Stephen Curry

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 is one of the record-setting Splash Brothers basketball duo, with Klay Thompson.

Stephen’s paternal grandfather is Wardell Curry (the son of Blanch Perline Curry).

Stephen’s paternal grandmother is 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

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55 Replies to “Stephen Curry”

    1. 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

      1. 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.

          1. 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

        1. @Fuzzybear they know the real truth the bad comments are just people who are jealous of black African diversity in the Americas or they want to feel whiter than they are. Many people on this board have racial identity issues. I am just here to help educate people on who is black and I feel I have to keep re-appearing just to school people because its a shame alot of people do not know anything about black diversity and African history including the slave trade.

      2. @Neiltenant Most African Americans and Afro Carribeans are mixed 2% up to-20% but they are majority Subsaharan black African in DNA that is why we are called African Americans. We are Majority Africans living in the Americas. Its a simple fact. Why do people act so uneducated and racist????? against anything or anyone African its beyond me. YES there are 100% Africans with greene eyes just google it. All humans came out of Africa so Africans have every feature on earth. You can just google this information. Supermodel African American Tyra Banks has green eyes and she is only like 3% white European.

        Link to Africans with green, blue and grey eyes. Links:
        http://afritorial.com/black-people-with-blue-eyes/
        https://soapboxie.com/misc/Black-People-with-Green-Grey-or-Blue-Eyes-Naturally-Blonde-or-Red-Ginger-Hair-and-Freckles-View-Videos

    1. 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

      1. 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.

        1. @ 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

          1. 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).

          2. @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

          3. @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

          4. 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

          5. @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.

    1. “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”.

    2. @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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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