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Shaquille O Neal Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 7, 2018

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Short Biography

Shaquille O Neal was born on 06-03-1972 in Newark in the state of New Jersey, United States. He is an American-African Baseball Player, Film Actor, Television Actor, Media Personality, Singer, Rapper, Musician, Video Game Artist, Soap Opera Actor, Martial Artist, Wrestler, Businessperson, Recording Artist, Investor, Television Personality, Police Officer & Podcaster.

Other Name: Shaquille O'Neal, Shaq, The Big Aristotle, Hobo Master, O'Neal, The Diesel, Shaq Fu, The Big Daddy, Superman, The Big Agave, The Big Cactus, The Big Shaqtus, The Big Galactus, Wilt Chamberneezy, The Big Baryshnikov, The Real Deal, The Big Shamrock, The Big Leprechaun, Shaqovic, The Big Conductor, The Big Cordially, Diesel, The Big Feild General, Big Shamrock, The Big Twitterer, L.C.L, Dr. Shaq, Shaq Daddy, The Big Maravich, Osama Bin Shaq, The Big Felon, The Big IPO, Manny Shaq-iaou, The Big Banana, MDE, The Big eQuotatious, Witness Protection, MayorMcShaq, Hobo Master
Other Professions: Film Actor Television Actor Media Personality Singer Rapper Musician Video Game Artist Soap Opera Actor Martial Artist Wrestler Businessperson Recording Artist Investor Television Personality Police Officer Podcaster
Appearance: Hollywood

Shaquille O Neal Complete Bio & Career

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, known by his nickname"Shaq" is a famous American former professional basketball player. He received basketball scholarship for playing at Seton Hall. Boys and Girls Club of America gave him a safe place to play. He went to Robert G. Cole High School and had led school team to victory at a state championship. He received an honor as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans.He perceived business studies Louisiana State University. He quit his studies at Louisiana State University early for perceiving his NBA career. He later continued his education after becoming a professional player. He is a tall man with a heavy build and was one of the heaviest among NBA players. He had played for 6 teams in his career span of 19 years.

He became one of the best centers and won the Rookie of the Year in 1992–93.He led a team to the 1995 NBA Finals. Los Angeles Lakers signed him as a free agent after 4 years of him with the Magic. The team won 3 consecutive championships under him. He was then traded to Miami Heat and to Phoenix Suns in 2004 and 2007 respectively. He then moved to the Phoenix Suns. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for 2009-10 season. He played 2010-11 season before retirement representing Boston Celtics. He was selected as the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.

Apart from sports, he has been into rapping and has released 4 rap albums which include Shaq Diesel, Shaq Fu: Da Return, You Can't Stop the Reign and Respect. He had worked in many TV shows and films. Arliss, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Bernie Mac Show, Real Husbands of Hollywood Fresh Off the Boat, Jimmy Kimmel Live! are few of the TV shows he had worked in. His films include Blue Chips, Good Burger, Freddy Got Fingered, The House Bunny etc. He has worked as a voice artist for films like The Smurfs 2, The Lego Movie, and Show Dogs. He is serving as a sports analyst on the television show titled’ Inside the NBA’. He would be seen in a film ‘Uncle Drew’ in 2018. He has worked in many television commercials for brands such as Pepsi, Gold Bond, Nestlé Crunch, The General, IcyHot etc. 

Shaquille O Neal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Joe Toney and Lucille O'Neal. His father was imprisoned for drug possession. He was raised by his stepfather, Phillip A. Harrison who was a career Army sergeant. He married  Shaunie Nelson in 2002. The couple is blessed with 4 children namely Shareef, Me'arah, Amirah, and Shaqir. Myles is his half-brother. Taahirah O'Neal is his daughter from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yarbourgh. He got divorced later and was seen dating Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander(reality TV star).

Life's Important Dates Of Shaquille O Neal

Body Measurements

Chest Size 54
Biceps Size 20
Waist Size 38
Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Bald

Personal Info

Home Town Newark, New Jersey
Nationality American
Religion Islam
Address Newark, New Jersey, United States
School Robert G. Cole High School, San Antonio, Texas
College New York Film Academy, New York
Qualification Course in Direction
Hobbies Playing and Watching Sports
Marital Status Married
Debut Basket Ball - 1992
Film - Blue Chips (1994)
TV Show - For Your Love (2004)
Net Worth $60 Million


Car Collections Hummer and Mercedes SUV


Favorite Player Bill Russell
Favorite Sport Basket Ball
Favorite Movie The Godfather (1972)
Favorite Food Turkey sandwich

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shaquille O Neal

  • He had won NBA MVP, Finals MVP, and All-Star game MVP in the same year.Only Michael Jordan and Willis Reed were able to do so till date.
  • He was selected as Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
  • He is trained in mixed martial arts and is good at boxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling.

Shaquille O Neal Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 10months, 27 days old age Shaquille O Neal will turn 51 on 06 March, 2023. Only 1 months, 3 days, 23 hours,9 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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