Paul Hollywood Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Wife, Girlfriend, Son, Net worth

Paul Hollywood Biography

Born Paul John Hollywood (real name), Paul Hollywood is a British celebrity chef, Master baker, and television personality best known for his role as a judge on the popular BBC television series, The Great British Bake Off. He is also known for his judge role on The Great American Baking Show. Hollywood is also a cookbook author, He has authored several cookbooks including “100 Great Breads” and “How to Bake.

Paul Hollywood Age | Birthday

Born on March 1, 1966, in Wallasey, Cheshire, England, Hollywood is 57 years old (age as of 2023). He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of March each year.

Paul Hollywood Parents

Hollywood was born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England to his parents; John F. Hollywood (father) and Gillian M. Harman (mother). Paul’s father, John Hollywood,  was a bakery proprietor while his mother, Gillian was a sculptor. Hollywood learned the art of bread making from his father, who owned a bakery. He grew up in a middle-class family.

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Paul Hollywood Height

Hollywood stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 7 inches (approximately).

Paul Hollywood Wife

Hollywood was married to his now ex-wife Alexandra Hollywood. The pair tied the knot in 1998, and in 2013, they separated following an affair that Hollywood had with his The American Baking competition co-judge Marcela Valladolid. Hollywood and Alexandra later reconciled, then separated again in 2017. The couple divorced in July 2019.  Hollywood was dating Summer Monteys-Fullam since 2017 after separating from his then-wife. In August 2019, he split from Summer.

Paul Hollywood Girlfriend

As of May 2023, Hollywood is engaged to his girlfriend, Melissa Spalding. The couple had been dating since 2019, when they got engaged in April 2022. Paul’s fiancée is a pub bartender. The two met at The Chequers Inn.

Paul Hollywood Son

Hollywood, together with his ex-wife Alexandra, has a son named Josh Hollywood. Paul’s son was born on October 1, 2001, making him 21 years old as of 22.

Paul Hollywood Education

Hollywood trained as a baker at the Warwick School of Bakery. Before that, he attended The Mosslands School in Wallasey. He also studied sculpture at the Wallasey School of Art based at Liscard Hall, but he left to start work as a baker, training at his father’s bakery.

Paul Hollywood  Career

After completing his education, Hollywood worked as a baker and chef at various hotels and restaurants, including The Dorchester in London and the Hilton Hotel in Cyprus.

Hollywood gained fame when he joined the cast of “The Great British Bake Off,” in 2010, as a judge. Throughout the show, Hollywood has tasted and critiqued countless cakes, breads, and desserts, and has offered valuable advice and tips to the contestants.

Apart from his work on “The Great British Bake Off,” Hollywood has also published several bestselling cookbooks, including “100 Great Breads” and “How to Bake.” He has also made numerous television appearances on shows such as “Loose Women” and “Saturday Kitchen.”

Hollywood is the host of the Cooking Channel show Paul Goes To Hollywood. The show premiered on Food Network in November 2019. It follows Hollywood on a culinary road trip across America, traveling from New York to Los Angeles on board a Harley-Davidson.

Paul Hollywood The Great American Baking Show

Hollywood appears as the judge of “The Great American Baking Show” since 2017. A new season of The Great American Baking Show premiered on May 5, 2023, on Roku Channel. The show is judged by Hollywood and Prue Leith, with new co-hosts Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry.

Paul Hollywood Net worth

Hollywood has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He is a Master Baker, celebrity chef, and television personality. Hollywood has appeared in numerous TV Shows including The Great British Bakeoff and The Great American Baking Show as a judge. He also authored cookbooks such as “100 Great Breads” and “How to Bake.


Paul is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @paul.hollywood with 539K followers as of May 2023.