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Ty Pennington

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Ty Pennington

Born

10/19/1965, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Birth Name

Tygert Burton Pennington

Gender

Male
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  • Trivia

    • Ty sponsors an entire line of home decor at Sears. The line bears his name: "Ty Pennington Style."

    • In his last year of school, Ty was approached and signed by a modeling agent. He ended up doing print and television ads for Sprite, Diet Coke, Levi's & Macy's, among others.

    • Before "making it" in Hollywood, Ty ran his own online furniture business called Furniture Unlimited.

    • Awards:

      Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

      2007--Nominated--Emmy
      -Outstanding Reality Program
      2006--Won--Emmy
      -Outstanding Reality Program
      2005--Won--Emmy
      -Outstanding Reality Program
      2005--Nominated--Teen Choice Award
      -Choice TV Personality: Male
      2004--Nominated--Teen Choice Award
      -Choice Reality/Variety TV Star - Male

    • Ty is the ambassador for the Sears American Dream Campaign.

    • Ty was arrested on a DUI charge on May 5, 2007. He plead no contest to the charge and was charged a fine and given 90 days probation.

    • As of 2008, Ty lives in Venice, CA with his girlfriend Andrea Bock, who also happens to be his manager.

    • Ty attended Sprayberry High School, located in Marietta, Georgia.

    • Ty is the spokeperson for Aleve and the program "ADHD Experts on Call."

    • On May 15, 2007, Ty released the first issue of his quarterly magazine Ty Pennington at Home.

    • According to the TV Guide Channel, Ty is the highest paid endorser in America.

    • Ty earned two college degrees majoring in Art, one from Kennesaw College and one from The Atlanta Institute of Art. He worked as a carpenter and general contractor to finance his education.

    • Ty enjoys playing soccer.

    • Ty has won two Emmys-one in 2005, and one in 2006, and both for Outstanding Reality Program with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

    • Ty was featured in People Magazine as one of their "Top 50 Bachelors" in 2002.

    • On January 15, 2005, Ty had to have emergency surgery for acute appendicitis while working in Atlanta on a house for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. After the surgery, he continued to work on the project through email and phone calls. Just before the unveiling of the house, Ty surprised everyone by arriving at the site by ambulance and helping finish the house in time.

    • Ty is exactly 6 feet tall or 1.83 meters tall.

    • Ty lived with his mom, his stepdad, and his older brother when he was growing up.

    • Ty's book, Ty's Tricks, was published in 2003 and became a New York Times Best Seller.

    • Ty appears in Cindi Thompson's country music video I'm Gone.

    • Ty's mother is a psychologist.

    • Ty was kicked out of Boy Scouts as a child.

    • Ty has ADHD type 1. He was diagonised in elementry school with behavioural problems however wasn't diagonsed with ADHD until he was 17. He now takes Addell-RX daily.

    • Favorite meal: Blackened tuna with black beans and rice.

  • Quotes

    • Ty: (About "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") Our show proves that some pretty incredible things can happen when people come together.

    • Ty: (When asked what makes him "tick") It's about the joy of doing things for others.

    • Ty: (in an interview with the E! network) I would strip down naked, and swing from the blinds in my classroom as a child.

    • Ty: (Speaking on the terrible devastation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.) If you lose the sounds coming out of New Orleans, you lose part of the American language. I realize we're just a TV show, but we feel we have a real obligation to let these people know we haven't forgotten about them, that we'll do whatever we can to make things right.

    • Ty: (Speaking of the daunting task of rebuilding a home in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina) It was completely different. Usually we help out one family and build one house...It's tough to do one house in a neighborhood that doesn't have any houses.

    • Ty: (After going to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina) I was not prepared for what I saw down there. When you see it firsthand, it looks like Hiroshima.

    • Ty: (About "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") The one thing about our show is some pretty incredible things can happen when people come together and help people in need.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • My cousins family house burned to the ground last friday, They are homeless now.

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    Let me tell you the story. My cousin Leona married a boy by the last name of Cary and he adopted my cousins son. Then her and the Cary boy had a girl. When the the kids were still real young, Their house burned to the ground. Her town rebuild it for her. Then she died of breast cancer. Then her husband took care of the kids. Then he died of a heavy equipment accident leaving the two kids without a parents. They went to live to with their grandparents on their fathers side of the family. Last friday, their house burned to the ground. The house insurance does not cover all the cost to rebuild the house. There is an online fund raiser right now. But they only have at present 3500. These two kids have been thru a lot. They are really down in the dumps because they have no home. If you go to the website you can see that house is burned to the ground. They were gone when it happened so no one got hurt. House fires are common in Kentucky in the backwoods people because many use wooden stoves to heat a house and the people there are very poor and they cannot update the electrical wires. I do have family members that can help with rebuilding the house that are in the construction business. For these two little kids I was wondering if you would rebuild the house for them. I see you have a lot of requests. If you cant do then could you please refer this family to another TV show that can do. These people dont want a fancy house. They are very poor. They just need a simple house to raise the two grandkids. I would appreciate if you could help them please.moreless
  • a family that's needs help

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    My name is Linda Mardis 1071 country road in new Albany Mississippi 38652 I need help fixing my home there is 7 people in my home my mom 84 years old need her own room my son and three brothers and old man , please help us , fix our home and make it better , know one can work on ski checks , lots of bills , I love your show I cry every time Isee it , wishing it was my home .did a little work on it but not room for everyone. Got a shad after my brother came offer been go for 30 years from home , one my brother sleep on so fur .I don't ask people for help but it time to let someone else help that know what there doing , one of my son dead 8 years ago Dec 3 th 2007 , we love Jesus my old man needs a kitchen he loves too cook .I love too write, Billy my brother loves too play drumsset .Wallace loves too fish , that won't I want for his room ,please help this family , I saying from heart.moreless
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