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Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi
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Andre Agassi Biography

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 >>

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". [2004]
  • 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

  • Carrot Top, Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi

    16th Annual Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert - Arrivals

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    NikkI Beach Club Las Vegas Grand Opening White Party at the Tropicana Las Vegas on May 26, 2011

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    15th Annual Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert - Arrivals

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    2011 Pan American Games Photocall

  • Andre Agassi and Tony Hawk

    Tony Hawk Shred Presents: Las Vegas Stand Up For Skateparks 2010 Benefitting the Tony Hawk Foundation

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    Andre Agassi "Open: An Autobiography" Book Signing at Costco Summerlin in Las Vegas on November 22, 2009

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