Fast Facts

  • First job in the restaurant industry was as a dish washer.
  • Became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City in 1998.
  • Wrote a piece for The New Yorker in 1999 titled "Don't Eat Before Reading This."  The article became part of the book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000).
  • Received a skull tattoo during an episode of the reality show Miami Ink.
  • Co-authored the graphic novel Get Jiro! in 2012.

Awards

  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Series or Special: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Series or Special: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Series or Special: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Series or Special: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Reality Host: Nominee
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Pierre Bourdain — Father
  • Nancy — Ex-wife
  • Ariane — Daughter
  • Ottavia Busia Bourdain — Wife (separated)
  • Gladys Bourdain — Mother
  • Chris Bourdain — Brother

College

  • Attended Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, United States; Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York, United States (1978)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Anthony Michael Bourdain
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Birthday: June 25, 1956, Cancer
  • Profession: Chef, Author, TV host

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