Who are Stephen Curry’s Parents, Sonya Curry and Dell Curry?

Know all about Stephen Curry's parents, Hornets legend Dell Curry, and Sonya Curry who was a standout volleyball athlete at college.


Who are Stephen Curry’s Parents, Sonya Curry and Dell Curry?

Stephen Curry and his parents (Image via FS)

Dubs superstar Stephen Curry‘s illustrious career has seen the legendary shooter win gilded many accolades. Eldest son of former NBA player Dell Curry, and former college volleyball star, Sonya Curry – it was no surprise when Steph excelled across the basketball courts.

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Dell Curry had played in the NBA from 1986-2002, retiring as Charlotte Hornets‘ leading scorer with 9,839 points. Sonya Curry, on the other hand, had been a prominent college volleyball athlete who won all-conference honors in the Metro Conference.

With both his parents having a stint in their respective sports, Steph Curry’s inherent love for basketball came down to him quite naturally. But exactly how influential were Curry’s parents, Dell and Sonya, in the legendary shooter’s illustrious career?

Who are Stephen Curry’s Parents?

Stephen Curry was born March 14, 1988, to Sonya and Dell Curry in Akron, Ohio. Steph was the eldest of their three children – Seth, Sydel and Stephen. Between 1986 to 2002, Dell Curry played in the NBA before retiring as the highest scorer of the Charlotte Hornets.

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Stephen Curry with his mother Sonya
Stephen Curry with his mother Sonya (via NBAE)

Sonya Curry too had a prominent sporting background. She played college volleyball for Virginia Tech where she excelled in college records and was a student-athlete. During her junior year, Sonya won all-conference honors in the Metro Conference. Later she graduated from college with a degree in Education.

Dell and Sonya met for the first time at Virginia Tech where they eventually fell in love. The couple wedded in 1988, and after 33 years of marriage, the two decided to get separated in August 2021 per NY Post.

Stephen Curry’s two siblings, Seth and Sydel, are also athletes. Seth Curry plays for the Charlotte Hornets since his recent trade earlier in February this year, and Sydel Curry plays volleyball like her mother. Steph acknowledges his parents’ role in his NBA career and has high praise for his mother’s upbringing of the Curry siblings.

What did Stephen Curry’s Parents do for a living?

Dell Curry had played in the NBA for almost two decades. Out of his sixteen seasons in the NBA, Dell spent ten seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. After retirement, Curry started working as a commentator on Charlotte Hornets television broadcasts.

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Stephen Curry's tribute for Dell Curry during the 2018 NBA Finals
Stephen Curry’s tribute for Dell Curry during the 2018 NBA Finals (via AP)

Stephen Curry’s mother Sonya currently works as an educator. She is the president of the Montessori School located in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she and Dell had founded in 1995.

What is the estimated Net Worth of Stephen Curry’s parents?

A successful former NBA star, Dell Curry played for 16 seasons in the league. Currently, Dell is working as a commentator on Charlotte Hornets television broadcasts. His net worth is estimated at $8 million as of 2024.

Stephen Curry with Dell and Sonya Curry
Stephen Curry with Dell and Sonya Curry (via Instagram)

Sonya Curry is an education administrator and philanthropist who has worked diversely in educating young children. She and Dell Curry founded the Montessori School located in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1995. Sonya Curry’s estimated net worth is $6 million.

Stephen Curry’s Parents’ photos

The Curry family
The Curry family (via celeb images)
Sydel Curry, Stephen Curry and Seth Curry with their parents
Sydel Curry, Stephen Curry and Seth Curry with their parents (via Instagram)

FAQs

Q. Who is Stephen Curry’s father?

Dell Curry is NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s father.

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Q. Who is Stephen Curry’s mother?

Sonya Curry is NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s mother.

Q. Who is Stephen Curry’s brother?

Seth Curry, who now plays for the Charlotte Hornets, is Stephen Curry’s brother.

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