Birth Name: Jordan Robert Farmar
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 30, 1986
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Jordan Farmar is an American professional basketball player. He has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles D-Fenders, New Jersey Nets, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Anadolu Efes, Los Angeles Clippers, Darüşşafaka, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Sacramento Kings. With the Lakers, he won two National Basketball League (NBA) championships in 2009 and 2010. He was Los Angeles Times High School Player of the Year in 2003–04. He obtained Israeli citizenship while playing with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Jordan is the son of Melinda and Damon Farmar, a minor league baseball outfielder. His father is African-American. His mother is Ashkenazi Jewish. His stepfather is Israeli. Jordan was raised Jewish.
Jordan is married to soccer defender Jill Oakes.
Jordan’s maternal grandfather was Dr. Howard Baker. Howard worked at the UCLA Medical Center as a neurologist.