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Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen at Digitas NewFront 2012 (7116540321) (cropped).jpg
Cohen in 2012
Born Andrew Joseph Cohen
(1968-06-02) June 2, 1968 (age 50)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Education Clayton High School
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation
  • Talk show host
  • radio host
  • author
  • producer
Years active 1990–present

Andrew Joseph Cohen (born June 2, 1968)[1] is an American talk show and radio host, author, and producer. Cohen produces and hosts the Bravo nightly series Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show.[2] After being head of production and development at Bravo for more than 10 years, Cohen resigned in November 2013.[3] He continues to serve as an executive producer of the Real Housewives franchise, and host of Watch What Happens Live on Bravo.[3]

Early life

Cohen was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Evelyn and Lou Cohen.[4] He is Jewish.[5][6] Cohen graduated from Clayton High School in 1986.[7] As a child, he attended Camp Nebagamon for Boys in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin.[8] He is a graduate of Boston University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism.[9] Cohen wrote for the Boston University student newspaper, The Daily Free Press.[10] He later interned at CBS News alongside Julie Chen,[11][12] who was also working as an intern.[13]

Career

Cohen began his career in television as an intern at CBS News.[14] He spent 10 years at the network, eventually serving as senior producer of The Early Show, a producer for 48 Hours and CBS This Morning,[15] He joined the television network Trio in 2000,[16] later becoming vice president of original programming at Bravo in 2004[17] when the network purchased Trio.[18]

Cohen was a regular on Today and Morning Joe and has co-hosted Live! with Kelly, and The View. He has made various guest appearances on other talk shows. He has made several guest appearances on television shows playing himself, such as The Comeback and Saturday Night Live.[19] In summer 2009, Cohen began hosting a weekly midnight television talk show, Watch What Happens Live.[20] The show was later expanded into a weeknight series.[21]

Cohen's autobiographical memoir Most Talkative (Henry Holt and Company), released in May 2012,[4][22] became a New York Times Best Seller in the hardcover, paperback, and combined nonfiction categories.[23][24][25]

On August 15, 2013, he declined to co-host the Miss Universe pageant in Russia, due to the country’s recent adoption of anti-gay laws.[26] Before that, he hosted Miss USA 2011, Miss USA 2012, Miss USA 2013, Miss Universe 2011, and Miss Universe 2012.[citation needed] On March 22, 2014, he portrayed Zeus in Lady Gaga's music video for "G.U.Y.".[27]

In November 2014, Cohen published his second memoir, The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year,[28] inspired by the similarly titled The Andy Warhol Diaries. The book spans a year long of journal entries beginning in September 2013.[29] The Andy Cohen Diaries became a Times Best Seller in the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction category.[30]

On September 14, 2015, SiriusXM launched a new radio channel curated by Cohen, known as Radio Andy[31] on channel 102. The channel features shows hosted by Cohen (Andy Cohen Live, and Andy Cohen's Deep & Shallow). Cohen also hosts a series of special broadcasts for his station known as Town Halls in front of a live studio audience. [32][33]. The channel also features shows hosted by; Sandra Bernhard, Bevy Smith, Dan Rather, Jim Parsons, Jeff Lewis, Amy Phillips, Jonathan Alter (together with his family), John Hill, the producers of Watch What Happens Live, and the producers at World of Wonder. The channel has also produced specials including; Radio Andy Theater, a parody of the Real Housewives franchise[34], AC2 Live: Andy and Anderson on the Road (a behind-the-scenes show following Cohen and Anderson Cooper on their live tour), and the Love Connection Diaries (also a backstage docu-series featuring Cohen, and Love Connection producer and Radio Andy host, John Hill).

Cohen and Anderson Cooper announced that they would be going on a national tour to perform their conversational stage show AC2 beginning in March 2015.[35][36] The tour opened in Boston, followed by Miami Beach, Chicago and Atlanta.[36] The idea for the show came about after Cooper interviewed Cohen about his then-latest book, The Andy Cohen Diaries, at an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.[37][38] Since then, the two-man show has continued to tour reaching about 50 cities as of July 2018.[39]

On December 31, 2015, Cohen hosted a one-off live edition of Hollywood Game Night (New Year's Eve Game Night), and co-hosted New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, for NBC.[40]

In 2016, the publisher Henry Holt and Company announced it was launching the imprint Andy Cohen Books.[41] Cohen's third memoir Superficial: More Adventures From the Andy Cohen Diaries was published in November 2016.[42] A sequel to The Andy Cohen Diaries,[43] the book covers diary entries for the subsequent two years.[44] Superficial became a Times Best Seller among books written by celebrities.[45]

In January 2017, Fox ordered a revival of Love Connection hosted by Cohen.[46] The hour-long game show premiered on May 25.[47] The same month, Cohen played himself on the Netflix series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.[48] In August 2017, Fox announced that it would renew Love Connection for a second season.[49] Later that year, Cohen succeeded Kathy Griffin as co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve coverage alongside Cooper.[50][51]

In 2018, Cohen played himself on the show Riverdale as a friend of the Lodge family.[52] He made a March 2018 appearance as a guest judge in an episode of the VH1 reality-television series RuPaul's Drag Race.[53]

Awards

Cohen (left) among the creators of The N-Word receiving an award at the 65th Annual Peabody Awards

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Sex and the City Shoe Salesman Season 6, episode 13: "Let There Be Light" [66]
2014 Alpha House Himself An episode in Season 2[67]
The Comeback Himself Season 2 premiere[68]
Sesame Street Himself Appearing with Elmo[69]
2016 Inside Amy Schumer Himself Season 4 finale "Rubbing Our Clips"[70]
Nightcap Himself Series premiere[71]
2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Himself Season 3, episode 12: "Kimmy and the Trolley Problem"[72]
Difficult People Himself Season 3 finale[73]
2018 Riverdale Himself Season 2, episode 16, "Primary Colors"[74]

Bibliography

See also

References

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Hosts of Miss USA with Giuliana Rancic
2011 & 2012
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Hosts of Miss Universe with Natalie Morales
2011
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Hosts of Miss Universe with Giuliana Rancic
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