Ted Allen


Ted Allen Trivia


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    • In college, Ted was the lead singer and keyboard player in a punk rock band named Mrs Magrooder.

    • Ted is of English and Welsh descent.

    • In 2004, Ted wrote a one-act play based on his experiences on Queer Eye, which was performed at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago.

    • Ted was raised in a religious Christian, conservative household, but now describes himself as an atheist and very liberal.

    • Ted is an active member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the Human Rights Campaign.

    • In 2004, Ted's alma mater, Purdue University, awarded Ted as one of their Distinguished Alumni.

    • Ted has two cats, Maggie and Big Daddy, named after characters from his partner's favorite movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

    • Ted shares his life with his longterm partner (they have been together since 1993), Barry Rice (a journalism professor-turned-interior decorator). They are registered Domestic Partners and regard themselves as married.

    • In October 2005 Ted published a cookbook, The Food You Want To Eat.
      Previously, Ted co-authored five books as part of Esquire magazine's Things a Man Should Know... series.

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