Anthony Bourdain Biography

Anthony Bourdain

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Birth Name: Anthony Bourdain
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign: gemini
Age:   61 Years
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Anthony Michael Bourdain (born June 25, 1956) is an American author, chef and television personality. He was born in New York City, and raised in Leonia, New Jersey. His parents were Pierre Bourdain (d. 1987), a classical music industry executive and Gladys Bourdain (née Sacksman), a staff editor for The New York Times. His ancestors were Catholic and Jewish and his paternal grandparents were from French. He has one sibling, Christopher Bourdain.

Anthony Bourdain married twice in his life. He was first married to Nancy Putkoski in 1985. They were almost together for two decades and they divorced in 2005. He then married Ottavia Busia on 20 April, 2007. They together have one child. They are living happily since then. He is not rumored to be having any other extra affairs. He got a rise in his fame from his 2000 New York Times Bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. He then wrote two more books which also appeared in New York Times Bestselling books. He also uses Facebook and twitter frequently. He has a tall physique with 6 feet and 4 inch tall. He has achieved almost all things in his life. His actual net worth is unknown.

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Born on New York City

1956 25th of June

He was born in New York City, New York to Pierre Bourdain and Gladys Bourdain. He was raised in middle class family. His father died in 1987. He is the older brother of Christopher Bourdain. His father was a classical music industry executive for Columbia Records.


Graduated from Dwight-Englewood School


Bourdain attended Dwight Englewood School and he graduated from this school in 1973. He then attended Vassar Collage but he didn't complete his degree there. He dropped out after being enrolled for two years. While he was pursuing his degree in Vassar College, he also started working in Provincetown seafood restaurant.


Graduated from Culinary Institute of America


Bourdain was also a talented student. He was enrolled at Culinary Institute of America and graduated from it in the year of 1978. The date when he was first enrolled at this institute is unknown though.


Married to Nancy Putkoski


Michael was married to Nancy Putkoski in the year of 1985. They really enjoyed their married life and it almost lasted for two decades. They didn't have any children together. It was believed that they really enjoyed their married life though.


First book Kitchen Confidential


Anthony Bourdain gained his immediate popularity from his first book Kitchen Confidentia: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which was released in 2000. It was the bestselling book of 2000 New York Times. The book is known for its treatment of the professional culinary industry.


Divorced to Nancy Putkoski


Though their bonding lasted for about two decades, it finally ended in the year of 2005. During this long lasted married life, they don't have any children. The real reason about the divorce is unknown. 


Married again to Ottavia BusiaOttavia Busia

2007 20th of April

He married Ottavia Busia on 20 April, 2007 but before that he was single for two long years. He spent a difficult life for two years, after his divorce with his previous wife. The couple also gave birth to one child and they are living happily till today.


First child daughter, Ariane


After his marriage with his second wife, Ottavia Busia, they gave birth to their first daughter, Ariane. She was born, shortly after the marriage of her parents. He didn't have any child from his previous relation though.


Won Primetime Emmy Awards


Anthony is a very talented individual. He has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for eight times and has claimed this title twice, one in 2013 and the other in the following year. He won this title for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.


Won PGA Awards


He has been nominated in PGA Awards for the three consecutive years for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television from 2013-2015. He was honored with this title in 2014. He also shares these awards with other individuals.


Won Daytime Emmy Awards


Anthony is not the one individual who won just one award in his life time. He has also won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Culinary Program. He was honored with this award for his role in The Mind of a Chef. He shares this award with other individual. 

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