Sydel Curry is a former American volleyball player, model, youtuber and social media influencer. She is the youngest and the only daughter of the famous athletic family “The Currys”. She recently married the famous basketball player Damian Lee.
Early Life and Family
Sydel was born on October 20, 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina, US. She is the youngest of three siblings, who all pursue sports as their career. Sydel is the only daughter of former NBA (National Basketball Association) player Dell Curry and the former Virginia tech women’s volleyball player, Sonia Curry. Her elder brothers Stephen and Seth Curry are also current NBA players. Unlike her dad and brothers, Sydel chose volleyball as her game owing to her mother’s passion for this sport. Her father Dell Curry is now serving as a senior sports commentator to ‘Charlotte Hornet’s T.V. Broadcast’. Her brothers Stephan and Steph both are very successful basketball players. She has a great relationship with here siblings and they all, along with their spouses go on vacations all around the world together.
Sydel went to a Christian school in North Carolina and started taking part in sports there. She went on to play volleyball for her school team and was the captain of the team for three years. She led the team through a series of three-quarter finals and help get the school, a record for the most wins. After graduating from high school, she attended the Elon University to get a degree in psychology.
Sydel started playing volleyball in her school days and went on to be a captain for her school team. She was the four-year starter for Charlotte Christian and led the team for the last three years of her high school. Curry was a four time ‘CISAA All- Conference’ selection from 2009 to 2012 and a two time ‘NCISAA All- State’ selection for 2011- 2012. Sydel also led her school to achieve the record of most wins under her captaincy. In the meanwhile, she also played club for Carolina Union and attended nationals in 2012 with the team.
After graduating from Christian high school, Sydel got enrolled in Elon University and continued playing volleyball for the university team. She represented her university in various seasons of Championship tournament while performing fairly well in all seasons. She ended her college championship days with ranking eighth in the performance chart.
Sydel however had to give up playing volleyball after she got an injury and dislocated her knee in 2017. Although she had to give up volleyball, life opened up few new ventures for her. She is a very popular YouTube celebrity and has her own channel as “A Curry Girl”. She publishes videos and content related to lifestyle, fashion, beauty and also actively engages with her fans by opening the question and answer sessions every once in a while. She also has a blog of the same title where she posts about the related content of fashion, lifestyle, fitness etc. She is also a model by profession and has modelled for various brands. Sydel has also appeared on a television show “Say Yes to the Dress”.
She also has a website that stems from her YouTube channel niche “A Curry Girl” where she talks about beauty, empowerment and also mental health issue. She wants to put use of her degree in psychology and help others by becoming a lifetime therapist for families and couples.
She along with her sister in law, Ayesha, Stephen’s wife, plan to launch a wine with family name brand “Curry Wine” to the markets very soon. Apart from all this, she is also an Instagram influencer and a role model for many.
Relationships and Marriage
Sydel recently got married to Atlanta Hawk star player Damion Lee. The two first met during a basketball match in their college. Sydel’s brother Seth was playing in Philadelphia and Damion’s friend was also in the game. They made an eye contact when Lee was walking up the stairs and Sydel was sitting in the stands. Damion says that when he first saw her, he couldn’t just ‘forget that face’. On April 21, 2016, they started talking in DMs over Instagram and eventually fell in love. They started dating sometime in the mid- 2016. Damion was the first to confess his love on the New Year’s Eve of 2016 and said it with a gift of necklace.
Since then they openly began dating and got engaged the following year. Sydel Curry and Damion Lee married on September 1, 2018 in a grand ceremony involving their family and friends at the Charlotte Marriott City Centre, North Carolina. On her wedding day, she received the best present from her brother Steph and his wife Ayesha who gave Sydel a surprise by taking her to her alma matter, Elon University, where she found out the women’s volleyball locker room was named in her honor.
They are happily married and have a dog named Quavo who they take along with them for vacations. They enjoy spending most of the time together on beaches when not working.
Net Worth and Popularity
Sydel has a net worth of approximately $300,000. She has a massive popularity on social media with over 566,000 followers on Instagram, 8000 subscribers on YouTube and 60600 followers on twitter.