Ayesha Disa Curry is a Canadian-American actress, cookbook author, 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, mostly, in bit parts. She appeared in a short film Underground Street Flippers (2009), the TV movie Dan's Detour of Life (2008), and 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 sexual harassment 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.