Talk about Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors basketball superstar and it wouldn’t occur to you that he is not the only reason people are interested in the Curry family. In fact, he shares the spotlight with his little daughter Riley Curry.
Riley, the first daughter of the basketball star is a national star. This cute little princess has warmed her way into the hearts of Americans and basketball lovers, both young and old alike by taking over her father’s post-game press conferences and putting up shows that are often times a joy to behold and rare moments to look forward to after every game. Read all about it and also everything you must know about the cute child celebrity – her bio, age, family, siblings, etc.
Riley Curry Bio, Age
Riley Curry’s birth name is Riley Elizabeth Curry. She was born on July 19, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Riley was born into a family of famous stars in various fields. While her father, Stephen Curry is a point guard with the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise, Golden State Warriors, her mother, Ayesha Disa Curry (née Alexander), on the other hand, is a TV personality, a model, an actress, celebrity chef and also an author. Her grandfather, Stephen Curry Snr. (who prefers to be called Dell Curry) was also a basketball player before he retired. Riley is not the only daughter of her parents, she has a younger sister named Ryan Carson Curry. She is of mixed ancestral heritage as her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of African-American, Afro-Jamaican, Chinese Jamaican and mixed Polish descent. That being said, Riley has American nationality.
Her Journey To National Stardom…
Riley Curry was only two years old when she became a centre of attention. Prior to that story-changing press conference after a game in May 2015, Riley was just known as Stephen Curry’s first daughter and that was all. But all that changed during this particular post-game press conference as her father answered questions from the media. She appeared on the stage out of the blues and demanded to sit on her fathers’ lap. That was at least, the easy part. Fast forward to a few minutes later as the engagement continued between Stephen Curry and the press, Riley looked up at her father, smiled childishly (of course, she’s a child), and told him to keep quiet! And that began her journey into the spotlight as everyone wanted to know something more about this cute little lady that just announced herself to the world in such a super cool manner.
Riley was at it again after Stephen had just won another MVP award (for the second time and consecutively), she appeared in his post-game conference again, this time she wanted to sing for the journalists who were waiting to ask her father questions. She sang Blessings by Big Sean and since then, as basketball lovers continue to be treated to the amazing basketball prowess of her father, people also look forward to that moment with Riley Curry as she continues to steal the hearts of game fans and also share the spotlight with her father… something even her mother or her uncle, Seth Curry, who is a pro-basketball player himself has not managed to do.
Family Life – Parents, Sister
Thanks to the theatrics of Riley and the rare talents of her father, Stephen Curry, their family today is rated the most popular family in the American basketball. As mentioned earlier, her grandfather, Dell and her uncle, Seth who has made and is making his mark in the basketball trade have also contributed their part to that fact. Riley Curry’s family picture will be made up of her father and mother (who are expecting a third child), her younger sister, Ryan Curry and herself, her uncle, Seth Curry and her aunt, Sydel Curry and then her grandparents Dell and Sonya Curry.
Let’s have a brief look at members of her family. Starting with her younger sister, Ryan Curry was born on July 10, 2015. She is an introvert when compared with her elder sister. Her father, Stephen Curry as mentioned earlier is a point guard and plays basketball for the NBA side, Golden State Warriors who won back to back NBA titles in 2015 and 2016, with Stephen at the centre of it all. He scooped the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards for those two years, including an award for the most steals in an NBA season and many other titles and awards.
Her mother, Ayesha Alexander-Curry is an actress, model, TV personality, author and celebrity chef. She (her mother) wrote a cookbook, The Seasoned Life, which was published in 2016. With the support of her father, her mother is presently focused on her career as a celebrity chef and has her own kitchen show, Ayesha’s Home Kitchen. Her mother also has a collection of movies as an actress which includes Love for Sale (2008), Hannah Montana (2009), Good Luck Charlie (2010), The Little Ghost (2014), etc.
Other Facts About Riley Curry
- Riley Curry and her family presently reside in Walnut Creek, California.
- The little princess owns a playhouse that will be the envy of most houses.
- She took to the dance floor to celebrate Golden State Warriors’ victory in Game 1 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Her father, Stephen Curry proposed to her mother on the same spot where they shared their first kiss.
- Talking about kisses, the cameras caught Riley giving her father a good-luck kiss before his first NBA finals game.
- Her family members have a history with sports. Aside from her grandfather, father and uncle, her grandmother, Sonya Curry and her aunt, Sydel Curry played college volleyball. Her grandmother played with Virginia Polytechnic Institute popularly called Virginia Tech while her aunt played with Elon University, North Carolina.
- Her grandfather, Dell Curry, played basketball for 16 seasons in the NBA with six different teams including Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors.