Jeremy Lin

2012 ESPY Awards - Press Room

Lin in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Jeremy Shu-How Lin

Place of Birth: Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 23, 1988

Ethnicity: Chinese-Taiwanese

Jeremy Lin is an American professional basketball player. He was born in Torrance, California, to Taiwanese parents, Lin Gie-Ming and Shirley (Wu) Lin, and attended Havard University. Jeremy is a devout Christian. One of his grandmothers was from Pinghu, Zhejiang, China. His brother Joseph is also a basketball player.

Standing at 6 feet 3 inches tall, Jeremy has adequate size for a point guard and a spring in his step.


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. Siddy says:

    Taiwan is an island in china. Taiwanese people is of both Chinese and Japanese decent . Don’t you people read?

  2. Nathalie says:

    I was baffled in one article I read on yahoo that referred to Jeremy Lin as “Taiwanese or Chinese descent”. That makes no sense. It’s not Taiwanese OR chinese, it’s both.

    Obviously he is Chinese, but his parents and Jeremy’s nationality is Taiwanese. Simple. Hence the term chinese taiwanese.

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