Who is Cooper Manning? Son, assets, age, wife, children


• Cooper Manning is an American businessman, television personality and former football player.
• He is the oldest son of NFL all-star Archie Manning and brother of Eli and Peyton.
• At 18 he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and had to learn to walk again.
• He hosts his own show, “The Manning Hour,” and is a senior managing director for AJ Capital Partners.
• He is estimated to have a net worth of around $15 million.


Known from movies

Best known as a TV personality and host of “The Manning Hour” on Fox Sports, Cooper Manning is also a successful businessman, who also had a promising career as an American Football player. However, due to an unfortunate illness, Cooper’s career as a wide receiver was cut short before he could reach the National Football League (NFL). Cooper comes from a family with a rich history and depth in gridiron, dating back to legendary player Archie Manning.

Who is Cooper Manning anyway? Here are a few facts about Cooper that will answer any questions you may have about him.

Early life and family

Cooper was born on March 6, 1974 to parents Archie and Olivia Manning, so 46 years old. Archie was a professional quarterback American Football all-star who played for the New Orleans Saints from the early 1970s through the 1980s.

Cooper is the oldest son of Archie and the brother of two professional players Eli and Peyton Manning. Cooper was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA where he finished high school before moving to Mississippi to attend varsity. While attending Newman High School, Cooper participated in American Football, playing as a wide receiver.

During this time he was a brilliant prospect with a bright future, which is why he was accepted into the University of Mississippi, just like his father before him. However, at age 18, shortly before summer training began, Cooper experienced numbness in his toes and fingers, and after visiting the Mayo Clinic, Cooper was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a disease that causes narrowing of the spine and damages the nerves around the spine. This caused Cooper to retire early from football and through physio rehabilitation he had to learn to walk again.

Cooper Manning

Educational background

Cooper completed his journalism studies at the University of Mississippi, which appears to be a Manning family tradition as Archie and both of Cooper’s brothers completed their education at the same schools.


Despite not having a professional American football all-star, Cooper has nonetheless had a successful life as a businessman, TV personality, and comedian. His career began as a partner of the energy group Scotia Howard Weil, which had interests in oil and gas.

The group also held energy conferences that drew investors and a large number of companies to their offices in Houston and New Orleans.

In 2012, Cooper began his career in sports journalism, when he hosted a segment on The Dan Patrick Show – “Manning on the Street” during the run up to Super Bowl XLVII (47th). In 2015, Cooper became part of the Fox NFL Kickoff crew, and also started his own show, “The Manning Hour” that same year.

In 2016, Cooper was selected as senior managing director of investor relations for AJ Capital Partners. They are specifically building a portfolio of hotels and guest resorts as a privately owned real estate company based in Chicago, Illinois.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Little trivia about Cooper’s personal favorites are common knowledge, such as his likes and dislikes, and most of his personal life is kept under wraps. However, in an emotional letter to his brother, Cooper expressed a wish for Peyton to fulfill his dream of becoming an American Football all-star.

By all accounts, Peyton has done just that, and Cooper is a great supporter helping his brother on and off the field.

Cooper had appeared as a cartoon character in the Simpsons. In the episode “Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou” he is seen in one of Bart’s dreams with his brothers Eli and Peyton.

Cooper, along with the rest of his family, including father Archie and mother Olivia, also appeared in an episode of “Family man”In the episode, Meg refers to the Manning brothers as a family that sticks together.


Cooper married Ellen Heidingsfelder in 1999 and has three children with her. The couple are still married and enjoy a life of luxury and wealth thanks to Cooper’s career as a trader and TV personality. Their daughter and eldest child, May, was born in 2002. Her brothers Arch and Heid were born two years apart from her introduction to the world.

Arch is named after his grandfather and is the future future Manning quarterback who has a bright future in American football.

Physical Characteristics

  • Date of birth: March 6, 1974
  • Hair color: brown
  • Eye color: dark brown
  • Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.92 m)
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Shoe size: unknown
  • Constellation Pisces
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: white

Net value

With a career in energy trading and as a TV presenter and personality, Cooper has an estimated net worth of approx $15 million as of early 2020. His annual salaries as a television presenter and energy trader are not disclosed.

General information

First and last name Cooper Manning
Net value $15 million dollars
Date of birth March 6, 1974
Height 1.93 meters
Profession TV presenter, entrepreneur
Education University of Mississippi
Nationality American


Children May Manning, Heid Manning, Arch Manning
Parents Archie Manning, Olivia Williams Manning
Brothers or sisters Peyton Manning, Eli Manning

Links to social profiles




Title Year Status Character
Manning’s book 2013 TV movie documentary Himself
The Simpsons 2009 TV serials Himself
Saturday Night Live 2007 TV serials Self-bring birthday cake
ESPN SportsCentury 2004 Documentary about the TV series Himself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia