Ryan John Seacrest
Dunwoody, Georgia, U.S.
Ryan went to Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody at the age of 14 and graduated in 1992 (at 17). At 16, he won the internship at radio station WSTR (FM) in Atlanta, where he was given training by Tom Sullivan.
In the fall of 1992, he started studying journalism from University of Georgia. At 19 (in 1994), he left the university to focus fully on his broadcasting career.
Television show host, television, and radio personality
- Father – Gary Lee Seacrest (Real estate lawyer)
- Mother – Constance Marie (née Zullinger) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Meredith Seacrest (Sister)
Ryan Seacrest is signed to several agencies –
- 42 West
- Creative Artists Agency
- Ryan Seacrest Productions
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
69 kg or 152 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ryan Seacrest dated –
- Erica Lancellotti (2002-2003) – Ryan dated the owner of New York’s Bar Candy, Erica Lancellotti for over a year from 2002 to 2003. She also revealed about her relationship on the Howard Stern show.
- Debbie Gibson (2003) – Rumor
- Shana Wall (2003-2005) – Ryan, then dated actress Shana Wall from 2003 to July 2005. At that time, it was believed that Ryan is a gay. But, this and all his following relationships proved all those people wrong.
- Sheryl Crow (2006) – He, then dated singer Sheryl Crow very briefly in early 2006. She is about 13 years his senior.
- Teri Hatcher (2006) – In March 2006, Seacrest dated actress, writer, and presenter, Teri Hatcher. They were first spotted kissing by paparazzi. Soon, the relationship was called off by Ryan and Teri still don’t know the reason.
- Tara Conner (2008) – In 2008, Ryan dated American model Tara Conner.
- Holly Huddleston (2008) – In the same year (2008), Ryan started dating television personality, Holly Huddleston, who he met via a mutual E! network connection. They split in 2008 after dating for a couple of months.
- Sophie Monk (2008) – In April 2008, Australian actress, Sophie Monk and Ryan dated each other.
- Sara Jean Underwood (2008-2010) – Playboy model, Sara Jean Underwood dated Ryan Seacrest for two years. They started dating in December 2008 and continued dating until 2010. But, it was an ON-again, OFF-again kind of relationship.
- Katrina Darrell (2009) – In 2009, model Katrina Darrell kissed Ryan Seacrest while on American Idol. This made Katrina to got some attention, but Ryan denied any dating rumors.
- Jasmine Waltz (2009) – In April 2009, Ryan met reality TV star, Jasmine Waltz during a night out at Guy’s, a West Hollywood lounge. They dated for 2 months until June 2009.
- Julianne Hough (2010-2013) – Ryan, then started dating ballroom dancer Julianne Hough in May 2010. The couple kept on dating for three years until March 2013.
- Dominique Piek (2013) – In 2013, South African model, Dominique Piek and Ryan Seacrest dated for a couple of months.
- Shayna Terese Taylor (2013-2014; 2016-2019) – He started dating Sports Illustrated model, Shayna Terese Taylor in mid-2013. The duo split in December 2014, which was confirmed by DailyMail on December 13. They got back together later on in 2016. They made their first red carpet appearance in April 2017. This time also, they separated, but in 2019, after dating for 3 years in the second go.
- Hilary Cruz (2015) – In 2015, he was seen dating ex-Miss Teen USA Hilary Cruz. It was confirmed by People.
Race / Ethnicity
Ryan has mostly German and Swiss-German ancestry with distant Irish roots.
- Energetic personality
- Uses catchphrase – “Seacrest, out!”
In 2003, he appeared in AT&T Wireless mobile phone commercial.
In 2007, Ryan appeared in a commercial on Crest Extra White toothpaste plus Scope White mouthwash with Josie Maran.
In 2011, Seacrest appeared in a radio / TV commercial for RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving).
He also has endorsed brands like Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and others.
Best Known For
Hosting talent competition American Idol since season 1, and On Air with Ryan Seacrest, a morning radio show on KIIS-FM.
Ryan Seacrest debuted with romantic comedy-drama film Knocked Up for his role as a parody of himself.
First TV Show
He co-hosted the season 1 of singing reality competition series American Idol in 2002.
Ryan Seacrest takes good care of his health. He drinks Brazilian Thunder smoothie first thing in the morning. This smoothie is a mixture of ingredients like coconut water, kale, ginger, collard greens, cinnamon, and lemon.
Ryan Seacrest Favorite Things
- Bands – The Four Tops, Dave Matthews Band, Enigma
- TV Shows – The X-Files (1993-2002), CHiPs (1977-1983)
- Celebrities – Alyssa Milano, Bill Clinton, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Soleil Moon Frye
Source – TV.com
Ryan Seacrest Facts
- Ryan first came in the spotlight, when he was in fourth grade. He performed the role of King Winter in a school musical and forgot the lines.
- He is the host of American Idol. But, Ryan was originally interviewed for the position of judge in the show.
- He was always interested in doing radio / TV shows. During his childhood, Ryan would hold a microphone and do shows in the house, instead of playing with toys.
- During high school, he was known as the “Voice of Dunwoody High School.”
- Ryan is the co-owner of a Los Angeles based sushi bar called Katana.
- On July 28, 2008, he got bitten by a small shark.
- Ryan has a female dog named Georgia.