Paula Deen

American cook, cooking show host, restaurateur, author, actress, and television personality

Paula Deen (born January 19, 1947) is an American celebrity chef and television host. She has published fourteen cookbooks.

Paula Deen
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Paula Ann Hiers[1]

(1947-01-19) January 19, 1947 (age 73)
Jimmy Deen (m. 1965–1992)

Michael Groover (m. 2004)
Culinary career
Cooking styleSouthern

Early lifeEdit

She was born in Albany, Georgia.

Personal lifeEdit

On June 21, 2013, The Food Network announced they would not renew her contract because Deen used racist slurs.[2]


  1. Piechota, Jim (June 20, 2013). "Southern hospitality". The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  2. "Paula Deen Canned: Food Network 'Will Not Renew' Chef's Contract Amid Racism Row". Mediaite. Retrieved 21 June 2013.