Michael Strahan

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Full Name Michael Strahan
Age 48 Years Old
Nick Name Michael Strahan
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date November 21st, 1971
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Michael Anthony Strahan famed as Michael Strahan is a retired professional footballer who was a defensive end. He has spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) and he set a record for the most sacks in a season in 2001 and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII over the New England Patriots in his final season in 2007. After his retirement from football career, he became a media personality. He is a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday, and co-host of ABC's Good Morning America and its spinoff Strahan, Sara and Keke. In 2014, he became a regular contributor to Good Morning America, and in 2016 the network announced that Strahan would be leaving Live! to join GMA full-time. He made his theatrical film debut as Augustus in Magic Mike XXL in 2015. His first voice-over job was to narrate for the character of Teddy in Ice Age: Collision Course in 2016. He made his first TV show appearance as ‘Himself’ on documentary series, CenterStage in 2002. Read on to know more information about his full biography, family details, siblings, birthday wiki, facts, net worth 2020, height, and many more. 

Famous For

  • Being a former American footballer.
  • For spending 15 years career with New York Giants of NFL. 
  • For setting the NFL record for sacks in a single season with 22.5.
  • Being a former National Football League (NFL) player as a part of the New York Giants for his entire athletic career of 15 years. 
  • Getting inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • For his second career as a TV Presenter which was launched with the success of the day time show, Live! With Kelly and Michael (2012-2016).
  • For appearing as a full-time anchor on Good Morning America (GMA).

Michael Strahan, a famous former footballer

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Early Life of Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan was born on 21st November 1971 in Houston, Texas; his birthplace/hometown. His real name/birth name is Michael Anthony Strahan. He is American by nationality and he belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. His race is Black. He was born to parents; Gene Willie Strahan and Louise Strahan. His father Gene is a pastor, Social Worker, Retired US Army Major, a former boxer with a 1–1 record against Ken Norton before he won the WBC Heavyweight title. His mother Louise is a basketball Coach and Social Worker. He has five siblings among which he younger to all of them namely Debra Diana Strahan (Older Sister) (Deceased), Sandra L. (Older Sister) (Self-employed, Mary Kay Consultant), Gene Strahan Jr. (Older Brother) (Lives and works in Auto Hobby Shop, Italy), Christopher Strahan (Older Brother), Victor Strahan (Older Brother). His birth sign is Scorpio and his religion is Christian. As per his education, he studied and graduated from Mannheim American High School and played linebacker for the Mannheim Bison / Redskins in 1985. He completed his schooling from Westbury High School and completed his graduation from Texas Southern University in the year 1993. As of 2019, he celebrated his 48th birthday. 

Career of Michael Strahan

Football Career

  • Michael started playing football as a defensive end for Texas Southern University.
  • Later, he was selected to the All-American first team. 
  • He recorded 68 tackles with a school-record 19 quarterback sacks and 32 tackles totaling 142 yards in losses.
  •  He was also selected Division I-AA Defensive Player of the Year by The Poor Man's Guide and Edd Hayes Black College Sports Report.
  • In 1992, he was named First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference and the SWAC's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. 
  • He was also named Black College Defensive Player of the Year.
  • His professional career began when he was drafted by the New York Giants in the year 1993.
  • He played in only six games due to injuries and missed the Giants' two playoff games that season. 
  • He became a member of the 2000 Giants to participated in their playoff run to Super Bowl XXXV.
  • In his 2001 season, he set the NFL record for sacks in a single season with 22.5, the highest tally since it was made an official statistic in 1982, breaking New York Jets' Mark Gastineau's total of 22.
  • He was also named the 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was a two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year (in 2001 and 2003).
  • On 30th September 2007, he sacked Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, increasing his career total to 133.5, setting a new franchise record.
  • On Sunday, 3rd February 2008, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Strahan had two tackles and one sack in Super Bowl XLII, in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in NFL history.
  • He has also won a Super Bowl in the year 2007. 
  • He retired from NFL on 9th June 2009. 
  • He told Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com "It's time, I'm done."
  • He retired with 141.5 career sacks (fifth all-time when he retired), 854 career tackles, four career interceptions, 24 forced fumbles, and three career touchdowns in 200 games over a 15-year career (through 2007 season).
  • On 2nd February 2013, he failed to get voted into The Pro Football Hall of Fame; 2013 was his first year of eligibility.
  • On 27th January 2020, while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he announced that the Giants are planning to retire his No. 92 jersey.

Media Career

  • After his retirement from NFL, Michael announced that Strahan would be joining the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show, alongside host Curt Menefee and analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Jimmy Johnson. He announced on 24th June 2008. 
  • He worked for Sports as an analyst on the NFL Sunday program. 
  • He is also working as a television and movie producer.
  • On November 3rd, 2014, he was presented his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the New York Giants-Indianapolis Colts game by the Giants. 
  • He has also co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly with Kelly Ripa for the first time when Regis Philbin was absent for that show on 1st October 2010. 
  • After twenty guest appearances over two years, Strahan was selected as Kelly Ripa's new co-host on 4th September 2012, marking his first official day on the rechristened syndicated talk show, Live! with Kelly and Michael. 
  • On 19th April 2016, ABC announced that he would be leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael to begin working full-time on Good Morning America.
  • In 2018, he began co-hosting a daytime talk show spin-off of Good Morning America, originally titled GMA Day, alongside Sara Haines.
  • In the year 2016, ABC announced that he would be hosting a summer revival of The $100,000 Pyramid, which would air on Sunday nights along with the Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud and the Alec Baldwin-hosted Match Game as part of a "Sunday Fun & Games" lineup.
  • He also starred in VIP Like Me, a web series for Snickers in September 2008. 
  • He guest-starred on an episode of Chuck, "Chuck Versus the Break-Up" in the year 2008. 
  • He stars in award-winning commercial series for Vaseline Men.
  • In 2015, Strahan published a motivational book, Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life.
  • In the year 2019, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Charlie's Angels as Bosley from the Townsend Agency's New York branch.

Awards / Career Highlight and Achievements of Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan won a Daytime Emmy twice for "Outstanding Talk Show Host" during his tenure with the show. His career highlights and awards include:

  • Super Bowl champion (XLII)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (1997–1999, 2001–2003, 2005)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (1997, 1998, 2001, 2003)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2002, 2005)
  • 2× NFL sacks leader (2001, 2003)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2001)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • New York Giants Ring of Honor
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL record

  • 22.5 sacks in a season

Personal Life of Michael Strahan 

Michael Strahan is a married man. As of now, he is in a relationship with Kayla Lynn Quick. Michael and Kayla were first spotted together at the Super Bowl after-party in 2015. In 2016, the tabloids published several pictures of the couple indulging in PDA on the beach. They were frequently seen together in Manhattan and Kayla is often spotted accompanying Michael’s twin daughters Isabella and Sophie. The paparazzi reported that Michael’s 17 years younger girlfriend has a shady past. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and was given a juvenile sentence at the age of 18 for stealing her grandmother’s jewelry at the age of 14. Without any kind of disturbances, the duo is enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is no gay.  

Michael Strahan with his girlfriend Kayla Lynn

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His first wife's name is Wanda Hutchins. Wanda met Michael when she was 12 and he was 14  years old because they studied in the same school. The two started dating in 1990 which led to the birth of their first daughter named Tanita in November 1991. Tanita now works as a Visual Artist based in Los Angeles, California. 10 weeks after Tanita’s birth, Michael and Wanda got married in Denmark in January 1992 in Germany. The couple had a happy married life for the first 2 years which led to the birth of their 2nd child, a son named Michael Strahan Junior (b. September 1995). The duo split in May 1996 lasting for four years. After that, he met Jean when she was working as a cosmetics store manager in a Manhattan skincare salon and spa. He started visiting her store repeatedly for a month until he gathered the courage to ask Jean out. In the year 1999, he tied a knot with Jean Muggli. The pair is blessed with two twin daughters: Sophia Strahan and Isabella Strahan on 28th October 2004. Though his children belonged to different mothers, they know the value of siblings and lives in harmony. The children quite get along with each other and share a unique bond as a family. The relationship between Michael and Jean ended in the year 2006 and got separated. She was granted 15 million dollars with an additional 18,000 dollars a month child support. After that, Jean moved to North Dakota and lives a private life with no social media presence. Later, he was introduced to R&B recording artist, professional foot model, entrepreneur, and podcast host Stefani Vara through mutual friends. The couple started dating in 2006 and they were frequently clicked attending high profile events together. They dated for a year before parting ways in 2007. He then started dating former fashion model, reality star and entrepreneur Nicole Mitchell (Eddie Murphy's Ex-Wife) in 2007, and the couple got engaged after 2 years of dating. Even though they shared intimacy relations for five years, they never made the relationship official. In 2011, Nicole was conned of all her divorce settlement money to the tune of 7-10 million dollars by childhood friend Troy Stratos that left her nearly broke. 

Net Worth of Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end and spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). After his football career, he worked as a media personality. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is said to be $65 million and his salary is somewhere around $17 million as of now. His asset details are unknown yet. His major source of wealth is from his media career. Talking about his endorsements, he has appeared in print advertisements for Campbell’s Chunky Soups (2003–2004) and M&M candies from Mars Inc. (2009). His very first TV commercial was for Pizza Hut Delivery (2006). He also filmed a series of webisodes in an elaborate campaign called VIP Like Me for Snickers candy bar in 2008. He was also cast in the award-winning TV commercials for Vaseline Men (2009) and he has also been a part of the TV commercials for Pepper Soda (2010), Subway (2012), Right Guard (2017), Metamucil (2014-2015), MetaBiotic probiotic supplement (2014-2015), and Meta Health Bars (2014). He collaborated with the American Department store J. C. Penney to create an exclusive range of stylish but affordable men’s clothing and accessories called M by Michael Strahan. He is satisfied with his earnings as of now. He is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings.

Body Measurements of Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan is a very handsome person with an athletic body build. He has got a healthy body with a tall height of 6 feet 5 inches. His body weight consists of 116 kg. His shoe size is 14 (US). He has a pair of black eyes and curly hair. Information about her other body measurements such as biceps size, chest size, hip size, and more is unknown. He has a prominent gap in front teeth that shows every time he smiles. He always maintains a close-cropped buzz cut hairstyle.