Paula Deen

Cook + Cooking Show Host + Restaurateur + Author
Born Jan 19, 1947

Paula Hiers Deen Y'all is an American cook, cooking show host, restaurateur, author, actress and Emmy Award-winning television personality. Deen Y'all resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published five cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Groover, she uses the surname Deen, from her first marriage.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Paula Deen.


1947 Birth Born on January 19, 1947.


1989 42 Years Old In 1989, she divorced her husband, Jimmy Deen, to whom she had been married since 1965. … Read More
1991 44 Years Old Deen's home business, The Bag Lady, soon outgrew her kitchen. She first moved into the Best Western on Savannah's southside on Abercorn Street in 1991 with a restaurant called The Lady.
1996 49 Years Old In January 1996, Deen opened her restaurant, The Lady & Sons, in downtown Savannah, on West Congress Street. … Read More


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2004 57 Years Old In 2004, Deen married Michael Groover (born 1956), a tugboat captain in the Port of Savannah, Georgia. Deen has two children from a previous marriage. The wedding was featured in a Food Network show in 2004. … Read More
2005 58 Years Old According to the first of those episodes, actual production at her new Savannah home began in November 2005. Since then, Deen has been given two more Food Network shows, Paula's Party and Paula's Best Dishes. Paula's Party premiered on the Food Network in 2006 and Paula's Best Dishes debuted on June 8, 2008.
2006 59 Years Old A televised biography of Deen was aired on an episode of the Food Network's Chefography program, in March 2006.


2007 60 Years Old In June 2007, Deen won a Daytime Emmy Award (Outstanding Lifestyle Host) for Paula's Home Cooking.
2010 63 Years Old In October 2010, she was selected as the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade, and presided over the 2011 Rose Parade before the Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2011. … Read More
2012 65 Years Old On January 17, 2012, Deen announced that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years before. … Read More
As of June 2013, the Paula Deen Buffet does not appear on Harrah's Tunica Casino's website list of restaurants. … Read More
2014 67 Years Old It was announced that on September 24, 2014 Paula will unveil her very own network. … Read More
On March 11, 2015, it was announced that Deen had kicked off her "comeback" with the launch of the all-new Paula Deen Channel on Roku.
2016 69 Years Old On January 25, 2016, the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina received an application for a building permit for a two-story Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, to replace the 20-year-old Carlos 'n Charlie's at Broadway at the Beach.
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