Tony Parker

by ethnic on December 29, 2007

Tony Parker

Birth Name: William Anthony Parker

Place of Birth: Bruges, Belgium

Date of Birth: May 17, 1982

*50% African-American
*25% mix of German, English, and Irish
*25% Dutch

Tony Parker is an American professional basketball player. He was born in Bruges, Belgium, and raised in France. His father, Tony Parker, is an American basketball player, who is African-American. His mother, Pamela (Firestone), is a model, who is white, and of German, English, and Irish descent on her own father’s side, and of Dutch descent on her own mother’s side.

Tony is married to French journalist Axelle Francine, with whom he has two children.

Tony has represented France by being a member of the French national team.

Tony’s maternal grandfather was William Firestone-Baars (the son of Theo Dunwody Baars and Mary Elizabeth Firestone). Theo was born in Florida, the son of Heinrich “Henry” Gerhardt Sophus Baars, who was from Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Mary Ellison Dunwody. Tony’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was born in Nebraska, the daughter of Elmer Sylvanias/Sylvanus Firestone and Mary Elizabeth Costello. Tony’s great-great-grandfather Elmer was the brother of Harvey Samuel Firestone, a famous businessperson, who founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Tony’s maternal grandmother was Jetta Maria Wienese (the daughter of Peter Henri Wienese and Susanna de Jager). Jetta was Dutch, from Amsterdam. Peter was born in Rotterdam, the son of Jean Wienese and Adriana Walraven.

Tony’s great-uncle, his grandmother’s brother, Jan Wienese, is an Olympic rower.

Sources: Genealogy of Tony Parker –

Genealogy of Tony’s maternal grandfather, William Firestone-Baars –

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew November 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm
nnnnn May 10, 2013 at 12:54 am

Typical: he became more famous after his marriage with
Longoria (especially his divorce) and not as a player

andrew May 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

you must do that to be a celeb!

Anonymous June 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

He’s so serious,and quiet. Wow it seems like every other bball player is biracial and a mixture of white & black. I had no idea so many bball players were biracial until now.

sophia November 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

CORRECTION needed ………”who was a Professional BASKETBALL.”

I’m sure his father was NOT a ‘professional basketball’

ethnic November 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm


sally November 19, 2010 at 6:42 am

His father was a Professional Basketball? How ’bout adding the word “player?”

WTF November 11, 2014 at 4:32 am


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