• Diane Addonizio was born in 1962 in Red Bank, NJ
• She is the wife of former NFL footballer and actor Howie Long, and the mother of Chris, Kyle and Howie Long, Jr.
• She attended Villanova University and USC Gould School of Law
• She is a non-practicing lawyer who has put her career aside to support her husband and children's careers
• She has a net worth of over $1 million, shared with her husband's net worth of over $16 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Wortharound $14 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1960
SpouseDiane Addonizio
MarkJersey Number #75
FactFather of Kyle Long.

Who is Diane Addonizio?

Diane Addonizio was born in 1962 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA; the actual date of her birth is unknown. She is a non-practicing lawyer, who is probably best known for being the wife of former professional National Football League (NFL) footballer (defensive end) and actor Howard Mathew Moses ‘Howie’ Long, and for being the mom of professional American football players Chris, Kyle and Howie Long, Jr. She is also recognized by her nickname – the First Lady of Football.

Early Life, Education and Body Measurements

Speaking about Diane Addonizio’s early life, there is no information about it in the media, except that she was raised in a catholic family where religion and tradition were highly valued. Thus, upon matriculation, she enrolled in Villanova University, a private Catholic research university near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and subsequently graduated from USC Gould School of Law.

If to talk about her appearance, Diane is 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm) tall and her weight is reputed to be around 127 lbs (58 kgs).

Popularity through Marriage

Diane met her future husband Howie Long while both of them were classical studies majors at Villanova University, and began dating somewhat less than romantically when Howie took her to his dorm room to watch a National Football League game, but gained popularity herself through his popularity. The couple eventually married in June of 1982 and in the following year, she gave birth to their first son, Christopher Howard ‘Chris’ Long. In 1988, they welcomed their second son, Kyle Howard Long, and their third son, Howard Mathew Long, Jr. was born in 1990.

Howard Mathew Moses ‘Howie’ Long is probably best recognized in the media for being a retired professional NFL player, who played in the position of defensive end for the Los Angeles Raiders (now the Oakland Raiders) from 1981 to 1993. During his career, Howie was named eight times to the Pro Bowl, three times to First-team All-Pro and twice to Second-team All-Pro. He also won the Super Bowl XVIII title with the Raiders in 1983.

Following retirement, Howie became involved in the entertainment industry as an actor, starring in the role of Kelly in the film “Broken Arrow” (1996), playing Jesse in the 1998 film “Firestorm” and as Jack in the film “3000 Miles To Graceland” in 2001.

Children: Chris, Kyle, and Howard

Their sons have followed their father’s footsteps, and all of them are involved in the professional sports industry as players in the NFL. Chris Long is recognized for being a player in the position of defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, while Kyle Long plays in the position of guard for the Chicago Bears. Howard Long, Jr. is known for being a player with the Oakland Raiders.


Regarding her career, Diane is a lawyer by profession, but she hasn’t been practicing law for a long time. She has kept details of her professional life away from the public, so there is little information about it. After meeting her husband, she decided to put her career aside, and started traveling and supporting his business and career.

Diane believes that as a mother she has to be involved in her children’s professional progress and in their careers, so she also took a part in a panel discussion at an event promoting football safety which was held for over 300 mothers of football players at the Walter Payton Center.

Diane Addonizio Net Worth and Assets

If you ever wondered how rich Diane Addonizio is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $1 million. Furthermore, she also shares the net worth of her husband Howie Long, which is estimated to be over $16 million.

They also share such assets as a luxurious house valued at more than $6 million, and located in Virginia, where they currently live.

General Info

Full NameHowie Long
Net Wortharound $14 Million
Salary$4 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1960
Height1.95 m
Weight122 kg
ProfessionTelevision presenter, Actor, Sports analyst, American football player
EducationVillanova University, Milford High School


SpouseDiane Addonizio
ChildrenChris Long, Kyle Long, Howard Long, Jr.
SiblingsAnn Marie Long


AwardsAll-Pro, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
TV ShowsFox NFL Sunday

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Jersey Number #75
2Flat Top


1Father of Kyle Long.
2Appeared in commercials for Chevy. [2009]
3Was in deleted scene from theatrical release of That Thing You Do! (1996), but appeared in the director's cut version.
4During the Raiders' Super Bowl run in 1983, Howie met the journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, while he was visiting the team. Thompson later stated "Howie is the manliest man on the planet Earth".
5Defensive end for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1981-1993).
6Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000
7Fox NFL Sunday Analyst
81981 Villanova University graduate.
9Played football for Villanova University
10Will not travel in the same airplane as his wife for fear of orphaning their children.
11Former professional football player.




Fox Football Daily2013TV Series
Malcolm in the Middle2002TV SeriesHowie
3000 Miles to Graceland2001Jack
The Road to Graceland2001ShortJack (voice)
King of the Hill2000TV SeriesTerrell Cartwright
Dollar for the Dead1998TV MovieReager
Broken Arrow1996Kelly
Beverly Hills, 902101994TV SeriesHowie Long
The Highwayman1988TV SeriesMac
In 'n Out1984Groom


Fox NFL Sunday1994-2016TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Analyst / Himself - Studio Analyst
Eva Longoria's Versus2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Friars Club Super Bowl Roast of Terry Bradshaw2015TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - FOX NFL Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Pro Football Hall of Famer
A Football Life2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Rebels2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Live with Kelly and Michael2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Year of the Quarterback2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Cubed2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 NFC Conference Championship2009TV MovieHimself - Halftime Show Analyst
Heroes at Home2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XLII2008TV SpecialHimself
Pardon the Interruption2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2005 NFC Championship Game2006TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXXIX2005TV SpecialHimself
MADtv1997-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHimself
War Games2001TV Movie documentaryHost
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000TV SeriesHimself
1998 NFC Championship Game1999TV MovieHimself - Studio Analyst
1997 NFC Championship Game1998TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
HBO First Look1996-1998TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Host
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
1996 NFC Championship Game1997TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Married with Children1995-1996TV SeriesHimself
1995 NFC Championship Game1996TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
The 1995 ESPY Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
1994 NFC Championship Game1995TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
1996 Clio Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The World's Most Dangerous Stunts1994TV SeriesHimself - Host
The NFL on CBS1985-1993TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
NFL Monday Night Football1983-1993TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
The NFL on NBC1984-1993TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
TNT Sunday Night Football1992-1993TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
Andy Griffith Show Reunion1993TV SpecialHimself
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987-1992TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
1990 AFC Championship Game1991TV MovieHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
Follies, Crunches and Highlights1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XVIII1984TV MovieHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Left Defensive End
1983 AFC Championship Game1984TV MovieHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
1981 NFL Draft1981TV MovieHimself - 48th Overall Pick

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - FOX NFL Analyst


Won Awards

1997ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of Tomorrow
1997EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Analyst/Commentary

Nominated Awards

2011EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2010EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2007EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2006EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2005EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2004EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2003EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2002EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2001EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2000EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Sportscaster
1999EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
1998EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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