Ayesha Curry
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Born Ayesha Disa Alexander
March 23 1989 () (age 31)
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship Canadian • American
Occupation Actress • Author • Television personality
Years active 2008–present
Television Ayesha's Homemade
Spouse(s) Stephen Curry (m. 2011)
Children 3

Ayesha Disa Curry (née Alexander; born March 23, 1989) is a Canadian–American actress, celebrity cook, cookbook author, and television personality. After guest roles in several television shows and movies, she began hosting her own show, Ayesha's Homemade(a.k.a. Ayesha's Home Kitchen), on Food Network. Despite not having any professional chef training, her culinary career started in 2014, when she prepared her first meal as a YouTube demonstration on her channel Little Lights of Mine. Curry is the author of several videos on her channel Little Lights of Mine and has written one cookbook The Seasoned Life published in 2016. 

Career[edit | edit source]

At age 12, Curry acted as the love interest in the music video for "Too Young for Love" by Suga Prince (now known as Sevn Thomas).

After graduating from Weddington High School, Curry moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, appearing in mostly in bit parts. She was in a film short Underground Street Flippers (2009), The TV movie Dan's Detour of Life (2008), was Girl #1 in the direct to DVD movie Love for Sale (2008).[4] After her marriage she started a food blog, and then a YouTube channel. This lead to a short lived Food Network show Ayesha's Homemade that was canceled after 13 episodes.[5] Her company Little Lights of Mine sells its own brand of extra virgin olive oil, and 10% of all proceeds are donated to the charity No Kid Hungry.[6] In addition to her written recipes, Curry often posts instructional cooking videos on her YouTube channel. She first gained an interest in cooking at a young age. With her mother operating a salon in the basement of their home, Curry would watch as her babysitter cooked Trinidadian curry and roti and brought it down to customers.

In 2016, Curry collaborated with chef Michael Mina in The Mina Test Kitchen of International Smoke, a Bay Area pop-up restaurant, and released her cookbook "The Seasoned Life." She also began starring in Ayesha's Homemade, which follows her professional and personal life with cameos from her husband and two daughters. The first season ran for six episodes. A second season of six episodes, named Ayesha's Home Kitchen premiered on Food Network in April 30, 2017.

On September 20, 2017, Curry was named as a spokesperson for CoverGirl, becoming the first spokesperson for the brand who is not an actress, singer, or influencer. She was announced on September 21, 2017 as one of the new hosts of The Great American Baking Show, an American adaptation of The Great British Bake Off, on ABC. She also revealed to Deidre Behar, from Entertainement Tonight, that she was approached to join the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Only two episodes of the third season of Baking Show, however, aired on television due to sexual harassment allegations against one of the show's judges outside the series. While the show was renewed for a fourth season, Curry did not return as a host and was succeeded by former Spice Girls member Emma Bunton.

The Mina/Curry International Smoke restaurant is to open another location in 2019 at One Paseo in Carmel Valley, San Diego. More recently, she launched Sweet July Productions with a first-look deal at Entertainment One.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Curry is the daughter of John and Carol Alexander (née Chin) and has four siblings: Maria, Janiece, Jaz and Chad. Her mother is of Afro-Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican descent while her father is of mixed African-American and Polish descent. She was born and raised in Toronto until the age of 14, when she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.

On July 30, 2011, she married Stephen Curry in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two met in a church youth group in Charlotte when they were 15 and 14 years old. Together, they have three children, daughters Riley Elizabeth (b. 2012), Ryan Carson (b. 2015), and son Canon W. Jack (b. 2018). They currently reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Curry is a Christian. Curry has spoken about her faith saying, "It’s the foundation for everything that I do, really. … With my relationship with my husband, it’s what it’s founded on.”[25]Curry has also said, "When Steph decided to play basketball, I had the same conversation with him that he had with me. 'Whatever you do, do it well, but do it for God.' I think that's what has kept us grounded. When I started my blog called 'Little Lights of Mine,' my whole goal was to do the things I wanted to do, but all while being a light for Him."

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Acting[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dan's Detour of Life Cassie Stevens TV Movie
10 Items or Less Girl in Bathroom Episode: "Forever Young"
Whittaker Bay Keeley Hawkins 8 episodes
Love for Sale Girl #1 Film
2009 Hannah Montana Andrea Episode: "Come Fail Away"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Beautiful Girl Episode: Kwikki Chick
2013 The Little Ghost Marie Voice

As herself[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes Refs
2016 Guy's Grocery Games Judge Guest [24]
2016 Chopped Junior Judge Ep. "The Big Stink" [24]
2016–present Ayesha's Homemade

(a.k.a. Ayesha's Home Kitchen (season 2))

Host TV Series, 2 seasons [9][10]
2017 The Great American Baking Show Host TV Series [25]
2019–present Family Food Fight Host TV Series

Official Account[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

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