At 37 years old, Rosanna Pansino has this physical status:
Rosanna Pansino (born Rosanna Reardon; June 8, 1985) is an American YouTuber, baker, actress, singer, and author, who is of Italian, Croatian, German, and Irish ancestry.
In 2010, Pansino started the cooking series Nerdy Nummies, which has become one of the most well-known baking shows on YouTube.
The series has been nominated for four Streamy Awards, and Pansino herself has won a Streamy Award as well as being nominated for one. In acting, Pansino has appeared throughout many television series, including Parks and Recreation and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
She has also appeared in the animated YouTube series Broken Quest, as well as starring in the YouTube Premium series Escape the Night, appearing in main roles on both shows.
She has written and published two cookbooks, and has released her own baking line in cooperation with the cooking company Wilton.
In 2015, Pansino released the single "Perfect Together", in which she made her official singing debut.
Rosanna Pansino was born on June 8, 1985, in Seattle, Washington, where she was raised alongside her sister Molly Lu. She is of Italian, Croatian, German, and Irish ancestry. Throughout her childhood, she was known by friends and family as a "nerdy" and "awkward" kid, and in school, she struggled with dyslexia. She originally wanted to become an actress, and after attending Pacific Lutheran University, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Pansino's interest in cooking was inspired by her father and grandmother, and she stated in 2014 that "...baking has always been a hobby of mine. I have always loved being creative with my food and making themed sweets for my friends." On December 17, 2019, Pansino announced throughout her social media outlets that her father, who appeared in several of her videos, had died due to leukemia, which he had been fighting for six years.
Pansino began her YouTube channel in 2009 after she was encouraged by a few of her friends who had also worked on YouTube, and had started making videos to get more comfortable in front of a camera. After her early baking videos gained a steady following, viewers eventually started to request more. Because she had never seen a baking show on television or the Internet, Pansino decided to create the Nerdy Nummies series. She later revealed that in her early years of YouTube while she had still worked as an actress that she had to choose between acting or YouTube, the ultimatum given by her agent. She remained adamant that she would not quit YouTube, despite the risks being taken at the time. Pansino told Cosmopolitan in 2015: " At this point, I wasn't making any money on YouTube. I knew that it was possible to do that but I wasn't making a dime. I decided, I'm going to do this. I'm not going to let YouTube go."
Nerdy Nummies quickly became a hit, and brought Pansino much recognition and acclaim. Her channel has attained over 3 billion views, making it the most popular cooking channel on YouTube. She has since received several accolades; in 2013, she won the Shorty Award for Best Foodie, Chef or Food Lover in Social Media. She has also received five Streamy Award nominations for her work on Nerdy Nummies. According to Forbes, Pansino has remained one of the highest-paid YouTubers, reporting her to have made seven figures each year through sponsorships and advertisements. Commenting on her success in an interview with Business Insider in 2014, she stated: "I've never thought about how to make a video go viral. From the very beginning I have always wanted to use YouTube to better myself and share things I enjoy with the world. If others want to join me on that journey I am happy to have them as viewers."
Pansino has been noted for her consistent upload schedule, not having missed a single date since creating her channel. She stated in an interview with Forbes that "I don't want to miss an upload; I'm just not going to do that to my community, they've shown up for me and been so supportive of me, and in exchange I've been there for them—there's always going to be a video waiting for them on Saturday. It's this relationship and bond that I never wanted to break and I'm really proud that I haven't because it has been difficult at times." For the upcoming future, she said that she hoped to "be making baking videos until I'm 90 years old."
Pansino made her first appearance on television as a contestant on Season 2 of VH1's Scream Queens, a reality series in which the prize was a role in one of the Saw films; she ended in 9th place. Following this, Pansino appeared in small roles on shows such as Parks and Recreation and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She voiced the role of Violet in the animated web series Broken Quest in 2013.
In 2015, she made a cameo in the music video for "Dessert" by Dawin ft Silentó. She also released her first single, entitled "Perfect Together" in 2015, which was produced by Kurt Hugo Schneider. It was initially released on iTunes, and the music video was released later the same year which as of 2019, has over 20 million views. Also in 2015, Pansino wrote and published The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook, which was officially released that same year. The book includes selected recipes previously featured on Nerdy Nummies, along with previously featured recipes have been remastered. The book became a New York Times best seller, and has been listed by BookRiot on a list of "50 Must-Read Books by YouTubers".
In 2016, she had a recurring voice role for the television series Emo Dad, and also guest starred in the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark as herself. In August 2017, Pansino released a baking line in collaboration with cooking company Wilton. The set ranges from cooking tools and products intended more for the use of beginners, with the items including measurements and guides on each. It was released to a massive number of retailers, including Walmart and Michael's. In 2018, she released new items to further extend her line. Also in 2018, Pansino released another cookbook, entitled Baking All Year Round, which was based on the same concept of her previous cookbook. Pansino starred in the third season of YouTube Red's Escape the Night as The Jet Setter in 2018, and in the fourth season as The Socialite in 2019. Pansino and the rest of the cast for both the third and fourth season were nominated for Streamy Awards.
In 2019, she made an appearance as a guest judge on Netflix original competitive-baking show Nailed It!. In 2020, she appeared on YouTuber Lauren Riihimaki's show Craftopia. In 2021, Pansino hosted the HBO Max series Baketopia, where contestants compete in a bake-off to win up to $10,000; her hosting work on the show has received praise, and she has also executive-produced several episodes. That same year, she was among several other YouTubers who appeared in MrBeast's "$1,000,000 Influencer Tournament".
Pansino currently resides in Los Angeles, where she films all her YouTube videos. In 2018, Pansino announced that she is in a relationship with Mike Lamond, better known as Husky, a former E-sports commentator who currently works with Pansino on Nerdy Nummies. In her 2019 Valentine's Day video, she stated that they've worked together for nine years and have been dating for six years.
In 2019, Pansino was admitted to a local hospital after complaining of severe pain and illness. It was then later revealed that she'd caught a life-threatening bacterial infection, which was treated immediately. The news was announced on her Twitter account. In February 2021, she underwent a removal of her breast implants, which was announced on her Instagram. Pansino discussed her reason for choosing to remove her implants a year later in a YouTube video.