Katie Lee - Updated Nov 2023

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Katie Lee

Katie Lee is a well-known American cookbook writer, TV critic, chef, and novelist. Katie Lee is co-host of the talk show on Food Network The Kitchen and the Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with her.

Early life

Katie Lee’s age is 41 years old as of 2023. She was born on September 14, 1981, in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Whereas, she was born to Steve Lee (father)and Kim Becker (mother).

She was the only child of her parents. Therefore, she was interested in cooking. She learned cooking at the age of four.

Additionally, She would gather the fresh veggies from her grandfather’s greenhouse and follow the instructions of her grandmother, Dora, while cooking. Likewise, she belongs of American nationality and Asian-American ethnicity. 

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Caption: Katie with her mother and pet, Source: Instagram


Talking about her educational career, At Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she studied journalism and food science, and graduated in 2003. Whereas, She’d served in a variety of restaurants before fame.

Personal Life

Regarding Katie’s personal life, she is a married woman. On 1 September 2018, she gets married to her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Biegel. Ryan works as a producer and actor. Their dream wedding is held as a private ceremony including friends and family only in Italy.
Currently, on February 26, 2020, she announced the news about her pregnancy and expecting her first child following infertility struggles
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Caption: Katie with her husband Ryan on vacation, Source: Instagram.

Before, getting married to Ryan she was linkup to the famous American singer-songwriter, Billy Joel. She met Billy at the rooftop bar at The Peninsula hotel while visiting New York City for a weekend.
She and Joel married at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on October 2, 2004, after dating for a year. Billy Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray Joel from his marriage to Christie Brinkley served as maid of honor. 
Sadly, the couple separated after six years of their marriage in June 2009. Additionally, after her divorce from Billy, she dated the American fashion designer Yigal Azrouel in 2010 and the famous Canadian-American actor Will Arnett in 2013.

Professional Life

Katie Lee started her career working in different restaurants and drink shops. She helped build the restaurant of Jeff and Eddy in 2003, where she worked as the house chef.  In July 2005, Lee and partner Aleishall Girard developed the foodie website OliveAndPeach.com.
Their website soon brought her to fame. She is extremely thankful to, her instructor, BobbyFlay. In September 2006 the website started to be maintained. She hosted the first season of Top Chef Bravo in 2006.
Bravo eventually replaced her with Padma Lakshmi. She later returned in 2010 as a guest judge on Top Chef All-Stars, Episode 2 (“Night at the Museum”).
Whereas, she also anchored the very first season of Bravo’s Top Chef. She was the first Top Chef host. She was replaced on short notice. Later, she joined on Top Chef All-Stars as a guest on the show.
Simon & Schuster launched her debut Recipe book, The Comfort Table. She published her second recipe book, The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions in 2009. She wrote her debut novel titled Groundswell in June 2011.
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Caption: Katie at her cooking show with her friend, Source: Instagram

Similarly, Lee is even a member of the Feeding America Entertainment Council. Originally, she served on the Chefs for Humanity Committee, an organization offering humanitarian assistance worldwide.
Katie Lee has also worked with Les Dames d’Escoffier, an organization that educates and trains women in the culinary profession. Lee appeared with Gary Vaynerchuk on May 8, 2009, on the video blog Wine Library TV.
Then, she also worked as a consultant in food and lifestyle for The Early Show. She has also started working for Extra Magazine as a reporter.
Currently, she is also working as a co-host of The Kitchen chat show for Food Network, and Beach Bites with her Lee for the Cooking Channel.
Talking about her net worth, she has earned a huge amount of money through her professional life as a writer, chef, and many more. Whereas, she has estimated around $10 million as net worth. Although, her salary is still unavailable.


Talking about the rumors about Katie Lee, after getting married to Billy she was dating a guy named Yigal Azrouel. And there was a rumor that it was the reason behind her divorce from Billy Joel.

Katie Lee – Social Media

Katie Lee is active on social media. She has a huge fan following on Twitter and Instagram. Whereas, she has more than 565k followers with 1000 posts on Instagram. Similarly, she joined Twitter in March 2009 with more than 118k followers on Twitter.

Sadly, she is not active on Facebook at present.

Katie Lee – Body Measurement

Katie Lee is a beautiful woman with a smart body. Whereas, she has a height of 5 feet 7 inches with a bodyweight 55 Kg. Her body measurement is 36-24-35. Similarly, her 34B, her shoe size is 8 US and her dress size is 4 US. Likewise, her hair is black, and has brown eyes.