Birth Name: Dirk Werner Nowitzki
Place of Birth: Würzburg, West Germany (now Germany)
Date of Birth: 19 June, 1978
Ethnicity: German, some Polish
Dirk Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player. His mother, Helga Nowitzki (born Helga Bredenbröcker), was an international basketball player. His father, Jörg-Werner Nowitzki, was a handball player. His sister, Silke Nowitzki, is a former basketball player.
His surname, Nowitzki, is a Germanized form of the Polish surname Nowicki. Dirk seemed to have indicated that he has only a small amount of Polish ancestry.
Dirk is married to Jessica Olsson (pictured below with Dirk), who is of half Kenyan and half Swedish descent. The couple has three children. Jessica is the sister of professional football players Martin Olsson and Marcus Olsson.