Who is Tiffany Roy, Michael Oher’s wife? All the details and facts about her

Who is Tiffany Roy, Michael Oher’s wife? All the details and facts about her

Ciku Njuguna
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM

In 2022, after a seventeen-year-long courtship, Michael Oher married his wife, Tiffany Roy who is a businesswoman. Oher's life is one of the subjects of Michael Lewis' book and was featured in the Academy Award-winning 2009 film The Blind Side.

Is Michael Oher still playing NFL?
Carolina Panthers' number 73 offensive tackle Michael Oher during the NFC Championship Game at Bank Of America Stadium in January 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Scott Cunningham.
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This article delves into the lives of Michael Oher and his wife Tiffany Roy, and details of the widely acclaimed film Blind Side. Michael Oher's family life has been the subject of public scrutiny since the release of a 2006 book recounting his early life and career as a football player.

Profile summary

Full name

Michael Jerome Oher


Big Mike



Date of birth

28th May 1986


36 years of age (as of November 2022)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Memphis, Tennessee




African American



Height in feet


Height in centimetres (cm)


Weight in pounds (lbs)


Weight in kilograms (kg)


Relationship status



Tiffany Roy


Professional football player


Offensive tackle


Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, and Carolina Panthers

Net worth

$20 million


Michael Oher


Michael Oher

Michael Oher's biography

Big Mike was born on the 28th of May 1986 to Michael Jerome Williams and Denise Oher. He grew up in a broken family of 12 children with an absent father and a mother who abused substances. Years later, his mother, Denise, spoke to the media as she reflected on Big Mike's early life, saying,

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"That addiction is very hard to stop. You have to work on it. You have to pray, and you have to be committed to it, and you have you want to change your life from that. I'm grateful that they (Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy) came. God placed them in our lives.
How well did Michael Oher play in the NFL?
Michael Oher blocks Fili Moala (95) during a game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium in December 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr.
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After watching Oher lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl win in 2013, she spoke to the media, saying,

I’m proud of him. I love him, and I will praise God for his success. I’m excited. I’ve been excited since they won. I knew he was going to be successful in sports.”

Not only was he moved around in several foster homes, but the lack of a proper home led him to seek shelter on any floor available. Chance found Oher while he took shelter on the floors of a well-wisher, Tony Henderson. Tony encouraged Big Mike to apply to Briarcrest Christian School, where he met his adoptive parents, Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy.

Did Michael Oher retire from the Ravens?
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Oher lines up at the line of scrimmage during a preseason game against the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium in August 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by G Fiume.
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After trying for the basketball, shotput, and track and field teams, he finally joined the football team during his junior year at Briarcrest. Throughout high school, he was a number 74 defensive tackle player for the Briarcrest football team before being scouted by several colleges, such as Florida State, Michigan, Clemson, and Tennessee universities, before settling for the University of Mississippi's Ole Miss Rebels.

What teams did Michael Oher play on?

Michael Oher began playing in the NFL after the Baltimore Ravens drafted him as the 23rd pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He later played for the Tennessee Titans and the Carolina Panthers. By his retirement in 2017, Michael had distinguished himself as one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL.

How long was Michael Oher in the NFL?
Big Mike runs onto the field during a game between the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium in November 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Grant Halverson
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What does Michael Oher do for a living today?

After his retirement, the veteran defensive NFL guard began his work as a philanthropist giving back to the community. He works together with the Tuohy family's foundation ''Making it Happen'' in addition to his own Oher Foundation, Beat The Odds Inc, and Good Deeds app. In addition, he wrote his autobiography, I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond, in 2011.

Who is Tiffany Roy?

Tiffany Michelle Roy is a Lansing, Michigan, native who attended the University of Mississippi, where she met Oher. She owns the Feminish Collection retail online fashion store and reportedly co-heads the Oher Foundation with Michael. Tiffany Roy and her husband, Oher, are blessed with four children, Kobi, MJ, Kierstin, and Naivi.

Tiffany Roy's age

Roy has not revealed much about her private life, including her age. However, according to various sources, Michelle was born in 1982 and is 40 years old as of November 2022.

Private information on Tiffany Roy's net worth, personal life, residence, and family remains unknown. In addition, although Michael provides fans with personal details through his Twitter and Instagram accounts, his wife, Tiffany Roy, is not on Instagram or any other social media platform. Look at some of Tiffany Roy's wedding photos provided by online sources.

When did Michael Oher get married?

After a year-long engagement and a 17-year-long courtship period, Tiffany Roy married Michael Oher on the 5th of November, 2022. According to a People's exclusive, the heavenly affairs-themed wedding was held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the ultra-luxurious JW Marriott hotel.

The hotel ballroom, romantically adorned with white and blue accents, with elements of feathers, glass, crystals, and 8-foot-tall floral arrangements, held more than 200 guests. Additionally, the guests were entertained by a choreographed dance by ballerinas, a musical band, and a cocktail hour. During the nuptial celebrations, she spoke to People Magazine and expressed her love for Michael, saying,

"The most magical part was our vows. To hear Mike express his feelings in front of 200-plus people was astonishing and romantic. I really felt like a true Queen. He is charming, loving, kind, funny, handsome, a great listener, a great cook, and an amazing father to our kids. Michael has a glow in his eyes when he looks at me. He puts me first no matter what he has on his schedule for the day he makes sure his family is taken care of. I love his love for his family and our kids."

Is The Blind Side a true story?

Big Mike was the subject of the 2009 Blind Side film, played by Quinton Aaron as Oher, Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy, and Tim McGraw as her husband, Sean Tuohy. The film was based on a portion of Michael Lewis' 2006 book about Michael, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.

How are the Blind Side book and movie different? Although the film was hugely successful, grossing over $300 million and winning several awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year, it has continually received much criticism over its accuracy. One of the major differences is that the book contains more information about Big Mike's life as a child, including all individuals who played a role in his success, while the movie only focuses on the role of the Tuohys.

Is Michael Oher friends with the Tuohys?
The number 23 Baltimore Ravens draft pick, Michael Oher, poses for a photograph with the Tuohy family at Radio City Music Hall in April 2009, in New York City. Photo by Jeff Zelevansky.
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Although much is unknown about Tiffany Roy, she has been a part of Michael's life for over a decade. As the couple looks forward to more years together, Sportsbrief.com joins thousands of NFL, Blind Side movie, and I Beat the Odds fans to wish them happiness and good health.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.