Birth Name: Joakim Simon Noah
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 25, 1985
Joakim Noah is an American professional basketball player. He is 6’11.
He is the son of Yannick Noah, a tennis star and musician, and Cécilia Rodhe (born Cécilia Catharina Björnsdotter Rodhe), a model, who was Miss Sweden 1978. His father, who was born in France, is of half Cameroonian and half French descent. His mother is Swedish. Aside from American, Joakim has French, Swedish, and U.S. citizenship. His sister is model Yelena Noah.
Joakim has dubbed himself the African Viking, to pay tribute to his heritage.
Joakim’s paternal grandfather is named Zacharie Noah. Zacharie was a professional footballer, from Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Joakim’s paternal grandmother is named Marie-Claire Perrier. Marie-Claire was born in France.
Joakim’s maternal grandparents are named Björn Rodhe and Ingrid.