• Ellen Heidingsfelder is a New Orleans-based lawyer and the spouse of sportscaster and former American Football player Cooper Manning.
• She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1990 and the prestigious Loyola University Law School in Chicago.
• She works in the US district court, and is a very supportive wife and mother.
• She is a devoted Catholic, and her children have followed in their father's footsteps.
• Cooper began his career as an associate of Scotia Howard Weil energy group and is currently co-hosting the student quiz show “College Bowl” with his brother Peyton.
Ellen Heidingsfelder is a New Orleans-based lawyer, who is perhaps better known for being the spouse of the sportscaster and former American Football player Cooper Manning.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Ellen hails from Louisiana and was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 20 December 1968, making her 54 years old as of 2022. She was born to Charles E. Heidingsfelder, who passed away aged 77 years, and his wife, Dota Heidingsfelder, who also recently died in March 2020 as a result of COVID-19 complications. Her parents had been married for over five decades. Her sisters are Molly Silvia and Jane Heidingsfelder.
Ellen went to an unnamed New Orleans elementary school, then joined the private girls’ Academy of the Sacred Heart High School. She graduated with her first degree from the University of Virginia in 1990, and then joined the prestigious Loyola University Law School, in Chicago.
Heidingsfelder was a very bright student and always wished to become a successful person in life, which saw her pursuing a legal career. After graduating from law school, she landed a job at a US district court, and worked in the western, middle and eastern districts of Louisiana, based in New Orleans. Ellen plays a huge role in her husband’s TV career – she’s a very supportive wife and mother, and always encourages her family to do their best in life.
Senior Night for volleyball games all across Louisiana tonight.
We're live streaming at Sacred Heart where OH May Manning has been @ASHRosarySports team captain since her SOPHOMORE year. Mom & Dad- Ellen and Cooper Manning have plenty to be proud of with @maymanning4real pic.twitter.com/nnSKdOAOu4
— Varsity Sports Now (@VSNLouisiana) October 27, 2020
Ellen is seemingly happily married to Cooper Manning, who is five years younger than her. The duo has been friends since they were children, and their relationship deepened when she was in her late 20s. They walked the aisle in a private wedding ceremony attended by friends and family in 1999, and have been together for over two decades now. The duo welcomed their first child, a girl named May, in 2002. They have two sons: Arch, who is named after his paternal grandfather and was born in 2004, and Heid, who was born in 2006.
Heidingsfelder’s children seem to have followed in their father’s family footsteps; her daughter is a good volleyball player, and in 2020 helped her school, Sacred Heart, win the Louisiana State Championship – coincidentally, May attended the same schools as her mother, and recently joined the University of Virginia. Archie is among the top-ranked football quarterbacks at New Orleans-based Isidore Newman School, which his father and two uncles attended. Their lastborn son also plays center at Newman School. Ellen and her husband have managed to keep their private lives away from the public’s eyes, and as a result, they haven’t been the subject of any controversy.
Heidingsfelder is a devoted catholic – she is reported to have convinced Cooper, who was born a Baptist, and her children to believe in Christianity too. She is the sister-in-law of Peyton Manning, who is considered one of the all-time best quarterbacks in the National Football League before his retirement in early 2016. Her other brother-in-law, Eli Manning, was one of the finest quarterbacks of the team New York Giants, and won the Super Bowl two times before he retired in January 2020. Moreover, her father-in-law, Archie Manning is a former New Orleans Saints quarterback, who played for 13 seasons in the NFL.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Heidingsfelder is of Caucasian ethnicity, weighs around 132lbs (60kgs), and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall. She has long blonde hair and a pair of brown eyes. She is slimly built and works out at least thrice a week to maintain her body – she also follows a strict diet that is free of sugary foods.
The Louisiana attorney is believed to earn an annual salary of over $100,000. She has not revealed the exact amount of her net worth but it’s believed that it’s close to $2 million. On the other hand, her husband has accumulated a net worth of around $15 million.
Who Is Heidingsfelder’s Husband, Cooper Manning?
The New Orleans native Cooper Manning, was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 6 March 1974, which makes him 48 years old as of now. He hails from an athletic family, and is the eldest son of Archie Manning and Olivia Manning, raised together with his brothers Peyton and Eli Manning. He played as wide receiver in the Newman High School football team and is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi – where he studied broadcast journalism – as did his father and brothers. He previously shared in an interview with the university’s students ‘I started as a business major, and it wasn’t that exciting to me – accounting specifically was kind of an uphill battle. Then, I had a friend who said, “You ought to be at journalism school,”’
When he was 18 years old, Manning started experiencing numbness in his fingers and toes and was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which leads to spine and spine nerves narrowing. He was forced to retire early to go for physio rehabilitation, and could no longer play American football.
Hobbies and Interesting Facts
Cooper appears to be very close to his brother Peyton, and previously wrote an emotional letter to him urging him to live up to his dream of becoming the best American football star. He is his best friend who supports him on and off the field.
He appeared in Bart Simpson’s dream together with his brothers, in an episode entitled “Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou” of the animated sitcom “Simpsons”
Cooper also appeared together with his parents and brothers as cartoon depictions in an episode of “Family Guy”, in which Meg Griffin, voiced by Mila Kunis, refers to the Manning brothers as a strong family, that sticks together.
Manning began his career as an associate of Scotia Howard Weil energy group, which has offices in New Orleans and Houston. He began his TV career in 2012 as a host of Dan Patrick’s “Manning on the Street” during the run-up to the 47th Super Bowl. In 2015, he joined the crew of the Fox NFL Kick-off and later launched his show, “The Manning Hour.” In the year that followed, he joined AJ Capital Partners as the investor relations’ managing director, a real estate firm which operates in Chicago, Illinois, and builds portfolios of guest resorts and hotels. 2021 saw him co-hosting the student quiz show “College Bowl”, with his brother Peyton.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Manning is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has dark brown eyes and brown hair. He stands at an impressive height of 6ft 3ins (1.92m) and weighs approximately 130lbs (59kgs).