Despite having a difficult childhood, Michael Oher became a real NFL star, who gained the Super Bowl in 2012. Moreover, he earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2008.
Date of Birth: May 28, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Like other representatives of this sport, Oher opted for the football path at college. In 2009, he turned professional after joining the Baltimore Ravens, the squad he represented till 2013. Afterwards, he played for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers. In 2011, he presented an autobiographical book.
Being born in a dysfunctional family, Michael Oher faced a great number of difficulties being a little boy. He was later adopted by people, who surrounded him with love and protection. Let’s have a closer look at the athlete’s biological and adoptive parents plus siblings.
Michael Oher biological parents
Michael Jerome Williams (father)
Michael was a jailbird. In 2001, he was sentenced to 17 years of prison after he had committed a murder. He lived in the same cell with the Denise’s brother. Michael was murdered in prison when the future NFL star studied at high school.
Denise Oher (mother)
Year of Birth: 1958
Denise had troubles with alcohol and drugs. Besides Michael, she is a mom to 11 more children. In 2017, the woman told that she hadn’t taken drugs and drunk alcohol for several years. Denise still lives in poverty and doesn’t even have a TV. However, she is very proud of her stellar son and is thankful to the Tuohy family, who took care of him.
Michael Oher adoptive parents
Sean Albro Tuohy Sr. (adoptive father)
Date of Birth: November 23, 1959
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Sean is a sportscaster and an owner of a restaurant business. He played basketball in youth. Together with his spouse, he wrote a book, In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, which turned into a bestseller. Tuohy espoused Leigh in 1982 and they parented two kids. Sean and Leigh adopted Michael in 2004. They surrounded the teenager with care and protection he had never experienced before.
Leigh Anne Tuohy (adoptive mother)
Date of Birth: August 9, 1960
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Leigh deals with interior design. She took part in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV show. Together with her husband, she owns a number of fast food restaurants, comprising Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut. Leigh is a vivid supporter of adoption. Over and above, the Blind Side film shows the story of the Tuohy family and Michael Oher. And the part of Leigh was performed by Sandra Bullock.
Michael Oher adoptive siblings
Collins Tuohy (adoptive sister)
Date of Birth: December 29, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
As a teenager, Collins was a pole vaulter, who won the state championships. Today, Collins manages to combine several occupations. She is an entrepreneur, owning gourmet cookie company Whimsy; a blogger, dealing with fashion, travel and lifestyle issues; a social activist. Collins is married to Cannon Smith, a co-owner of a distillery, since 2016. On her Instagram, Collin often shares photos with her brothers and says that Michael has changed her life and brought much joy to it.
Sean Tuohy Jr. (adoptive brother)
Date of Birth: July 4, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Sean, who is often called SJ, played basketball for the Loyola Greyhounds. Today, he is an assistant director football operations and special assistant to head coach at the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.
Michael Oher 11 siblings: 8 half-brothers, 2 half-sisters and a sister.
Denise Oher (younger sister born to same parents)
In book I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond Michael said that his only blood sister is Denise, they share same mother and father. She was named after her mother and is quite tall 5’10”. She works in FedEx.
Marcus Watkins (half-brother)
Marcus is the oldest Michael’s half-brother. He works in the cleaning business. He is the closest to the famed athlete of all his half-siblings.
Juan Antonio “Deljuan” Oher (half-brother)
Year of Birth: 1982
Year of Death: September 16, 2007 (age 24)
Deljuan died in a car accident in 2007. He was also known as Mann. The athlete shared that his brother had much in common with him, including his calm and laid-back nature.
John Oher (half-brother)
He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
Rico Oher (half-brother)
He still lives in Memphis, Tennessee and is a father tp at least 2 kids.
Andre Oher (half-brother)
Carlos Oher (half-brother)
Tara Oher (half-sister)
The names of other 3 aren’t disclosed. Basically, the NFL star isn’t very close with his biological siblings.
Michael Oher wife
Michael Oher has never been married. Moreover, the athlete tries to keep his personal life away from the public eye. So, we failed to find at least something about his romantic relationships.
Michael Oher kids
Michael Oher doesn’t have any kids yet.