Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi is an American professional basketball player for the WNBA team, Phoenix Mercury. She is the WNBA all-time leading scorer.

Bio & Family

Diana Lorena Taurasi was born on  June 11, 1982, in Glendale, California, United States. She is the daughter of Mario Taurasi and Liliana Taurasi. Her father was a professional soccer player in Italy, who was born in Italy and raised in Argentina. She has an older sister named Jessika Taurasi.

Taurasi attended Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, California, where she played basketball. She then played for the women’s basketball team at the University of Connecticut.

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Career & Net Worth

Diana was selected first overall in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the WNBA team, Phoenix Mercury. Subsequently, she won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. There, she won the WNBA championships for three times in 2007, 2009, and 2014.


Diana Taurasi has won four WNBA championships with Phoenix Mercury (ESPN)

Moving towards her national basketball career, Taurasi worn the FIBA World Cup for three times in 2010, 2014, and 2018. Moreover, she won the Olympic gold medal in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. She has played for numerous international teams such as Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Galatasaray Medical Park, and UMMC Ekaterinburg.

One of the greatest female basketball players of all time, she is nicknamed as “White Mamba”, first coined by Kobe Bryant. Diana earns a six-figure annual salary that makes her net worth of $1.5 million.

Personal Life

Diana is currently married to her former teammate Penny Taylor. The pair walked down the aisle on May 13, 2017. Her spouse Penny now serves as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury. She was previously married to Brazilian volleyball player Rodrigo Rodrigues Gil but they divorced after three years.


Diana Taurasi married her former teammate Penny Taylor on May 13, 2017 (People)

Diana and Penny are the parents of a son. On March 1, 2018, the couple welcomed their first child after Penny gave birth to son named Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor.

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Height & Body Statistics

Diana stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters) and weighs 163 lbs (74 kg). Her hair color is black and her eye color is dark brown.

Bio & Family
Name Diana Taurasi
Birth Name Diana Lorena Taurasi
DOB June 11, 1982
Place of Birth Glendale, California, United States
Father’s Name Mario Taurasi
Mother’s Name Liliana Taurasi
Siblings One
Brother/s None
Sister/s Jessika Taurasi
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christianity
Birth Sign Gemini
High School Don Antonio Lugo High School
College/University University of Connecticut
Career & Net Worth
Profession Sports Personality
Career 2004-present
Known For Phoenix Mercury, WNBA
Net Worth $1.5 Million
$500 Thousand
Notable Credits Became the WNBA all-time leading scorer on June 18, 2017
Personal Life
Gay/Lesbian Gay
Relationship Status Married
Husband/Wife Penny Taylor
Boyfriend/Girlfriend NA
Engaged NA
Wedding Date May 13, 2017
Children One
Son/s Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor
Daughter/s Not Yet
Divorce Not Yet
Body Statistics
Height 6 feet (1.83 meters)
Weight 163 lbs (74 kg)
Measurements NA
Shoe Size 13 (US)
Dress Size NA
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Diana won the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2009.
  • Diana’s parents emigrated from Argentina to the United States before her birth.
  • While at high school she became the recipient of the 2000 Cheryl Miller Award, presented by the Los Angeles Times.
  • She runs her self-titled blog website.