Birth Name: Joakim Simon Noah
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 25, 1985
Joakim Noah is an American 6’11 professional basketball player.
He is the son of Yannick Noah, a tennis star and musician, and Cecilia Rhode (born Cécilia Catharina Björnsdotter Rodhe), a model, who was Miss Sweden 1978. His father, who was born in France, is of half Cameroonian and half French descent. His mother is Swedish. Aside from American, he has French and Swedish citizenship.
Joakim has dubbed himself the African Viking, to pay tribute to his heritage.
Joakim’s paternal grandparents are Zacharie Noah and Marie-Claire Perrier. Zacharie was a professional footballer, from Yaoundé, Cameroon. Marie-Claire was born in France.
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