Michael Symon- Biography, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Height, Career

Michael Symon

Michael Symon is a well-known American chef, TV personality, entrepreneur, and author. Michael Symon is best known for hosting the cooking shows “The Chew” and “Iron Chef America.”

Quick Facts

Full Name:Michael Symon
Born Date:19 Sep 1969
Age:54 years
Lucky Number:8
Lucky Stone:Sapphire
Lucky Color:Green
Best Match for Marriage:Taurus, Capricorn
Height:5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)
Marital Status:married
WifeLiz Shanahan
Net Worth$6 million USD
Eye ColorBrown
Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio
EducationCulinary Institute of America
FatherDennis Symon
MotherAngel Symon
KidsKyle Symon

Michael Symon Biography

Michael Symon was born Michael D. Symon on September 19, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. As of 2024, he will be 54 years old and of American nationality. He is also a Christian and was born under the sign of Virgo. He is also of Greek, Italian, and Eastern European ancestry.

Moving on to his family, he was born to his father, Dennis Symon, and his mother, Angel Symon. There are no other details about his early life besides this. He was, however, raised in North Olmsted, Ohio.Speaking of his educational background. He began his education at St. Richard School in North Olmsted. He then enrolled at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, where he graduated in 1987. Following his education, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and graduated in 1990.

Michael Symon Height And Weight

Michael Symon stands at a respectable 5 Feet 3 Inches Tall, with black hair that is currently bald. His eyes are a dark brown. There is no information available about his weight or other physical characteristics.


Michael Symon got his start in the restaurant industry as a part-time cook for Geppetto’s Pizza and Ribs. He expressed a strong desire to work in the culinary arts. In 1993, he began working as a cook at Piccolo Mondo, and later at Caxton Cafe.

The names of the restaurants that this chef decided to open were Lola, The B Spot, and Lolita. His restaurant Lola was named one of America’s Best Restaurants in Gourmet magazine’s October 2000 issue. Then he opened the Roast restaurant in Detroit’s Washington B Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.

Moving on, he has opened a number of restaurants that cater to the needs of their customers. As a result of his growing reputation in the food industry, he has appeared in a number of TV shows, including Culinary Feuds, Iron Chef America, Cook Like an Iron Chef, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Symon is a published author as well. His cooking abilities have been featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Esquire, and The Oprah Magazine.

The Chew: Michael, what’s for dinner? Techniques for Making Your Kitchen Rock, Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers by Michael Symon, His cookbooks include The Chew: Food. Life. Fun and Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes, to name a few.

He has also appeared on the Food Network. In July of 2010, he also appeared on the cooking show Cook Like an Iron Chef. On February 14, 2011, he was invited to appear on Conan, a late-night talk show. Then, beginning in September 2011, he co-hosted The Chew, a daily chat show on ABC Networks. The broadcast’s focus was on food-related topics.

Michael Symon Net Worth

As a world-renowned chef, he has amassed a sizable fortune. He has a massive net worth of $6 million US dollars as of January 2024.

Michael Symon Husband, Marriage

Michael Symon is a father and a husband. His wife’s name is Liz Shanahan. Liz was the mother of a son from a previous marriage. His son, Kyle Symon, was born in 1988. Michael and Liz married after a long period of dating. The couple has great chemistry and seems to be made for each other.

Moving on, Michael is married, though no record of when or where he married exists. He and his family are having a happy married life.