Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two toddler-aged children. The daughter of the legendary Muhammad Ali, Laila is also a four-time undefeated world boxing champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were “knockouts”) and zero losses. In 2012, when women’s boxing was included in the Olympics for the first time in history, Laila provided expert commentary for NBC Sports.
In addition to her latest work as host of “All-In With Laila Ali” airing in weekend syndication on CBS, Laila is also a regular panelist for the CBS Sports Network’s new all-female sports talk program entitled, “We Need To Talk.” Laila previously appeared twice on Food Network’s celebrity edition of “Chopped” and emerged victorious as the champion. Continuing her passion in the cooking space, Laila was recently named host of “Late Night Chef Fight,” an exciting new cooking competition show slated to air on the FYI Network.
A former cast member of NBC’s highly touted reality program “Stars Earn Stripes,” where she competed to raise money for a charity that supports veterans and their children, she also hosted “Everyday Health” airing in national syndication for multiple seasons on ABC. She is the previous co-host of “American Gladiators” alongside Hulk Hogan. Laila also authored and published a motivational book for young women titled “Reach!” (Hyperion, 2003). She has appeared in various cooking segments on Rachael Ray, as well as Food Network’s “Emeril” and has cooked her famous “oven baked fried chicken” on Steve Harvey’s hit daytime talk show. In 2007, she captured the hearts of millions and made it to the final round of the fourth season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
Laila is the outgoing president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that is supported by some of the biggest athletes in the world. Through WSF, Laila promotes equality for women in the world of professional sports, and she pushes programs that encourage young women to be confident, healthy and strong through sports. She was also a major voice for the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which protects women’s rights to be included and treated equally in collegiate sports.
She is also a major supporter of charitable organizations such as Healthy Child Healthy World, which encourages raising healthy children through living a toxin-free lifestyle.
Never one to turn down a good challenge, and always eager to encourage others to live an active lifestyle, Laila Ali was the 2012 “Mombassador” for the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon, a competition she completed impressively in a little more than 3 hours. She’s appeared as a guest star on popular fitness show “Biggest Loser,” and tickled America’s funny bone with a hilarious role opposite Kevin Hart on the hit comedic series, “Real Husbands Of Hollywood.”
A recognizable and trusted figure whose name and likeness packs a powerful punch, Laila has been an endorser for major brands such as Subway and Kohl’s. Carefully building a successful branding and licensing empire (a former owner and operator of a successful nail salon in southern California), Laila recently rolled out a signature line of hair styling tools with Hot Tools, a brand subsidiary of haircare powerhouse, Helen Of Troy.
Laila Ali was born in Miami, Florida and was raised in southern California. A sought after public speaker and author of her life’s story in a dynamic book entitled “Reach,” Laila graduated from Santa Monica College with a degree in business management. She and her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, live in Los Angeles, with their two children, Curtis Jr., and daughter Sydney.