Anthony Bourdain Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Jun, 2018
Facts of Anthony Bourdain
Date of Birth: 1956 , June-25
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Anthony Bourdain
Birth Name Anthony Michael Bourdain
Father Pierre Bourdain
Mother Gladys Bourdain
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Chef
Net Worth $ 16 Million
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Ottavia Busia (m. 2007), Nancy Putkoski (m. 1985)
Children Ariane Bourdain
Divorce Nancy Putkoski (m. 2005)
Education Vassar Collage
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
TV Show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
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Anthony Bourdain is a legendary celebrity chef and a popular television personality. Besides, he is also an author, travel documentarian. He became famous for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

Afterward, he garnered a huge fame as a television personality where his first television show was A Cook's Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network from 2002 to 2003.

Early Life And Education Of Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was born Anthony Michael Bourdain on 25 June 1956 in New York City, New York, United States of America. He belonged to the White American ethnicity and held an American nationality.

He was the first of two sons of Pierre Bourdain and Gladys Bourdain. His father, Pierre was an executive for Columbia Records and mother Gladys was a staff editor for The New York Times. Bourdain moved to Leonia, New Jersey with his parents as a child where he spent most of his childhood with his younger brother, Christopher Bourdain.

Bourdain went to Dwight-Englewood School for his school education. Later, he attended Vassar College, however, he dropped out from the college and later graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978.

Anthony Bourdain's Career

Anthony Bourdain became interested in food since his youth age when he was on a family vacation in France. He started working in seafood restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts while he was in Vassar College which is known to had inspired him to pursue a cooking career.

After he graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1978, he went on to run several restaurant kitchens in NYC including the Supper Club.

CAPTION: Late celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight

Bourdain became an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan, New York. He worked as an executive chef for years and even when he was no longer formally employed, he maintained the relationship with the restaurant.

As an author, Bourdain had written a few numbers of books among which most of the books were the best-seller. His Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly published in 2000 was a New York Times bestseller. He published the sequel to the book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook in 2010.

Bourdain also penned two more bestselling books; A Cook's Tour (2001), and The Nasty Bits (2006). Bourdain co-authored Get Jiro along with Joel Rose in 2012.

Bourdain started working in television in 2002. In 2002 he hosted A Cook's Tour in the Food Network-the show ran for 35 episodes until 2003.

After his first television series ended, he took time to launch another TV program and two years later in 2005, he came with a new but similar series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel. He ran the show until 2012.

CAPTION: Anthony Bourdain SOURCE: The Cheat Sheet

He has been a part of masterpiece TV shows and has worked great in all of them. He was a part of a show called The Layover from the year 2011 to the year 2013 and his presence in the show enlighten the show and it directly affected the TRPs of the show taking it to a new level.

He had been associated with the CNN series Parts Unknown since 2013 until his death. He went on to host Anthony Bourdain" Parts Unknown which focused on the cuisines, cultures, and politics. It premiered on April 14, 2013.

Anthony Bourdain's Awards

In his decades-long career as a chef, author and television personality, Anthony Bourdain had collected several accolades. He was named the Food Writer of the Year in 2001. The British Guild of Food Writers named Bourdain's book A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal the Food Book of the Year in 2002.

In 2008, Bourdain was included in the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. In 2017, Bourdain was honored an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa in the Culinary Arts to Bourdain by The Culinary Institute of America.

Anthony Bourdain's Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, And Children

Anthony Bourdain dated his high-school mate Nancy Putkoski and after a few years of affair, they got married in 1985. The couple was married for over two decades before they divorced in 2005. The couple didn't give birth to any child in their decade-long married life.

Two years after his divorce from his first wife Nancy Putkoski, Bourdain married Ottavia Busia in 2007. His wife Busia was a mixed martial artist. The couple shared a child, a daughter, Ariane Bourdain whom they welcomed in 2007, the same year they became married. The couple lived a happy married life for about a decade and in 2016, they separated and started living their life on their ways.

CAPTION: Late television presenter Anthony Bourdain with his second wife Ottavia Bourdain SOURCE: SB Nation

Anthony had to stay away from his wife and daughter up to 250 days a year due to his busy work schedule which was the most difficult part of his life as he described.

A year after his split, Bourdain started dating an Italian actress Asia Argento. The couple started dating after their first meeting on the Rome episode of Parts Unknown.

CAPTION: Anthony Bourdain and actress Asia Argento SOURCE: Daily Mail

Actress Asia Argento and Bourdain had been living together before his death and after his death, the actress went on an absolute shock and couldn't recover from it. She even remained inside the house for days.

Anthony Bourdain's Height

Anthony Bourdain was a tall man of a height of 6 feet 4 inches around 193 cm.

Anthony Bourdain's Death

Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in Le Chambard hotel in Kayserberg, France on June 8, 2018. Apparently, it was a suicide, he was found hanged. According to the reports, he had been traveling with his friend Eric Ripert at the time of his demise.

The public prosecutor for Colmar, Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel confirmed that Bourdain's body had no sign of physical violence and the toxicology tests would determine if any drug or medication was involved in his suicide. Later, Fayel reported, his toxicology reports showed only a trace of a therapeutic nonnarcotic medication and a negative result for narcotics.

Anthony Bourdain's Addiction To Drug

The widely popular chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain was a chain-smoker and was once addicted to cocaine, heroin, and LSD. As per his book Kitchen Confidential, he was so addicted that he could hardly stay without drugs, cannabis, methaqualone, cocaine, LSD, amphetamine, and heroin. 

Anthony Bourdain's Net Worth And Properties

He has been very successful in his career and his income and earnings do prove that. He earned a good amount of money from his career as a chef and television personality. As of 2018, Anthony Bourdain owned a whopping net worth of $16 million until his death.

He had bought a lavish 2,250-square-foot condo at 40 East 94th Street for $3.35 million in 2014.

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