Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Highest Rated: 28% Elizabethtown (2005)

Lowest Rated: 28% Elizabethtown (2005)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1947

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, USA

A down-home entrant in America's new wave of celebrity chefs, Paula Deen parlayed her definitive Southern charm and irrepressible personality into a multimedia epicurean franchise joining the caliber of überfoodies Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray. A once-abandoned single mother who conquered crippling agoraphobia through her love of cooking, Deen leveraged her rich Southern cooking into a successful, regionally renowned restaurant. A self-admitted "cook" versus trained chef, the CEO of Paula Deen Enterprises expanded this renown into a multimedia empire, including cookbooks, a magazine, numerous shows on the Food Network cable channel and a syndicated daytime talk show for Warner Bros. What set Deen apart from all other culinary giants remained her homespun charm and her refusal to make heart-healthy any of her Southern friend delicacies, which in turn, delighted fans who appreciated her unorthodox, down-to-earth style of cooking. Despite her growing popularity, not everyone was as admiring of Deen's high-fat approach to dining, in particular fellow celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who once called Deen "the worst, most dangerous person to America." Not surprisingly, when during a 2012 interview Deen admitted that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes some three years prior, the Grand Dame of Southern cooking found public sympathy to be in short supply. A home-spun heroine to some and an unrepentant hypocrite to others, Deen continued to whet the appetites of comfort food fans across the nation until the fallout from a lawsuit brought against Deen and her younger brother jeopardized her entire career in the summer of 2013.

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28% 66% Elizabethtown Aunt Dora (Character) $26.8M 2005


No Score Yet 83% MasterChef Guest 2012 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2011-2012 2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet FABLife Host 2016
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2015
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2011-2012 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paula's Best Dishes Host 2008-2013
No Score Yet 100% Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paula's Party Host 2006-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paula's Home Cooking Host 2002-2008