Chef, television personality and author known for her semi-homemade cooking concept, which she featured in her shows.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and studied at the Ottawa culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, for one week.
She hosted two Food Network programs: Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and Sandra's Money Saving Meals.
She was married to Brue Karatz, CEO of KB Home, from 2001 to 2005. She then began dating politician Andrew Cuomo, the 56th Governor of New York.
She and fellow chef Kristen Kish both received culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu.