Alex Trebek's Daughter Emily Was Close to Dad until His Death — Quick Facts about Her

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 09, 2020
01:09 P.M.
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Television personality Alex Trebek sadly died on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at the age of 80. The late star was a father to three children, two daughters, and one son and in his honor, we’ve looked at some fast facts about his youngest child.


Alex Trebeck’s game show, “Jeopardy!” was one of the first platforms that reported on his death. Taking to Instagram the game show shared how saddened it was to announce the late star’s passing.

“Jeopardy!” also noted how Alex had passed away at his home early on Sunday morning. The show revealed that the late star died peacefully while surrounded by his friends and family.

Matthew, Nicky, Emily, Jean, and Alex Trebek at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards on June 19, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: David Becker/Getty Images


Alex is survived by his wife, Jean, and his three children. The late star is survived by his first wife, Elaine Callei’s daughter, Nicky, whom he adopted, and his two children with Jean, Matthew and Emily.

Matthew is actually Emily’s older brother who was born in 1990. She is a 2015 graduate from Loyola Marymount University and she currently works as Compass’s realtor in Los Angeles.


Alex’s daughter has a background in property development and residential design. Emily has had the pleasure of dealing with several million-dollar property deals including a $1 million house in West Hollywood.

In a 2017 interview with “Jeopardy!,” she confessed how she’d always been interested in property. She recalled how she’d wanted to be an architect when she was much younger but opted for real estate after graduating.  


Emily also works at an interior design studio, E&S Interiors, which is based in Los Angeles. When she wanted to flip her very first house, Alex’s daughter turned to him for guidance and advice.

A few months later, in May, Alex Trebek revealed that his tumors had shrunk by more than 50 percent.

She noted how hands-on her father had been and wanted to learn what he could do. The late show host was the type of person who opted to fix any broken things in his home by himself.


The late “Jeopardy!” host also attended his daughter’s open houses to see if there were hidden costs Emily might have missed. His daughter credited him for her success as a realtor in her interview, stating:

“I don’t have words to express how much it means to me that he helped.”


The longtime game show host publicly announced his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March 2019. A few months later, in May, he revealed that his tumors had shrunk by more than 50 percent.

However, his numbers declined and he had to start another round of chemotherapy a few months later. In his July 2020 memoir, “The Answer Is...Reflections On My Life,” Alex reflected on his legacy and final days.