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Michael Strahan facts: Age, wife, children, parents, siblings, net worth & more revealed

Michael Strahan is an American television personality, journalist, and former professional football player. Having played as a defensive end throughout his 15-year career, he combined his tall and strong build with his unflinching desire to block offensive play of the opposition to become one of the most celebrated players in NFL.

He redefined the art of sacks in the game, and such was his imprint on the game that broke an 18-year-old record in the NFL with season defining 22.5 sacks. After retiring from the game, he took to the media where he enjoyed immense success, first co-hosting and then hosting various talk shows, football analysis programs and even a gameshow.

Acting wise too, he has played his guest roles in sitcoms and movies with equal panache. He has a bestselling book to his name and even introduced a men’s clothing, accessories and shoes and luggage line as his personal brand. A philanthropist by heart and through action, he has been involved with the American Cancer Society, ‘Housing Enterprises for the Less Privileged’, ‘Straight Children’s Foundation’ etc.

Besides featuring in a public service announcement for ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’, he led the call for cancellation of NFL games soon after the horrific 9/11 attacks.

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Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan age

Michael Strahan was born on November 21, 1971. He celebrated his 52nd birthday in 2020. Full name Michael Anthony Strahan, he was born in Houston, Texas.

Michael Strahan parents

He is the son of Louise (Traylor) Strahan, a basketball coach, and Gene Willie Strahan, a retired Army Major and a boxer with a 1–1 record against future heavyweight Ken Norton. When Strahan was 9, his family moved to Army post BFV (Benjamin Franklin Village) in Mannheim, West Germany.

Although Strahan did not begin to play high school football at Westbury High School until his senior year, he did play organized football at Mannheim American High School (MAHS), a US Department of Defense Dependent High School, in Käfertal (Mannheim), playing linebacker for the Mannheim Bison in 1985

The summer before Strahan’s senior year of high school, his father sent him to live with his uncle Art in Houston so he could attend Westbury High School.

Strahan played one season of football, which was enough for him to get a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University. Strahan graduated from Texas Southern University in 1993 and entered the National Football League.

Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan siblings

Michael Strahan is the youngest of six children. His siblings include two sisters, Debra and Sharron, and three brothers, Arthur, Gene Jr., and Douglas.

Unfortunately, Debra passed away in 2019 at the age of 58. Michael has not spoken much about his siblings in public, but he has often talked about the love and support he received from his parents and family while growing up.

Michael Strahan wife
Michael Strahan and Ex-Wife

Michael Strahan wife

Michael Strahan is not currently married, but he has been twice-married. He was married to his first wife, Wanda Hutchins, from 1992 to 1996.

She is an American businesswoman, Wanda Home Designs Owner, Interior Designer, and Decorator. They have a daughter, and a son.

In 1999, Strahan married Jean Muggli after meeting her at a spa. They have twin daughters, Strahan and Muggli finalized their acrimonious divorce on July 20, 2006.

In August 2009, Strahan became engaged to Nicole Mitchell, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, but the two ended their engagement in 2014.

Michael Strahan children

Michael Strahan has four children, He has one son named Michael Jr. and three daughters, Tanita and twins Isabella and Sophia.

Here’s everything to know about Michael Strahan’s four kids: Tanita, Michael Jr., Isabella and Sophia.

Tanita Strahan

Michael Strahan children
Tanita Strahan

Strahan and his first wife, Wanda Hutchins, welcomed daughter Tanita Strahan on November. 10, 1991, in Germany.

She lived in Houston until Strahan and Hutchins divorced, at which point she and her younger brother Michael Jr. moved to Germany with their mother.

Tanita reportedly graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She currently works as a visual artist and shows off her works on Instagram.

Tanita is dating fellow artist Calenta Mincey who she called the “love of my life” in her 31st birthday post. Tanita had a strained relationship with her father growing up, but they eventually made amends.

Michael has even promoted Tanita’s artwork on Instagram. Tanita also runs a YouTube channel called The Infinite Finesse Podcast.

Michael Strahan Jr.

Michael Strahan children

Michael Anthony Strahan Jr. is Strahan’s only son, whom he welcomed with Hutchins on September 12, 1994.

Like his sister Tanita, Michael Jr. was raised in Germany with his mother until he was 11, when he moved back to Houston. His time in the country meant so much to him that he tattooed the country’s eagle on his arm.

According to his Instagram, Michael Jr. got a degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He now lives in NYC, just like his dad.

Michael Jr. has stayed out of the spotlight over the years and he’s definitely the quietest of Michael’s four children. In September 2022, the former NFL star shared a rare photo of his son on Michael Jr.’s birthday. Michael Jr. looks exactly like his famous dad in the photo.

“Happy birthday to my son, @mstrayjr!” Michael wrote in his caption. “Wishing you the most amazing day!! You are an amazing son, friend, brother, and a great human being. So proud of you! 💪🏾👍🏾.”

Isabella Strahan

Michael Strahan kids

Strahan had his two younger daughters with his second wife, Jean Muggli. Isabella Strahan was born on October 28, 2004, along with her twin sister Sophia.

Isabella grew up splitting her time between North Carolina and North Dakota. In 2016, Strahan told PEOPLE: “The twins live a crazy life. One time they flew out to D.C. and interviewed the First Lady for GMA. Then the next day their mom was sending me a video of them riding horses and splashing around in a muddy corn field.”

Isabella attended high school in N.Y.C., where she played volleyball and rode horses in her free time. She was also committed to her studies — in 2021, the Brooklyn Public Library named Isabella a winner of a New York City History Day Award for a website she created about the last American slave ship.

While she was a high school student, she also launched her modeling career, making her runway debut at the Sherri Hill fashion show in April 2022. Strahan was there to cheer his daughter on for her big moment, and posted a series of photos from the event on Instagram.

Sophia Strahan

Michael Strahan children

Like her twin sister, Sophia Strahan was born to Strahan and Muggli on October 28, 2004.

Sophia also played volleyball as a student before graduating high school in N.Y.C. In 2022, Sophia announced her higher education plans on Instagram, revealing that she was enrolling at Duke University as part of the class of 2027.

Sophia also graduated from high school in June 2023, though she attended a different school from her sister Isabella.

Strahan celebrated the occasion on Instagram, writing, “My baby girl graduated. I am so proud of you!! You are intelligent, beautiful, and I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things you are going to accomplish at Duke. Congrats Sophia!! Love you! ❤️❤️ #GirlDad.”

Michael Strahan net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael Strahan has a net worth of around $65 million.


How old is Michael Strahan?

52 years old

When was Michael Strahan born?

November 21, 1971

Where was Michael Strahan born?

Houston, Texas, USA

What is Michael Strahan’s birth name?

Michael Anthony Strahan

How tall is Michael Strahan?

6 feet 4 inches, or 1.94 meters

What is Michael Strahan known for?

Magic Mike XXL, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course, and Charlie’s Angels

Is Michael Strahan married?

He was married to Jean Marie Muggli from July 18, 1999 to July 20, 2006 and Wanda Nicole Hutchins from January 1992 to May 1996.

Does Michael Strahan have children?

Yes, Michael Strahan has four children, Michael Jr, Tanita, Sophia, and Isabella .

Who are Michael Strahan’s parents?

Gene Strahan and Louise Strahan

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