Shanna Ferrigno is the oldest of three and the only daughter of Lou Ferrigno and Carla. A licensed personal trainer/fitness expert, Shanna is also an actress, writer, and producer. She is most known for her roles on NBC’s Days of Our Lives and Windfall. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their twin sons.
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Shanna Ferrigno is a Fitness Expert/Personal Trainer
Shanna Ferrigno is primarily a licensed personal trainer. She received her license to operate in the LA area and is based there with her family.
She takes after her parents in that they are both in the fitness business. Her father, Lou Ferrigno, is a former Mr. America and Mr. Universe. He famously portrayed the Hulk in CBS’s The Incredible Hulk. Similarly, her mother, Carla Ferrigno, is a personal trainer. She was a psychotherapist before marrying Lou. Besides being his life partner, Carla is also Lou’s manager.
In addition to being a fitness trainer, Shanna is also an actress, writer, and producer. She appeared recurringly as Nurse Janine in the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. Furthermore, she appeared in another NBC show, Windfall, in 2006.
Besides that, she produced several shows like The Jace Hall Show, Chadam, and Raw Talk Not Food. Additionally, she also appeared in the reality show Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.
Net Worth and Income
According to Glamour Path, Shanna Ferrigno reportedly has a net worth of around $2 million. As a licensed personal trainer and an on-screen personality, her wealth comes from various sources.
According to Salary.com, a licensed personal trainer in Los Angeles typically makes around $50,906 and $86,674 annually. Hence, it is her primary income source.
Besides that, she is also an actress and producer. As such, she makes an estimated six-figure salary yearly. Additionally, as a celebrity, she also makes her wealth from brand endorsements, media appearances, social media presence, etc.
Hence, her combined net worth is somewhere around $2 million.
Husband and Kids
Shanna Ferrigno is married to her husband of 20 months, Kris Ndukuba. Ndukuba was born in Wearside and raised in Yorkshire, England. He is of mixed ethnicity; his father is black, and his mother, white.
Shanna and Kris engaged in September 2018. Subsequently, they tied the knot a year later, on September 21, 2019.
On April 10, 2021, Shanna took to her Instagram to announce the birth of her twin sons, Arlo and Cassius.
The family currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Age & DOB
Shanna Ferrigno was born Shanna Victoria Ferrigno on June 13, 1981. The 40-year-old was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Shana is the oldest of three children and an only daughter. Her younger brothers are Lou Ferrigno, Jr. (born in 1984) and Brent Ferrigno (born in 1990). Furthermore, she takes after her father and stands at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters).
Ferrigno graduated from Purchase College, the State University of New York, with a degree in acting.
Weight Loss Journey
Speaking to DailyMail.com in August 2018, Shanna Ferrigno revealed her life-long struggle with her weight and her weight loss journey. The daughter of fitness buff Lou Ferrigno revealed that she was self-conscious about her weight even as a child.
In a particularly damning revelation, Shanna recalled her parents’ publicist asking her to be left out of her parents’ photos during the Emmy Awards. Despite only being ten at the time, the incident made her feel self-conscious.
As she neared her teens, her weight gain became more pernicious. Furthermore, the situation was exacerbated by her father returning to bodybuilding in the ’90s, leaving her to her devices.
It wasn’t until her 20’s when she resolved to get into shape. She backpacked her way through Europe with a friend, losing 25 pounds in the process. By this time, Shanna came to enjoy exercising genuinely. She struck a balance between eating and exercising. Of her diet, Shanna said:
“I was eating five or six small meals or snacks instead of three meals a day, which is a fantastic way to stoke your metabolism.”
Now 39 and in the best shape of her life, Shanna is a champion of health and fitness. She is a licensed LA-based personal trainer and additionally runs her own fitness program, FerrignoFIT.com.
Her goal with the program is to “make you your own personal trainer and nutritionist for a sustainable lifestyle.”
Furthermore, she also spoke of people who couldn’t afford a gym membership. She advises such people on creating a home workout plan and building regimens and equipment using budget tools.