Stephen Curry

by ethnic on July 18, 2010

Stephen Curry and his daughter Riley Curry

Stephen Curry and his daughter Riley Curry

Birth Name: Wardell Stephen Curry II

Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1988

Ethnicity: African-American

Stephen Curry, also known as Steph Curry, is an American professional basketball player. He plays in the NBA. He is the son of Sonya Alicia (Adams), a volleyball player, and Dell Curry (Wardell Stephen Curry), a former NBA player. His brother is professional basketball player Seth Curry. Stephen is married to Canadian-born actress Ayesha Curry, with whom he has two children.

Stephen’s parents are both African-American. His grandparents are all African-American as well.

Stephen’s paternal grandparents are Wardell Curry (the son of Blanch Perline Curry) and Juanita Marian/Marion Leitch/Gaines Casey (the daughter of Eugenia Marian Gaines).

Stephen’s maternal grandfather is Cleive Ester Adams (the son of Cleive Ester Adams and Bertha Blanche Arrington).

Stephen’s maternal grandmother is Candy Ann Wyms (the daughter of Walter Leonard Wyms and Evelyn Katherine Snell). Walter was the son of Judge Paul Wyms and Virginia Belle Hines. Evelyn was the daughter of Archie Newbern Snell and Gertrude Katherine Hubbard. A picture of Archie’s parents, Stephen’s great-great-great-grandparents Wesley Snell and Flora Etta, can be seen here.

A picture of Stephen’s parents can be seen below:

A picture of Stephen with his wife and daughter can be seen here.

Sources: Family history of Stephen’s maternal grandmother, Candy Ann (Wyms) Adams – http://www.roanoke.com

Stephen’s maternal great-grandfather, Walter Leonard Wyms, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Top photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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andrew July 15, 2017 at 6:47 am
Kimmel July 15, 2017 at 6:59 am

They look Western Asian. Especially the great-great-great Grand mother.

neiltennant September 24, 2017 at 10:28 am

it is impossiblle that he is just AFRICAN AMERICAN

vilgotaan June 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm

He is mixed…

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

of course he is mixed

there are not NATIVE AFRICANS with green eyes

there is a rare disease where some africans could have blue eyes and grey hair but thats rare

bablah July 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

>rare disease where some africans could have blue eyes and grey hair

Yeah, the disease called old age.

fuzzybear44 July 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm

You guys crack me up about what Africans can’t have. Just because you haven’t seen something , doesn’t make it untrue. Africans have the same genes everybody else has. Everyone had brown eyes at first. The first people to have blue eyes most likely were black. Seeing how the pale skin mutation is only about 5-7000yrs old, and blues have been around 10k yrs
There are native Africans with green eye , it’s been shown on here before. It’s rare mutation like anything else. Two Nigerians rappers are known for their green eyes (phyno and Lemar), as far I seen, full Africans

Next one form common in Cameroon is the condition known as Waardenberg Syndrome, However there are other forms of ocular albinism that just give you the eye color.

neiltennant September 24, 2017 at 10:28 am

HE is not just african american

he is part white

fuzzybear44 September 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Would pls get this through your skull. African American is a cultural NAME. It is not a SKIN COLOR. The avg AA’s is part white, big DEAL

Kimmel June 4, 2016 at 12:56 am

He is of mixed heritage. You can see it in his parents, as well. So it’s not accurate to simplify him and call him “African American”.

fuzzybear44 June 4, 2016 at 2:41 am

Okay one more time, African American does not mean black. It is the Cultural name/ Ethnicity for the people of full/ or partial African Ancestry in the U.S.. Everyone knows that we are mixed-bloods, it’s kinda expected. If you look at the avg AA dna results, you’ll see that. Euro levels at (21,26, 29, 35, 40 etc) . Should we stop calling people with these levels African American to? Plus from what I understand, Steph calls himself African American, I know his sister does for sure

fuzzybear44 June 4, 2016 at 2:42 am

That’s a pretty little girl, also bad as can be

Kimmel June 5, 2016 at 5:33 am

I know, I know. It’s just, maybe it’s a non-US thing but, I feel all these African-Americans are being done a disservice by being amounted to just ‘African American’ without explicit details of what is actually entailed in their mixed ethnicity.

And, sure, if Curry and his siblings view themselves that way culturally, ethnically or whatever, I respect that.

fuzzybear44 June 6, 2016 at 2:23 am

@ Kimmel

Based on your other comments, I’m going to take it you meant no insult. However your comment makes it seem as if there’s something wrong with being just African American. Mexicans can have multiple ethnic combos in them, but are happy just to be called Mexican(nobody says anything that). Tell this to a Puerto Rican, that it’s a disservice to just be called a Puerto Rican(without knowing their breakdown), or a Dominican, or any other mixed group, and watch the response. What if we didn’t have the DNA, would it still be a disservice to be called AA?

Now you say a disservice. To whom are you speaking of? Are you referring to the possible European contributors to our bloodlines? Because I can tell you with pretty good confidence, that a lot of these European contributions, didn’t come by in a happy way(at least not for the black person).

Are you saying that we are doing a disservice to people who would walk into a slaves house, make the black man stand outside, while he did what he wanted to with the black mans woman.

A disservice , to white men who would hide in the woods, forcing our black women to walk in groups and carry weapons, just to keep from being RAPED. My mother blames herself to this day, because she left work early, and her friend had to walk home by herself. She took a shortcut, and was caught by two white men who raped her. She told my mother, that she remember begging them to just not kill her.

A disservice to white men, who up into the 1960’s had it in their minds, that they could still come into a Black families house. Have their way with the Black woman or her daughters, and the Laws did nothing about it.

A disservice to people who used our black babies as (Alligator Bait), which they really did do. Or the skin from an African American for leather shoes and handbags

A disservice to people who up into 1960, almost hundred years after slavery officially ended, still had working slave plantations( with slaves on them). Even I didn’t know that.

Are these the people , you feel we are doing a disservice to?

This is why you don’t hear old black people talking about those happy days growing up, in the Jim crow era.

I’m not saying Stephen family went through this, but a lot of other families did. So if you’re just looking for clarity on his Background, I can understand that, but we are not doing a disservice to anybody by calling ourselves just African Americans

Kimmel June 11, 2016 at 7:34 am

Most certainly, no insult (overtly or subtly) intended. And good point about other ethnicity groups. I honestly wasn’t aware Black Americans took pride in the ‘African-American’ descriptor. That’s what I meant by ‘disservice’. But i guess what i was really trying to say was it was ‘dismissive’ of their heritage (all encompassing).

fuzzybear44 June 12, 2016 at 1:34 am

@kimmel

Quote(I honestly wasn’t aware Black Americans took pride in the ‘African-American’ descriptor.)

Well sure we take pride in it, it’s a name that was at least picked by a black person this time. All the other names were heaped on us. All ethnic names are made up anyway, the English weren’t called that before, but they take pride in the name

Quote(But i guess what i was really trying to say was it was ‘dismissive’ of their heritage (all encompassing).

There’s no one name that’s going to fit us more. if we call ourselves (black Americans, N-word,) we’re still negating the Euro ancestry. I also refuse to call myself a Coloured

fuzzybear44 June 12, 2016 at 1:35 am

@kimmel

Quote(I honestly wasn’t aware Black Americans took pride in the ‘African-American’ descriptor.)

Well sure we take pride in it, it’s a name that was at least picked by a black person this time. All the other names were heaped on us. All ethnic names are made up anyway, the English weren’t called that before, but they take pride in the name

Quote(But i guess what i was really trying to say was it was ‘dismissive’ of their heritage (all encompassing).

There’s no one name that’s going to fit us more. if we call ourselves (black Americans, N-word,) we’re still negating the Euro ancestry. I also refuse to call myself a Coloured you know

fuzzybear44 June 12, 2016 at 1:37 am

sorry about double post

neiltennant September 24, 2017 at 10:49 am

please stop

your comment is strange and nonsense

you cannot compare the ethnic diversity of MEXICANS, PUERTO RICANS or ARGENTINEANS with AFRICAN AMERICANS

AFRICAN AMERICANS are not AFRICANS

but on the other hand that means AFRICAN AMERICANS are mostly part EUROPEAN or non african

BUT do you have eyes? look at this guy he does look MIXED

fuzzybear44 September 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm

@neiltennant

Quote(your comment is strange and nonsense

you cannot compare the ethnic diversity of MEXICANS, PUERTO RICANS or ARGENTINEANS with AFRICAN AMERICANS)

You please stop it, what you just said made no sense. African American is our cultural name .Just like all of these other groups , we are ethnically diverse from going through centuries of mixing . Most of us take great pride in our African ancestry, which is why it’s the word ( African ) is included in our cultural name

Quote(AFRICAN AMERICANS are not AFRICANS

but on the other hand that means AFRICAN AMERICANS are mostly part EUROPEAN or non african)

True we are not Africans anymore, but on the avg, the majority of our ancestry comes from there. Also while some AA’s are mostly Europeans( from centuries of mixing), The majority are mostly African in ancestry.

Quote:
(BUT do you have eyes? look at this guy he does look MIXED)

First of all , from what I can see, I never commented on what Curry looked like, also I never said he wasn’t of mixed heritage either. Now that being said, Would please try to learn something. Mostly all African Americans are mixed-bloods. So saying Curry is probably mixed, is like saying the ocean is probably wet. It’s been proven a number of times on here, that you can’t go by our outside appearance. I’ve personally have shown it a dozen times, it doesn’t work with us like that. We see ourselves as black people . despite what you want to call us. I get it, your Europeans families all look the same, but that’s not how it is here. My family reunion was like a rainbow coalition ,We have a huge range of color and traits.

follers June 11, 2016 at 10:51 am

If his non-African ancestry was explicitly known and documented it would be listed.

andrew July 14, 2017 at 5:57 am

Her mother is described as having Creole and Haitian ancestry

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

of course it is not accurate we had this discussions many times before

sarahle October 29, 2015 at 12:13 am
Connerfromvine January 3, 2016 at 3:06 am

he is awfully young to be a dad

fuzzybear44 January 3, 2016 at 5:10 am

That’s when you have kids. That way, they don’t come along when you’re beat down

Gurrl October 27, 2015 at 7:31 pm

He looks more mixed than biracial Lewis Hamilton lol
50-55% European i bet, from his mixed African American ancestors.

memphis October 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm

“Black” is only a social political label although their are varying degrees of ancestry in both his parents. Stephen is “Black” like Langston Hughes, Lena Horne, Vanessa Williams and civil rights activist, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. is/was BLACK. Almost all African Americans have a myriad of ethnic ancestry but are still deemed “black”.

midori29 June 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

@Gurll that’s not a good yardstick to compare as to who looks mor emixed. Hair texture is bigger than skin tone. Steph has very kinky hair that shows a more dna percentage of West African than a 50/50 biracial. Mixed biracial tend to have looser curlier straighter hair though not all he time but normally 85% of the time. Ignore the light skin tone because there are biracial people and non black people darker than Steph Curry. Skin tone is the least determinant of racial admixture. I would say like another post Steve Curry looks 60-65% Subsaharan West African.

neiltennant September 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

lewis hamilton does not look MIXED he looks black

you are right

andrew September 26, 2017 at 6:00 am
Kerrywhite October 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm

DNA TEST PREDICTIONS

55-60% Black/Negro, 45%- 40% Caucasian/White.

His mother looks like she has a bit more than half Caucasian/White ancestry, and his father looks about 25% White/Caucasian.

Native American may also be there as well, but minimum.

slowdive January 31, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Sounds about accurate. I thought he was a direct mulatto when I first saw him — although he is a multi-generational one.

andrew September 6, 2014 at 5:20 pm
person August 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

CORRECTION

His mother is “Creole” and his father is “African American”

http://nbainternational.blogspot.com/2014/01/is-stephen-curry-black-or-white-race-or.html

ethnic August 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I don’t think I trust that article

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 2:23 am

Creole is not a race but cultures. and yes he mixed but both parents consider themselves A-A. all A-A are mixed

guyinsf October 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

True creole is not a race but it does indicate heritage. Creole is someone of a mix of European and African blood.

andrew October 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm

his mom looks Creole and she could pass for white, his dad is an African-American (with some Caucasian in him)

andrew October 27, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I correct myself, she can’t pass for a fully European woman even though she has sizeable non-African ancestry

fuzzybear44 July 14, 2017 at 8:53 am

Quote(his mom looks Creole )

Creole come all different ways, don’t depend on stereotypical looks. They go from dark skin to white looking

nameoftheuser October 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I thought he’s half white. I mean, he has kind of green eyes. Whiter than my sorry ass…

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 2:24 am

LOL but both parent identify as A-A

Kerrywhite October 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm

And that means??? Obama identifies as Black and his mom is a White woman.

Marquis_8732 August 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Both of his parents are of african desent, so hes not mixed, they would have to be of 2 different backgrounds.

guyinsf October 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Yes he IS mixed! How his parents identify themselves as doesn’t take anything away from the fact that he has European blood in him. He has green eyes and lighter skin than an average African American. If you do a genetics test on him it would clearly show that he’s mixed and I’m not talking about identity, I’m talking about what is in his blood and his phenotype.

Jordan .B February 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I thought his mom was mix

LakerChik24 July 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Isn’t he a little white too? Cuz he seriously doesn’t look that much of a black guy except for his tan skin

ethnic July 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Well both parents are African American but it appears that they both have some other heritage too. It could go back a few generations.

midori29 June 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

@laker Chic his hair texture is 100 percent sub-Saharan West African kinky

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