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Overview (3)

Born in Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameMichael Anthony Strahan
Height 6' 4½" (1.94 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Strahan was born on November 21, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Michael Anthony Strahan. He is a producer and actor, known for Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988), Good Morning America (1975) and VH1's Best Superbowl Concert Ever (2013). He was previously married to Jean Marie Muggli and Wanda Nicole Hutchins.

Spouse (2)

Jean Marie Muggli (18 July 1999 - 20 July 2006) (divorced) (2 children)
Wanda Nicole Hutchins (January 1992 - 1996) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

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Trivia (22)

Twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia, were born on October 28th, 2004.
Professional football player. Defensive end with the New York Giants, 1993 - 2008.
From age 9 to age 16, he grew up in Mannheim, Germany on a US Army base, where his father, Major Gene Strahan, was stationed.
His father, Gene Strahan, was a boxer with a 1-1 record against future heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton.
His mother, Louise Strahan, was a basketball coach.
Michael's uncle is retired pro football player Arthur Strahan.
The youngest of 6 children.
Was not able to play US high school football until he was a high school senior at Westbury High School in Houston, Texas. However, he was able to play organized football as a linebacker for the Mannheim (Germany) Redskins in 1985, mostly made up of other military brats from the nearby US Army base where his father was stationed.
In order to get US high school football experience, his father sent him to live with his brother Art Strahan (Michael's uncle) in Houston, Texas, USA, the summer before his senior year. Art arranged for Micheal to attend Westbury High School in Houston, where Michael played one season of high school football, enough for him to get a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University.
He followed in the footsteps of his uncle Art, who also played defensive end at Texas Southern University, before becoming a professional football player.
Played his entire NFL career with one team, the New York Giants.
Is good friends with Tom Arnold.
On the October 11, 2013 airing of Late Show with David Letterman (1993), Michael shared that he is 6'5" tall and his post play weight is about 250 lbs. He said when he started as a pro-football player, his playing weight was 280 lbs., gradually reducing to about 252 lbs. by the time he stopped playing in 2007.
Just some of his college football awards included: First-team AP College-division All-American (1992) Edd Hayes' Black College Sports All-American (1992). 1st team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (1992). SWAC's Player of the Year (1991, 1992). Black College Defensive Player of the Year (1992).
Career NFL statistics (all with New York Giants) Tackles: 854 Quarterback sacks: 141.5 Interceptions: 4 Touchdowns: 3.
After the high school football season, Michael returned to Germany to finish his classes, where he graduated from Mannheim Christian Academy.
1993 NFL Draft: 40th pick of the 2nd round. Seven times NFL Pro Bowl: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005. Four times NFL first-team All-Pro: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003. Two times NFL second-team All-Pro: 2002, 2005. Super Bowl XLII champion (for 2007 NFL season). Two times NFC Champion: 2000, 2007. NFL Defensive Player of the Year: 2001 Two times NFC Defensive Player of the Year: 2001, 2003. NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of the Year: 2003 Fifth in All-Time Career Sacks (NFL). NFL one season sacks record: 22.5. New York Giants career sacks record: 141.5. NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. New York Giants Ring of Honor. NFL Top 100 Greatest Players: Ranked 99th.
New York City, NY, USA: Living and working in New York City and marking his one year anniversary as co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988). [October 2013]
Guest of honor at New York Jets great Wayne Chrebet's upscale restaurant premiere across from Hofstra University and the New York Jets Headquarters on Long Island, New York. The opening included over 400 guests, current and former NFL players, and members of the media. [March 2007]
Member of the Super Bowl 42 Champion New York Giants. [February 2008]
New York Jets great Wayne Chrebet, New York Giants great Michael Strahan, and NFL great Bruce Smith were on location to film the new National Football League (NFL) policy trailer for the Loews Cineplex NFL Kickoff campaign at the Loews Cherry Hill theater in New Jersey. [July 2002]
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Personal Quotes (2)

When you're a 20-something-year-old athlete and you're getting a six-figure check every week, you're not thinking about next week. You're not thinking, 'I'm going to be broke,' or 'I'm going to need another job.' But I'll tell you, there are a lot of broke athletes out there - I know plenty - and I didn't want to end up as one.
[on his publicly nasty divorce] It was horrible, of course, but at the same time it was one of the best things to ever happen to me," he said. "You have all these things being said about you, things that aren't true, but you can't control any of it. At first I was freaking out, but then I just realized: the only thing I can be is me. I used to be really worried what people thought, and I always tried to act in ways to make sure I was liked. And you know what? Suddenly none of that mattered. So I just started being myself, and I got really comfortable with that, and I think that's what people like about seeing me on the show ('Live With...').

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