Ryan Seacrest

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Name: Ryan Seacrest ( Ryan Seacrest )
Born: December 24, 1974
Age: 44 years old
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches
Occupation: radio personality, television host, producer
Relationship Status: not married
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  • Horoscope: Capricorn
  • Net worth: $350 000 000
  • Salary: $65 000 000
  • Ethnicity: Mixed(German, Swiss-German, Irish)
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Gary
  • Mothers name: Constance Marie
  • Education: University of Georgia
  • Hair color: Light Brown
  • Eye color: Hazel
  • Lucky number: 3
  • Lucky stone: Topaz
  • Lucky color: Brown
  • Match marriage: Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
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    Ryan Seacrest: biography

    Ryan John Seacrest is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. He is mostly known as a host of the competition show American Idol, the syndicated countdown program American Top 40 (AT40), and iHeartMedia's KIIS-FM morning radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

    Ryan Seacrest
    Ryan Seacrest

    Childhood and youth

    Ryan Seacrest's birthday is December 24, 1974 – he was born to the family of Constance Marie and Gary Lee Seacrest in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody, Georgia. When Seacrest was young, he already had inclinations to show-business.

    As a kid, he studied at Dunwoody High School. There he was the school's morning announcer and got the nickname 'Voice of Dunwoody High School' due to it. His talents were noted, and he managed to get an internship at WSTR FM in Atlanta, with Tom Sullivan, where he learned new information about radio. Ryan worked with the WSTR until he graduated in 1992. Later he entered the University of Georgia, the faculty of journalism. He did not forsake his radio experience and continued with his show at a local Athens station.

    The next year, Seacrest dropped out of the university to focus on broadcasting career and move to Hollywood.

    TV career

    The same year, he starred in the first season of ESPN's Radical Outdoor Challenge. In 1994 he started hosting the kid's game show Gladiator 2000 – he worked there till 1996. The next year, Seacrest was hired as a host of another kids' game show Click and of the fictional game show, Lover's Lane on Beverly Hills 90210.

    Ryan Seacrest's first TV Job on American Gladiators
    Ryan Seacrest's first TV Job on American Gladiators

    In 2000, Ryan Seacrest succeeded to host Saturday Night at the Movies' and the NBC Saturday morning television block alongside Jimmy Fallon.

    The next year, Seacrest got the place of the host of a television reality program, Ultimate Revenge. There the celebrity played practical jokes on family and friends, which were prompted by their own relatives and friends.

    The crucial point in his career occurred when he started working on Fox reality television series American Idol. His colleague there was Brian Dunkleman. Due to the series, Seacrest gained national recognition and constantly rising fame. In the series' second year, Seacrest hosted it alone. That time the show was viewed by 26 million viewers. Once Seacrest was mixed up with a conflict with Katy Perry – he made bizarre comments to pop star and judge Katy Perry and provoked a heated argument.

    In 2006, he was offered to sign a three-year $21-million contract with US Cable channel E!. So, he started hosting and producing E! News and its red carpet awards show coverage. In 2006, he launched his own production company - Ryan Seacrest Productions. Adam Sher was hired as the CEO.

    Ryan Seacrest and Katy Perry
    Ryan Seacrest and Katy Perry

    Due to Seacrest's increasing role-play in Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, the show's name was changed to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest. Besides, that time Ryan hosted the CNN television program Larry King Live. He co-emceed Larry King's final show with Bill Maher on December 16, 2010

    2009 was successful for Ryan Seacrest – he signed a $45-million contract with CKX for American Idol. It made him the highest paid reality television host. Three years later, the celebrity signed a two-year $30-million contract to serve as the host of the show. Besides, he was signed to NBC Universal.

    According to the contract's details, he remained as the managing editor of E! News and host to its red carpet shows. Additionally, his role increased as he contributed to Today Show, Olympic coverage, entertainment programming, as well as news and other special events. When Seacrest didn’t host the show, he was replaced by Bobby Bones.

    Ryan Seacrest, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
    Ryan Seacrest, Keeping Up with the Kardashians

    Seacrest's production company produces the popular series such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. In 2012, his organization started working with Melissa and Tye, which aired on CMT and Shahs of Sunset for Bravo and with Married to Jonas premiered on August 19, 2012. After Dick Clark's death, Seacrest hosted the 2013 edition of New Year's Rockin' Eve, along with co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Fergie, paying tribute to Dick Clark in the pre-show.

    Radio hosting

    Ryan Seacrest also entered into American radio. Before fame, he worked with unknown programs. Later he started hosting American Top 40. The show was syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. Besides, he was hired as the host and the executive producer of Los Angeles radio station KIIS's morning show.

    It is also known as On Air With Ryan Seacrest. In 2005 the celebrity succeeded to become the executive producer and the co-host of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

    Ryan Seacrest’s net worth is evaluated at $410 million. His salary per episode is a private information.

    Personal life

    Ryan Seacrest had an affair with a professional dancer, actress, and singer Julianne Hough. The woman came to prominence after starring in the show Dancing with the Stars. The two started dating in 2013 and parted ways in 2013.

    Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor
    Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor

    Nowadays Seacrest is in a relationship with model Shayna Taylor. She has been his girlfriend since 2017. Seacrest’s fans think she will become his wife.

    Credits

    Radio

    • 98.7 FM (1995-2003);
    • Radio Music Awards (2003);
    • On Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004, 2008-present);
    • American Top 40 (2004-present);
    • 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles (2004-present);
    • KYSR, WSTR (present).

    Movie

    • Knocked Up (2007);
    • Get Smart (2008);
    • Shrek Forever After (2010);
    • New Year's Eve (2011).

    Television

    • Gladiators 2000 (1995);
    • CNET Central (1996);
    • Click (1997);
    • Hey Arnold! (1999);
    • Ultimate Revenge (2002);
    • Good Day Live (2003);
    • Life of Kylie (2017);
    • Live with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (2017);
    • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2018).

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