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Tony Kanaan Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Sun Dec, 2015
Tony Kanaan

Facts of Tony Kanaan

Date of Birth: 1974 , December-31
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Deborah Norville
Birth Name William Francis Weir
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For WAGA-TV
Net Worth $6 million
Body Measurements 36-26-32
Weight in KG N/A
Married No
Married to Karl Wellner (m. 1987)
Children : Mikaela Wellner, Kyle Wellner, Niki Wellner
Divorce No
Education University of Georgia
Awards Emmy award
Siblings Josh Hutcherson
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Boyfriend N/A
Movies Tarzan II
TV Show Nightline
Religion Christianity
Online Presence Twitter,wiki
Father Chris Hutcherson
Mother Michelle Fightmaster
Famous for Television journalist
Nick Name "Chris" "Boomer"
Salary N/A
Face Color White
Girlfriend lauren connors
Affair with N/A
Books Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You, MORE

Quick Timeline of Tony Kanaan

1974 Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
1994 Competed in the Formula Europa Boxer
1995 Competed in the Italian Formula Three
1998 Competed in the Champ Car Championship Series
1998 Won CART Championship Series
2007 Competed in the American Le Mans Series
2007 Won Scott Brayton Award
2013 Won Verizon IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver
2004 Became the Indy Racing League champion
2013 Married to Lauren Bohlander
2001 Began his acting career

Detail Timeline of Tony Kanaan

December 31 , 1974

Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Born as in Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil to Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan and Miriam Kanaan, Tony was born in upper middle class family but after the death of his father his family business money was stolen by his uncle and he has to live a humble life after that. He is Brazilian and is of Lebanese descent.

1994

Competed in the Formula Europa Boxer

After the death of his father, Tony moved to Italy. But due to the lack of funds, he simply took part in race track and he also won several of them. He became the winner of the 1994 Italian Formula Alfa-Boxer Championship. In 1994, he joined Formula Europa Boxer.

1995

Competed in the Italian Formula Three

After being the champion of Formula Europa Boxer in 1994, he took part in Italian Formula Three the following year. He was fifth placed in this competition and he earned 111 points throughout the competitions.

1998

Competed in the Champ Car Championship Series

He made his debut in Champ Car Championship Series in 1998. He represented this series for Tasman Motorsports. His start was better but after completing the 29 laps, he had a crash and he was placed 29th.

1998

Won CART Championship Series

CART Championship Series is an American Championship car racing and this series has been running since a long decades. After participating in this series, he was honored with Rookie of the Year award in 1998.

2007

Competed in the American Le Mans Series

One of the renowned racing drivers from Brazil, Tony Kanaan began competing in the American Le Mans Series since 2007. That year, he took part in #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura Courage ARX-01a-Acura AL7R 3.4L V8. He was placed 9th at the end of this series.

2007

Won Scott Brayton Award

Scott Everets Brayton was one of the famous American car racers and he died in a car race in 1996 race. And from that time on in honor of him, Scott Brayton Award was established. Tony was honored with this award in 2007.

2013

Won Verizon IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. He has been taking part in IndyCar Series since 1998.In 2013; he was honored with the Verizon IndyCar Series for Most Popular Driver.

2004

Became the Indy Racing League champion

He has been active in racing since 1994. As one of the accomplished car racer, he has won several major competitions in his life. In 2002, he became the champion of the Indy Racing League. He also won Indianapolis 500 in 2013.

March 8 , 2013

Married to Lauren Bohlander

On 8th of March 2013, Tony got married to Lauren Bohlander. Lauren Bohlander is a model and actress. She is also a reporter and host of several shows. They also had romantic love affairs before getting married.

2001

Began his acting career

Besides being one of the accomplished racers, Tony Kanaan has also appeared in several movies and television series. In 2001, he made his acting debut and that was in the movie, Driven. He has also appeared in several video games.

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On 8th of March 2013, Tony got married to Lauren Bohlander. Lauren Bohlander is a model and actress. She is also a reporter and host of several shows. They also had romantic love affairs before getting married.

After the death of his father, Tony moved to Italy. But due to the lack of funds, he simply took part in race track and he also won several of them. He became the winner of the 1994 Italian Formula Alfa-Boxer Championship. In 1994, he joined Formula Europa Boxer and then the next year, he took part in Italian Formula Three. He then joined PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship in 1996 and began dominating the racing world. From 2002, he began competing in the Indy Racing League. Winner of the several races, Tony is said to be earning huge amount of salary annually and his net worth is expected to be around $20 million dollars.