Elena Delle Donne Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Elena Delle Donne

Nick Name

Delle Donne

Elena Delle Donne medal ceremony 2016 Olympic Games Rio, Brazil August 20, 2016
Elena Delle Donne during the medal ceremony at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil on August 20, 2016

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Elena attended Ursuline Academy in her hometown Wilmington where she played for the basketball and volleyball team. After finishing her high-school studies, Delle Donne was offered a scholarship by the University of Connecticut which she did accept. However, because of her sister’s health problems, Elena left Connecticut in order to take care of Lizzie who suffered from cerebral palsy, was blind and lost her hair.

Eventually, she did not come back to the University of Connecticut but instead enrolled herself at the University of Delaware where she first played as a volleyball player until the start of 2009-2010 season when Elena decided to join the Blue Hens (the basketball team of University of Delaware).

Occupation

Professional basketball player

Family

  • Father – Ernie Delle Donne (Real Estate Developer)
  • Mother – Joanie Delle Donne
  • Siblings – Gene Delle Donne (Older Brother), Elizabeth Delle Donne (Lizzie) (Older Sister)

Manager

Elena is signed with Erin Kane from the sports marketing agency called Octagon.

Shirt Number

11

Position

Guard / Forward

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 5 in or 196 cm

Weight

85 kg or 187 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

  • Amanda Clifton (2016-Present) – In June 2016, Elena engaged with her long-time partner Amanda Clifton. Amanda works as a Director at Delle Donne Academy.
Elena Delle Donne and Amanda Clifton
Elena Delle Donne and Amanda Clifton

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Elena’s natural hair color is Brown.

She sometimes likes to dye her hair Blonde.

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Lesbian

Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Big body
  • Specific eye color
  • Long hair

Measurements

38-28-37 in or 96.5-71-94 cm

Elena Delle Donne in action during a match against Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil
Elena Delle Donne in action during a match against Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil

Dress Size

8 (US) or 38 (EU)

Bra Size

36B

Shoe Size

13 (US) or 43.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Elena has signed sponsorship contracts with Nike, Gatorade, Christiana Care Health System, and Special Olympics.

Religion

Elena’s religious beliefs are not known.

Best Known For

Playing in the WNBA and for winning the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as a member of United States’ basketball national team.

First Basketball Match

Elena had her WNBA debut on September 27, 2013 in a match against Phoenix Mercury. Elena’s team Chicago Sky won the game by 22 with the final result being 102-80. Delle Donne had a stunning performance with 22 points and 8 rebounds.

First Film

Delle Donne has not performed in a theatrical movie yet.

First TV Show

Elena first made a guest appearance in the talk show Melissa Harris-Perry in 2013.

Personal Trainer

Elena’s workout and diet programs are not known.

Elena Delle Donne Favorite Things

  • Books – Angel Unaware (By Dale Evans)
  • Holiday – Christmas
  • Disney Princess – Elsa
SourceSky.WNBA.com
Elena Delle Donne during the ESPN The Party at Basketball City on January 31, 2014 in New York
Elena Delle Donne during the ESPN The Party at Basketball City on January 31, 2014 in New York

Elena Delle Donne Facts 

  1. In the 2013 WNBA Draft, Elena was picked by Chicago Sky as the second overall pick.
  2. She became the first female player to appear in a WNBA All-Star game in her rookie season.
  3. Elena was the 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player (MVP).
  4. She played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Games in 2014 and 2016.
  5. In February 2014, Elena became a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics.
  6. Delle Donne has achieved a gold medal at the 2011 World University Games in China.
  7. She could have been in the USA’s team for the 2014 World Championship, but because of her back injury, Elena missed the competition.
  8. Elena represented USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
  9. Delle Donne is the founder of Elena Delle Donne foundation.
  10. She was given the WNBA Rookie of the Year award in 2013.
  11. Her dog Wrigley Delle Donne (which is a Great Dane) has a dedicated Instagram page about him.
  12. If she wasn’t a basketball player, she would have been a Special Education teacher.
  13. If she could have dinner with just one person, he / she would be Ellen DeGeneres because she is extremely amusing.
  14. Visit her official website @ elenadelledonne.com.
  15. Follow Delle Donne on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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