Ryan Seacrest. biography
Most famously known as the host of American Idol, Ryan John Seacrest was born on December 24, 1974, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ryan's professional career originated with a hosting gig for ESPN's Radical Outdoor Challenge in 1993, followed by additional kids shows, including Gladiators 2000 (1994 - 96), Wild Animal Games (1995) and Click (1997).
After becoming the host of the Los Angeles Radio Station 98.7 FM, Seacrest landed his big break as the host of the music competition TV show American Idol (2002) as well as its spin-off show American Juniors (2003). He went on to be named the host of the famed radio show American Top 40 and the L.A. radio station 102.7 KIIS, also known as On Air with Ryan Seacrest, in 2004.
His career continued to rise to new heights when he became the new executive producer and co-host of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in 2005, which was later renamed Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve With Ryan Seacrest four years later following Clark's unexpected stroke.
A year later, Seacrest signed a $21 million, three year hosting contract with E! Network. His net worth increased tremendously in 2009, after obtaining a $45 million contract to continue his role as the American Idol host, eventually turning into a $30 million deal in April 2012.
Aside from hosting, Seacrest has appeared as himself in multiple films, including the comedies Get Smart (2008) and Knocked Up (2007), the romance comedy New Year's Eve (2011) as well as the voice over role of Butter Pant's father in Shrek Forever After (2010).
Ryan Seacrest Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
2002 - 2003
Ryan dated Bar Candy owner Erica Lancellotti for about a year. She later told Howard stern that they were in an open relationship, which didn't help the gay rumors that were already circulating the tabloids.
2003 - 2005
To keep the gay rumors at bay, Ryan got together with Shana Wall.
March 2006 - March 2006
Ryan briefly dated Teri Hatcher. She was blinded sided when he broke up with her for no reason.
2009 - 2009
Ryan and LA bartender Jasmine Waltz were rumored to be dating in 2009 after taking a trip to Paris together. It never worked out.
June 2010 - March 2013
Ryan and Julianne Hough became one of Hollywood's cutest couples when they got together in 2010. Despite their cuteness, gay rumors surrounding Ryan continued brewing prior to them breaking up in March 2013.
July 2013 - Present
After splitting up with Hough, Ryan rebounded with model Dominique Piek.