Two-time Emmy Award winner and Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan serves as analyst on America’s most watched NFL pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY, alongside fellow Pro Football Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Tony Gonzalez. In 2019, Strahan received a Sports Emmy Award nomination for “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst” while also headlining FOX NFL THURSDAY live from New York City in the minutes leading up to kickoff.
Last season, Strahan’s versatility as a host and analyst helped garner three Sports Emmy Award nominations including ‘Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly,” for FOX NFL SUNDAY, “Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly,” for FOX NFL THURSDAY and “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst” for NFL on FOX.
Currently, Strahan co-hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He also hosts the top-rated primetime game show favorite “$100,000 Pyramid” on ABC, produced by SMAC Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, which is currently in production on its fifth season.
Now partnered with longtime friend Constance Schwartz to form SMAC Entertainment, Strahan brings his skills, determination, leadership, experience and humor to the multi-dimensional talent management, music, branding, and production company. In addition to representing dynamic and globally recognized talent, SMAC has produced strong and diversified content, most notably “The Joker’s Wild” (TNT/TBS), “ESPN 30 for 30: Deion’s Double Play” (ESPN), “Wiz Khalifa: Behind The Cam” (Apple), “Back In The Game” (CNBC), “Religion of Sports” (Audience Network), “State of Play: Happiness” (HBO), the documentary “Play It Forward” (Showtime), “Tackle My Ride” (NFL Network) and the hit primetime gameshow “The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC). Since 2014, Strahan and SMAC have produced the highly rated and critically acclaimed “Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards,” which returned for its sixth installment last summer. Strahan hosted the first “Kids’ Choice Sports Awards” in 2014, as well as the most recent ceremony in 2019.
From SMAC Productions and Lee Daniels Entertainment, in association with 20th Century Studios and ABC Studios, Strahan, alongside co-producer Lee Daniels, is set to release a new comedy series “Cupcake Men.” The series is inspired by the real-life story of former NFL players Brian Orakpo and Michael Griffin, who opened a cupcake shop together in Austin, Texas. Strahan is also producing an untitled scripted series based on the life of the breakout star, Brittany Wagner, from the show “Last Chance U.” Additionally, co-founded by Strahan, Tom Brady and Gotham Chopra, the Emmy-award winning sports media content company Religion of Sports recently released the documentary feature “The Great Brady Heist,” which chronicles the disappearance of Tom Brady’s jersey following Super Bowl LI.
Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan’s entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. His spectacular NFL career resulted in Strahan being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, the sport’s highest honor.
Strahan led the New York Giants to a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2007. In 2001, Strahan completed what is widely considered to be one of the greatest seasons ever for a defensive player, breaking the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks. His record still stands today. The charismatic leader of the New York Giants was named the NFL’s 2001 Player of the Year by “Sports Illustrated” and the 2001 Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, making him the first New York Giant to win the award since Lawrence Taylor.
From 2012-2016, Strahan co-hosted the top-rated, nationally syndicated entertainment talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.” Strahan and co-host Kelly Ripa were the co-winners of the 2015 and 2016 Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.” In addition, Strahan was nominated for a 2014 Sports Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst.” Since joining “Good Morning America,” the morning show won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Morning Program” in 2017 and 2018.
Strahan also tackled the world of scripted network primetime television as the star of “Brothers,” a 30-minute sitcom on Fox from Sony Pictures Television. Strahan has made memorable cameo appearances in the hit films “Magic Mike XXL” and “Charlie’s Angels” (2019). He has also lent his voice to the animated film “Ice Age: Collision Course.”
In 2015, Strahan released his best-selling book, “Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life,” which includes personal stories and motivational advice to inspire readers to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions. The paperback edition was released in October 2016.
Acting on his entrepreneurial spirit, in 2015 Strahan introduced COLLECTION by Michael Strahan, a men’s and boy’s clothing, shoes, luggage, and accessories line. In 2016, capitalizing on the success of Collection, Strahan launched MSX by Michael Strahan, a men’s and boy’s athleisure and accessories line. In January 2020, Strahan and the NFL partnered with G-III Apparel to expand MSX by Michael Strahan for NFL, an exclusive limited-edition Super Bowl LIV capsule collection in celebration of the NFL’s 100th season.
His partnership with SeeHer is the latest effort by Strahan to give back to the community, a commitment he has demonstrated while a football player and now as a TV star. Dedicated to many charitable works, Strahan donates his hands and heart to numerous charities including the USO, HELP USA and Merging Vets and Players. Since 2010, he has also been a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, filming holiday promotions as well as donating his time and celebrity to fundraising.
Born in Houston, Strahan spent most of his youth in Germany, where his father, Gene, was stationed in the U.S. Army. Strahan returned to the U.S. for a portion of high school and soon was recruited to play football at Texas Southern University. A father of four, Strahan currently spends his time between New York and Los Angeles.