Who is Sherrill Sajak?

Sherrill Sajak was born in the USA in 1945 – she’s kept her exact date and place of birth hidden from the media’s attention, but her zodiac sign is said to be Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She is perhaps only known for being the ex-wife of Pat Sajak, a famous American TV personality and game show host.

Childhood and education

Sherrill was raised in the US alongside her siblings by their father who is believed to have worked in the real estate business, and their mother who was a housewife.

She became interested in acting and modelling while attending elementary school, but was urged by her parents to focus on her education so that she could then obtain a college degree.

Sherrill attended a local high school at which she was interested in creative writing and also played various sports, excelling in soccer, matriculating in 1963. She hasn’t talked about her further education, but it’s believed that Sherrill attended college, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 1967.

Sherrill’s career

Sherrill hasn’t disclosed any details concerning her career.

Love life and relationships

She met Pat Sajak back in 1978 at a party organized by a mutual friend, and the two went on a date only days later.

After a year of going out, Pat and Sherrill married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family in 1979, and it appears that they agreed not to have children so that they could focus on their careers. In 1986, they divorced for unknown reasons, while there are rumors circulating the internet that Pat was cheating on Sherrill.

Sherrill has been staying away from the media’s attention since the divorce, and hasn’t mentioned any men she might have dated, however, it’s known that Pat married his second wife, Lesly Brown-Sajak in 1989, and that she gave birth to their son Patrick Michael James Sajak on 22 September 1990, and that their daughter Margaret Marie Sajak followed on 5 January 1995.

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As of February 2021, Sherrill is single, was once married to Pat Sajak, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Sherrill is a cat-lover and has three pet cats, while she’s had several others which have passed away over the years.

She has been interested in travelling since her teenage years, and has to this day been to every US state, while she’s also visited many European countries, with a couple of her favorites being France, Italy and England.

Sherrill likes to read romantic books – her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her two favorite books are “Dear John” and “Message in a Bottle”.

She is keen on watching movies in her spare time, and her favorite actor and actress are Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, while her favorite movies are “Heat”, “Goodfellas” and “Taxi Driver”.

Age, height and net worth

Sherrill’s age is 75. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (58kgs). As of February 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while Pat’s net worth is reputedly over $70 million.

Who is Pat Sajak?

Patrick Leonard ‘Pat’ Sajdak was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 26 October 1946 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. He is perhaps known best for having hosted the TV game show “Wheel of Fortune”, and for his hosting skills, Pat has been nominated for 19 Daytime Emmy Awards winning three.

Pat Sajak

Pat was raised in Chicago, and studied at Farragut High School at which he was interested in various things including playing football, acting and contributing to the school’s newspapers. He matriculated in 1964, and enrolled at Columbia College Chicago, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1968. During his four years at Columbia Pat worked at the Palmer House hotel as a desk clerk to financially support himself.

Following graduation, Pat joined the US Army as a disc jockey for the American Forces Vietnam Network, and was also the host of the show “Dawn Buster”, which was hosted by the famous Adrian Cronauer, portrayed by the late Robin Williams in the movie “Good Morning Vietnam!”

Pat actually launched his career while still attending college, as he joined WEDC radio station and worked from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. After returning from the Army in the early ‘70s, Pat worked for a radio station in Murray, Kentucky, and then joined Nashville’s WSM, which was known for playing pop music for the entire day. He appeared on TV for the first time when WSM’s sister station WSM-TV made him an anchor of five-minute newscasts. Pat eventually became a weekend weatherman, and then joined Los Angeles’ KNBC-TV as their weatherman in 1977.

It was in 1981 that Pat was asked if he would be willing to become the new host of “Wheel of Fortune”, as Chuck Woolery was stepping down, and he went on to host both daytime and evening versions of the show from 1983 to 1989, then continued to host the latter. The 2018-2019 season marked 36 years of Pat’s hosting, making him the longest-running game show host ever, which also put Pat’s name into the “Guinness World Records” book.

Pat also appeared in the game show “Super Password”, as well as in “Password Plus”, and could’ve been seen appearing in various talk-shows too, including “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “Larry King Live”. Pat hosted his own show “Pat Sajak Weekend” in 2003.

Pat is also an actor, having launched his career with a small role in the 1982 comedy movie “Airplane II: The Sequel”, and has also appeared in the critically acclaimed soap opera “Days of Our Lives”, and the children’s series “Rugrats”. In 2001, he guest starred in the episode “Inner Tube” of the comedy series “The King of Queens”.

Pat is a huge fan of baseball, and began investing in the Golden Baseball League in 2005, which has teams in Arizona, Nevada, California, and British Columbia and Alberta in Canada. He is also a fan of hockey, and cheers for the Washington Capitals competing in the National Hockey League (NHL).

He is also a writer having written columns for the magazine “Human Events”.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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