Michael Strahan Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth

Michael Strahan Biography

Michael Strahan is an American journalist and television personality. He is a former professional American football player and played all 15 seasons of his career with the New York Giants of the National Football League.

Michael Strahan Age|Birthday

Strahan was born on November 21, 1971. Therefore, he is 50 years as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 21st November every year.

Michael Strahan Height\Weight

Strahan’s height is 6 feet 5 inches (approximately 196 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 116 kilograms.

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Michael Strahan Family

Strahan’s parents are Louise (mother) and Gene (father). His late father was a retired army major and a boxer whereas his mother is a basketball coach. In addition, he is the youngest of six children.

Michael Strahan Wife

Strahan was first married to Wenda Hutchins from 1992 to 1996. Later, he married Jean Muggli from 1999 to 2006. Moreover, he has four children named, Tanita, Michael Jr., Sophia, and Isabella. In addition, Tanita and Michael Jr. are from his first marriage with Wenda whereas Sophia and Isabella are from his second marriage with Jean.

He became engaged to Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s former wife, in 2009. However, in 2014, the couple split.

Michael Strahan Education

Strahan attended Westbury High School. He played one season of football which got him a scholarship offer to Texas Southern University. He entered the National Football League after graduating from Texas Southern University in 1993.

Michael Strahan Career

Pro Football Career

Strahan was quick to adapt to the competition and his new football environment as he had in high school and college. He became a full-time starter for the Giants in the league during his second year. Moreover, in 1997, he registered his first double-digit quarterback sack season with 14. For his efforts, he earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

He proved to be a dominating defensive force for the Giants over the next decade. Moreover, he set an NFL single-season record with 22.5 sacks in 2001 following a 15-sack campaign in 1998. He was ranked fifth in NFL history at the time of his final game after eventually compiling a total of 141.5 sacks, ending his career on a high note.

The star veteran returned to the Giants after mulling retirement for the 2007 season. He led the club to its first Super Bowl victory in nearly two decades along with quarterback Eli Manning. However, they had an upset win over Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots in the championship game.

He announced his retirement from football soon after the big victory.

Television Career

It was generally believed that Strahan had a future in television even before he had left the game of football. He was hired as a football analyst with FOX Sports following his retirement. Moreover, he has also done several Subway sandwich chain commercials.

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Strahan starred in the short-lived FOX sitcom Brothers in the fall of 2009. In September 2012, he was named the new co-host of Live! With Kelly. He teamed with Kelly Ripa filling the spot formerly held by longtime host Regis Philbin. The syndicated show was renamed Live! With Kelly and Michael.

Move to Good Morning America

In early 2014, Strahan was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The same year in April, he joined Good Morning America as a part-time correspondent. In April 2016, ABC announced that he was leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael. He joined Good Morning America on a full-time basis. Considering Ripa learned of his plan to exit just minutes before going on air, the move was surprising and controversial. It had to put a strain on their relationship, needless to say.

However, Strahan said he had no regrets in a 2018 interview with E!

He became the new co-host of GMA Day’s third-hour slot with Sara Haines, The View former panelist, in the fall of 2018. The show was renamed Strahan, Sara, and Keke in 2009 after actress Keke Palmer was added as a third co-host.

Awards and honors

1992

Associated Press first-team College-division All-American
Edd Haye’s’ Black College Sports All-American

2001

NFL Single-Season Sack Record (22.5)
AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year

2001 & 2003

NFC Defensive Player of the year

NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

2014

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame

Michael Strahan Net Worth

Strahan’s net worth is $65 million.