Giuliana Rancic

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Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic at the Time 100 Gala.jpg
Rancic at the Time 100 gala in May 2010
Giuliana DePandi

(1974-08-17) August 17, 1974 (age 47)
Alma mater
  • Entertainment reporter
  • television personality
  • fashion designer
  • entrepreneur
Years active1998–present
(m. 2007)

Giuliana Rancic (/ˈrænsɪk/; née DePandi; born August 17, 1974) is an Italian-born American entertainment reporter and television personality. She is a co-anchor of E! News and resides in Chicago and Los Angeles.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rancic was born in Naples, Italy and immigrated to the United States with her family at age seven.[2][3][4] 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.[5]

She had surgery to correct her scoliosis when she was 21.[6] 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.[2][3] During this time, she worked for a Capitol Hill news bureau covering stories related to the U.S. government.[2][3] Rancic also graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.[7]

Entertainment career[edit]

Rancic joined E! network's E! News as a reporter in 2002 and became an anchor in 2005.[2][3] Over the years, she has shared co-hosting responsibilities with Ryan Seacrest, Terrence J, and Jason Kennedy.[8]

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.[2][3] She is the creator and executive producer of MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar, which premiered in 2007.[3] She and her husband, Bill Rancic, star in the reality-television show Giuliana and Bill which aired on E!.[9] She appeared in the movie Bring It On: Fight to the Finish in a brief scene.[10] Rancic also has hosted the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants on NBC.[11]

Rancic won the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Fan Favorite.[12]

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".[13]

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.[14] On September 4, 2018, the personality returned to the role of anchor.[15]

In May 2021, Rancic announced that after 20 years, she would be leaving her position as co-host of Live from the Red Carpet.[16] In the same month, E! announced that Laverne Cox would take over for Rancic as host of Live from the Red Carpet.[17]

Other ventures[edit]

In August 2011, Rancic and her husband announced plans to open a restaurant in partnership with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.[18] 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.[19] 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.[20] The restaurants have been popular with celebrities, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.[21]

In 2013, Giuliana launched her clothing line, G by Giuliana, on HSN.[22] She also launched a wine line, Xo, G.[23]

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.[24]

Personal life[edit]

On December 15, 2006, Giuliana and Bill Rancic announced their engagement.[25] They were married on September 1, 2007, in a ceremony on Capri at Sancta Sophia Church in Anacapri.[26]

The two have publicly discussed their fertility issues on television talk shows, having tried to conceive since approximately the beginning of 2009.[27] The couple began in vitro fertilization (IVF) in March 2010,[27] and Rancic got pregnant in the spring of 2010, but she miscarried at nine weeks.[28][29] 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.[30]

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.[31] She underwent surgery in mid-October 2011 and returned to work at E! News about a week later.[32] On December 5, 2011, Rancic disclosed she had decided to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.[33][34][35]

On April 23, 2012, Giuliana and Bill announced on The Today Show that they were expecting their first child via a gestational surrogate.[36] Their son was born in late August 2012.[37][38]

The Rancic family owns homes in Chicago, Illinois, and Brentwood, California, and a vacation home on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.[39]

In September 2020, she had to pull out of co-hosting E!'s Live From the Red Carpet virtual pre-show for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, having tested positive for COVID-19.[40]


Year Title Role Notes
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[41] 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.[42] 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.[12]


  • DePandi, Giuliana (2006). Think Like a Guy: How to Get a Guy by Thinking Like One. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0312354374.
  • Rancic, Giuliana; Rancic, Bill (2010). I Do, Now What?: Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple. Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0345524997.
  • Rancic, Giuliana (2015). Going Off Script. Crown Group. ISBN 9780553446654.


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  36. ^ Errico, Marcus (April 23, 2012). "Giuliana and Bill Rancic: We're Having a Baby!". E!. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  37. ^ Finn, Natalie; Nessif, Bruna (August 29, 2012). "Giuliana and Bill Rancic Welcome a Baby Boy!". E!.
  38. ^ "Giuliana and Bill Rancic have a son; LeeAnn Rimes seeks treatment". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  39. ^ Schmidt, Mackenzie (November 8, 2018). "Inside Giuliana and Bill Rancic's Idaho Lake House Makeover: 'We Completely Changed Everything'". People Magazine.
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  42. ^ Gicas, Peter (November 8, 2011). "Harry Potter Works His Magic, Yet Again, With the People". E! News. Retrieved August 31, 2013.

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Preceded by Hosts of Miss USA with Andy Cohen
2011 & 2012
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Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas
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Giuliana Rancic and Andy Cohen
Hosts of Miss USA with Nick Jonas
Succeeded by
Giuliana Rancic and Thomas Roberts
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Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas
Hosts of Miss USA with Thomas Roberts
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Preceded by Hosts of Miss Universe with Andy Cohen
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