Ty Pennington Biography
TY Pennington is an American artist, TV host, author, and former actor, and model. He gained well-known for his appearance on TLC’s home improvement show ‘Trading Spaces and for hosting ‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition’.
Ty Pennington Education
Pennington went to Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia where he graduated. He, later on, joined Kennesaw State University, where he majored in art and history. While in college, he took night classes and would work during the day. He often worked in landscaping and later on landed a job in construction. Later on, after graduating, he continued with his studies and specialized in Graphic Design. He then transferred to the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he attained his bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Battle on the Beach: Team Ty
Pennington also participated in the HGTV show, “Battle on the Beach” whereby he assisted and mentored Wally Remaley and Jacqueline Matoza(business partner). Jaqueline is a real estate investor while her partner Wally is a contractor. During the completion, Pennington would mentor the two business partners into impressing the judges and win a $50,000 cash prize.
Ty Pennington Modeling and Acting Career
Prior to Pennington’s TV career, he was previously a model and an actor. During his final year in his college, a modeling scout reached out to him and that’s how he was introduced to the modeling and acting industry. He was able to be hired by well-known magazines and companies as an advertising model. For instance, he was hired by Sprite, J.Crew, and Swatch and also made some appearances in television spots for Macy’s, Bayer, and Levi’s just to mention a few. He has also managed to travel to all corners of the world due to his modeling career including Germany, Canada, Japan, Thailand, and Italy.
Ty Pennington TV Career
Pennington started his TV career after being in the modeling industry for quite some time. Due to his career as a set designer, he managed to visit other countries including going to Las Vegas back in 1995. He started gaining fame in the TV industry after his innovative hit show, Trading Spaces went viral and every household was in love with the show. In addition to that, he also acted The Adventures of Ociee Nash (as “Wilbur Wright”) an independent film in 2003. That same year, Pennington was selected by ABC to serve as the leader of the eight-person design team of Extreme Makeover Home Edition when the station was developing a show that would rehab the houses of less fortunate families. He was very much committed to the show and spent about 240 days of that year working.
The show(Extreme Makeover Home Edition) ended with its ninth season in 2012. Till the show ended, Pennington had assisted in rebuilding about 200 homes for the show. Later on, he moved from Los Angeles to New York City and started to take part in the lifestyle-based talk show The Revolution. The show was aired on ABC in January 2012 and was a huge success till it was canceled after six months.
HGTV launched Ty Breaker, in January 2021, a show which detailed Pennington assisting less fortunate families that are having a difficult time in making their homes work for their changing lives. On March 8, 2021, he joined the HGTV renovation competition series, Rock The Block, where he was a host for its 2nd season.
Ty Pennington Age
Pennington was born on October 19, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He is 58 years old.
Ty Pennington Height
Pennington stands at a height of 6 foot 3 inches tall.
Ty Pennington Family
Pennington was born and raised in the USA by her mother and her stepfather. His mother goes by the name of Yvonne Vickery who divorced Pennington’s biological father when Pennington was still young. She stayed single for several years and soon after met her current husband who later on adopted both TY and his brother Wynn and also gave them his surname.
Ty Pennington Wife
Pennington is happily married to Kellee Merrell since 2021. The couple publicized their engagement in July 2021. The couple tied the knot on November 27, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia.
Ty Pennington’s Net Worth
Pennington has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an artist, TV host, author, and former actor, and model.
Ty Pennington ADHD| What disease does Pennington have?
Pennington was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 17 years old. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. He has discussed the disease on his social media platforms as well as with Glenn Beck and he also partnered with Shire Plc to raise awareness of ADHD in adults as well as advocating the use of Vyvanse for the treatment of adult ADHD. He also publicized that he faced rejection and criticism growing up and also for advocating the ADHD medications campaign.
Ty Pennington Books
- Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories, Simon & Schuster(September 9, 2008)
- Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room, Hyperion (2003)