Anthony Bourdain Age, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Anthony Bourdain

Full NameAnthony Michael Bourdain
Profession(s)Celebrity Chef, Author, Television Personality
Famous Forhis culinary skills
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 193 cm
in meters- 1.93 m
in feet inches- 6’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 177 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthJune 25, 1956
BirthplaceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of DeathJune 8, 2018
Place of DeathKaysersberg-Vignoble, Grand Est, France
Age (at the time of death)61 Years
Death CauseSuicide
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
SignatureAnthony Bourdain Signature
HometownNew York City, New York, U.S.
SchoolDwight-Englewood School
College/UniversityVassar College
The Culinary Institute of America
Educational QualificationGraduated in 1978
ReligionCatholic and Jewish
Food HabitVegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
HobbiesCooking, Reading, Listening to Music
Awards, Honours2012: Awarded an Honorary CLIO Award
2013-2016: Bourdain won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series
2014: Peabody Award for the book Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Tattoo(s)On Left Arm: Anthony Bourdain Tattoo On Left Arm
On Right Bicep: Anthony Bourdain Tattoo On Right Bicep
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsOttavia Bourdain
Asia Argento, Italian Actress (2017-2018)
Marriage Date20 April, 2007 (with Ottavia Bourdain)
Wife/Spouse(s)Nancy Putkoski, American Relative (m.1985-div.2005)
Ottavia Bourdain (m.2007-div.2016)
Anthony Bourdain With His Ex-WIfe Ottavia
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Ariane Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain With His Daughter
ParentsFather- Pierre Bourdain
Mother- Gladys Bourdain
SiblingsBrother- Christopher Bourdain
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodMacroni and cheese, Mexico and Mexican Cuisines
Favourite DestinationVietnam
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$6 Million

Anthony Bourdain

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anthony Bourdain

  • Did Anthony Bourdain Smoke?: No (quit) Anthony Bourdain Smoking
  • Did Anthony Bourdain Drink Alcohol?: Yes Anthony Bourdain Drinking
  • He was born in a well-civilized family; as his father was a classical music industry executive, and his mother was a staff editor for New York Times.
  • His love for food developed in his youth when he first tried his first oyster on an oyster fisherman’s boat on a vacation in France.
  • While pursuing his studies, he worked for seafood restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which made him more determined to pursue his career in cooking. Anthony Bourdain First Job Location
  • He had a long-time addiction to cocaine and heroin in his college time.
  • He then attended The Culinary Institute of America and gained experience of working in some renowned restaurants of New York City like Supper Club, Sullivan’s, and One-Fifth Avenue.
  • In  1998, he joined Brasserie Les Halles, a restaurant based in Manhattan, as an executive chef and worked there till the restaurant got bankrupt and closed in 2017.
  • After gaining a lot of culinary skills, he penned down a book titled “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” in 2000, which was considered the bestselling book that year by New York Times. Anthony Bourdain's Book Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • In 2001, he was named “Food Writer of the Year” by Bon Appetit magazine for Kitchen Confidential. 
  • His next two publications- A Cook’s Tour in 2001 and The Nasty Bits in 206 were also New York Times bestsellers.
  • After getting divorced with his first wife, he fell in love with a restaurant hostess, Ottavia and the two also twinned with a matching tattoo of a chef’s knife and soon, tied the knot within 11 days of their meet.
  • He and Ottavia were blessed with a daughter and after becoming a father, he quit smoking and also had stopped intake of drugs before.
  • He once shared that he never misses his training whether he is at home or at some other place. He was very much conscious of his health and he practiced jiu-jitsu and that was the reason behind his good health and physique. He also got a blue belt in 2015.
  • Although he was a great cook, he was also a food buff. Anthony Bourdain Food Lover
  • He was offered to start his own show on Food Network, i.e. a food and world-travel show based on his memoirs Kitchen Confidential, and in January 2002, his show entitled “A Cook’s Tour” was premiered. The show completed 35 episodes successfully.
  • In 2017, The Culinary Institute of America honored him with the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letter honoris causa in the Culinary Arts.
  • He had owned a “bad boy chef” image. Anthony Bourdain As Chef
  • On June 8, 2018, he committed suicide by hanging in his room at the Le Chambard Hotel in Kaysersberg, France.