Jeff Probst Biography

Updated On Jul 19, 2017 Published On May 12, 2016
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Date of Birth: 1961 , November-4
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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Jeff Probst married twice. Firstly, he got married to Shelley Wright in 1996. She is a psychotherapist by professional. They end their marital relationship after five years of marriage and that was in 2001. They had no children together. In 2004, he began his love affair with Julie Berry. She is an American television personality and producer.

At the time of their love relationship began she was one of the contestants of his reality competition show Survivor. Jeff reveals one of the biggest secrets of the show. The two were together for three years. He was very happy to get such a girlfriend and expressed his feelings in an interview. They called off their relationship in 2008. He got married for the second time with Lisa Ann Russell on 5 December 2011. Her second wife is a former model. She has two children from her previous husband, Mark-Paul named as Michael and Ava. They are still together and no rumors of extra marital affairs and divorce. 

Jeff Probst graduated from Newport High School in 1979. Later he joined Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio. He hosted popular shows such as Backchat, Rock & Roll Jeopardy, The Jeff Probst Show and much more. He wrote and directed his first feature film called "Finder's Fee" and that was in 2001. 

Jeff earns the good sum of money from his professional career Being the game host and executive producer, Jeff earns around $4 million salaries per year as host. It is estimated that his current Net worth is and his Net worth is $40 million.

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Born in Wichita, Kansas, United States

November 4 , 1961

He was born on November 4, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas, United States to parents Jerry and Barbara Probst. He was raised up in Bellevue, Washington. He is American and is of white ethnicity. He is five feet and ten inches tall.

First marriage, Shelley Wright

1996

He is a married man. He got married for first time to Shelley Wright in 1996. She is a psychotherapist by professional. They end their marital relationship after five years of marriage and that was in 2001. They had no children together. 

Began dating Julie Berry

2004

In 2004, he began his love affair with Julie Berry. She is an American television personality and producer. At the time of their love relationship began she was one of the contestants of his reality competition show "Survivor".

Broke up with Julie Berry

2008

 The two were together for three years. He was very happy to get such a girlfriend and expressed his feelings in an interview in people magazine. They called off their relationship in 2008. They are no longer dating together.

Second marriage, Lisa Ann Russell

December 5 , 2011

He got married for second time with Lisa Ann Russell that was on 5 December 2011. Her second wife is a former model. She has two children from her previous husband, Mark-Paul. They are still together and there is no chance of getting them divorce yet.

Graduated from Newport High School

1979

He graduated from Newport High School and that was in year 1979. He found that he had no interest in culinary school and later he joined Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a narrator.

Won Primetime Emmy Award

September 21 , 2008

He won Primetime Emmy Award for first time and that was on 21 September 2008. He won that award in the category of Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. He won that award in 2009, 2010 and in 2011.

His Debut film

2001

He wrote and directed his first feature film called "Finder's Fee" and that was in 2001. He won the Best Screenplay for that film in Method Fest Independent Film Festival in 2001.The film received generally positive reviews from critics.

Second Film

2012

He announced as director of his second feature film, entitled "Kiss Me" in January 2012. It was romantic drama starring with John Corbett and Sarah Bolger. The film was shot in Los Angeles in early February 2012.

Host of Survivor

2000

He hosted popular international reality competition show "Survivor" since 2000. That show has been nominated and won several awards so far. It is long running program on CBS. It was derived from the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson.