Michael Strahan

Michael Anthony Strahan, born November 21, 1971, is a retired American football player who spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (N.F.L.) He is currently a television host, actor, and media personality. Strahan is the co-host of A.B.C’s “Good Morning America” and game show “The $100,000 Pyramid.” Strahan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. The former football player holds various awards and honors, such as the Associated Press first-team college-division All-American (1992) and Edd Hayes’ Black College Sports All-American (1992), to name a few. We’ll help you celebrate his special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Michael Anthony Strahan



Birth date:

November 21, 1971



Zodiac Sign:



6' 5"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$65 million

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Michael Anthony Strahan, born November 21, 1971, is an Afro-American former professional football player who was a defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (N.F.L.) He was born in Houston, Texas and his Zodiac sign is Scorpio. Strahan is the last born of a family of six and is lucky to have been born into a family of athletes. His mother, Louise Strahan, is a basketball coach, while his father, Gene Willie Straham, is a former Army Major and a boxer. He is also the nephew of Art Strahan, a retired N.F.L. player. Strahan began playing football in his senior year at Westbury High School. He went on to play college football at Texas Southern University and was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1993 N.F.L. Draft.

Strahan quickly became a star defensive end, winning the 2001 N.F.C. Championship and helping the Giants defeat the New England Patriots in “Super Bowl XLII.” He retired from the N.F.L. after the 2007 season, during which he set a then-record for sacks in a season. Following this, Strahan became a media personality. He hosted the short-lived Fox game show “The $100,000 Pyramid” in 2016. He has also appeared as a guest host on “Live! with Kelly and Michael” and as a panelist on “Good Morning America.” In 2017, he became a permanent co-host of “Good Morning America.” In 2014, Straham was inducted into The Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Super Bowl XLVIII was dedicated to him. His number 92 was retired in 2021 by the Giants in their game against Philadephia eagles.

Strahan was previously married to Wanda Hutchins (1992 to 1996), and together they have a daughter and son. In 1999, he then married Jean Muggli, and they have twin daughters. The two had an acrimonious divorce in 2006 and Strahan later became engaged to Nicole Mitchell, which ended in 2014.

Career timeline

He’s Drafted by the New York Giants

The New York Giants draft Strahan but because he suffered from injuries, he only manages to play six games.

He Has a Breakout Season

Strahan has a break-out season in which he recorded 24 sacks and the Associated Press votes him into the first Pro Bowl and names him First-Team All-Pro.

N.F.L. Defensive Player of the Year

Strahan is named the Defensive Player of the Year and he sets a record for sacks in the season of 22.5.

Giants Wins First Championship Since 1990

Despite speculation that Strahan would retire after he never showed up for the entire 2006 season, he opts to return for the 15th and final season in 2007 which the Giants win since their first championship in 1990.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction

Strahan is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after missing it in 2013.

His Role in “The 100,000 Pyramid”

Strahah hosts the A.B.C. game show “The $100,000 Pyramid,” which he was a fan of while growing up.

He Co-hosts “Good Morning America”

He begins co-hosting “Good Morning America” alongside Sara Haines.

Why We Love Michael Strahan

  1. He supports various charitable causes

    Strahan is a philanthropist who has supported various charitable organizations and causes. Before moving in, he allowed charity fundraisers by the Junior League of Montclair to take place at his 19th-century mansion. He also volunteered at St. Jude Children’s hospital in 2018.

  2. He supports the gay community

    In 2011, Strahan made an advert that showed support for same-sex marriage and the legalization of the same. It was also rumored that he is gay, but he later responded that although he respects everybody's choice, he is not gay.

  3. He loves home renovations

    In 2002, he did a multimillion renovation of his Jersey home called Georgian Heights. Before moving in, he allowed a charity fundraiser by the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, the proceeds of which were given to at-risk families and children.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He is the last born of six

    Strahan is the youngest of six children and the nephew of Art Strahan, a former N.F.L. defensive lineman.

  2. He set the N.F.L. record of sacks

    During the 2001 N.F.L. season, Strahan set the record of 22.5 sacks in a single season, the highest tally since official statistics of sacks in 1982.

  3. He filmed a commercial supporting same-sex marriage

    In 2011, Strahan filmed a commercial supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage.

  4. He lives in the heart of N.Y.C.

    Strahan lives in a multi-million dollar house in New York City, precisely on Upper West Side which is also close to his workplace where “Good Morning America” is filmed.

  5. He is a millionaire

    He spent around 15 years in professional football, accumulating about $60,000,000, and is without a doubt, adding to his wealth through his various media enterprises.

Michael Strahan FAQs

What year did Michael Strahan play in the N.F.L?

Michael Strahan began playing in the N.F.L. in 1993.

Did Michael Strahan fix his teeth?

Michael Strahan underwent surgery to fill the famous gap between his front upper jaw teeth.

What is Michael Strahan's annual salary?

Michael Strahan estimated annual salary is about $17,000,000 (as of 2021.)

Michael Strahan’s birthday dates

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