Meet Michael Oher's siblings and family: age, wife, net worth

Meet Michael Oher's siblings and family: age, wife, net worth

Kevin Omuya, Cyprine Apindi
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM

Michael Oher is a former American football tackle. He played in the National Football League for eight seasons and was known for his outstanding techniques on the field. He won honours and awards for his exceptional performance. Numerous fans are curious about his personal life. Find out who Michael Oher's siblings are and more about him.

Who are Michael Oher's siblings?
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Many people were wowed when the former American football tackle disclosed he comes from a big family. Michael Oher's siblings are over ten in total. Coming from a big family meant that resources were strained, and he had to fight to get out of poverty. Find who his siblings are and more about him.

Profile summary

Full name

Michael Jerome Oher





Date of birth

28 May 1986


37 years (as of 2023)

Place of birth

Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Current residence

Memphis and Mississippi, United States of America





Zodiac sign







6 ft 4 in (193 cm)


315lb (143 kg)

Hair colour


Eye colour


Marital status



Tiffany Roy

Michael Oher's children


Biological father

Michael Jerome Williams

Biological mother

Denise Oher

Adoptive father

Sean Tuohy

Adoptive mother

Leigh Anne Tuohy

Biological siblings


Adoptive siblings


Alma mater

University of Mississippi


Former football tackle, philanthropist, and author


@Michael Oher



How many siblings does Michael Oher have?

Michael Jerome Oher is a former football tackle, philanthropist, and author. He was born into a big family of 11 biological siblings and two adoptive ones. Some of his siblings are known in the public domain, while others are not known.

Michael Oher's siblings (biological)

Michael Oher's mother, Denise, gave birth to 12 children. She was a homemaker who struggled with addiction to illegal substances. As a result, she struggled to raise her children.

Michael Jerome is the former athlete's biological dad. He was a businessman who was jailed. As a result, he was not actively engaged in his children's lives. His dad was murdered in prison when the American footballer was a senior in high school.

Below is a list of his siblings' names. Note that some are known, while others are not known in the public domain.

  • Carlos
  • Andre
  • John
  • Marcus
  • Juan Antonio Deljuan
  • Rico
  • Tara
  • Denise

What happened to Michael Oher's siblings?

On 16 September 2007, the former NFL player lost one of his older biological brothers. Michael Oher's brother, Juan Antonio Deljuan, passed away in a terrible car accident.

The athlete's relationship with his biological siblings remains shrouded in mystery. It is possible that the athlete does not have a close relationship with them.

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Michael Oher's family (adoptive)

In 2004, the former NFL player was adopted by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy. The Tuohy's raised him and ensured he got a good education. They employed a tutor for 20 hours each week to assist him with his academic work.

When he joined the Tuohy family, he got adoptive siblings. He maintains a close relationship with the Tuohys to date. Below are the details of his adoptive siblings.

Collins Tuohy

  • Full name: Collins Tuohy
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 29 December 1986
  • Age: 37 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur

Collins Tuohy is Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy's first child. She attended Briarcrest Christian School and the University of Mississippi, where she was an Ole Miss cheerleader. She is a marketing and sales director at Whimsy Cookie Company.

Sean Tuohy Jr.

  • Full name: Sean Tuohy Jr.
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 4 July 1993
  • Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2023)
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Occupation: Former basketball player

Sean Tuohy Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on 4 July 1993. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Loyola University Maryland and a Master’s degree in Humanistic Studies. He played college basketball. Sean is an assistant director of football operations at Arkansas.

In 2023, the former NFL player filed a lawsuit against the Tuohy family. He claimed they never legally adopted him. He claimed he was duped into signing a contract that allowed his adoptive family to pursue business interests using his name.

Sean Tuohy Jr. said he was not surprised by the lawsuit and that he still loves his brother.

How old is Michael Oher?

Michael Oher's age is 37 years as of 2023. He was born on 28 May 1986, and his Zodiac sign is Gemini.

The former NFL player was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America. His nationality is American, and he has African-American ancestry.

Educational background

The former NFL player went to elementary and high schools in Tennessee. He proceeded to the University of Mississippi, where he played football. He earned the All-American honours as a senior.


The former NFL player played college football before becoming a professional athlete. Below is a list of the teams he played for.

  • Baltimore Ravens (2009–2013)
  • Tennessee Titans (2014)
  • Carolina Panthers (2015–2016)

After retiring, the former NFL player is now a best-selling author. His autobiography, I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond, was published in 2011.

He has also published When Your Back's Against the Wall. He also runs a philanthropic foundation called Beat the Odds, Inc.

What is Michael Oher's net worth?

The former NFL player has a net worth of $12 million. His fortune comes from his football career. He beat numerous odds to become a wealthy athlete. He came from a resource-poor biological family.

Is Michael Oher married?

Yes, the former NFL player is married. His wife's name is Tiffany Michelle Roy. He and Tiffany started dating after first meeting at the University of Mississippi.

They got engaged on 21 July 2021 after being together for over a decade. The lovebirds married on 5 November 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tiffany prefers a life away from the media.

Michael Oher's kids' ages

Oher and Tiffany are parents of four: two male and two female children. Their kids were born before the two officialised their marriage. Their names are Kobi, Kierstin, MJ, and Naivi.

Their first child, Kobi, is from Tiffany's previous relationship. He walked his mother down the aisle on his parents' wedding day. Their second child, Kierstin, is also from Tiffany's previous relationship. Their ages remain undisclosed.

Oher and Tiffany welcomed their first child together in June 2013. His name is MJ, and he is ten as of 2023. Naivi is the couple's last child. Her date of birth is yet to be revealed. Michael Oher's wife and kids prefer to stay away from the public eye.

How tall is Michael Oher?

Michael Oher's height is 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm. He weighs about 315lb or 143 kg and has black hair and eyes.


  • In 2009, The Blind Side, a film based on the former athlete's life, was released. His brother, John, said his biological siblings were not concerned with how their family was portrayed in the movie.
  • In 2021, the former NFL player admitted he was struggling with mental health issues and dealing with his childhood trauma. He was attending therapy sessions with the hope of healing.
  • In May 2017, he was ordered to be booked in jail after he was charged with misdemeanour assault. He was later released.

Michael Oher's siblings are not in the limelight as he is. The former NFL player has adoptive and biological siblings. He is also a family man with four children and a wife. recently published a list of the best left-footed football players. Football has captured the hearts of millions of people all over the world. It is a game that requires physical strength, skill, and strategy.

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