Who is Chris Andersen? Bio, Age, Net Worth, Relationship, Height, Ethnicity

Who is Chris Andersen?

Chris Andersen, nicknamed “Birdman,” is a former professional basketball player from the United States. Furthermore, he is remembered for his never-ending hustle and boundless resilience.

Andersen spent 16 NBA seasons with various teams, winning the NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2013.

He was a modern basketball idol, but more for his bright complexion, iconic style, and memorable impression than for his on-court abilities.

Discover more about Chris Andersen, including his early life, disputes, career, and net worth.

Relationship Details,  Chris Andersen is in a Relationship?

According to reliable sources, Andersen, the intriguing man with a colorful body print, has proposed to his long-term girlfriend, the glamorous Tina Wiseman.

Tina Wiseman is a professional model, and she looked great with her tattooed man.

Furthermore, he had been seen numerous times by Tina Wiseman. However, according to multiple sources, they aren’t married yet; their current relationship status is unavailable.

Previously, his fiancée was Bandy Newman, who called off their engagement due to Chris’s drug use.

Quick facts about Chris Andersen

Full Name Christopher Claus Andersen
Birth Date July 7, 1978
Birth Place Long Beach, California
Nick Name Birdman
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Danish and Norwegian

Chris Andersen: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity

Andersen, the striking power guard, was born on July 7, 1978, in Long Beach, California. Furthermore, he was born and raised in Iola, Texas.

He is also of Danish-Norwegian ancestry and holds American citizenship.

Similarly, Andersen is the middle child of Claus Andersen and Linda Holubec’s three children.

Claus Andersen, his father, was a corrections officer and a Danish immigrant, whereas Linda Holubec is a Tennessee native who worked as a waitress at the Port Hueneme. She’d also played basketball in high school.

The family then relocated to Texas in 1982, using loans to purchase a 10-acre plot in Iola. Andersen and his family then went through a difficult period.

As a result, they had to live off the land, where Linda struggled in low-wage jobs and relied on neighbors’ help. Linda’s brother, a navy supply boat captain, was also expected to live with the Andersens.

Andersen and his siblings spent three years in a group home in Dallas during middle school.

Furthermore, he was persuaded to try out for basketball by his high school coach, which led to a remarkable basketball career start for Andersen.

Education, Schooling, University

There is no information about his education and schooling.

Professional Career, (Former NBA Player)

Jiangsu Dragons Kentier Chris Andersen dropped out of Blinn College in 1999, unaware that the NBA required an official application for the NBA draft to be selected to play professionally.

Then he joined the Jiangsu Dragons Kenter, a Chinese professional basketball team in the Chinese Basketball Association’s Southern Division.

The New Mexico Slam

In March 2000, Andersen joined the International Basketball League’s New Mexico Slam.

As a result, in six regular-season games and four playoff games for New Mexico Slam, he averaged 1.1 points and 1.6 rebounds.

Beez of Fargo-Moorhead

Anderson played for the IBA before leaving to join the Fargo-Moorhead Beez, a professional basketball team in Fargo, North Dakota.

As a result, he only played seven games before being kicked off the team in January 2001.

Sharks of Sugarland

In 2001, Andersen joined the Sugarland Sharks of the Southwest Basketball League.

Patriots of Fayetteville

Andersen joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2001 Summer League in July 2001, following his stint with the Sugarland Sharks.

He signed with the Phoenix Suns again in September 2001, and the Suns waived him in October 2001.

On October 31, 2001, he was selected with the first overall pick by the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA Development League.

Nuggets of Denver

Andersen became the first D-League player to be invited by an NBA team when he signed with the Denver Nuggets.

Thus, after two games with the Fayetteville Patriots, he joined the Nuggets on November 21, 2001.

He went on to become one of the league’s top per-minute rebounders and shot blockers. He later re-signed with the Denver Nuggets in September 2003.

Hornets of New Orleans

In July 2004, Chris Andersen signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Hornets.

Then, for the second year in a row, he competed in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during the 2005 All-Star Weekend but failed to win.


On January 25, 2006, Chris Andersen was suspended from the NBA for violating the League’s anti-drug policy.

As a result, he tested positive for a prohibited substance, and his suspension was classified as “drugs of abuse.” As a result, he must wait at least two years before re-entering the league.

Returning to the Denver Nuggets

In July 2008, Andersen signed a one-year contract with the Denver Nuggets after being reinstated.

As a result, he re-signed with the Nuggets on a five-year contract in July 2009. The Nuggets waived him in July 2012 due to the amnesty clause.

The Miami Heat

On January 20, 2013, and January 30, 2013, Chris Andersen signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat. On February 8, 2013, he signed the rest of the season contract.

Then, in his first NBA championship finals, he had three points, four rebounds, and a block against the San Antonio Spurs.

In addition, he finished the 2013 NBA playoffs with the highest field goal percentage (80.7%).

Andersen left the Miami Heat in July 2013 after appearing in 72 games during the 2013-14 season. As a result, he averaged 6.6 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.

Grizzlies of Memphis

In February 2016, Andersen was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Then he made his Memphis Grizzlies debut in a 109-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In 11 minutes of action, he contributed four points, three rebounds, and one block.

Cleveland Cavaliers On July 22, 2016, Andersen signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As a result of a devastating ACL tear, he was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Similarly, he was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in February 2017, but the Hornets immediately waived him for being acquired.

BIG3 profession

Chris Andersen joined BIG3 in March of 2018.

As a result, he was selected in the 2018 BIG3 draft and helped them win the 2018 BIG3 championship.

Net Worth, Salary, Assets

The former hustler and decisive basketball player had a $15 million net worth.

Furthermore, his salary with the Charlotte Hornets in 2016-17 was $1,551,659. In addition, his salary with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015-16 was $5,000,000.

Similarly, his estimated salary with the Denver Nuggets in 2013-14 was $4,818,000. His salary with the Denver Nuggets in 2012-13 was $4,526,000.

As a result, his initial salary with the Denver Nuggets in 2001-02 was $43,250,101.

Rumors and Controversy


Before something good happened in his life, Andersen had to deal with much worse.

Furthermore, it was reported that he had been investigated for the sophisticated catfishing strategy devised by a rural Canadian woman named Shelly Chartier.

She deceived the NBA star by impersonating a teen model and claimed she did it because she was a bored loner.

She staged a phony conversation between Andersen and then-model Paris Dunn and oversaw the devious catfishing scheme.

To summarize, Anderson was under no obligation to commit any crime, and thus his name was cleared before being charged.

The entire catfishing saga was covered by Chris Andersen News’ 20/20 and MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show.

What is the Height of Chris Andersen? Weight, Full Body Status

Age 44 years old
Height 6 feet 10 inches
Weight 111 Kilogram (245 lb)
Jersey no. 15, 11, 1, 12, 7, 00
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Athletic
Profession Former NBA Player

Social Media Accounts of Chris Andersen

Instagram: @chrisbirdmanandersen

Twitter: @Birdmanandersen

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