Giuliana Rancic

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Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic at Heart Truth 2011 (cropped2).jpg
Rancic at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection, 2011
Born Giuliana DePandi
(1974-08-17) August 17, 1974 (age 40)
Naples, Italy
Alma mater University of Maryland, College Park
American University
Occupation Television personality, journalist
Years active 1998–present
Television E! News
Giuliana & Bill
Spouse(s) Bill Rancic (m. 2007)
Children 1
Website
giulianarancic.com

Giuliana Rancic (née DePandi;[1][2] born August 17, 1974) is an Italian American television personality and journalist.

Early life[edit]

Giuliana was born in Naples, Italy. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Bethesda, Maryland. Her father, Eduardo DePandi, is a master tailor. The DePandi family owns DePandi, a high-end men's clothing store in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She has two siblings: a sister, Monica, and an opera singer brother, Pasquale DePandi. She learned English by watching hours of news channels. She also said, on The E! True Hollywood Story, that from elementary school she had wanted to become an anchorwoman. Giuliana attended and graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.[3]

After attending Walt Whitman High School, she went on to receive a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master's degree in journalism from American University, at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. While there, she reported for a Capitol Hill news bureau, covering the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, the White House and the State Department.[4] Rancic was on Miss Maryland twice and was the co-host on The Miss USA Pageant twice.

Career[edit]

Rancic is currently a co-anchor on E! News, the flagship entertainment news program of E!, and co-hosts Fashion Police on E!. Since she was made anchor in 2005, viewership for "E! News" has risen over 50% across the board. In addition to her news anchoring duties, Rancic often co-hosts red carpet events for award shows, such as the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. On March 13, 2006, she was joined as anchor of E! News by Ryan Seacrest. She is the creator and executive producer of MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar, which premiered in 2007. She and her husband, Bill Rancic, star in their own reality show, Giuliana and Bill which originally aired on E!. She appeared in the movie Bring It On: Fight to the Finish in a brief scene. Rancic also has hosted the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants on NBC. She also is a co-founder of FabFitFun, a woman's health, beauty, and fashion website.[5] Rancic won the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Fan Favorite, dedicating it to her six million followers on social media, who voted for her to receive the award.[6]She also recently launched her own wine line, Xo, G.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On December 15, 2006, Giuliana and Bill Rancic announced their engagement. They were married on September 1, 2007, in a ceremony on Capri at Sancta Sophia Church in Anacapri.[8][9]

The two have publicly discussed their fertility issues on television talk shows, having tried to conceive since approximately the beginning of 2009.[10] The couple began in vitro fertilization (IVF) in March 2010,[10] and Rancic got pregnant in the spring of 2010; however, she suffered a miscarriage at nine weeks.[11][12] She had an IVF transfer for a second time in November 2010, however the procedure did not result in a pregnancy. When the couple decided to try for a third round of IVF, her doctor recommended a mammogram, which is how she found out she had breast cancer. Despite her condition, the couple were still motivated to have a baby, so they continued with the egg retrieval and found a surrogate.[13]

On April 23, 2012, Giuliana and Bill announced on The Today Show that they were expecting their first child, via gestational carrier, due in late summer.[14] On August 29, 2012, the couple welcomed a son, Edward Duke Rancic, in Denver, Colorado.[15]

Cancer[edit]

On October 17, 2011, during an interview on Today, Rancic announced she had been diagnosed with an early stage breast cancer, for which she would be treated with a lumpectomy, followed by radiation. She underwent surgery in mid-October 2011 and returned to work at E! News about a week later.[16] On December 5, 2011, Rancic disclosed she had decided to undergo a double mastectomy.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Massage girls Credited as Giuliana DePandi
2005–present E! News Co-host / Herself Co-host since March 13, 2006
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Herself Cameo
2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Herself Cameo
2009 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Herself Played for charity on October 13, 2009; footage of her appearance was also shown on Giuliana and Bill
2010–present Giuliana and Bill Herself Reality show with her husband, Bill Rancic, on E!; originally on "The Style Network" for seasons(1-6)
2010–present Fashion Police Co-host / Herself Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers, and George Kotsiopoulos; Co-host since September 10, 2010
2011 After Lately Herself Guest Starred in the episode "Whose Vagina is it, Anyway?!"
2011 Miss USA 2011 Co-host / Herself Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Susie Castillo
2011 Chelsea Lately Herself Guest Starred in the interview segment alongside her husband, Bill Rancic
2012 E! True Hollywood Story Herself Biography of her life
2012 Miss USA 2012 Co-host / Herself Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Jeannie Mai
2012 Miss Universe 2012 Co-host / Herself Alongside Andy Cohen
2013 Ready for Love Co-host / Herself Alongside husband Bill Rancic
2013 Miss USA 2013 Co-host / Herself Alongside Nick Jonas
2014 Miss USA 2014 Co-host / Herself Alongside Thomas Roberts

Awards[edit]

Rancic was ranked #94 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004.[18] She was also featured in People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful of 2006 issue. Giuliana was nominated Favorite TV Celebreality Star for the 2012 People's Choice Awards.[19] In June 2014, Rancic was named "Fan Favorite" during the Daytime Emmy Awards. She dedicated the award to her six million followers on social media.[6]

Books[edit]

  • DePandi, Giuliana (2006). Think Like a Guy: How to Get a Guy by Thinking Like One. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0312354374. 
  • Rancic, Giuliana; Rancic, Bill (2010). I Do, Now What?: Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple. Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0345524997. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giuliana Rancic (December 5, 2011). "Giuliana Rancic to have double mastectomy" (Television production). 4:59 of 6:11 clip: Today via MSNBC.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. When they first told me mastectomy was an option I said absolutely not, absolutely not, I am 37 years old, I don't want to do that. 
  2. ^ Dyball, Rennie (December 5, 2011). "Giuliana and Bill Rancic Thank Fans for Prayers". People. 
  3. ^ "Barbizon Modeling and Acting School Alumni". http://www.barbizonmodeling.com/alumni. 
  4. ^ *Official site. Biography at "About" page
  5. ^ http://www.fabfitfun.com
  6. ^ a b Finn, Natalie (June 22, 2014). "Giuliana Rancic Wins the 2014 Daytime Emmys' Fan Favorite Award!". E! Online. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rothman, Michael (September 18, 2014). "How Being a Big Dreamer Landed Giuliana Rancic Her Own Wine Line". Good Morning America. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ Dagostino, Mark (December 16, 2006). "Apprentice's Bill Rancic, E!'s Giuliana DePandi To Wed". People. Retrieved January 23, 2007. 
  9. ^ E! News - You're Squired: E!'s Giuliana Weds Apprentice's Bill - Donald J Trump | Ryan Seacrest
  10. ^ a b Cady, Jennifer (February 25, 2010). "Giuliana & Bill Rancic Share In Vitro Struggle". E! Online. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
  11. ^ Errico, Marcus (September 30, 2010). "Bill and Giuliana Rancic: We Had a Miscarriage". E! Online. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Giuliana Rancic Opens Up About Her Miscarriage". E! Online. September 30, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Last Chance". Giuliana & Bill. December 20, 2010. E! Entertainment Television.
  14. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20589362,00.html
  15. ^ Finn, Natalie and Nessif, Bruna (August 29, 2012). "Giuliana and Bill Rancic Welcome a Baby Boy!". E! Online. 
  16. ^ "Giuliana Rancic returns back to work at E! News just days after undergoing double lumpectomy". New York Daily News. October 25, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  17. ^ Errico, Marcus (December 5, 2011). "Giuliana Rancic Getting Double Mastectomy: "I Will Come Back a Better Woman"". E! Online. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  18. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2004. Retrieved January 23, 2007. 
  19. ^ Gicas, Peter (November 8, 2011). "Harry Potter Works His Magic, Yet Again, With the People". E! News. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Natalie Morales and Curtis Stone
Hosts of Miss USA with Andy Cohen
2011 & 2012
Succeeded by
Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas
Preceded by
Giuliana Rancic
Hosts of Miss USA with Nick Jonas
2013
Succeeded by
TBA
Preceded by
Natalie Morales
Hosts of Miss Universe with Andy Cohen
2012
Succeeded by
Mel B and Thomas Roberts