Quick facts
Birth date 21 Nov, 1971
Age 48 yrs
Occupations Television presenter
American football player
Sports commentator
Television actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Houston
Education Westbury High School
Gender Male
Description Former American football player, current NFL analyst and TV-host

Michael Strahan, born as Michael Anthony Strahan on 21st November 1971 at Houston, Texas, is an American football defensive end. He was associated with New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) for his entire career of 15 years. He holds the record of most sacks in one season in the year 2001. He was also instrumental to the Giant’s win of Super Bowl XLII against New England Patriots in the 2007 season. Currently, he is working as a football analyst for the Fox NFL Sunday.

Personal Life

Michael Strahan’s father, Louise (Tylor) Strahan, used to work as a coach of basketball while his mother, Gene Willie Strahan, is a retired boxer and Army Major. His uncle, Arthur Strahan, had been a Major of the U.S. Army. At the age of 9, Strahan and his family moved to Benjamin Franklin Village (BFV), a post of Army, in Mannheim, West Germany. Later, he was sent by his father to his uncle in Houston.

Strahan married Wanda Hutchins, his first wife, in Germany. They have together a daughter Tanita Strahan born in 1992, and a son, Michael Anthony Straha, Jr., born in 1995. He divorced his wife Wanda in 1996. He re-married with Jean Muggli who had met him in a spa in 1999. They have together two daughters, a twin, namely Sophia and Isabella Strahan born in 2004. They got divorced, and, he had to pay Muggli a sum of $15 million as divorce settlement, and $18000 monthly for child support. Strahan has been engaged to Nicole Mitchell, the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy in August 2009. Another girl named Kayla Quick came to his life as a girlfriend in April 2009. He resides presently in Upper West Side of Manhattan.


Strahan first joined the New York giants in 1993, and could play only 6 games owing to injury. He achieved great success through the season 1997 achieving 14 sacks, and in 1998, 15 sacks. He was involved in a minor controversy in 2002, and was accused of being greedy and selfish. He was declared as NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, and NFC Defensive Player of the Year for 2001 and 2003. In 2006, it seemed as if Strahan would retire because he had not reported to the training camp of the Giants, but he turned up and gave sterling performances. He received a Super Bowl Title in 2007, which turned out to be his last game. He retired on 9th June 2008 from the NFL.

He performed as a co-host of “Live! with Regis and Kelly” from 1st October 2010, and left the show to join Good Morning America on 16th April 2016. In the same year, he started hosting “The $100000 Pyramid” which was aired in the night of every Sunday. On 18th September 2015, he launched a clothing store dealing in suits, belts, collared shirts, cufflinks, suspenders, ties, and other accessories. His biography must contain his net worth which is estimated as $55 million.

Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020

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