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The Life of Michael Oher - John Lee Hancock Even Made a Movie on Him

salina Published On Fri Jul 23 2021   Modified On Fri Jul 23 2021
The Life of Michael Oher - John Lee Hancock Even Made a Movie on Him

Michael Jerome Oher, also known as Michael Oher, was born on 28 May, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Oher is a former American football player who played in National Football league (NFL). He is one of the inspirational football player of all time.

He has also struggled a lot in his early career. He was born and brought up in a low- income household where he was deprived of proper love and care from his parents. He was also transferred to various foster homes before he moved out.

Quick Biography about Michael Oher

Full Name.               Michael Jerome Oher       
Date of BirthMay 28, 1986
Place of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, United States. 
Nationality American
Ethnicity African- American
Birth SignGemini
Age35 years old
Height1.93 m
Weight143 kgs
Hair colorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
OccupationAmerican Football Player


Biological Parents 

The talented Football player Oher is one of the 12 child of his mother Denise Oher and his father Michael Jerome Williams. He had a very tough childhood and teenage years.

Denise was a frequent drug abuser since she was addicted to crack cocaine  and alcoholism whereas Michael Jerome Williams was frequently kept in prison. 

When Oher was still in high school, his father was assassinated inside the prison. The national had faced lots of ups and downs when he was being transferred from one foster home to another frequently. 

Oher also never experienced the love, care and discipline during his childhood.

Adoptive Parents

Michael Oher adoptive father's name is Sean Tuohy whereas his mother's name is Leigh Anne Tuohy. 

Michael and his family
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Mr and Mrs Tuohy come from a financially secure and stable family. They were the owner of fast-food franchise. The lovely couple adopted Michael Oher in the year 2004. 

Michael has two siblings from his adoptive parents who are Collins Tuohy and Sean Tuohy Jr. 


Michael Oher is a happily married man with his wife Tiffany Michelle Roy, also known as Tiffany Roy. The couple has been married for quite a while.

Oher's fans were very curious about his marriage and were keen on finding out his wife’s identity when it was not disclosed. At one point some of the fans even started speculating rumors about Tabitha Soren being his wife. However, the rumors turned out to be false. 

Oher and his wife
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The information about Oher being married came to light when he had a controversy regarding his drunken state and violence towards his Uber driver. According to the Uber driver, named Girma Barkessa, Oher ordered him to follow the car his wife was in.

Allegedly, Oher began attacking his uber driver and he was compelled to call 911 immediately. 

The wonderful couple also runs a non-profit organization which is known by the name of Beat the Odds Inc. The main objective of this organization is to help the needy achieve a sustainable lifestyle for themselves.

Net Worth

The primary source of income of this most talented player in football. The net worth of Michael Oher is estimated to be approximately $16 million where his annual salary is estimated to be $3 million. 

In addition to his gameplays, Oher has also earned a fair amount of earnings from a book written about his life struggles and achievements, which is known as 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game'.

Later, the life story of the player was directed into a film by John Lee Hancock and released in November 20,2009. Moreover, the movie came into nomination for Academy Awards after grossing over $300 million.  

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