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Overview (4)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameFaith Coley Salie
Nickname Fwa
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Faith Salie was the host and executive producer of the National Public Radio show "Fair Game from PRI with Faith Salie". During its 300 episode run, she conducted over 1000 interviews with the likes of President Jimmy Carter, Lorne Michaels, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Slash, Elizabeth Edwards, Norah Jones, Oliver Sacks, Tom Brokaw and a family of champion elk callers.

On television, Faith hosts the Sundance Channel's coverage of the Sundance Film Festival, conducting interviews with filmmakers and actors such as Chris Rock, Uma Thurman, Billy Bob Thornton, The Doors, Kristen Wiig, Mo'Nique and Paul Giamatti. Faith was also one of the stars of the critically-acclaimed improvisational sitcom, Significant Others (2004) on Bravo. She has appeared in numerous sitcoms and dramas -- from a memorable turn in gold lamé on Sex and the City (1998) to reaching the arcane iconic status of "tradable life form" for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) fans.

Faith is a monthly contributor to "O", the Oprah Magazine, as an ethics expert and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), taking on Randy Cohen, The New York Times ethicist.

As a commentator on politics and current events, Faith has appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), The O'Reilly Factor (1996) and CNN, and has contributed to the National Public Radio shows "Tell Me More" and "The Takeaway". For the latter, she covered both the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions. She serves as one of the moderators for the World Science Festival, leading panels with scientists such as Richard Leakey, Vilayanur Ramachandran and Raymond Kurzweil. To justify her subscriptions to Star and US Weekly, Faith offers pop-culture punditry on a variety of VH-1 shows and is a regular on the late-night Fox News show Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (2007).

Faith has regularly performed as a stand-up comedian at the Hollywood Improv. She is also a television writer and has created/executive produced pilots for Fox, VH-1, and the Oxygen Network.

Faith is a Rhodes scholar who graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University. She completed an M. Phil. in Literature at Oxford University. Faith was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, which means she uses "wicked" as an adverb and also says "y'all". Faith's hobbies include baking white trash treats and giving them away before she can eat them.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: FaithSalie.com

Spouse (2)

John Winston Semel (9 October 2011 - present)
Nick Holly (4 June 2005 - 21 August 2009) ( divorced)

Trivia (14)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa
Is a Rhodes Scholar; received a Master's degree from Oxford University.
Hobbies include baking and giving away baked goods before she can eat them.
Cousin of casting director Bonnie Gillespie.
She originally enrolled as an undergraduate at Northwestern University after failing to be accepted at Yale, and then transferred to Harvard. She is a 1989 graduate of North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Her brother, David Salie, served as Director of House Party Fundraising for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign.
Ex-daughter-in-law of Grant Holly.
Ex-sister-in-law of Lauren Holly.
She is a 1989 graduate of North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia in metro Atlanta.
She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and high honors from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned a Master's Degree in modern Literature from Oxford University in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as a Rhodes Scholar.
Daughter of Robert D. Salie of Sarasota, Florida and the late Gail Coley Salie; daughter-in-law of Susan Semel of New York City and the late Edmond Semel also of New York City.
She and her second husband, John Winston Semel, were married in Rome, Italy on October 9,2011.
She is a freelance commentator and correspondent in New York City for CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) on CBS-TV in New York City and National Public Radio's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me".
New York City: Journalist [January 2012]

Personal Quotes (1)

Hours after I gave birth to my first child, my husband cradled all five pounds of our boy and said gently, "Hi, sweet pea". Not "buddy" or "little man". Sweet pea. The words filled me with unanticipated comfort. Like most parents, we knew what we'd name our son but never discussed how we'd speak to him. I was witnessing my husband's commitment to raising a sweet boy. Because this is what the world needs now, urgently: sweet boys and people who grow them...Boys will not merely be boys. If we let them, boys will be human.

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