Michael Strahan Biography
A native of Houston, Texas, United States, Michael Strahan is a popular American journalist, television personality, and former professional American football player.
He played his entire 15-year professional career as a defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League. A dominant pass rusher, he is presently tied with T. J.
Michael Strahan Age
Strahan is 50 years old as of 2021. He was born on 21 November 1971 in Houston, Texas, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 21 November every year.
Michael Strahan Height
Strahan stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs 116kg(255 lb).
Michael Strahan Education
The summer before Strahan’s senior year of high school, his father sent him to live with his uncle Art in Houston so he could attend Westbury High School. He played one season of football, which was enough for him to get a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University. He later graduated from Texas Southern University in 1993 and joined the National Football League.
Michael Strahan Parents
Strahan was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the United States by his parents, Gene Willie Strahan, a retired Army Major and a boxer with a 1–1 record against future heavyweight Ken Norton, and Louise (Traylor) Strahan, a basketball coach. He is the youngest of six children.
Michael Strahan Wife
Strahan was married to his first wife, Wanda Hutchins, from 1992 to 1996 who is an American businesswoman, Wanda Home Designs Owner, Interior Designer, and Decorator. They were blessed with a son, Michael Anthony Strahan Jr, and a daughter, Tanita Strahan.
In 1999, he married Jean Muggli after meeting her at a spa. The couple has twin daughters, Sophia, and Isabella born in December 2004. As of 2004, Strahan lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Strahan and Muggli finalized their vicious divorce on July 20, 2006.
In August 2009, he became engaged to Nicole Mitchell, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, but the two ended their engagement in 2014. In June 2011, he filmed a commercial supporting legalizing same-sex marriage in New York.
Michael Strahan Net Worth
Strahan has an estimated net worth of $65 Million.
Michael Strahan Philanthropy
In 2002, Strahan had a multimillion-dollar restoration and renovation done on Georgian Heights. The turn-of-the-19th-century mansion is discovered on 2.3 acres of mountainside property and boasts sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Over thirty prominent New Jersey and New York interior and landscape designers will showcase their creative talents.
The home was built in 1906 at 99 Lloyd Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey. It is a red brick house with a carriage house and a greenhouse that he bought in 2000 for $1.3 million. Before moving in, he permitted the Junior League of Montclair-Newark to use his house as a model home for its charity fundraiser.
From May 28 to 31, the League decorated the mansion, had a “bare-bones” party and a black-tie affair, and held $25 tours to fund the Junior League programs Children At Risk and HomeCorp. Children At Risk aids children and families and HomeCorp helps low-income people achieve home ownership.
In February 2008, Strahan and Giants teammate Justin Tuck teamed up with Nike to design their own exclusive sneakers for ID studio in New York City. All proceeds from the sneakers were donated to Nike’s Let Me Play global campaign.
In December 2018, he volunteered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and was featured in a series of holiday promotions.
Michael Strahan Fox NFL
On June 24, 2008, it was announced that Strahan would be joining the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show, alongside analysts Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, and Howie Long and host Curt Menefee, Howie Long.
When Fox obtained the rights to broadcast Thursday Night Football in 2018, it was decided to have Strahan host the Fox NFL Thursday pregame show, along with Bradshaw and Long. Fox NFL Thursday is televised live from New York City instead of from the Fox NFL Sunday studios in Los Angeles so it can accommodate Strahan’s other live shows (see below), since a coast-to-coast commute on a Thursday night/early Friday morning would be impractical.
Michael Strahan Spaceflight
Strahan flew into space on December 11, 2021, aboard Blue Origin NS-19. At 6’5″, he became the tallest person to fly in space.