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Cat Deeley

  • Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
  • Birthday: October 23

Reining from Birmingham, England, Cat Deeley is one of the foremost television presenters both in the United States and the UK. In 2005, Cat broke into the world of male-dominated television hosts when she began hosting So You Think You Can Dance, one of America’s most popular dance reality shows, which is currently airing it’s 10th season. Cat has received two Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Reality Host in 2011 and 2012 as well as winning a 2012 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Reality Host for her work on the show. Cat was nominated again for a 2013 Critics’ Choice Award as well as a Teen Choice Award for her role as host on the show.

Reining from Birmingham, England, Cat Deeley is one of the foremost television presenters both in the United States and the UK. In 2005, Cat broke into the world of male-dominated television hosts when she began hosting So You Think You Can Dance, one of America’s most popular dance reality shows, which is currently airing it’s 10th season. Cat has received two Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Reality Host in 2011 and 2012 as well as winning a 2012 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Reality Host for her work on the show. Cat was nominated again for a 2013 Critics’ Choice Award as well as a Teen Choice Award for her role as host on the show. So You Think You Can Dance has received over 15 Emmy nominations; including two Emmy nominations in the Best Reality Competition category.

Deeley was the first ever Brit to host on Regis & Kelly, was Jay Leno's first regular entertainment correspondent on The Tonight Show, and performed the same duty for Good Morning America. Deeley is a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award winner and has won many other awards for her work on some of the UK's hottest primetime shows, including Stars in Their Eyes, CD:UK Live (on which she appeared weekly for six years), SMTV: Live (which she hosted for three years), Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, the V Festival (2004, 2005), The Brits, Record of the Year, Elton John Live from New York, The Latin Grammy Awards and a one-hour special with U2, When Cat Met U2, for ITV.

In addition to her television hosting endeavors Cat is the face of Pantene in the UK and produced (in addition to hosting) a two part special for BBC America titled Royally Mad as well as a web series called In The Dressing Room which lives on Yahoo’s OMG site. Cat also joined Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan as a special correspondent to cover the Royal Wedding for CNN Worldwide which was watched by two thirds of the world’s population. Cat recently hosted the 2011 BAFTA’s Brits To Watch event in Los Angeles which was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Deeley also lends her time to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children's hospital in London as well as the UNICEF organization which she was named High Profile Ambassador in 2008. Cat divides her time between her homes in London and Beverly Hills.

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