Elena Delle Donne is an American professional basketball player who has had a successful college basketball career as well as a strong professional career.
Elena Delle Donne Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents
She was born on September 5, 1989 (30 years), in Wilmington, Delaware, US. Her father is Ernest Donne, a real estate developer and her mother is Joan Delle Donne. She also has a brother named Gene and a sister named Elizabeth. Elizabeth is deaf and blind and was born with cerebral palsy and autism. Donne has always said that the kind of struggle Elizabeth has to go through really inspires Elena Delle to work hard and do well. She also has a tattoo with Elizabeth’s name on it and says that it keeps her grounded and focused.
Elena Delle Donne Body Measurements
Donne inherited her height of 6.5 feet from her parents as her father is 6.6feet and her mother is 6.2 feet. She has expressed that, as a child, she was uncomfortable with her height and was bullied for it. Her mother helped her overcome her insecurities and she was finally able to accept her height and rather use it to her strength than feeling lagged because of it. Elena Della Donne was diagnosed with Lyme disease during her senior year at high school and she says it impacted her deeply. She has mentioned that she takes about 50 supplements in a day and maintains a clean diet to stay safe from the disease.
Regarding his full body measurements, Donne is 6ft 5in (1.96m) tall and weighs around 85kg (187 lbs). Her chest size is 34 inches, waist is 27 inches, and hips are 36 inches. Her eyes are hazel green and she has blonde hair. She gave a remarkable performance and was even voted Rookie of the Year in women’s basketball.
Elena Delle Donne Career Details
During her high school at the Ursuline Academy, she was the first and the only student to score 2000+ points. She then received a basketball scholarship at the University of Connecticut and started playing for the University team.
She started playing professionally in 2013 when Chicago Sky picked her for their team. For her impressive performance, she was voted the WNBA All-Star Game 2013. In 2014, Delle Donne could only play 16 games of the regular season because her Lyme disease had gotten severe. She rose during playoffs and her team was able to defeat the Atlanta Dream in the first round. But, she was elbowed during the game and suffered a back injury which impacted her next games.
She was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2015 and scored a league-high 23.4 points per game. Delle Donne scored a career-high 45 points and made a WNBA record in a win against Atlanta Dream. In 2016, Delle Donne only played 28 games of the season as she had to face a thumb injury and get a surgery done before the playoffs.
In 2017, Delle Donne was traded to the Washington Mystics in exchange for Stefanie Dolson and Kahleah Copper. She started playing for the Mystics and scored a team-high 26 points in an 89-74 win against San Antonio Stars. She suffered an ankle injury on July 14, 2017, due to which, she could not play the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game.
In 2019, Mystics finished as the number 1 seed in the league and received a double-bye to the semi-finals. She was awarded the Most Valuable Player and finished the regular season with career-high field goal percentage. Mystics went on to win the WNBA championship by defeating Connecticut Sun and it was the first WNBA championship for Delle Donne.
Elena Delle Donne Net Worth, Car And House
Elena Delle has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million as of 2019. Ella Delle earns around $800 thousand from her present club as salary. The details about her house and car/s are unavailable. She has endorsed various famous brands such as Nike, DuPont , and Octagon which significantly add to her net worth.
Elena Delle Donne Is A Lesbian
Ella Delle is a lesbian and is married to her long time partner Amanda Clifton. They tied the knot on 3rd November 2017 and have been happily living ever since.
Elena Delle Donne Philanthropic Work
Elena Delle Donne is known for her charitable activities and humanitarian work. She is the founder of the Elena Delle Donne Charitable Foundation which primarily works to help people with special needs. It also financially supports families who cannot pay for their family member’s treatment. This Foundation also organizes summer camp whereby Special Olympics athletes and able-bodied athletes play together.
She is also working with the Lyme Aid 4 Kids and Global Lyme Alliance to raise funds for treatments of this disease.