Who is Shane Farley?
Shane Farley was born in 1972 in the United States of America – specific date and place unknown – and is a 47 year-old Emmy award-winning producer and writer. Over the course of his career, which has been active since 1997, Farley has worked on a number of popular shows, including “Rachel Ray”, “FabLife”, “Big Morning Buzz Live” and “Steve”. Even though he has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years, Shane has mostly worked behind the camera.
He came into the spotlight in 2015 when he started dating Giada De Laurentiis, the famous chef, book author and restaurant owner.
Shane Farley Wiki Bio
Farley discovered his passion for talk shows at a young age. His favorite show growing-up was “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. In fact, young Shane was so engrossed with talk shows that he would immediately recognize the stories which celebrities would retell on other shows.
However, even though he was absorbed with these shows, Shane never imagined himself as the leading man; the one at the desk, in front of the camera.
During one of the live broadcasts of “Late Night with David Letterman”, the popular show host paused in the middle of his monologue due to some mistake and turned towards his executive producer, Robert “Morty” Morton. It was at that moment Shane realized what he wanted to be when he grew up. Years later, he got the chance to meet the man he had modeled his career after, actually meeting Morty at a job interview.
He told him this story, and was hired immediately; the two are still good friends.
As mentioned, Farley’s career began in 1997 with “The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show”. For the next few years, he worked as the associate segment producer and supervising producer on shows such as “The Tony Danza Show” and “The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2007”.
His big break came in 2009 when he was hired as the supervising producer and later co-executive producer on WGN-TV’s hugely popular cooking and lifestyle show “Rachel Ray” – he stayed on the show for two years, and even appeared in two episodes. Shane received five Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his work on the show, winning two. He had short stints with shows “The Hungry Games”, “Carrie vs. Jason” and “A Rooftop Breakup”, then from 2012 until 2014, he was the executive producer on “Big Morning Buzz Live”, and has also been involved with “The Gossip Table”, “FabLife” with Chrissy Teigen, and “Big Evening Buzz with Carrie Keagan”.
He is currently working as the executive producer on the Steve Harvey-helmed show “Steve”, set to return with a new season in 2020.
Regarding his private life, Farley was married to the Manhattan personal trainer Jennifer Giamo until 2015 – the two were together for 15 years, but didn’t have children together. He met Giada De Laurentiis in 2013 when he produced the short-lived show which starred De Laurentiis and another famous chef Bobby Flay.
De Laurentiis was previously married to fashion designer Todd Thompson, with whom she had a daughter named Jade. Shane and Giada reconnected in 2015 shortly after his divorce, while he was working on “FabLife”
The two would often run into each other, because their production companies were in the same building. They started their relationship in November the same year, which sparked rumors that Giada was actually responsible for Giamo and Farley’s breakup.
Speaking about their relationship in an interview, the famous chef said that Farley helped her ‘feel like a kid again’. The producer also talked about how great his relationship with De Laurentiis daugher Jade is: ‘I do not have children and to be able to have such a well-adjusted, fun kid around has been really nice’. Shane and Giada currently reside in Los Angeles.
With a career in the entertainment industry lasting more than 20 years, decorated with several Emmy Award nominations and wins, Shane Farley has accumulated a net worth close to $800,000, according to the most recent estimations by authoritative sources.
In addition to this, his partner Giada De Laurentiis’ net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.
In addition to his official Instagram account, Farley also owns a profile on Twitter. His feed is filled with ratings, announcements and other items related to the shows he is working on. His other half is also active on Instagram, on which she has more than 1.4 million followers, often posting photos from their travels and daily activities.
Sooo excited to be part of @FoodNetwork's brand-new cooking class app, Food Network Kitchen! Cooking my fav Thanksgiving app LIVE now on the app!! Who is watching?? #FoodNetworkKitchen pic.twitter.com/1HiuvMySBk
— Giada De Laurentiis (@GDeLaurentiis) October 23, 2019
Her official Twitter account boasts more than 1.75 million fans.
Appearance and Physical Characteristics
Regarding his physical appearance, Farley has a stocky figure. He is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, has short black hair and brown eyes.