Paige Hemmis

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Paige Hemmis
Paige Kristina Huff

(1972-03-17) March 17, 1972 (age 47)
Wisconsin, United States
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1994)
OccupationTelevision host and entrepreneur
TelevisionHallmark Home & Family
Spouse(s)Russ Hemmis (div. 2005)
Jason Short (m. 2015)

Paige Kristina 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.[2] 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.[3] She was a part of the show's crew for its entire run from 2003-2012.

In 2009, Hemmis appeared on the competition reality show The Superstars in which she and partner Bode Miller took second place.[4]

Other ventures[edit]

Prior to her television career, Hemmis founded successful real estate and wedding planning businesses.[5]

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.[5] She released her first book, The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement, in December 2006.[5][6]

She is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Hemmis suffered from severe depression, which she sought treatment for in 2004.[2] Both her mother and grandmother also suffered from depression.[8] Hemmis was honored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance with the 2009 Rebecca Lynn Cutler Legacy of Life Award and has served as DBSA's celebrity spokesperson.[9]

Hemmis was previously married to Russ Hemmis which ended in divorce in 2005.[2] She married Jason Short, a singer in the pop-opera group ARIA, in a prime-time television special on Hallmark Channel which aired on June 22, 2015.[10][11]


Published works[edit]

  • Hemmis, Paige (2006). The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement. City of Westminster, England: Penguin Group. ISBN 9780452287617.


  1. ^ a b "Alumnus of the Year - Profiles". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Chi, Paul; Hamm, Liza (September 21, 2009). "My Depression Nightmare". People. Time Inc. 72 (12): 147–8. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Paige Hemmis: Family Member". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Bellamy, Steve (August 4, 2009). "ABC'S Superstars Won by Skier Kristi Leskinen and Dancer Maksim Chmerkoskiy". The Ski Channel. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "The Superstars Teams". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "Briefs: Paige Hemmis Offers Home Improvement Book". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. December 23, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2015 – via Questia Online Library. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  7. ^ Goodwyn, Hannah. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Paige Hemmis on Faith and Helping Others". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Hemmis, Paige. "Depression Treatment Makeover: Hemmis Edition". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Mood disorders focus for patient-directed DBSA". Lake Villa Review. Lake Villa, Illinois. February 4, 2010. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  10. ^ Cooper, Matt (June 21, 2015). "Monday's TV highlights: Christopher Lee tribute and more". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  11. ^ "Hallmark Channel to Air 'Home & Family' Wedding Special in Primetime (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California. March 17, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.

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