Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry and his daughter Riley Curry

Curry and his daughter Riley Curry in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Wardell Stephen Curry II

Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1988

Ethnicity: African-American

Stephen Curry, also known as Steph Curry, is an American professional basketball player. He plays in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors. He is regarded as one of the greatest players ever.

He is the son of Sonya Alicia (Adams), a volleyball player and educator, and Dell Curry (Wardell Stephen Curry), an NBA player, who played with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, and Toronto Raptors. His brother is professional basketball player Seth Curry. He was raised mostly in Charlotte, North Carolina, also spending time in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, while his father played in those cities.

Stephen’s parents are both African-American. His grandparents are all African-American as well.

Stephen is married to Canadian-born actress Ayesha Curry, with whom he has three children.

He is one of the record-setting Splash Brothers basketball duo, with Klay Thompson.

Stephen’s paternal grandfather is named Wardell Curry (the son of Blanch Perline Curry).

Stephen’s paternal grandmother is named Juanita Marian/Marion Leitch/Gaines Casey (the daughter of Eugenia Marian Gaines).

Stephen’s maternal grandfather is Cleive Ester Adams (the son of Cleive Ester Adams and Bertha Blanche Arrington).

Stephen’s maternal grandmother is Candy Ann Wyms (the daughter of Walter Leonard Wyms and Evelyn Katherine Snell). Walter was the son of Judge Paul Wyms and Virginia Belle Hines. Evelyn was the daughter of Archie Newbern Snell and Gertrude Katherine Hubbard. A picture of Archie’s parents, Stephen’s great-great-great-grandparents Wesley Snell and Flora Etta, can be seen here.

Curry’s parents

A picture of Stephen with his wife and daughter can be seen here.

Sources: Family history of Stephen’s maternal grandmother, Candy Ann (Wyms) Adams –

Stephen’s maternal great-grandfather, Walter Leonard Wyms, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. History Guy says:

    Both of his parents are African American. His mom has Melungeon Free People Of Color roots. For those of you who don’t know, African Americans range from 10 to 30% European dna on average, more or less. His mom could be a 50/50 split or be just 35 to 40% European genetically.

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