Emeril Lagasse

Actor, Chef, TV personality
Known as much for the catchphrases "Bam!" and "Kick it up a notch!" as his Creole-infused recipes, celebrity chef supreme Emeril Lagasse became a major feature on the American culinary landscape with massive exposure on ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1959 in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

On The Menu 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Cosby 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Emeril 1999 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Emeril Green 1999 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Host

Good Morning America 1975 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Chef 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremé 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homemade Millionaire 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Emeril Lagasse Show 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Food Network Star 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jon & Kate Plus 8 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Marlon the Gator (Actor)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Elmo's Magic Cookbook 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Emeril Lagasse: Bam! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Emeril Live: The Big Bam Blast 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Julia Child -- Cooking With Master Chefs 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Let's Make Sure Everybody Eats '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner of the Decade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Emeril Grills 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Holiday Table: A Great Chefs Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Known as much for the catchphrases "Bam!" and "Kick it up a notch!" as his Creole-infused recipes, celebrity chef supreme Emeril Lagasse became a major feature on the American culinary landscape with massive exposure on cooking shows such as "Essence of Emeril" (Food Network, 1994-2008). After earning his stripes with a stellar run as the executive chef at the renowned New Orleans eatery Commander's Palace, Lagasse opened the first of several astonishingly successful restaurants of his own in 1990. Within a few short years, he parlayed that success into a slew of awards, best-selling cookbooks and his own cooking show, "Essence of Emeril," named after his ubiquitous retail line of seasonings. More television projects and restaurants followed, as did books - over 15 bestsellers, in addition to a line of children's books. Lagasse appeared regularly on virtually every talk show - both daytime and late night - and even enjoyed a regularly featured character based on him on the animated comedy series "Futurama" (FOX, 1999-2003; Comedy Central, 2009- ). His vast empire grew to include lines of cookware, appliances, and apparel, as well as a philanthropic organization he founded in 2002. As the poster child for the cooking craze that swept America in the late-1990s, Lagasse's appeal sprang largely from an adventurous, intercontinental approach to comfort food, delivered in an unassuming, fun-loving manner by a natural self-promoter.

Relationships

Tari Hohn

Wife
married in 1989 divorced in 1996

John Lagasse

Father
of French-Canadian and Portuguese descent

Elizabeth Lagasse

Wife
divorced mother of Jessica and Jillian

Hilda Lagasse

Mother
of Portugues descent

Jessica Lagasse

Daughter
born c. 1979

Jillian Lagasse

Daughter
born c. 1981

Alden Lovelace

Wife
married in May 2000 her second marriage

EDUCATION

Johnson & Wales University

Providence , Rhode Island
(culinary arts)

studied culinary arts in France

Milestones

2002

Published first kids cookbook "There's a Chef In My Soup"

2002

Prepared to open eighth restaurant in Atlanta

2002

Opened "Tchoup Chop" his seventh restaurant in Orlando, Florida

2001

Filmed 1000th show for The Food Network

2001

Received his own sitcom

2000

Cookbooks (published by Harper Collins) reached 2 million mark

1999

Published fifth cookbook "Every Day's a Party"

1999

Opened "Emeril's" his fifth restaurant in Orlando, Florida

1999

Opened "Delmonico Steakhouse" his sixth restaurant in Vegas

1998

Opened "Delmonico Restaurant and Bar" his fourth restaurant in New Orleans

1998

Became food correspondent for ABC "Good Morning America"

1998

Published fourth cookbook "Emeril's TV Dinners"

1997

Began production of "Emeril Live"

1997

Published third cookbook "Emeril's Creole Christmas"

1996

Published second cookbook "Louisiana Real and Rustic"

1995

Opened "Emeril's New Orleans Fish House" his third restaurant in Vegas

1994

Began taping cooking show

1993

Published first cookbook "New Orleans Cooking"

1993

Went on first national book tour

1993

Asked to host a pilot show for cable tv

1992

Opened "Nola" his second restaurant in New Orleans

1990

Opened "Emeril's", his first restaurant in New Orleans

Bonus Trivia

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Emeril's catch phrases are: "Bam!" and "Kick it up a notch!"

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