. Deeley made her first steps towards the public eye when she entered a regional modeling competition for the BBC's "The Clothes Show" (1986-2000), which landed her a contract at age 16 with Storm, one of the U.K.'s leading modeling agencies. The agency attempted to persuade the aspiring model to leave school, but a determined Deeley completed her education at Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Birmingham before becoming a fulltime model at 18. With her outgoing and bubbly personality, Deeley quickly tired of modeling and decided to pursue her dreams of working in television. In 1997, she began appearing on MTV UK as a VJ. The following year, Deeley made her debut as co-host of the family variety program "SM: TV Live" (ITV, 1998-2003). Her breakthrough role on the popular Saturday kids show earned Deeley a BAFTA Children's Award for Best Presenter in 2001. The blonde beauty also earned a significant adult following as evidenced by her No. 7 rank on FHM magazine's sexiest women list that same year. In 2002, Deeley was brought on to host "CD: UK Hotshots" (ITV, 1998-2006), the "SM: TV Live" spin-off program that featured in-studio performances and interviews with pop acts. She established herself as a host of various reality programs in the U.K., from the look-a-like talent contest "Stars in Their Eyes" (ITV, 1990- ), to the music competition series "Fame Academy" (BBC, 2002- ). Deeley moved to the United States in 2006 after landing a hosting position on the Fox reality hit "So You Think You Can Dance?" The British personality was brought in for the second season after original host Lauren Sanchez left the show. "So You Think You Can Dance?" was the brainchild of "American Idol" creators Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, and aimed to find the best dancers in the country. Week after week, Deeley's affable and quick-with-a-quip personality made the contestants feel at ease and millions of viewers fall in love with her. Deeley's success with "You Think You Can Dance?" elevated her career in the U.S., which included red carpet correspondent duties for "Good Morning America" (ABC, 1975- ) as well as hosting "New Year's Eve Live" (Fox, 2006-07) specials from Times Square. Deeley eventually made her U.S. acting debut on Disney Channel's teen comedy series "Shake It Up!" (2010-13) in 2011. She guest-starred on the show as a school vice principal who secretly worked as a professional dancer. Deeley next hosted reality series "Royally Mad" (BBC America 20110 and celebrity dating series "The Choice" (Fox 2012). Meanwhile, her duties on "So You Think You Can Dance?" earned Deeley Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program every year between 2011 and 2014. Along with her continued hosting duties on that series, Deeley began hosting the singing competition "Sing: Ultimate A Cappella" (Sky One, 2017).

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No Score Yet 43% Love by the 10th Date Maureen (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Dog Amy (Voice) - 2014

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No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 22% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance Host 2006-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest,
Host
2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Time Next Year Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest,
Host
2018 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Star Little Star Host 2017
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet 94% Deadbeat Camomile White (Character) 2014-2015
85% 76% The Simpsons Herself (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Choice Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Next Top Model Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2012
53% 76% Life's Too Short Herself (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest,
Host
2008-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake It Up! Vice Principal Winslow (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Britain Unknown (Guest Star) 2005

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