Anthony Bourdain

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth June 25, 1956
Nationality American
Profession Television Personality, Chef, Author
Working for Television Programs
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Ottavia Busia (m. 2007), Nancy Putkoski (m. 1985–2005)
Children(s) Ariane Bourdain
Net Worth(s) $6 Million
Name on Birth Anthony Michael Bourdain
Divorce One Time
Height 1.93 m
Weight N/A
Religion part Christian and part Jewish in origin
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Gray
Twitter @Bourdain
Age 66 Years

Chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world's most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover.


Anthony Bourdain was born on 25 June 1956, in New York City, New York, USA.

School College

Anthony Bourdain attended Vassar College for two years, and graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in 1978. He soon began running the kitchens of New York restaurants such as the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Sullivan's. He became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.

Father, Mother, brother and sister

His father was an executive for Columbia Records in the classical music recording industry. Bourdain's paternal grandparents were French. His paternal grandfather immigrated from Arcachon to New York following World War I. Bourdain's mother worked for The New York Times as a staff editor.

Career and struggle

The chef at New York's famed ‘Brasserie Les Halles’, he is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens. It has been translated into more than 28 languages. He wrote as well as the travel journal, A Cook's Tour, 3 crime novels, a cookbook, a biography of Typhoid Mary, the bestselling graphic novel ‘Get JIRO!’, and other books.

His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet and many other publications. He has shared his thoughts about team-building and crisis management with the Harvard Business Review. He has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline. He has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, Morning Joe, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Bourdain joined the writing staff of HBO in 2011, which contributed to the popular drama's restaurant storylines. He recently launched his own publishing with Ecco, Anthony Bourdain Books, and an imprint of HarperCollins. His first titles will be released in early 2013.

Wife, Marriage and Divorce

In 1985, Bourdain married his high-school girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski, and they divorced after being together for two decades.

He currently lives with his second wife, Ottavia Busia. The couple wed on April 20, 2007. They have a daughter, Ariane, born on April 9, 2007.


His pictures can be found all over the internet and his recipe books. He is very popular in the internet.

Height, weight and age

He stands tall at six feet and four inches in height. It would be 193 centimeters.

Nationality, Ethnicity

He is an American citizen and he is part Christian and part Jewish in origin.

Net Worth, Salary and income

He has an estimated net worth of 6 million dollars. He has earned all of the money by his hard work.

Award and Achievement

He is widely popular all over the world. He has even won two Emmy Awards, along with several other nominations.

Job and future

We will see the premiere of two new television shows hosted by Bourdain in 2013: ‘The Taste’, a cooking competition series for ABC with Nigella Lawson, and a travel documentary-series for CNN.

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