Alana Beard Biography

October 23, 2019
First published on:October 23, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Alana Beard

Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Alana Monique Beard
Birth Place Shreveport, Louisiana
Famous Name Alana Beard
Birth Date May 14, 1982
Father LeRoy Beard
Mother Marie Beard
Net Worth $0.5 Million
Salary $108,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Basketball Player
Currently Working For Los Angeles Sparks
University attended Duke University
School attended Southwood High School

Alana Monique Beard, simply known as Alana Beard is an American basketball player who is currently signed to the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. The 4× WNBA All-Star was picked by the Washington Mystics in 2nd overall at the 2004 WNBA Draft. Besides, she finished her collegiate career with Duke Blue Devils.

The 5 ft 11 in tall, Beard was born on May 14, 1982, in Shreveport, Louisiana, under the star sign Taurus. She holds an American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnicity. 

Net Worth: $0.5 Million

Beard is currently under a one year / $108,000 contract with the Los Angeles Sparks, which includes an annual average salary of $108,000. As per the deal, she will earn a base salary of $108,000, while carrying a cap hit of $108,000 in 2019 season. Similarly, she earned $110,638 in the 2018 season.

Besides, she co-owns a restaurant named Mellow Mushroom Roanoke through which she makes a decent amount.

Alana Beard's restaurant, Mellow Mushroom Roanoke SOURCE: [email protected]

Looking at her earnings from basketball career and other income-generating ventures, her net worth is approximately $0.5 million

The WNBA star also endorses several brands through which she earns more to her net worth. On her Instagram, she regularly promotes the products of Nike, Nuna USA, Maveron, etc.

Alana Beard endorses Nike SOURCE: [email protected]

Also, a charity person, the basketball player, has established a nonprofit organization named Alana Beard Foundation that sponsors female AAU basketball teams, helping young women with the necessary resource to have success on or off-court. 

Relationship Status: Single

2016 WNBA champion, Beard is possibly single as of 2019. She has shared less to no information regarding her love life. 

Back in 2010, Beard tweeted that her boyfriend preferred to move in, only after the ring exchange. Since then, there are no signs of her affair with any man.

Beard and her rumored girlfriend SOURCE: Instagram @alanabeard

Different than that, she is rumored to be lesbian, and fuel to the fire is her Instagram post with Liran Buchris. Their Instagram is full of adorable pictures. Scrolling through their socials, it seems that the duo often visit worlds mesmerizing holiday destinations together. 

Well, Beard and Buchris do couples things rather than the friend zone. However, none of the two have precisely confirmed their relationship. 

Family Members

The 2017 and 2018 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Beard was born to her parents: LeRoy and Marie Beard. She grew up alongside her two siblings.

CAPTION: Beard's sibling's SOURCE: Instagram @alanabeard

Though she has not disclosed much information about her family, she often shares a picture with her family. 

WNBA Career

At the 2004 WNBA draft, Beard was selected with 2nd overall pick in the round one by the Washington Mystics. Further, she played for the Shinsegae Coolcat (2005-2006), Elitzur Ramla (2007), Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia (2008-2009), and (2011-2012), before signing to the Los Angeles Sparks as a free agent.

In February 2019, she signed an extension contract with the Sparks for the fourth time. Her famous teammates include Candace Parker, Maria Vadeeva, and Nneka Ogwumike.


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