Birth Name: Amar’e Carsares Stoudemire
Place of Birth: Lake Wales, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 16, 1982
Amar’e Stoudemire is an American basketball player. His parents, Carrie (Palmorn) and Hazell Stoudemire, are both African-American. He is married to Alexis Welch, and has five children.
Amar’e’s maternal grandfather was named Jack Palmorn (the son of Joe Palmorn). Jack was born in Georgia.
Amar’e’s maternal grandmother was named Bessie Bell Thomas.
Amar’e’s mother has evidently “mentioned that somewhere back in her lineage there might be some Jewish roots.”
Amar’e has said:
Both of my parents come from a Hebraic background… My family are Hebrew Israelites descended from the Kingdom of Judah.
Amar’e’s maternal grandparents, who were African-American, were of the Baptist religion.
Amar’e practices Judaism, and plays for an Israeli basketball team. He has also said that he believes that “Jesus is the Messiah,” and that he is “culturally Jewish.”
It does not appear that Jewish ancestry has yet been verified/documented for Amar’e Stoudemire. It is not clear if he has (yet?) converted to Judaism.
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