Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

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  • Birthday: Aug 25, 1968
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  • In the early 2000s, culinary maestro and Food Channel mainstay Rachael Ray shot to fame as the host of the U.S. cable series 30 Minute Meals (2003), becoming the nation's resident chef with the golden thumb -- a status she inherited from such predecessors as Graham Kerr, Julia Child, and Jeff Smith. Her growing fame led to subsequent programs, cookbooks, a magazine, a general-interest talk show, and omnipresence in the States, eventually rendering her as a kind of American pop-culture icon, well before the age of 40. Ray experienced a long and circuitous path to fame, however. She was born in August 25th,1968, in Cape Cod, MA, to parents who ran a series of restaurants in that region; many of her ancestors were preternatural chefs, including a grandfather who grew and prepared meals for a family of one dozen and many paternal ancestors who celebrated and explored the gustatory end of New Orleans through their own meal preparation. During Rachael's childhood, the Ray family sold off the majority of its businesses and moved to upstate New York, where she would spend much of her early life and reportedly felt most comfortable. As a young girl, Ray gained exposure to a staggering array of ethnic cuisines and worked in a vast number of capacities within the arena of food service. She extended this area of expertise into adulthood, when -- in her early twenties -- she moved to Manhattan and held such jobs as candy salesman and then gourmet food manager for Macy's department store, then as buyer/manager for Manhattan's famed culinary marketplace Agata & Valentina. In her mid-twenties, Ray tired of Big Apple life and returned to upstate New York, managing bars and restaurants at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George. Not long after that, the Cowan & Lobel market in Albany caught wind of Ray's skills and brought her on board as a chef and food buyer.During her stint at Cowan & Lobel, the energetic Ray devised the concept of hosting cooking classes for Albany residents at the marketplace, dubbed "30-Minute Mediterranean Meals," which spawned massive popularity among locals and prompted the local CBS station, WRGB-TV, to have her offer regular cooking lessons on the nightly news broadcasts. Ray simultaneously authored her first cookbook and sold over 10,000 copies.At this point, the then-burgeoning Food Network learned of Ray's success and offered her a contract as one of their resident, on-air chefs. From that position, she hosted such programs as Inside Dish, $40 a Day, 30 Minute Meals, and the resoundingly popular Tasty Travels. The acclaim and wide audience appeal of those programs (coupled with over a dozen additional cookbooks) not only inspired Ray to publish her own magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, but prompted Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions and King World to offer Ray her own general-interest talk show in the fall of 2006. The Rachael Ray Show featured Ray offering advice to viewers on how to take advantage of each day's opportunities and live ebulliently with a "can do" attitude.

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No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
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  • 2019
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  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Worst Cooks in America
2010
Host
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
Herself
  • 2017
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Young & Hungry
2014-2018
Herself
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Food Network Star
2005-2018
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  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Kitchen
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet Made
2003-2014
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  • 2012
No Score Yet Cake Boss
2009-2017
Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2011
40% Shaq Vs.
2009-2010
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005

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