Paula Deen | Biography
Born as Paula Ann Hiers on 19th January, 1974, Paula Deen is one of the leading names in the world of food & cooking. She is a prominent US celebrity chef as well as hosts the television cooking show. Albany, Georgia, United States born Paula was raised Baptist & is yet genuinely devoted towards her faith. She is the daughter of Earl Wayne Hiers, Sr. & his better half Corrie A. (born Paul). Paula passed through her parents’ death ahead of her 23rd birthday & an early vow collapsed in divorce papers.
Mother of 2 children, Paula Deen, throughout her life has been married for a total of 2 times. In the year 1965, for the first time Paula was set as a bride for her future husband Jimmy Deen. The couple together is parents’ to their 2 sons, Bobby & Jamie, however their marriage ended following a divorce finalization in 1989. On 6th March, 2004, Paula remarried a tugboat captain Michael Groover, at the Bethesda Academy, located at Savannah, Georgia. The nuptial was broadcasted in a 2004 Food Network television show.
As a child, Paula was taught by her granny, Irene Paul about the knack of Southern cookery, one of the single places Paula felt secure was next to her own gas-stove, making hundreds of pots of dumplings & chicken. Following the divorce with her first husband & the responsibility of 2 sons over her head, this single mom worked several odd jobs such as bank teller, hanging wallpaper & selling insurance & real estate prior to her start for a new catering service, preparing meals & sandwiches which her 2 sons delivered. Soon her home business of cooking “The Bag Lady”, outgrew & Paula with her sons headed towards the Abercorn Street, situated at the southern side of Savannah in 1991, where she set up a restaurant named “The Lady”. Its success was followed by the launching of her additional restaurant named “The Lady & Sons”, on West Congress Street, downtown Savannah. Within couple of years Paula became successful establishing her chain of restaurants & ultimately in the year 1999, she made her first step together with the Food Network, & primarily appeared on different episodes of Ready, Set, Cook! & Doorknock Dinners. Afterwards she won “Paula’s Home Cooking” as her own cooking show on the network which was premiered in the November of 2002. Since the time, she has been provided further 2 Food Network programs, “Paula’s Best Dishes” & “Paula’s Party”. It was publicized on 24th September, 2014 that Paula will uncover her innovative very own television network, which is reported to be fully digital that allows users way in Paula’s southern cookery on tablets, smartphones & computer.
Paula Deen at present has an anticipated net worth of 10 million US dollar, which she has grossed from her thriving cooking profession. Carrying a keen interest in cooking, she discloses writing to be her further hobby. Paula especially loves writing cookery books & has till date published 14 different cookbooks. She also loves acting, concerning on which she has as well debuted a character of an aunt in 2005 US romantic comedy drama movie “Elizabethtown”, in which her cooking talent was too featured. A devoted backer of the humanitarian deeds, Paula, as a person is a very generous lady who loves helping several of the social & environmental causes & also satisfies herself doing all the philanthropic stuffs. Some of her activism counts her support for the charities & not for profit foundations such as Habitat For Humanity, Blessings in a Backpack & Robert F Kennedy Memorial, including some more.
Celebrated for appearing as one of the top cooking idol in her own hit television cooking shows, Paula Deen has as well made her career further stable following the release of different cooking journals. Even though she had a lot of struggling over her initial career life, today Paula has written her name in the world of American celebrity chef. Famed for her cooking skill, Paula Deen in June 2007 was awarded Outstanding Lifestyle Host by a Daytime Emmy Awards & was too chosen as the Tournament of Roses Parade’s Grand Marshal in October of 2010. For the furthermore queries & detailed information concerning Paula Deen, a glance over her wiki page or any of her biography sites can be supportive.