Paige Hemmis

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Paige Hemmis
Paige Hemmis.jpg
Hemmis in 2011
Born Paige Huff
(1972-03-17) March 17, 1972 (age 42)
Wisconsin, United States
Nationality American
Education University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1994)
Occupation Television host and entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Russ Hemmis (div. 2005)

Paige Huff-Hemmis[1] (born March 17, 1972) is an American television host and entrepreneur most famous for her time on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Early life and education[edit]

Hemmis, born as Paige Huff in Wisconsin, moved to California as a child. She attended St. John Eudes School and Chaminade College Preparatory in Southern California and is graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received a B.A. in 1994 in Psychology and Theology.[1]

Television career[edit]

Hemmis appeared on an episode of Monster House prior to appearing on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She joined the show in season one through the series close in 2012.

In 2009, Hemmis appeared on the competition reality show The Superstars in which she and partner Bode Miller took second place.

Paige considered her role on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition "a blessing" and felt "extremely fortunate to make her living helping others." "It's amazing that we get the opportunity to travel our country helping families redefine the place they call home. It’s an honor to help, and my life will be forever changed by it."[citation needed]

Other ventures[edit]

Prior to her television career, Hemmis founded successful real estate and wedding planning businesses.[2]

Through her construction background, Paige found a void in the marketplace when it came to women's tools and products and founded Tuff Chix, Inc.[2] She released her first book, The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement, in December 2006.[2]

She is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hemmis suffered from severe depression, which she sought treatment for in 2004.[4] Both her mother and grandmother also suffered from depression.[5]

Hemmis was previously married to Russ Hemmis which ended in divorce in 2005.[4]


Published works[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Alumnus of the Year - Profiles". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Superstars Teams". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goodwyn, Hannah. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Paige Hemmis on Faith and Helping Others". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Chi, Paul; Hamm, Liza (September 21, 2009). "My Depression Nightmare". People (Time Inc.) 72 (12): 147–8. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hemmis, Paige. "Depression Treatment Makeover: Hemmis Edition". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 

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