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Diana Taurasi Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Wed Dec, 2015
Diana Taurasi

Facts of Diana Taurasi

Date of Birth: 1982 , June-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Harvey Levin
Birth Name Harvey Robert Levin
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California, United States
Ethnicity white
Profession Television producer, lawyer, legal analyst, and celebrity reporter
Working For ESPN
Net Worth $15 million
Body Measurements 36-27-36 inches
Weight in KG 52.2 kg
Married Yes
Married to Gordan Stead
Children N/A
Divorce No
Education University of Chicago
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
Siblings Josh Hutcherson
Eye Color Brown Light
Hair Color Brown Light
Boyfriend Drew Lammert
Movies Splinter
TV Show Wipeout Since 2008
Religion Christianity
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
Father David Wagner
Mother Michelle Fightmaster
Famous for Actress
Nick Name "Chris" "Boomer"
Salary N/A
Face Color White
Girlfriend Dr. Andy Mauer
Affair with N/A
Books Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You, MORE
Breast Size 36in
Waist size 27in
Hip Size 36in

Quick Timeline of Diana Taurasi

1982 Born in Glendale, California
2004 Graduated from University of Connecticut
2004 Joined Phoenix Mercury
1999 Was named Ms Basketball State Player of the Year
2001 Won NCAA championships
2000 Won FIBA Americas Championship
2004 Took part in 2004 Summer Olympics
2006 Joined Spartak Moscow
2010 Was found positivist in the doping test
2006 Appeared in Believe in Me
2009 Won WNBA Most Valuable Player Award

Detail Timeline of Diana Taurasi

June 11 , 1982

Born in Glendale, California

One of the Top 15 all-time players in WNBA history by fans, Diana Taurasi was born as Diana Lorena Taurasi in Glendale, California, United States of America. Six feet tall, Diana is an American and is of Italian and Argentinean descent.

2004

Graduated from University of Connecticut

She received her primary education from Don Antonio Lugo High School. Tall with the big talent in basketball, Diana won 2000 Cheryl Miller Award and then she joined University of Connecticut in 2000. She remained there till 2004.

2004

Joined Phoenix Mercury

During the WNBA 2004 draft, Diana Taurasi was signed by the Phoenix Mercury. As a basketball player, she plays as a guard but when she joined Phoenix Mercury in 2004, she played as a forward as most of her players were short.

1999

Was named Ms Basketball State Player of the Year

She has been receiving several prestigious honors since she was child. While she was in senior year of her high school, she was named Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. She received this award in 1999 and 2000.

2001

Won NCAA championships

After she joined University of Connecticut with the completion of her high school graduation, she took UC to three consecutive NCAA championships. She particularly played as a point guard and shooting guard and UC were really happy to have her. 

2000

Won FIBA Americas Championship

Besides having the successful professional club career as club player, she also had an outstanding international career. In 2000, she took part in FIBA Americas Championship as one of the member of USA Women's U18 team and she also won the gold medal in this competition.

2004

Took part in 2004 Summer Olympics

As a senior basketball player, she took part in 2004 Summer Olympics representing US Women's National Basketball. Like the FIBA Americas Championship, she also claimed the gold medal in this tournament. They played against Australia in the final game.

2006

Joined Spartak Moscow

After playing for Phoenix Mercury for about two years since 2004, she entered into her international career in 2006 by joining WBC Spartak Moscow Region in 2006. She played there till 2010 but at the end of 2010 she became involved in the doping allegations.

December 24 , 2010

Was found positivist in the doping test

In 2010, she joined the Turkish club, Fenerbahçe Istanbul. While she played with this club she was found positive in the doping test. After that she was suspended from the league till the next session. However, two months later in February, her doping allegation was cleared and her allegation was absolved. 

2006

Appeared in Believe in Me

WNBA Most Valuable Player Award and Naismith College Player of the Year award winner, Diana Taurasi is also an actress. In 2006, she made her acting debut. That year, she appeared in the movie Believe in Me playing the role of Believe in Me.

2009

Won WNBA Most Valuable Player Award

She was displaying an impressive play playing with Phoenix Mercury but she became invisible after she joined Spartak Moscow in 2006. She played there for the next four years and she was won four consecutive Euroleague championships as a member of this team.

Content

Diana Taurasi has not been married yet and there is also no any information about her love affairs. But there are some rumors in the media that she is lesbian as she kissed Seimone Augustus. She also revealed that she is attracted towards WNBA President Donna Orender.

During the WNBA 2004 draft, Diana Taurasi was signed by the Phoenix Mercury. As a basketball player, she plays as a guard but when she joined Phoenix Mercury in 2004, she played as a forward as most of her players were short. She then joined Spartak Moscow in 2006 and she played there for the next four years. In 2010, she earned the salary of 49,000 USD.