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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 July 1966Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameSandra Lee Christiansen

Mini Bio (1)

Sandra Lee was born on July 3, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sandra Lee Christiansen. She is a writer and producer, known for Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee (2003), Sandra's Restaurant Remakes (2012) and Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs (2012). She was previously married to Bruce Karatz.

Spouse (1)

Bruce Karatz (6 October 2001 - 2007) (divorced)

Trivia (30)

Has two younger sisters, Kimber Lee and Cynthia (Cindy) Christi-Lee, and two younger brothers, John Paul Christiansen and Rich Christiansen.
Attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for 3 years but did not graduate, ex-husband was a graduate of USC.
After attending the University of Wisconsin, developed a home-decorating line that opened the door to a Martha Stewart-like empire.
Named one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people for 2006.
Holder of U.S. Patents 5,406,998 and D358,981 for a window treatment kit.
Mentors are Florence Henderson and Mary Hart.
Her parents were teens when she was born. They divorced in 1972, her mother remarried and moved them to Sumner, Washington. When Sandra was 11-years-old, her mother divorced for a second time and became depressed and very ill. Sandra became a surrogate mother to her younger siblings; her responsibilities included buying groceries, preparing the meals and handling the family finances.
Taught to cook by her maternal grandmother, Lorraine Korth Waldroop.
Has a dog named Aspen.
In a relationship with politician Andrew Cuomo since 2007.
In the early 1990s, she created a product called "Kurtain Kraft", a home decorating tool using a wire rack and sheets or other fabric samples to create the appearance of decorative drapery. The product was sold on infomercials and cable shopping networks.
Spokesperson for Share Our Strength's "Great American Baked Sale".
Editor-in-chief of "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade" magazine.
Received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2010.
Hometown is La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Has a pet parrot named "Phoenix".
Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Cooking". Introduction by Wolfgang Puck. [2002]
Release of her book, "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Recipes". [2006]
Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Money Saving Slow Cooking". [2009]
Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Weekend Wonders". [2009]
Release of her book, "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade 20-Minute Meals". [2006]
Launch of "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade", her bi-monthly magazine. [February 2009]
Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Money Saving Meals". [September 2008]
Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Desserts". [2003]
Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Cocktail Time". [2009]
Release of her book, "Made From Scratch: A Memoir". [2007]
Living with Andrew Cuomo and his daughters in Westchester County, N.Y. [2010]
Launch of her new Food Network series, Sandra's Money Saving Meals (2009). [April 2009]
In late March 2015 she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Returned home, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, following successful breast cancer surgery [August 12, 2015].

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