Shaquille O’Neal

by ethnic on May 8, 2009

Birth Name: Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 6, 1972

Ethnicity: African-American

Shaquille O’Neal is an American professional basketball player, rapper, actor, and television personality. He is the son of Joseph Toney and Lucille O’Oeal. He became estranged from his biological father when he was young, and considers his stepfather, Phillip A. Harrison, to be his father.

Shaquille has four children with his former wife, television executive Shaunie O’Neal, and a daughter with his former partner, Arnetta Yardbourgh.

Shaquille is a Muslim and is an avid practitioner of mixed martial arts.

Shaquille’s maternal grandfather is Sirlester O’Neal (the son of Hilton O’Neal and Scillar Wright). Hilton, a farmer, was the son of George O’Neal; George was the son of former slaves, Freeman O’Neal and Charity/Cherry Blackshear.

Shaquille’s maternal grandmother is Odessa Perry Chambers.

Source: Family history of Shaquille O’Neal (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://laurenscountyafricanamericanhistory.blogspot.it

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andrew November 16, 2017 at 11:57 am

Shaquille’s maternal grandfather is Sirlester O’Neal (the son of Hilton O’Neal and Scillar Wright). Hilton, a farmer, was the son of George O’Neal. George was the son of former slaves Freeman O’Neal and Charity Blackshear.

Shaquille’s maternal grandmother is Odessa Perry Chambers.

http://laurenscountyafricanamericanhistory.blogspot.it/2014/02/family-connections-oneals.html

andrew December 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm

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