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Carson Daly Biography

Birth Place:
Santa Monica, California, United States
TV host, disc jockey, veejay, radio host, actor

Fast Facts

  • Told Entertainment Tonight in 2000 that he stayed home and watched 60 Minutes with his dad the night of the prom
  • Played against Tiger Woods in the American Junior Golf Association and won a partial golf scholarship to Loyola Marymount University, where he was a theology student
  • Credited as the first person in the U
  • S
  • to interview Canadian singer Alanis Morissette
  • Discovered by MTV while working as a DJ for KROQ
  • Learned his two-year romance with girlfriend Jennifer Love Hewitt was over when he heard it on the radio in 1999
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award at MTV's 2004 TRL Awards
  • Ranked No
  • 24 on TV GUIDE's 2005 list of TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols
  • Has his own production company, Carson Daly Productions, and co-founded the record label 456 Entertainment


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated