Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen Headshot

Host • Producer

Birth Date: June 2, 1968

Age: 55 years old

Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri

With a keen eye for trends and an insatiable love for pop culture, Andy Cohen helped reshape television viewing in the new millennium. As an executive of original programming and development for the Bravo network, Cohen oversaw the creation and production of a number of hit series, from the groundbreaking makeover program "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" (Bravo, 2003-07), to the Emmy Award-winning reality competition series "Project Runway" (Bravo, 2004-08; Lifetime, 2008- ). In addition to his work as an executive producer, Cohen also hosted various Bravo reunion specials, including the provocative "The Real Housewives of " franchise (2006- ). In 2009, Cohen's late night talk show "Watch What Happens: Live" premiered, with the witty and charming host providing off-kilter commentary on various shows, trading punch lines with Hollywood's A-list, and interacting with loyal viewers. The top-rated program, much like the slew of others he launched on Bravo, established the hardworking Cohen as one of the most visionary and formative television personalities of his time. He parlayed that fame into best-selling books and multimedia ventures ranging from appearing in a Lady Gaga video to launching his own satellite radio channel.

Born in St. Louis, MO, Andy Cohen graduated from Boston University where he received a BA degree in broadcast journalism. He spent 10 years at CBS News, where he produced entertainment segments. Cohen also produced news features for the network's "48 Hours" (1988- ) and "CBS This Morning" (1987-1999), from the Oklahoma City bombing, to Hurricane Andrew, to the crash of TWA Flight 800. Cohen received his first feature film credit as co-producer of the 1995 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen comedy vehicle "It Takes Two." In July 2000, Cohen became Vice President of Original Programming for the cable network TRIO, where he developed original productions such as the critically praised documentary "Gay Republicans" (2004) and the Peabody Award-winning special, "The N Word" (2004). He landed at Bravo in 2005 and began overseeing unscripted series and specials that launched the once-fledgling network into the mainstream orbit. Amongst the series Cohen executive produced was "Project Runway," a reality competition show where aspiring fashion designers vied for a spot in New York Fashion Week and a $100,000 prize. The commercial and critical successes of "Project Runway" and the makeover series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" turned Bravo into a pop culture phenomenon with a reputation for fearless programming. Both shows also earned Cohen and his Bravo team multiple Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Reality Program and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.

The Bravo network eventually hit Emmy gold with back-to-back wins in 2007 and 2008 for the reality program, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (2005-10), and once again in 2010 for the gastronomic reality competition series, "Top Chef" (2006- ). As the Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Cohen also oversaw creation and production of the network's highly addictive "The Real Housewives of " documentary series. The franchise launched in 2006 with "The Real Housewives of Orange County," which followed a group of well-to-do matriarchs living in the affluent, suburban neighborhoods of Orange County, CA. Cameras followed the permanently tanned and bejeweled cast members as they raised their families, bickered with each other, and shopped-till-they-dropped. The series' runaway success spawned an East Coast version two years later titled "The Real Housewives of New York City." By 2010, Bravo had a total of seven "Real Housewives" series, with installments in Orange County, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Beverly Hills and Miami.

Even though Cohen's background was in production, he began showing interesting in appearing onscreen around 2007. Bravo president Lauren Zalaznick offered Cohen a job as a Web blogger reporting behind-the-scenes dish from the set of shows such as "Project Runway" and "The Real Housewives." This eventually led to Cohen hosting various reunion specials for the network's hit series. These highly anticipated specials featured hilarious gag reels, never-before-seen clips, and heated confrontations between cast members. One of Bravo's most explosive moments happened during "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" (2009- ) season two reunion special when cast member Teresa Guidice violently pushed host Cohen out of the way in an attempt to throw punches at her co-star, Danielle Staub. The unscripted and unpredictable style of such reunion specials, coupled with Cohen's love for all things pop culture, set the wheels in motion for "Watch What Happens: Live." Hosted by Cohen, the late night talk show premiered in 2009 and incorporated recaps of Bravo series' episodes, interviews with the network stars and A-list celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, and viewer interaction via call-ins and emails. The casual, tongue-in-cheek tone of "Watch What Happens: Live" made it a suitable and entertaining supplement to Bravo's provocative programming. In 2010, TV Guide magazine included Cohen in its annual list of the "25 Most Influential People in Television." Cohen began to branch out following this success, publishing the best-selling memoir Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Popular Culture (2012) and The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year (2014). Cohen's unique pop culture take moved to Bravo's parent network when he took over hosting duties of NBC's New Year's Eve coverage beginning in 2015.

Credits

New Year's Eve Live

Host
Special
2023

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Self
Special
2023

BravoCon Live With Andy Cohen

Self
Show
2023

Live with Kelly and MarkStream

Guest
Talk
2023

Live with Kelly and MarkStream

Host
Talk
2023

The TraitorsStream

Host
Reality
2023
89%

CNN New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2022

BravoCon 2022

Host
Show
2022

Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?Stream

Guest
Talk
2022

Sherri

Guest
Talk
2022

Above Average PresentsStream

Guest
Series
2022

The Real Housewives of DubaiStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2022

The Good Dish

Guest
Series
2022

CNN New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2022

To Kill a TigerStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2022
100%

New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2021

The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls TripStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2021

Nick Cannon

Guest
Talk
2021

Ex-Rated With Andy CohenStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2021

Ex-Rated With Andy CohenStream

Host
Reality
2021

For Real: The Story of Reality TVStream

Host
Docuseries
2021

New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2020

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2020

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityStream

Host
Reality
2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2020

The Andy Cohen Diaries

Creator
Reality
2020

The Andy Cohen Diaries

Executive Producer
Reality
2020

The Andy Cohen Diaries

Voice
Himself
Reality
2020

The Andy Cohen Diaries

Writer
Reality
2020

The Not-Too-Late Show with ElmoStream

Guest
Talk
2020

The Story of Soaps

Actor
Show
2020

The At-Home Variety ShowStream

Guest
Series
2020

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: Summer House Reunion

Executive Producer
Show
2020

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: Summer House Reunion

Host
Show
2020

The Story of Late NightStream

Self
Docuseries
2020

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Guest
Game Show
2020

Below Deck Sailing YachtStream

Host
Reality
2020

New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

Access Daily

Guest
Show
2019

The Real Housewives of Potomac: How They Got Here

Executive Producer
Show
2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

Guest
Show
2019

Desus & Mero

Guest
Show
2019

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: Best of Vanderpump Rules

Executive Producer
Show
2019

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: Best of Vanderpump Rules

Host
Show
2019

Andy's Favorite ATL Moments

Host
Show
2019

New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2018

Nightly Pop

Guest
Talk
2018

Bravo's Play by Play

Executive Producer
Show
2018

Bravo's Play by Play

Guest
Show
2018

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: Below Deck Mediterranean Reunion

Executive Producer
Show
2018

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: Below Deck Mediterranean Reunion

Host
Show
2018

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In

Executive Producer
Show
2018

The Jess Cagle Interview

Guest
Show
2018

People Features

Actor
Show
2018

Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions

Guest
Show
2018

Paws & Claws

Guest
Show
2018

New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2017

Access

Guest
Show
2017

Access Live

Guest
Show
2017

Love Connection

Host
Game Show
2017

The F Word With Gordon Ramsay: Extras

Actor
Show
2017

Andy Cohen's Then & Now

Executive Producer
Show
2017

Andy Cohen's Then & Now

Host
Show
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Host
Talk
2017

RiverdaleStream

Guest Star
Self
Series
2017
81%

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

Executive Producer
Show
2017

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2017

NightcapStream

Guest Star
Series
2016

Desus & MeroStream

Guest
Talk
2016

Harry

Guest
Talk
2016

The Bravos

Host
Show
2016

Sunday Today With Willie Geist

Guest
Talk
2016

The Real Housewives of DallasStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2016

The Real Housewives of DallasStream

Host
Reality
2016

Celebrity PageStream

Guest
News
2016

Full Frontal With Samantha BeeStream

Guest
Talk
2016

LuciferStream

Guest Star
Joey Pileggi
Series
2016
88%

The Real Housewives of PotomacStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2016

The Real Housewives of PotomacStream

Host
Reality
2016

NBC's New Year's Eve Game Night With Andy Cohen

Host
Show
2015

NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly

Guest
Show
2015

Then and Now With Andy CohenStream

Executive Producer
Talk
2015

Then and Now With Andy CohenStream

Host
Talk
2015

The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration

Guest
Show
2015

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

Guest
Talk
2015

FABLife

Guest
Talk
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Coffee With America

Guest
Show
2015

Difficult PeopleStream

Guest Star
Series
2015
96%

Celebrity Family FeudStream

Guest
Game Show
2015

Red Nose Day

Guest
Show
2015

Lip Sync BattleStream

Contestant
Reality
2015

Hot OnesStream

Guest
Reality
2015

Bianca

Guest
Show
2015

The Late Late Show

Guest
Show
2015

The Meredith Vieira Show

Guest
Talk
2014

The Breakfast Club Power Hour

Guest
Show
2014

Southern CharmStream

Host
Reality
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

A Toast to 2013!

Guest
Show
2013

Bethenny

Guest
Show
2013

The Real

Guest
Talk
2013

Inside Amy SchumerStream

Host
Series
2013
81%

Vanderpump Rules Reunion

Host
Show
2013

The Millionaire Matchmaker: A Watch What Happens Love Special

Host
Show
2013

Vanderpump RulesStream

Host
Reality
2013

Miss Universe Pageant

Host
Show
2012

The 2012 Miss Universe Competition

Host
Show
2012

Katie

Guest
Talk
2012

Anderson Live

Host
Show
2012

Steve Harvey

Guest
Talk
2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Guest
Talk
2012

Larry King NowStream

Guest
Talk
2012

2012 Miss USA Competition

Host
Show
2012

Finding Your RootsStream

Guest
Reality
2012

Shahs of SunsetStream

Host
Reality
2012

Tabatha Takes OverStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2012

CBS This Morning

Guest
Show
2012

Billy on the StreetStream

Guest
Reality
2011

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Show
2011

LIVE with Kelly

Host
Talk
2011

Top Chef: Texas

Host
Show
2011

Anderson

Guest
Show
2011

The 2011 Miss Universe Pageant

Host
Show
2011

Dish Nation

Guest
Talk
2011

The 2011 Miss USA Pageant

Host
Show
2011

The Real Housewives of MiamiStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2011

The Real Housewives of MiamiStream

Host
Reality
2011

The Gayle King Show

Guest
Show
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2010

The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsStream

Host
Reality
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Host
Show
2010

The Real Housewives of D.C.

Executive Producer
Show
2010

The Real Housewives of D.C.

Host
Show
2010

The Joy Behar Show

Guest
Show
2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Executive Producer
Talk
2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Host
Talk
2009

The Real Housewives of New JerseyStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2009

The Real Housewives of New JerseyStream

Host
Reality
2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

The Real Housewives of AtlantaStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2008

The Real Housewives of AtlantaStream

Host
Reality
2008

The Rachel Zoe ProjectStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2008

The Wendy Williams ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2008

The Real Housewives of New York CityStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2008

The Real Housewives of New York CityStream

Host
Reality
2008

The Real Housewives of New York CityStream

Producer
Reality
2008

The Millionaire MatchmakerStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2008

The Millionaire MatchmakerStream

Host
Reality
2008

The Millionaire MatchmakerStream

Self
Reality
2008

The Celebrity Apprentice

Guest Star
Reality
2008

Keeping Up with the KardashiansStream

Host
Reality
2007

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

Guest
Show
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

The Real Housewives of Orange CountyStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2006

The Real Housewives of Orange CountyStream

Host
Reality
2006

Top ChefStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2006

Top ChefStream

Host
Reality
2006

The Colbert Report

Guest
Talk
2005

Criminal Minds: EvolutionStream

Guest Star
Series
2005

The ComebackStream

Guest Star
Himself
Series
2005
73%

Project RunwayStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2004

The Soup

Guest
Talk
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

Real Time With Bill MaherStream

Guest
Talk
2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Live With Regis and Kelly

Host
Show
2001

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

Extra

Actor
News
1994

Extra

Guest
News
1994

Extra

Host
News
1994

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

Dateline NBCStream

Guest
Series
1992

Charlie RoseStream

Guest
Talk
1991

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
News
1979

Today

Guest
News
1952

News aboutAndy Cohen

Sutton Stracke on RHOBH reunion show

‘RHOBH’ Star Sutton Stracke Gives Health Update After Medical Emergency

Andy Cohen on the red carpet

Andy Cohen Defended by Housewives Amid Allegations of Drugs, Mistreatment in Workplace

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Season 13
Exclusive

Get the Scoop on ‘RHOBH’ Season 13 Reunion Set — Is This Why Sutton Faints?

Anderson Cooper and John Mayer on CNN New Year's Live

See Anderson Cooper Lose It Over John Mayer in a Cat Bar During CNN’s NYE Special (VIDEO)

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Drink on CNN New Years Eve

It’s Not New Year’s Eve Without Andy & Anderson Getting Boozy

Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper-'Best Bets to Usher in 2024'

TV’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Events to Ring in 2024

Anderson Cooper on Watch What Happens Live

See Anderson Cooper’s Shocked Reaction After Gayle King Asks About His Sex Life

Andy Cohen

‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Stars Slam Andy Cohen’s ‘Belittling’ Reaction to ‘Vanity Fair’ Allegations

Ubah Hassan, Brynn Whitfield, Jessel Taank, Andy Cohen, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Sai De Silva in 'The Real Housewives of New York City' Season 14 reunion on Bravo

Uncensored Versions of ‘Real Housewives’ & ‘Below Deck’ Reunions and More to Stream on Peacock

Rockefeller Center doorman CJ with Kelly Clarkson on the set of 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'
Preview

‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Kicks Off NYC Run With Salute to Doormen & Women

Andy Cohen on the red carpet

‘Wheel of Fortune’ New Host: Andy Cohen Says It Would Be His Dream Job

Howie Mandel on Extra

Howie Mandel Fires Back After Tom Sandoval Interview Backlash

Andy Cohen and Howie Mandel

Andy Cohen Blasts Howie Mandel Over Tom Sandoval Interview

Porsha Williams on Watch What Happens Live!

Porsha Williams Discusses Possible ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Return

Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey on The Goldbergs

‘The Goldbergs’ Star Wendi McLendon-Covey Says Jeff Garlin’s Axing ‘Was A Long Time Coming’

Alan Cumming in 'The Traitors'

‘The Traitors’ Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock, Alan Cumming to Return as Host

Jen Shah

‘RHOSLC’ Star Jen Shah Reveals She Turned Down Pre-Prison Interview With Andy Cohen

New Year's Eve - Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, Ryan Seacrest

Andy Cohen Explains Why He Didn’t Wave to Ryan Seacrest on New Year’s Eve

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper talk with Kevin Hart during New Year's Eve Show

Kevin Hart ‘Pissed’ at CNN Over Andy Cohen & Anderson Cooper’s NYE Alcohol Ban

Quinta Brunson on ‘Kimmel,’ Amber Riley on ‘Ziwe’ & 9 More of the Best Late Night Interviews of 2022

Ryan Seacrest speaks onstage during the Times Square New Year's Eve 2022 Celebration

Ryan Seacrest Shares His Thoughts on CNN’s Booze-Free New Year’s Eve Hosting

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper host CNN's New Year's Eve Celebration

Andy Cohen Reacts After CNN Bosses Ban Boozy New Year’s Eve Coverage

Garcelle Beauvais, Andy Cohen, and Lisa Rinna on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Andy Cohen Apologizes to Garcelle Beauvais After ‘RHOBH’ Reunion Backlash

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen’s Memoir ‘Most Talkative’ Being Adapted to Series at NBC

BravoCon 2019

What You Need to Know About BravoCon 2022 — And How to Get Tickets

NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann on Watch What Happens Live

NeNe Leakes Sues ‘RHOA,’ Says Producers Tolerated Racism From Kim Zolciak-Biermann

Andy Cohen on NBC's Today

Bravo Announces ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’

Real Housewives of Potomac Season 6 reunion

See Nicki Minaj Join the ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ in Season 6 Reunion Trailer (VIDEO)

'The Real Housewives of Miami,' Peacock Revival, Season 4, Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, Larsa Pippen

‘The Real Housewives of Miami’ to Make Long-Awaited Return This December on Peacock

'Project Runway' Season 19 Hosts - Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth, Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia

Meet the Designers of Bravo’s ‘Project Runway’ Season 19 (PHOTOS)

Andy Cohen

Bravo Postpones Its Annual BravoCon Until Next Year Due to Health Concerns

Andy Cohen Coronavirus
Review

Review: Andy Cohen Spills the Tea on ‘For Real: The Story of Reality TV’

Andy Cohen poses for photos with his mother Evelyn Cohen at the SiriusXM studios

‘Finding Your Roots’: Andy Cohen’s Ancestors Make Him Feel ‘Like a Lightweight’

Andy Cohen

E! Orders Andy Cohen-Hosted Docuseries ‘For Real: The Story of Reality TV’

Desus & Mero

‘Desus & Mero’ & More Late-Night Shows to Return — But From Home

BravoCon

An Inside Look at the First-Ever BravoCon 2019 in New York City

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen - Season 16

8 Uncomfortable (and Awesome) ‘Watch What Happens Live’ Interviews (VIDEO)

46531920_289582771902802_188608172018579069_n

Which TV Stars Are Expecting in 2018? (PHOTOS)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Cynthia Bailey, Marlo Hampton - Season 11
Preview

Why ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Is the ‘Housewives’ to Watch

Love Connection - Andy Cohen and Porsha Williams
Exclusive

Porsha Williams Spills About Her Experience on ‘Love Connection’

Sarah Jessica Parker on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen Defends Friend Sarah Jessica Parker After Kim Cattrall Insult

Andy Cohen and journalist Anderson Cooper attend Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit

Goodbye, 2017: Your Guide to TV’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Parties!

The National Dog Show Presented by Purina - 2017

The 2017 National Dog Show to Air on Thanksgiving at Noon in All Markets

AChristmasStoryLive_MyFavoriteGift
Exclusive

WATCH: Stars of Your Favorite Fox Shows Reveal ‘My Favorite Gift’

Love Connection - Andy Cohen, Liz Baxter
Exclusive

‘Love Connection’: Who’s Coming Out on National TV? (VIDEO)

Andy Cohen on Love Connection

Andy Cohen of ‘Love Connection’ Reveals the Celeb He Wanted to Help Find Love

Love Connection - Andy Cohen
Column

Andy Cohen: My Love Affair With Reality TV

The X-Files - David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

Could We See More ‘X-Files’ Soon?

15-50-2102

Andy Cohen’s ‘Then and Now’ Compares History With Billy Eichner, Kelly Ripa and Even Some Real Housewives