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Sonya Curry

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Sonya Curry
Sonya Curry at her house


May 30, 1966 (age 48)


former volleyball player
NBA mother

Years active


Known for

mother of Stephen Curry


Dell Curry (1988-present)

Sonya Adams Curry (born May 30, 1966) is a former American volleyball player for Virginia Tech. She is the wife of former NBA player Dell Curry, and mother of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry


Sonya Curry, a former American volleyball player for Virginia Tech, was born on May 30, 1966. She attended the Radford High School in Radford, Virginia. There, she was a standout basketball and volleyball player who won state championships. She then chose Virginia Tech to play volleyball. It was there that she met her future husband. Sonya is an African American Creole.

Sonya is married to Dell Curry, who is a retired American professional basketball player. Sonya and Dell met at Virginia Tech in the 1980s when she was playing team volleyball and leading in aces. The couple exchanged vows in 1988. After getting married, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. Sonya and Dell are the proud parents of three children, two sons and a daughter.

She gave birth to her first child, a son named Wardell Stephen Curry, in 1988. Stephen is a professional basketball player. He was drafted seventh overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. Their second child, a son, was born in 1990 and he is named as Seth Curry. He is also a professional basketball player, presently playing for the Orlando Magic’s NBA Development Team, the Erie Bay Hawks. A third child, a daughter, was born in the year 1994 and she is named as Sydel Curry. Currently, she plays indoor college volleyball at Elon University.

Sonya owns and operates a Montessori School located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school has 150 students. She knows how to balance her professional and personal lives And chooses to keep a low profile. 

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