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Shaquille O'Neal Biography

Birth Name:
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Birth Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Basketball player, actor

Fast Facts

  • First name means "little one" in Arabic; middle name means "warrior
  • " In his early teens, lived on an Army base in Germany where his stepfather was stationed
  • Debut rap album, Shaq Diesel (1993), went platinum
  • Received numerous honors as an NBA player, including Rookie of the Year (1993); regular-season MVP (2000); NBA Finals MVP (2001, 2001, 2002)
  • Has worked as a reserve police officer in Los Angeles and Miami


  • Jamal O'Neal -- Brother
  • Amirah Sanaa O'Neal -- Daughter
  • Me'arah Sanaa O'Neal -- Daughter
  • Taahirah -- Daughter
  • Arnetta Yardbourgh -- Ex-significant Other
  • Joe Toney -- Father
  • Ayesha O'Neal -- Sister
  • Lateefah O'Neal -- Sister
  • Shaquir Rashuan O'Neal -- Son
  • Shareef Rashaun O'Neal -- Son
  • Philip A. Harrison -- Stepfather
  • Myles -- Stepson