Jrue Holiday Biography

( 1990 - )
November 1, 2018
First published on:May 1, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Jrue Holiday

Date of Birth: 1990, June 12
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Jrue Randall Holiday
Birth Place Chatsworth, California
Famous Name Jrue Holiday
Father Shawn Holiday
Mother Toya Holiday
Net Worth $40 million
Salary $26,131,111
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Currently Working For New Orleans Pelicans
Currently Married Yes
Married to Lauren Cheney
Children Jrue Tyler Holiday
Tatto(s) No

An American professional basketball player, Jrue Randall Holiday, best known as Jrue Holiday is currently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Associations. He plays as a shooting guard or point guard, wearing jersey no. 11. As a successful point guard, he receives $26,131,111 as his yearly salary from his current club.


Before landing to New Orleans he previously played for Philadelphia 76ers, having picked 17th overall in the 2009 NBA draft. Holiday played college basketball for UCLA and high school basketball for Campbell Hall.

Jrue Holiday's Early Life

Jrue Holiday was born on 12th of June 1990, in Chatsworth, California, to Toya Holiday and Shawn Holiday. His birth sign is Gemini. By nationality, Holiday is an American and he belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.

He grew up alongside his three siblings. His elder brother, Justin is an NBA player, younger brother, Aaron, plays college basketball at UCLA, as well as a younger sister, Lauren played college basketball at UCLA.

Holiday enrolled at Campbell Hall School where he initially started off his basketball career. In his senior year, he averaged 25.9 points with 6.9 assists, 11.2 rebounds, and 4.8 steals per game.

In 2008, he has listed the No. 1 point guard as well as the NO.2 overall prospect by Rivals.com. In the same year, he was also awarded “Gatorade National Player of the Year” and a “Prade magazine First Team All-American”.

In additional, Holiday also played in the McDonald’s All_American Game, recording 14 points, 5 steals, 5 rebounds, with 3 assists.

Jrue Holiday's Net Worth and Endorsement

Jrue Holiday is a wealthy basketball player with an estimated net worth of $40 million. Presently, he is signed to New Orleans Pelicans where he gets paid $26,131,111 per annum as his salary. Furthermore, his 2019-20 salary is estimated to be $27,093,019 and 2020-21 salary is projected as $28,751,775.

Apart from his professional basketball career, Holiday adds the tremendous sum to his bank account through endorsement deals with various renowned brands including Nike.

In 2013, Holiday purchased $1.3 million worth mansion in Metairie, Louisiana, US.

Jrue Holiday's College Career

Following his graduation, Holiday enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles where he joined UCLA Bruins men’s basketball. During his freshman year at UCLA, he played alongside Darren Collison in the backcourt. He averaged 8.5 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 steals, with 3.8 rebounds. Also, he earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honors.

After his 1st season, Holiday announced for the NBA draft, forgoing his final 3 years of college eligibility.

Jrue Holiday's Professional Career

Philadelphia 76ers

In the 2009 NBA draft, Holiday was picked 17th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played almost 4 years representing Philadelphia, recording his career high 35 points against the New York Knicks as well as became the youngest player in franchise history to be named an All-Star.

New Orleans Pelicans

On 12th July 2013, Holiday was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Nerelens Noel. He was assigned No.11 jersey. On 5th January 2015, he set 5,000 career points against the Washington Wizards.

On 9th March 2016, he recorded his career-high points 38 over the Charlotte Hornets.

On 27th March 2018, Holiday averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 107-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Jrue Holiday's Personal Life

Currently 27, Jrue Holiday is a happily married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with his girlfriend, Lauren Cheney, midfielder of United States Women’s national soccer team. Going deep into their relationship, the duo first met at a UCLA women’s basketball game in his only seasons at the school. Later on, Cheney asked Holiday if he was Darren Collison and asked for his autograph while he was approaching his seat. After clearing the matter, Cheney who was behind him, said, “Don’t worry, you’re cuter then Darren is.”

At the time, both were in a relationship with others but became friends and after some months the duo ended up dating each other. Later, both hosted annual combo soccer and basketball clinics at UCLA.


Happy Birthday to my one and only. Life is better with you. @jrue_holiday11

A post shared by Lauren Cheney (@laurenholiday12) on

At the time, both were in a relationship with others but became friends and after some months the duo ended up dating each other. Later, both hosted annual combo soccer and basketball clinics at UCLA.

As of now, the couple is living a blissful life with their adorable daughter. Also, there is no new and rumors in media regarding the extra-marital affairs, conflict, and divorce in their marital affair.

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