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Overview (3)

Born in Castro Valley, California, USA
Birth NameRachel Anne Maddow
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rachel Maddow was born on April 1, 1973 in Castro Valley, California, USA as Rachel Anne Maddow. She is an actress, known for The Ides of March (2011), House of Cards (2013) and 30 Rock (2006). She is married to Susan Mikula.

Spouse (1)

Susan Mikula (? - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Towering height
Short hair

Trivia (9)

Partner since 1999 of photographer Susan Mikula. Their first date was celebrated at a gun range.
Maddow received a bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University. She earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship.
"The Rachel Maddow Show" has been nominated by the Television Critics Association for "Outstanding Achievement in News and Information", and TRMS received a GLAAD award in 2010.
She first gained national prominence as a host on Air America Radio, where she worked from its inception in 2004. Prior to joining AAR, she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Maddow was named MSNBC political analyst in January of 2008.
Maddow was honored by the Interfaith Alliance with the 2010 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom award.
Her MSNBC documentary "The Assassination of Dr. Tiller" won a Gracie award in 2011. It covered the May 31, 2009, murder of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller, one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers, by Scott Roeder, 52, of Kansas City, Missouri.
Her paternal grandfather was from a Jewish family from Ukraine and Lithuania, while her paternal grandmother was of Dutch (Protestant) descent. Her mother, whose family is from Newfoundland, Canada, has English and Irish (Catholic) ancestry.
First openly gay TV personality to host a prime-time news program in the U.S.

Personal Quotes (3)

I think the [George W. Bush] administration has essentially been like, I mean, I like vegans, but it's like hiring a vegan to be your butcher. Like, if you have somebody who is really against the idea of providing you the service you've hired them for, they're going to be bad at providing that service.
If you're someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that's a sign of a life lived honorably.
The thing that defines whether or not you're good at this work is whether you have something to say when it's time to say something. Because you're going to have to say something when that light goes on. I could roll in at eight o'clock and have my producers tell me what to say and book seven people for me to chat with about the news. There are people who have made a very successful living doing that in this work. I just don't want to do it that way. I want to have something to say that people don't already know every single night, every single segment, and that makes it hard to get the process right, because that's the only thing I care about.

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