Andre was born on April 29, 1970, to Mike and Betty Agassi. His father, a former boxing champ and Olympian from Iran, settled in Las Vegas taking work as a tennis instructor. And as soon as little Andre could walk, Mike taped a racket to his son's hand and hung a tennis ball over his crib. ''He was convinced that if my eyes are going to move around as a little baby, I might as well be looking at a tennis ball,'' says Andrew. By the age of 10, Andre was beating fellow up-and-coming US players including Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Michael Chang. Aged 13, he'd simply learned all he could from his dad. Mike shipped his son off to legendary coach Nick Bollettieri's famed tennis boot camp in Bradenton, Florida. But Andre didn't take to the rigors of the tennis academy and began to rebel, growing out his hair and even wearing denim jeans to tournaments. In 1986 he left the training camp, but retained Nick as his coach, turning pro aged just 16. And he never looked back. ''I always planned on being a professional, and I figured I might as well just get out there and do it,'' says Andre. Read Full Bio >>
His bad boy image proved popular with both corporate sponsors and the ladies. Millions of dollars worth of endorsement deals rolled in and he was seen on the arm of a bevy of women, including Barbra Streisand. In 1992, he jetted off to Wimbledon at the last minute after nearly deciding to skip the All England lawn event entirely. Smart move. He shocked even himself, defeating Goran Ivanisevic in the finals and claiming his first major title. When his relationship with Nick soured, Andre turned to fellow American and pro Brad Gilbert to coach him and over the next couple of years he claimed two Grand Slam trophies and an Olympic gold medal. In 1993 he started dating Suddenly Susan star Brooke Shields and the two eventually married in California on April 19, 1997. ''I was playing a lot of golf, going out a lot, enjoying Brooke's world,'' says Andre. ''It was awesome...It was nice not to have the responsibility I've known since I was a child.'' However, the charms of Hollywood soon wore thin and the couple divorced amicably just ten days shy of their two-year wedding anniversary. ''Love is not enough for a marriage to work,'' he says. Realising he missed playing competitive tennis, Andre started on a much-chronicled weight training programme and diet and began training with a purpose. With his 1999 win at the French Open he became the first man since Rod Laver in the Sixties to win all four grand slam events in his career and the only player besides German tennis star Steffi Graf to win all four plus an Olympic gold medal for singles. Fittingly, he and Steffi soon began dating - and two years later the couple announced they were expecting their first child. ''He's always tried to walk this balance between his life and his tennis, and here's someone that supports both,'' says Perry Rogers, Andre's manager. ''So there is this complete balance. It just funnels right down together.'' The high-profile pair wed on October 22, 2001, in a private ceremony in Las Vegas. Steffi gave birth to a baby boy, Jaden Gil, just four days later. In October 2003 the happy couple announced the birth of their second child, a girl whom they have called Jaz Elle. << Less Bio
Andre Agassi Trivia
He is a close friend and former roommate of Varsity Blues (1999) co-star Ali Larter.
Father: John, salesman
Mother: Judy, worked at the Jean Paul Getty museum.
Pets: two cats. Yogi and Nala
Was a speaker for Heal the Bay, an organization that works on cleaning up the ocean, for seven years.
Engaged to boyfriend of 12 years, actor Branden Williams.
She was named one of "Organic Style" magazines "Women with Organic Style". The award is given to women who do things inspiring, that makes the world a better place. She was selected because of her work with the "Environmental Media Association", "Humane Society" and "Heal the Bay". 
Shares a birthday with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, singer Diana Ross and actress Keira Knightley.
Ranked #27 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
In addition to her work with Heal the Bay, she has also been on television commercials in Michigan where her parents have a place in the Northern Lower Peninsula in Leelanau.
Andre is a vegetarian.
He was named #74 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
He is left-handed.
Ranked #31 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
He does not like to watch horror movies.
Andre Agassi Photos
16th Annual Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert - Arrivals
NikkI Beach Club Las Vegas Grand Opening White Party at the Tropicana Las Vegas on May 26, 2011
15th Annual Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert - Arrivals
2011 Pan American Games Photocall
Tony Hawk Shred Presents: Las Vegas Stand Up For Skateparks 2010 Benefitting the Tony Hawk Foundation
Andre Agassi "Open: An Autobiography" Book Signing at Costco Summerlin in Las Vegas on November 22, 2009
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