Ty Pennington was born on October 19, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. and he is an American television host, model, philanthropist, and carpenter.
Biography and Career
Ty Pennington was born on October 19, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. and he is an American television host, model, philanthropist, and carpenter. He is notable for being the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which airs on ABC in the US and Ty's Great British Adventure, which airs on UKTV home in the UK. Previously, Pennington was a carpenter on the TLC reality shows Trading Spaces.
Currently he manufactures a line of furniture with the Howard Miller Company. He is the second son of child psychologist Yvonne Bruton. Yvonne separated from Ty's father when he and his older brother Wynn were very young and s
pent several years as a single parent before she eventually remarried.
Her new husband adopted both boys giving them both the Pennington name. Pennington grew up in Georgia primarily in his hometown of Marietta. He was approached by a modeling scout and soon began a lucrative career in that field.
He traveled the world and landed print jobs for J.Crew, Swatch and Sprite and appeared in television spots for Diet Coke, Levi's, Macy's and Bayer, among others. His job as a model took him to places all over the world, as he went on to resides in Japan.
He has also done a bit acting as well. In 2003 he played Wilbur Wright in the independent film, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, and, in 2004, he made an appearance on the TV series Wild Card. He also appeared in Country Music singer Cyndi Thomson's music video I'm Gone. When ABC began a show that would transform the homes of deserving families in seven days or less, then he was chosen as the leader of the eight-person design team.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which was originally only supposed to be a 13-part special, went on to be a huge hit, and catapulted Pennington into the mainstream even further. This led to an endorsement deal with Sears.
In the years since the show started, he has been known to have fought off anything from pulled muscles to heatstroke to food poisoning to keep doing his job. He currently resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, California. He has been with girlfriend and manager Drea Bock for 12 years.
Birth Name: Ty Pennington
Birth: October 19, 1964
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