August 17, 1974
Giuliana Rancic (; née DePandi; born August 17, 1974) is an Italian-American entertainment reporter and television personality. She is a co-anchor of E! News and resides in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Rancic was born in Naples, Italy and immigrated to the United States with her family at age seven. Her father was a tailor who owned a store in White Flint Mall, and they lived nearby in Bethesda, Maryland; Rancic went to Walt Whitman High School, where she was a cheerleader.
She had surgery to correct her scoliosis when she was 21. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master's degree in journalism from American University. During this time, she worked for a Capitol Hill news bureau covering stories related to the U.S. government. Rancic also graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.
Rancic joined E! network's E! News as a reporter in 2002 and became an anchor in 2005. Over the years, she has shared co-hosting responsibilities with Ryan Seacrest, Terrence J, and Jason Kennedy.
Additionally, she co-hosts E!'s Fashion Police and often co-hosts red carpet events for award shows, such as the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. She is the creator and executive producer of MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar, which premiered in 2007. She and her husband, Bill Rancic, star in the reality-television show Giuliana and Bill which aired on E!. She appeared in the movie Bring It On: Fight to the Finish in a brief scene. Rancic also has hosted the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants on NBC.
In February 2015, Rancic faced backlash over her controversial comments about synthetic dreadlocks worn by Zendaya at the Oscars, remarking that the hair looked like it smelled of "patchouli and weed".
On July 10, 2015, Rancic announced that after nearly a decade, she would be leaving her position as co-anchor on E! News, yet would continue to be the host of Fashion Police. On September 4, 2018, the personality returned to the role of anchor.
In May 2021, Rancic announced that after 20 years, she would to be leaving as her position as co-host of Live from the Red Carpet. In the same month, E! announced that Laverne Cox would take over from Rancic as host of Live from the Red Carpet.
In August 2011, Rancic and her husband announced plans to open a restaurant in partnership with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. The restaurant was named RPM Italian, with a menu including dishes inspired by Rancic's mother, "Mama DePandi", and it opened in the River North district of Chicago in February 2012. The partnership opened several more restaurants, including RPM Steak in Chicago, another RPM Italian in Washington, D.C., and a planned RPM On the Water opening in 2019 in Chicago. The restaurants have been popular with celebrities, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
In 2013, Rancic, who has a history of breast cancer, founded Fab-U-Wish, a charity that grants wishes to women undergoing breast cancer treatment.
The two have publicly discussed their fertility issues on television talk shows, having tried to conceive since approximately the beginning of 2009. The couple began in vitro fertilization (IVF) in March 2010, and Rancic got pregnant in the spring of 2010, but she miscarried at nine weeks. She had an IVF transfer for a second time in November 2010; however, the procedure did not result in a pregnancy. When the couple decided to try for a third round of IVF, her doctor recommended a mammogram, which is how she found out she had breast cancer. Despite her condition, the couple were still motivated to have a baby, so they continued with the egg retrieval and found a surrogate.
On October 17, 2011, during an interview on Today, Rancic announced she had been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, for which she would be treated with a double lumpectomy, followed by radiation treatment. She underwent surgery in mid-October 2011 and returned to work at E! News about a week later. On December 5, 2011, Rancic disclosed she had decided to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.
|2003||Malibu's Most Wanted||Massage girls||Credited as Giuliana DePandi|
|2004||One on One (TV series)||Reporter Tammy Towne||Season 4 Episode 5|
|2005-2015, 2018-present||E! News||Co-host / Herself||Co-host since March 13, 2006|
|2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Herself||Cameo|
|2009||Bring It On: Fight to the Finish||Herself||Cameo|
|2009||Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?||Herself||Played for charity on October 13, 2009; footage of her appearance was also shown on Giuliana and Bill|
|2010-2014||Giuliana and Bill||Herself||Reality show with her husband, Bill Rancic, on E!; originally on "The Style Network" for seasons (1-6)|
|2010-2017||Fashion Police||Co-host / Herself||Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers, and George Kotsiopoulos; Co-host since September 10, 2010|
|2011||After Lately||Herself||Guest Starred in the episode "Whose Vagina is it, Anyway?!"|
|2011||Miss USA 2011||Co-host / Herself||Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Susie Castillo|
|2011||Chelsea Lately||Herself||Guest Starred in the interview segment alongside her husband, Bill Rancic|
|2012||E! True Hollywood Story||Herself||Biography of her life|
|2012||Miss USA 2012||Co-host / Herself||Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Jeannie Mai|
|2012||Miss Universe 2012||Co-host / Herself||Alongside Andy Cohen|
|2013||Ready for Love||Co-host / Herself||Alongside husband Bill Rancic|
|2013||Miss USA 2013||Co-host / Herself||Alongside Nick Jonas|
|2014||Miss USA 2014||Co-host / Herself||Alongside Thomas Roberts|
|2020||The Stand In||Herself|
Rancic was ranked #93 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004. She was also featured in People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful of 2006 issue. Giuliana was nominated Favorite TV Celebreality Star for the 2012 People's Choice Awards. In June 2014, Rancic was named "Fan Favorite" during the Daytime Emmy Awards. She dedicated the award to her six million followers on social media.
The E! star is ringing in the big 4-1 today and honor of her birthday, the brunette stunner's doting hubby Bill Rancic took to Instagram to post an adorable video of his wife, whom he called a "superwoman," hanging with their 3-year-old son Duke.
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Natalie Morales and Curtis Stone
| Hosts of Miss USA with Andy Cohen
2011 & 2012
Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas
Giuliana Rancic and Andy Cohen
| Hosts of Miss USA with Nick Jonas
Giuliana Rancic and Thomas Roberts
Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas
| Hosts of Miss USA with Thomas Roberts
Todd Newton and Alexandra Wehrley
| Hosts of Miss Universe with Andy Cohen
Mel B and Thomas Roberts