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Facts of Sonya Curry

Full NameSonya Curry
First NameSonya
Last NameCurry
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CityRadford, Virginia
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameCleive Ester Adams
Mother NameCandy Adams
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseDell Curry
No Of Children3
SibilingsCleive Adams Junior and India Adams
Date of BirthMay 30,1966
Age56 years
Married Date1988

Sonya Curry is an American educator widely recognized as the mother of seven-time NBA all-star Stephen Curry

Sonya was born to her parents, Cleive Ester Adams and Candy Adams, in Radford, Virginia

She grew up alongside her two siblings Cleive Adams Junior and India Adams, in an African-American community. 

Her brother Cleive works for the Averett University team as a football head coach. Sonya is a former volleyball player.

Sonya Curry embracing her son Stephen Curry after the basketball match.
Sonya Curry embracing her son Stephen Curry after the basketball match. Source: Instagram

The racism she experienced and how sports helped her avoid it

Sonya grew up in poverty, followed by extreme racism. At the age of 11, she witnessed a Klansman setting a cross on fire. 

At the time, she was working as a scorekeeper for the women’s softball league at Radford, where her mother was also a part of the team playing against the white team. 

Before the game could start, one of the members Ku Klux Klan suddenly set a cross on fire to make them run away but instead, her mother’s team made them run away, pulling them up with bats. 

Sonya was a sports enthusiast from an early age, and it was challenging for her to avoid racism in high school. 

According to her, she had to be the best to force them to play with her. 

Because she was the best at sports, she was accepted by Virginia Tech as a student-athlete, where she played volleyball leading the team to win several accolades. 

She was the first college student in her family.

She met her future husband in College

Sonya met her future husband, Dell Curry, at Virginia Tech, where both of them played volleyball. Dell is a former professional basketball player. 

He played in the NBA from 1986 to 2002. They married in 1988

In 1995 Sonya and Dell founded the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman in Huntersville, North Carolina

They are currently residing in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sonya Curry with her husband Dell Curry.
Sonya Curry with her husband Dell Curry. Source: Facebook 

She is influential in shaping her son’s NBA career

Sonya did not have an opportunity just to be a mom, and she had to be the support system and strength for her three children, sons Stephen and Seth Curry, and daughter Sydel Curry so that her husband could focus on his career. 

As an educator and a mom, she raised her children, reminding them of the important thing in life. 

She instilled in them the determination to never give up. 

She is influential in shaping not only Stephen’s but also her second son Seth Curry who is also an NBA player who is currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets

Sonya Curry sons Stephen Curry and Seth Curry.
Sonya Curry sons Stephen Curry and Seth Curry. Source: Instagram

A complete disciplinarian

Sonya is a complete disciplinarian. 

While at Stephen’s first middle school basketball game, she did not allow him to play just because he denied doing the chores the night before. 

According to Sonya, they only work as a family if everybody does their part. It’s not her job to do everything every day. 

When Stephen was caught cursing during the playoff match, she asked him to wash his mouth with soap.

Sonya Curry with her son Stephen Curry.
Sonya Curry with her son Stephen Curry. Source: Instagram
Sonya Curry with her daughter Sydel at her wedding.
Sonya Curry with her daughter Sydel at her wedding. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

The exact net worth of Sonya is not disclosed, but we have the net worth of her stellar son Stephen

One of the best NBA players of all time, Stephen was drafted by the Warriors with the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft in 2009

He has won three championships with the Warriors

Besides that, he is honored with numerous awards and accolades, including twice the MVP award. From his successful career, he has amassed a fortune of:

Net Worth Source
$160 million Basketball player


  1. Sonya was born on 30th May 1966. She is currently 56 years old.

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Updated On Sat Sep 24 2022 Published On Sat Sep 24 2022 By shaumya

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