Andre Agassi

by ethnic on November 1, 2009

Birth Name: Andre Kirk Agassi

Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 29, 1970

Ethnicity:
*Armenian, possibly Assyrian from Iran (father)
*English (mother)

Andre Agassi is an American professional tennis player. He was World No. 1.

Andre’s father, Emmanuel “Mike” Agassi, was born as Emmanuel B. Aghassian/Emanoul B. Aghasi in Salmas, Iran. He was an Olympic boxer and represented Iran in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. Emmanuel is of Armenian Christian background. He is also said to have Assyrian and/or Syrian roots.

Andre’s American mother, Elizabeth (Dudley), likely has English ancestry.

Andre is married to German tennis player Steffi Graf, with whom he has two children.

Andre’s paternal grandparents were David Aghassian and Noonia.

Source: Genealogy of Andre Agassi (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra April 15, 2016 at 7:58 am

Where the f-ck is Assyrian?

sarahle April 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm

assyrians=nation > babylon=land

assyrians have lived in babylon (mostly iraq, syria and other parts of the middle east). today they are spread all around the world.

phaedra April 16, 2016 at 9:27 pm

I know Assyrians. I am a Serb married to an Assyrian man.

I asked “WHERE is Assyrian”, because Agassi HAS an Assyrian grandparent. He’s pretty much a quarter Assyrian.

andrew March 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Andre’s father was born as Emmanuel B. Aghassian/Emanoul B. Aghasi in Salmas, Iran. He is of Armenian Christian background but he also stated to have Assyrian and/or Syrian roots.

Andre’s paternal grandparents were David Aghassian and Noonia.

Junior July 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Damn and i though he was Italian..

theropod April 1, 2015 at 6:11 am

Assyrians do look a lot like Italians.

I’m an Assyrian myself and Agassi looks 100% Assyrian to me – we generally look like that.

I was surprised to see that he is 1/3 English.

andrew June 19, 2015 at 5:49 pm

most of Assirians look Middle Easterners, just some of them can pass as South Europeans

ethnic April 2, 2010 at 11:34 am

Well her mother’s name is Dudley so that would mean she has an English/Anglo background.

LiL V4CH4 April 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

I wonder whats the Caucasian side specifically lol

somegirl September 9, 2011 at 3:42 am

Both!
Armenians are Caucasians, considering they live in the Caucasas region, they just have darker features like Mediterraneans. And both Persians and Armenians belong in the Indo-European family, and the word Aryan comes from the Indo-Iranian language.

andrew January 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm

what a pathetic nickname you have

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