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Giada De Laurentiis has won over TV audiences with her appetizing and accessible cooking shows, including Everyday Italian and Giada at Home.
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Branching out, De Laurentiis has served as a mentor and judge on the television competition, Next Food Network Star, with Bobby Flay. She also became a correspondent for the Today show during the 2006 Olympics. Since then, De Laurentiis has been a regular contributor and co-host on the show.
In 2010, De Laurentiis launched a new cooking series called Giada at Home,
along with a cookbook by the same title. Both the program and the cookbook have enjoyed enormous success. That same year, De Laurentiis partnered with Target stores to sell her own line of food items and kitchen tools.
De Laurentiis married Todd Thompson, a designer for Anthropologie, in 2003. They had been dating since De Laurentiis was 19 years old. In 2008, the couple welcomed a daughter, Jade.
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