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Desiree Gruber

Desiree Gruber is a well-known television producer and entrepreneur from the United States. Desiree Gruber was the executive producer of the fashion reality television competition Project Runway.

Early Life

Desiree Gruber was born on the 25th of June 1967, in Miami, Florida, the United States of America. As per her date of birth, she is 56 years old and holds American nationality. Additionally, she has a birth sign of Cancer and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

However, her parents’ names and their professions are yet to be revealed by her in the media and public. Moreover, she has an older brother whose name is also secret. Sadly, her brother died due to AIDS in 1989. Currently, there is not much information given regarding her early life.

Talking about her academic career, she attended a local private high school. Later, she went to ROTC when she was in college. Moreover, it also helped her build her leadership skills. Meanwhile, she later might have enrolled in a local university and completed her graduation.

Professional Career

Desiree Gruber started her career as an assistant in the A&R department for EMI Records during the late ’80s. Later, she went to work as a general assistant for the New Music Seminar in 1990.

Meanwhile, she worked as an assistant publicist in the marketing company Rogers & Cowan. She was promoted to director of entertainment and then to vice president of entertainment.

In addition, she helped publicize brands such as The Limited Inc., Victoria’s Secret, and Elite Model Management, during her time there. She produced the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1995 and continued to produce for over 20 years.

Moreover, she left Rogers & Cowan in the year 1999 and went on to establish her own company, Full Picture. Similarly, she also created a reality TV series Project Runway.

In 2016, she co-founded DGNL Ventures with Nir Liberboim, an early-stage venture capital fund that has invested in brands such as Living Proof, Songza, and Fashion GPS (Launchmetrics).

As a Philanthropist

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Caption: Desiree Gruber clicking a photo with former American First Lady, Michelle Obama (Source: Instagram)

Gruber joined former First Lady Michelle Obama in 2016 on her Let Girls Learn campaign. Similarly, she is currently serving on the New York regional board for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She also serves on the board of “God’s Love We Deliver” which provides meals to people suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Desiree Gruber – Awards

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Caption: Desiree Gruber wins an award (Source: Instagram)

Gruber was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2010. As an executive producer, she worked on Project Runway, which was nominated for 14 Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Reality Television Program, received a Peabody Award in 2007, a GLAAD Media Award, and has also been honored with over twenty media industry awards.

Net Worth 2024

As a television producer and entrepreneur, Gruber has made a good living from her earnings. Meanwhile, her net worth is estimated at around $1-$5 million as of 2022 and her earnings and salary are yet to be revealed by her.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Desiree Gruber clicking a photo with her husband (Source: Instagram)

On the 20th of April 2002, Desiree married her husband, Kyle MacLachlan. MacLachlan is a well-known American actor known for his role in Dale Cooper in Twin Peak. The couple first met in the waiting room at a chiropractor’s office and began their relationship.

With the marriage, the couple has a son whose name is Lyon MacLachlan, and was born on the 25th of July 2008, in Los Angeles. As far of now, Gruber is out of controversy and rumors till now. She likes to maintain a safe distance from such things which might affect her carer and has a clean image.

Desiree Gruber – Body Measurements

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Caption: Desiree Gruber with her pet dog (Source: Instagram)

Gruber stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 56kg, Moreover, she has black hair color with brown eyes color and her body size is 96 inches.

Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@desireegruber’ there are over 30.2k followers. Likewise, there are over 1.5k followers on her Facebook page and over 11.6k followers on her Twitter page ‘@desireegruber.’