Carson Kressley

Actor, TV host, Fashion expert
As the fashionably flamboyant front man for the makeover quintet known as the "Fab Five," Carson Kressley used his innate fashion sense and garrulous personality to achieve celebrity at the height of the early reality ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1969 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Carson-Nation 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2011, 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Host

How To Look Good Naked 2002 - 2011, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Host

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 2002 - 2011, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2011, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Family Feud 2016 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Christmas, Carol! 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Hero Dog Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Be Good Johnny Weir 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

True Beauty 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eleven Minutes 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss USA 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Universe 2005 Thailand 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Special Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Perfect Man 2005 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Gayer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As the fashionably flamboyant front man for the makeover quintet known as the "Fab Five," Carson Kressley used his innate fashion sense and garrulous personality to achieve celebrity at the height of the early reality television craze of the mid-2000s. After an eight-year stint with iconic fashion designer Ralph Lauren, Kressley came to national prominence as one of the stars of the wildly popular reality show, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" (Bravo, 2003-08). Openly gay and proud of it, he became one of the most visible icons of the "metrosexual revolution," and, along with his stylish co-hosts, was credited for helping de-stigmatize fashion for millions of clueless heterosexual men all across America. During his run on "Queer Eye" and in the years that followed, Kressley parlayed his popularity into a myriad of book deals, movie cameos and more television work, including a show of his own, "Carson Nation" (OWN, 2011- ) and a run at the glitter ball trophy on season 13 of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), making him one of America's most trusted and beloved self-improvement/fashion gurus.

EDUCATION

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg , Pennsylvania 1991
Graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude honors

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg , Pennsylvania 1991
Graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude honors

Northwestern Lehigh High School

Lehigh County , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2011

Joined the 13th season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"

2011

Hosted a show on the Oprah Winfrey Network titled, "Carson Nation"

2010

Was a co-judge on ABC's "True Beauty," with Vanessa Minnillo and Beth Stern

2008

Appeared as the Master of Ceremonies on Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors Tour 2008"

2008

Hosted the Lifetime makeover show, "How to Look Good Naked"

2006

Debuted Perfect, his own clothing for men and women, on QVC

2006

Played the elf costumier in the NBC TV-movie, "The Year Without a Santa Claus"

2005

Made feature film debut opposite Hilary Duff in the comedy "The Perfect Man," playing Duff's confidant in the film

2004

Published the book, Off The Cuff: The essential style guide for men and the women who love them

2004

Co-authored, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five's Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better with the four other cast members

2003

Wrote a biweekly column in Us Weekly, giving stars advice on fashion

2002

Cast as the Fashion Savant on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"

1994

Worked for Ralph Lauren in several areas including menswear and corporate advertising

Began working in fashion as an independent fashion stylist

Bonus Trivia

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Kressley is also an avid, nationally-ranked equestrian and a former member of the US World Cup Equestrian Team.

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In April 2006, Kressley became ordained over the Internet as a minister of the Universal Life Church, in order to be able to perform a wedding ceremony during an episode of "Queer Eye."

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