Bethenny Frankel

As the breakout star of Bravo's hit reality series, "The Real Housewives of New York City" (2008- ), which followed a group of brash, extroverted socialites who made Manhattan their playground, Bethenny Frankel's life ... Read more »
Born: 11/03/1970 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

A Toast to 2014! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

Bethenny Ever After 2007 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Skating with the Stars 2007 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Real Housewives of New York City 2007 - 2009, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Royal Pains 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Bethenny 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Neighbors 2013 (Tv Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

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The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

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20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

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Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Ladies First: Bravo at the Kentucky Derby 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Z Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Real Housewives of New York City: Reunion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Apprentice: Martha Stewart 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Biography

As the breakout star of Bravo's hit reality series, "The Real Housewives of New York City" (2008- ), which followed a group of brash, extroverted socialites who made Manhattan their playground, Bethenny Frankel's life was an open book, literally. When she joined the cast, Frankel was initially a single woman with a successful business as a health food chef. More impressive than her culinary skills, however, was Frankel's ability to lacerate anyone verbally if pushed. By the same token, her sharp wit and self-deprecating humor won over even the most jaded of viewers. In earlier seasons, storylines revolved around Frankel's love life and her extravagant outings with the other housewives. But by the 2010 season, it was her acrimonious feud with ex-best friend, Jill Zarin, which became the show's central story, causing division amongst the other housewives and a lot of verbal sparring. In the midst of all the tension, Frankel wrote best-selling diet books, created a guilt-free cocktail, and starred in her own spin-off series called "Bethenny Getting Married?" (Bravo, 2010- ) - all successful ventures that changed Frankel's image from a simple "housewife" to a smart and savvy entrepreneur and one of the few Bravo "housewives" you wanted to root for.

Relationships

Bernadette Birk

Mother

Robert Frankel

Father
Thoroughbred race horse trainer and member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Frankel was estranged from his daughter Died in 2010

Jason Hoppy Actor

Husband
Married March 28, 2010 Co-starred on the Bravo series "Bethenny Getting Married?" and "Bethenny Ever After" Announced separation Dec. 23, 2012 Frankel filed for divorce January 2013

Bryn Hoppy

Daughter
Born May 8, 2010; father, Jason Hoppy

John Parisella

Step-Father

Peter Sussman Associate Producer

Husband
Married Oct. 7, 1996 Divorced in 1997

EDUCATION

National Gourmet Cooking Institute

Milestones

2012

Hosted the syndicated daytime talk show "Bethenny"

2011

Sold her "Skinnygirl" spirits brand to Fortune Brand's Beam Global Spirits & Wine unit for an undisclosed amount

2011

Published the book A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life

2010

Starred in the "Real Housewives" spin-off "Bethenny Getting Married?" (Bravo); series focused on Frankel's wedding to Jason Hoppy and the birth of her daughter Bryn; later renamed "Bethenny Ever After"

2008

Joined the cast of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City"

2005

Competed on the NBC reality series "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart"; placed first runner-up

Formed her company "Bethenny Bakes" after graduating from the National Gourmet Cooking Institute in New York; clients included Michael J. Fox, Brooke Hogan, Alicia Silverstone, and Paris Hilton

Bonus Trivia

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Frankel developed the highly popular Skinnygirl Margarita – a low-calorie pre-made alcoholic beverage.

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