Nigella Lawson

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Date of Birth January 6, 1960
Place of Birth London, England
Age 61 years old
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Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English food writer, chef and cooking show host. She is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, a former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa Lawson, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co. food and catering business. She attended Godolphin and Latymer School, London. After graduating from the University of Oxford, where she was a member of Lady Margaret Hall, Lawson started work as a book reviewer and restaurant critic, later becoming the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986. She then embarked upon a career as a freelance journalist, writing for a number of newspapers and magazines. In 1998 her first cookery book, How to Eat, was published and sold 300,000 copies, becoming a best-seller. She published her second book in 2000, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, which won her the British Book Award for Author of the Year. In 1999 she hosted her own cooking show series, Nigella Bites, on Channel 4, accompanied by another best-selling cookbook.

Born: Nigella Lucy Lawson, January 06, 1960, Wandsworth, London, England
Alma mater: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Occupation: Food writer, journalist and broadcaster
Years active: 1983–present
Employer: BBC (current), Channel 4, ITV (former), Good Food Channel, Food Network (UK version, frequent repeats of Channel 4 and BBC shows)
Known for: TV presenting, cookery, writing
Style: Dessert, Pastry, Middle Eastern, English, Mediterranean
Net worth: $15–25 million
Children: 2
Parent(s): Nigel Lawson, Vanessa Salmon
Relatives: Dominic Lawson (brother)
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About Nigella Lawson

English food writer and critic who wrote such bestselling cookbooks as How to Eat. She hosted the cooking shows The Taste and Nigelia Kitchen.

Before Fame

Her father, Nigel Lawson, once served as Chancellor of the Exchequer.


She starred in her own food series Nigella Bites.

Family Life

She married art collector Charles Saatchi in 2003 and the couple divorced in 2013. She was previously married to John Diamond from 1992 to 2001 and she has a son named Bruno and a daughter named Cosima.


She was a guest judge in Top Chef, hosted by Padma Lakshmi.

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  • British Book Award winners
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  • Food Network chefs
  • English food writers
  • Alumni of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
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Latest information about Nigella Lawson updated on January 17, 2021.