Shea Serrano is an American author, writer, and podcaster, mostly known for creating content about news sports, pop culture. Being a cultural phenomenon with more than 320 thousand followers on Twitter, he is also known for his unique style of writing.
As an author, Shea has written four books, including his bestselling, Basketball (And Other Things), and Movies (And Other Things).
Shea Serrano's Bio
Shea Serrano was born on 8th June 1969 in San Antonio, Texas.
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He graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he first studied criminal justice as a major. But, eventually, he earned a degree in Psychology.
Shea Serrano stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.82 meters).
Married To Wife, Children
Shea Serrano is married to Larami Serrano, a photographer, and a blogger.
He met his wife, Larami, a Houston native in the early 2000s in a Sociology class when both were attending Sam Houston State University. Soon after their first encounter, they began dating. After the couple graduated, they moved to Houston in August 2004 to be near to Larami’s family. There, they began teaching at schools.
Later, in 2007, the couple planned to get married. However, when they went through a routine checkup as Larami was pregnant with twins, they were informed that she should bed rest until the babies were born.
Shea Serrano's wife with their three sons on 11th December 2018 (Source: Shea Serrano's Instagram)
So they called about 200 guests and canceled their programmed marriage and tied the knot with Larami laying in the bed and Shea wearing a matching hospital gown.
Now, Shea and his wife are blessed with three sons, including twin kids.
After graduation, Shea Serrano began his first job as a customer service representative for a local construction company in Houston. After two years of working as a customer representative, he began to work as an eighth-grade science teacher at Stevenson Middle School, aiming to become a school counselor one day.
However, when his wife gave birth to twins, his only source of income was not enough to run his family. So, Shea began to hunt online for freelance work intending to continue his teaching job. Eventually, he got a job from an editor at the Near Northwest Banner and published his first two pieces of writing in 2008.
After then, he started receiving regular work at the Houston Press. There, he also focused his writing in hip-hop scenes and covering local hip hop stars like Willie D, Paul Wall, and Bun B, which inspired him to write his first book titled Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book in 2013. Similarly, he wrote his second book, The Rap Year Book, covering the most important rap song of each year from 1979 to 2014, which became a massive success, even becoming the New York Times bestseller in 2015.
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Following his success, Shea was offered a job at the LA Weekly, the Houston Press’ sister publication. While working there, he wrote a famous essay about having sex with his wife while listening to Drake. Seeing that essay, he was called from ESPN’s Grantland, where he worked for four months until it was shut down by ESPN.
However, Grantland's editor-in-chief, Bill Simmons, made a new sports and pop culture website called The Ringer, where Shea is still working until today.