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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 January 1947Albany, Georgia, USA
Birth NamePaula Ann Hiers
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Albany, Georgia, Deen is a notable graduate of Albany High School. She married her first husband after graduating high school in 1965. Her parents both died by the time she was 23, and a resultant fear of death led to chronic agoraphobia. She was a proficient Southern cook, and used it to help deal with her condition. in 1986, she felt okay enough to take a job as a bank teller. She was robbed at gunpoint the next year, and that incident led her to deal with her agoraphobia head-on. After the family moved to Savannah in 1989, she decided to parlay her cooking experience into a clandestine catering service. She made sandwiches and other meals, and her sons delivered them.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian J

Spouse (2)

Michael Anthony Groover (6 March 2004 - present)
Jimmy Deen (1965 - 1989) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (24)

Her first business, The Bag Lady, lasted for five years out of the kitchen in the Best Western in Savannah.
Owns the "Lady and Sons" restaurant in downtown Savannah with her two sons, Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen.
Films her cooking show, Paula's Home Cooking (2002), out of her kitchen in Georgia.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $4 million.
Editor-in-chief of "Cook with Paula Deen" magazine.
When she was 18, her uncle, Bob Hiers, took her to the 1965 World's Fair in New York City. He used to be a water-skier in water shows, which is where he met Carol Burnett and they dated for four weeks.
Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade.
Named "TV's Sexiest Female Chef" by Maxim magazine [October 11, 2011].
In January 2012 she announced that she was diagnosed with having Type 2 Diabetes.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes [January 17, 2012].
Mother-in-law of Brooke Deen and Claudia Lovera.
Grandmother of Jack Deen and Matthew Deen.
Launch of "Cooking with Paula Deen", her bimonthly magazine.
Release of her book, "Paula Deen's Kitchen Classics: The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook and the Lady & Sons, Too!".
Release of her book, "The Lady & Sons Just Desserts: More Than 120 Sweet Temptations From Savannah's Favorite Restaurant".
Release of the book, "My Delicious Life with Paula Deen" by her husband, Michael Groover.
Release of her book, "Paula Deen Celebrates!: Best Dishes and Best Wishes for the Best Times of Your Life".
Release of her book, "Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin'" by Paula with Sherry Suib Cohen.
Release of her book, "The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook".
Release of her book, "Paula Deen's Cookbook for the Lunchbox Set" by Paula with 'Martha Nesbit'.
Release of her book, "Paula Deen's the Deen Family Cookbook" by Paula with Melissa Clark.
Release of her book, "Paula Deen and her Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style".
Release of her book, "Christmas with Paula Deen: Recipes and Stories From My Favorite Holiday". [November 2007]
Release of her book, "Paula Deen's My First Cookbook" by Paula with 'Martha Nesbit'.

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