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Short Info

Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthJune 25, 1956
SpouseOttavia Busia, Nancy Putkoski
MarkLiberal use of swear words and sexual innuendo when describing food
FactLes Halles owner Jose Meirelles initially wanted Tony to go by the French version of his name, Antoine-Michel, much to Tony's protests.


Who is Anthony Bourdain ex-wife, Nancy Putkoski?

Nancy Putkoski was born New Jersey, USA, and is best known as the ex-wife of television personality, author and chef, Anthony Bourdain. They were married for 20 years before their highly publicized divorce in 2005, having known each other since they were in high school.

The Wealth of Nancy Putkoski

How rich is Nancy Putkoski? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth also significantly increased during her marriage to Anthony Bourdain, who has an estimated net worth of $16 million. As she continues her working life, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Meeting Anthony Bourdain

Not many details are available about Nancy’s life before she met Bourdain. It is known that she attended Dwight-Englwood School in New Jersey, and during her time there, would eventually meet Anthony. The couple would date for a few years before getting married in 1986. She would go on to pursue college studies after matriculating from high school, but there is no information available about the institution she attended or degree she took.
Nancy mainly stayed in the background while her husband slowly earned popularity and fame in his career. She liked to maintain her privacy, so details about her family and even her career were kept away from the media spotlight. It is known that the couple never had children, and there has been speculation as to why, but no confirmed answer.

The Chef Anthony Bourdain

While the couple continued a strong and supportive relationship, Bourdain would go on to study at the Culinary Institute of America, subsequently leading him to become a part of numerous professional kitchens as the years passed, including at Brasserie Les Halles where he became the executive chef. He would steadily make his way to become one of the most influential chefs around the world. In 2000, his book entitled “Kitchen Conffidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” found a lot of popularity, and increased his fame.

He also forayed unto television which he started doing various television world travel cooking shows. He was a part of “A Cook’s Tour” series on the Food Network, and he also hosted the Travel Channel program entitled “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”. However, around this time in 2005, his relationship with his wife started to become troubled, which would eventually lead to their divorce. He would go on to continue his career even after his separation from Nancy, and is best known for his current program entitled “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”. He’s received numerous accolades and achievements throughout his career.

Divorce

During the time that the couple was breaking down and heading into divorce, Anthony said that having a camera crew on him was quite troublesome as his personal life started to mix in with his ongoing professional television career. He would find himself with less time to have privacy with his wife, which contributed to further the friction they were already experiencing. Even though he referred to her multiple time as the “love of his life”, the couple would eventually break down even after trying to keep their marriage together.

According to reports, Anthony would later state that his constant travelling became the main problem that set them on the path to divorce, which was finalized in 2005 after they had been separated for a year. Since they never had a child, there was not much trouble with the divorce settlement. After the decree nisi, Nancy moved on with her life but laid low, rarely attracting any media attention in her future ventures. On the other hand, Anthony’s popularity increased, and he eventually settled down two years later with mixed martial artist Ottavia Busia. However, that marriage also ended in divorce after nine years, apparently again due to Bourdain’s intense travelling schedule.

Is Nancy Putkoski on Social Media?


Similar to many of the wives or ex-wives of famous television personalities, Nancy has stayed away from the spotlight for most of her life, and does not have any presence online, including avoiding the social media accounts on popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This is also the very reason that the media has had trouble catching up to her. With her ex-husband going on to have further relationships after the divorce, interest in her life has also waned over the years that have passed.

General Info

Full NameAnthony Bourdain
Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthJune 25, 1956
Height1.93 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer, TV chef, Author, Television presenter, Actor
EducationVassar College, The Culinary Institute of America
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseOttavia Busia, Nancy Putkoski
ChildrenAriane Bourdain
ParentsGladys Bourdain, Pierre Bourdain
SiblingsChristopher Bourdain

Accomplishments

AwardsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series Or Special, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program, James Beard Foundation Award for Who's Who of Food and Bev...
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-fiction Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Nonfiction Programmin...
MoviesBone in the Throat
TV ShowsThe Taste, The Layover, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Top Chef, The Mind of a Chef

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Liberal use of swear words and sexual innuendo when describing food

Quotes

#Quote
1Vietnam is my favorite destination. The people are wonderful, the food is fantastic, and there is a lot of mystery and beauty surrounding it. You learn something new every time you go there, and I can't say that about other destinations.
2If I had to choose, I'd pick the hole in the wall dump over the gentrified bistro owned by your average pretentious hipster every time.
3If you want to know if a chef has true cooking ability, ask them to make you eggs. That meal will reveal more than anything else.
4I believe taking your child to McDonald's should be considered grounds for having your parental rights revoked.
5As a child growing up in New Jersey, I speak on behalf of every child that ever grew up there in saying that your purpose in life was looking across the bay to New York City and figuring out a way to end up there.
6[about fast food] In-N-Out Burger is my fast food nirvana. It's the only place I will seek out and eat. The rest I avoid.
7I'm pretty sure that every time Guy Fieri puts barbecue pork inside a nori roll, an angel dies.
8Those days are best left in the past. Sometimes I think about the excitement, the energy, the stress that working a kitchen involved, and I remember how young, naive, confident I was back then. The kitchen is at its best when new, cocky, limber, innovative chefs are in control.
9The organic movement has good intentions, but I doubt in the long term that it'll be sustainable. It's helping people learn where their food comes from and being more aware of what junk corporations put into it, and that's good. My daughter has only been given organic and natural foods since she's been born.
10Nobody will tell you this, but I will: If you're thirty-two years old and considering a career in professional kitchens? If you're wondering if, perhaps, you are too old? Let me answer that question for you: Yes. You are too old.
11If you're comforting yourself with the dictum "Never trust a thin chef," don't. Because no stupider thing has ever been said.
12If you're twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel-as far and as widely as possible.
13Bad food is made without pride, by cooks who have no pride, and no love. Bad food is made by chefs who are indifferent, or who are trying to be everything to everybody, who are trying to please everyone ... Bad food is fake food ... food that shows fear and lack of confidence in people's ability to discern or to make decisions about their lives. Food that's too safe, too pasteurized, too healthy - it's bad! There should be some risk, like unpasteurized cheese. Food is about rot, and decay, and fermentation.as much as it is also about freshness.
14Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living
15I don't like to see animals in pain. That was very uncomfortable to me. I don't like factory farming. I'm not an advocate for the meat industry.
16I have exactly the same work ethic. I don't see writing as anything more important than cooking. In fact, I'm a little queasier on the writing. There's an element of shame, because it's so easy. I can't believe that people give me money for this shit. The TV, too. It's not work. At the end of the day, the TV show is the best job in the world. I get to go anywhere I want, eat and drink whatever I want. As long as I just babble at the camera, other people will pay for it. It's a gift. A few months ago, I was sitting cross-legged in the mountains of Vietnam with a bunch of Thai tribesman as a guest of honor drinking rice whiskey. Three years ago I never, ever in a million years thought that I would ever live to see any of that. So I know that I'm a lucky man.
17Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself
18When Tony gets hungry, things die.

Facts

#Fact
1He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
2His mother was of Ukrainian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent, and his father was of French ancestry.
3Older brother of Christopher Bourdain.
4As a guest on BBC TV's Breakfast (2000) (2 September 2010), Bourdain surprised hosts Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid when he disclosed that his all-time favorite restaurant was the British "St. John" run by friend and chef Fergus Henderson in London's Smithfield district.
5He and Ottavia Bourdain welcomed their first child, a girl named Ariane Bourdain, on April 9, 2007. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.
6His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Times, The Observer, Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Limb by Limb, Black Book, and The Independent, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine.
7He studied at Vassar College, worked for some time in the seafood restaurants of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America before running kitchens at New York City's Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Sullivan's.
8Les Halles owner Jose Meirelles initially wanted Tony to go by the French version of his name, Antoine-Michel, much to Tony's protests.

Pictures

Movies

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste2017Documentary producer post-production
The Mind of a Chef2012-2015TV Series documentary executive producer - 36 episodes
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown2013-2015TV Series documentary executive producer - 20 episodes
Bone In The Throat2015executive producer
The Taste2013-2015TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
The Getaway2014TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Layover2011-2013TV Series documentary executive producer - 13 episodes
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2011-2012TV Series documentary executive producer - 18 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownTV Series documentary 2 episodes, 2013 writer - 18 episodes, 2013 - 2015
Bone In The Throat2015based on the book by
The Layover2011-2013TV Series documentary 13 episodes
Treme2011-2012TV Series story - 4 episodes
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2009-2012TV Series documentary 18 episodes
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Holiday Special2011TV Series
Kitchen Confidential2005-2006TV Series book - 13 episodes

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Treme2011TV Series consultant - 10 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Short2015Anthony Bourdain
Sanjay and Craig2015TV SeriesAnthony Gourmand
Archer2013TV SeriesLance Casteau
Yo Gabba Gabba!2010TV SeriesDr. Tony
Far Cry2008Scientist (uncredited)

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown2013TV Series documentary additional camera - 2 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kyoto: A Journey Inside2016Documentary special thanks
The Sheik2014Documentary special thanks
Triple Rush2011TV Series additional thanks - 4 episodes
Ratatouille2007special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Night at the Carlyle2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Mind of a Chef2012-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Narrator
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown2013-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chew2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - The Taste
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Chef
Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent2016DocumentaryHimself
2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming and Winner: Outstanding Informational Series or Special
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Winner: Outstanding Informational Series or Special / Nominated: Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Remembering David Carr2015DocumentaryHimself
New Day2015TV SeriesHimself - Reporter
The Taste2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
BELLOmag Presents: A Conversation with the Taste2015TV MovieHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself - The Taste
Good Morning America2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - The Taste
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Informational Series or Special
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHimself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Informational Series or Special (uncredited)
Piers Morgan Tonight2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Guest Host
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Layover2011-2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Mankind the Story of All of Us2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Chef & Writer
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2005-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
AMC Mob Week2012TV MovieHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Holiday Special2011TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MasterChef Australia2011TV SeriesHimself - American Chef and author / Himself - American Chef and Author
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Top Chef2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Guest Judge / Himself / ...
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Chef
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHimself
Katz's: That's All2010DocumentaryHimself
Life After Dark: The Story of Siberia Bar2009Documentary
State by State2008Video shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002-2008TV SeriesHimself
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern2007TV SeriesHimself
What's Your Trip2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2006TV SeriesHimself
Miami Ink2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Client
Good Morning Australia2005TV SeriesHimself
The Truth About Gordon Ramsay2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christine Cushing Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Nova2004TV Series documentaryHimself
A Cook's Tour2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Molto Mario2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013DocumentaryHimself
Top Chef2010TV SeriesHimself - Judge

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Reality Show HostAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramThe Mind of a Chef (2012)
2014Gold World MedalNew York FestivalsBest Nonfiction SeriesAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2014PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2016PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramThe Taste (2013)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Reality HostAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramThe Mind of a Chef (2012)
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramThe Taste (2013)
2014IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationBest Episodic SeriesAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramThe Taste (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013)
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionAnthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesAnthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingAnthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingAnthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesAnthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingAnthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005)

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