Michael Strahan is one of the very few who has transitioned seamlessly from star athlete to TV personality, and now more than ever he is making headlines. As the co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael and the replacement of Regis Philbin on the iconic talk show, Strahan was more than welcomed by fans and is now moving over in ABC to host Good Morning America. This move has brought a lot of controversy surrounding Live! and Michael’s relationship with co-host Kelly Ripa, and with so much buzz about him, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Michael Strahan:
10. Early Life
Michael Anthony Strahan was born on November 21, 1971, to Louise and Gene Willie Strahan, their youngest of six children. Athelticism was born into Strahan as his mother was a basketball coach and his father was a boxer and major in the U.S. Army. Due to his father’s job, the whole family moved to an army post in Mannheim, West Germany when Strahan was only nine years old and that’s where he grew up.