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Rachel Maddow Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Rachel Maddow Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth April 1, 1973
Zodiac Sign Aries
Girlfriend Susan Mikula

Rachel Maddow is an American political commentator, television host, and author who is best known for hosting The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC since 2008. She has more than 10 million followers on Twitter, more than 3 million followers on Facebook, and more than 250k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Rachel Anne Maddow

Nick Name


Television host and political commentator Rachel Maddow seen in Seattle
Television host and political commentator Rachel Maddow seen in Seattle (Paul Schultz / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Castro Valley, California, United States


  • New York City, New York, United States
  • Manhattan, New York, United States
  • West Cummington, Massachusetts, United States





Rachel attended Castro Valley High School and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Public Policy in 1994.

She was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, and Marshall Scholarship after graduation. Maddow accepted the Rhodes Scholarship and began her postgraduate education at Lincoln College in 1995. Her thesis, HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons earned her a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2001.


Television Host, Political Commentator, Author


  • Father – Robert B. Maddow (US Air Force Captain, Lawyer)
  • Mother – Elaine Maddow (née Gosse) (School Program Administrator)
  • Siblings – David Maddow (Older Brother)
  • Others – Bernard Maddow (Paternal Grandfather), Gertrude Maria Smits (Paternal Grandmother), Daniel Joseph Gosse (Maternal Grandfather), Anne F. McGrath (Maternal Grandmother)




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rachel has dated –

  1. Susan Mikula (1999-Present) – Rachel has been in a long-term relationship with photographer and artist Susan Mikula since 1999.

Rachel Maddow as seen in 2013
Rachel Maddow as seen in 2013 (Cole Camplese / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


She has Ashkenazi Jewish (25%) and Dutch (25%) ancestry on her father’s side and is of English and Irish descent on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, she is seen having blonde hair in her high school picture.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Two birthmarks on her neck

Brand Endorsements

She has endorsed the ‘Xfinity’ brand.

Rachel Maddow seen during her book tour for Drift in 2012
Rachel Maddow as seen during her book tour for Drift in 2012 (JD Lasica / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Rachel Maddow Favorite Things

  • Names – Angostura, Peychaud
  • Smell – Clean river on a spring day
  • Drink To Make – Tantris Sidecar (Audrey Saunders’ recipe)
  • Bars – Pegu Club (New York), Daddy-O (New York)
  • Cocktails – Hemingway with Rhum Agricole, Agricole Daiquiri
  • Bands – Radiohead, Lucero
  • FilmsThe Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Thin Man (1934)
  • Brands Of Rye Whiskey – Michter’s, Pikesville, Rittenhouse, Sazerac
  • Republican – Abraham Lincoln
  • Reality SeriesIce Loves Coco
  • BookSaga (Graphic comic book series)

SourceVanity Fair,,,,, YouTube

Rachel Maddow as seen in 2005
Rachel Maddow as seen in 2005 (Gina / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Rachel Maddow Facts

  1. Her parents discovered that she was a lesbian after reading her interview in the college newspaper where she outed herself as gay in her freshman year.
  2. Rachel released her debut book titled Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power in 2012. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ category but lost to Janice Ian for her memoir, Society’s Child.
  3. Her favorite hobby is fishing, which she does often to unwind.
  4. She was the first-ever openly gay student to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.
  5. Rachel has suffered from cyclical depression since her teenage years. She exercises regularly to sustain her mental health.
  6. Rachel’s partner Susan had battled coronavirus in 2020 and at one point, there were chances that the virus could have killed her.
  7. In August 2021, it was reported that Rachel was considering leaving MSNBC in 2022 at the end of her contract. However, later that month, it was revealed that she had signed a new deal with the network that would keep her at the outlet beyond 2022. According to the deal, she would be able to develop other projects with NBCUniversal.
  8. In October 2021, Rachel underwent surgery for skin cancer at NYU Langone.
  9. In 2021, Rachel was ranked #29 in the list of “50 Most Influential People on Twitter” as per Brandwatch Consumer Research. Taylor Swift was ranked #1.

Featured Image by Paul Schultz / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0

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