Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley is currently starring in Carson-Nation, a one-hour reality show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN. In Carson-Nation, Carson travels to small towns throughout the U.S., transforming lives one person at a time.
Previously, Kressley helmed Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed show How to Look Good Naked, and earned a primetime Emmy for his role on Bravo’s breakout hit series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Kressley hosted ABC’s True Beauty, from executive producers Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher the WB series Crowned ,and Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star on OWN. He was a frequent style contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He co-starred in Universal’s The Perfect Man and opposite John Goodman in NBC’s The Year without a Santa Claus.
Kressley was the host of the 2008 True Colors tour with Cyndi Lauper and the B52’s which raised awareness and promoted equality for the LGBT community. Kressley is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit including the children’s book You’re Different and That’s Super, a children’s book promoting diversity and tolerance. A strong supporter of many philanthropic causes, Kressley has worked with The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, The Empire State Pride Agenda, LIGALY, GLSEN, AIDS WALK, and the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation. He is the founder of Manhatten’s Ali Forney Center’s “Styled For Success” program, which provides career wardrobes for formerly homeless youth and he was the founding donor of the first scholarship program for LGBT youth in his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
When Kressley is not working, he can be found on one of his American Saddlebred show horses, with which he has achieved World Champion status.