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Ayesha Disa Alexander

(1989-03-23) March 23, 1989 (age 34)
  • Canadian
  • American
  • Actress
  • author
  • television personality
  • cook
Years active 2008–present
  • Cooking with the Currys
  • Ayesha's Homemade
  • The Great American Baking Show
(m. 2011)
Children 3

Ayesha Disa Curry (née Alexander; born March 23, 1989) is a Canadian-American actress, cookbook author, and cooking television personality and the wife of basketball player Stephen Curry. After guest roles in several television shows and movies, she began hosting her own show, Ayesha's Homemade (a.k.a. Ayesha's Home Kitchen), on Food Network. Despite not having any professional chef training, her culinary career started in 2014, when she prepared her first meal as a YouTube demonstration on her channel Little Lights of Mine. Curry is the author of several videos on her channel Little Lights of Mine and has written two cookbooks, The Seasoned Life, published in 2016, and The Full Plate, published in 2020.


At age 12, Curry acted as the love interest in the music video for "Too Young for Love" by Suga Prince (now known as Sevn Thomas).

After graduating from Weddington High School, Curry moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, appearing in mostly in bit parts. She was in a film short Underground Street Flippers (2009), The TV movie Dan's Detour of Life (2008), was Girl #1 in the direct to DVD movie Love for Sale (2008).

After her marriage she started a food blog, and then a YouTube channel. This led to a short lived Food Network show Ayesha's Homemade that was canceled after 13 episodes. In addition to her written recipes, Curry often posts instructional cooking videos on her YouTube channel.

In 2016, she released her cookbook "The Seasoned Life." She also began starring in Ayesha's Homemade, which follows her professional and personal life with cameos from her husband and two daughters. The first season ran for six episodes. A second season of six episodes, named Ayesha's Home Kitchen premiered on Food Network on April 30, 2017.

On September 20, 2017, Curry was named as a spokesperson for CoverGirl, becoming the first spokesperson for the brand who is not an actress or singer. She was announced on September 21, 2017, as one of the new hosts of The Great American Baking Show, an American adaptation of The Great British Bake Off, on ABC. She also revealed to Deidre Behar, from Entertainment Tonight, that she was approached to join the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Only two episodes of the third season of Baking Show, however, aired on television due to ... allegations against one of the show's judges outside the series. While the show was renewed for a fourth season, Curry did not return as a host and was succeeded by former Spice Girls member Emma Bunton.

In July 2019, Curry and her husband launched the "Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation" in Oakland, California. The foundation works to end childhood hunger, increase access to quality education, and provide safe spaces for children to stay active.

Restaurant and food business

Her 2014 company Little Lights of Mine sold its own brand of extra virgin olive oil, and 10% of all proceeds are donated to the charity No Kid Hungry.

In 2016, Curry collaborated with chef Michael Mina in The Mina Test Kitchen of International Smoke, a Bay Area pop-up restaurant. In July 2019, the Mina/Curry International Smoke restaurant opened another location at One Paseo in Carmel Valley, San Diego.

In 2017, Curry started Homemade, the Oakland-based meal-kit delivery service, turned (in 2019) retail store pop-up.

In April 2020, Curry launched Sweet July, a brand consisting of a lifestyle magazine, brick-and-mortar store, and product line. In September 2020, she launched her television and film production company Sweet July Productions, with a first-look deal at Entertainment One.

Personal life

Ayesha is the daughter of John and Carol Alexander (née Chin) and has four siblings: Maria, Janiece, Jaz and Chad. Her mother is of Afro-Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican descent while her father is of mixed African-American and Polish descent. She was born and raised in Toronto until the age of 14, when she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. She first gained an interest in cooking at a young age. With her mother operating a salon in the basement of their home, Ayesha would watch as her babysitter cooked Trinidadian curry and roti and brought it down to customers.

On July 30, 2011, she married NBA player Stephen Curry. The two had met in a church youth group in Charlotte when they were 15 and 14 years old. They did not start dating until years later when Ayesha was pursuing her acting career in Hollywood and Stephen was visiting for an awards show. Ayesha soon moved back to Charlotte close to where Stephen was playing college basketball at Davidson College. Together, they have three children. As of 2019, they reside in Atherton, California.

Curry is a Christian; of her faith, she said: "It's the foundation for everything that I do, really. … With my relationship with my husband, it's what it's founded on." She added that "[W]hen Steph decided to play basketball, I had the same conversation with him that he had with me. 'Whatever you do, do it well, but do it for God.' I think that's what has kept us grounded. When I started my blog called 'Little Lights of Mine,' my whole goal was to do the things I wanted to do, but all while being a light for Him."



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dan's Detour of Life Cassie Stevens TV Movie
10 Items or Less Girl in Bathroom Episode: "Forever Young"
Whittaker Bay Keeley Hawkins 8 episodes
Love for Sale Girl #1 Film
2009 Hannah Montana Andrea Episode: "Come Fail Away"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Beautiful Girl Episode: Kwikki Chick
2014 The Little Ghost Marie Voice
2018 Charming Dainty Dish Chef Voice
2023 Irish Wish TBA

As herself

Year Title Role Notes Refs
2016 Guy's Grocery Games Judge Guest
2016 Chopped Junior Judge Episode "The Big Stink"
2016–present Ayesha's Homemade
(a.k.a. Ayesha's Home Kitchen (season 2))
Host Television series, 2 seasons
2017 The Great American Baking Show Host Television series
2019 Family Food Fight Host, judge, executive producer Television series
2022 About Last Night Host Television series

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