Nina Earl- Biography of the wife of Russell Westbrook

Who Is Nina Earl?

Nina Earl may be familiar to Russell Westbrook fans. However, if you follow women’s basketball, you should also be familiar with her.

The Washington Wizards’ Russell is a nine-time NBA All-Star.

Many might think that Russell Westbrook is why Nina Earl came to the limelight, but there is more to her that you should know. Like her husband, Earl has her fanbase and is a great mother.

In this article, we will dive into Nina Earl’s bio.

Nina Earl Biography
Nina Earl Biography

Quick facts

Full NameNina Westbrook
Maiden nameNina Ann-Marie Earl
BirthdateJanuary 16, 1989
Age35 years old
Sun signCapricorn
TraitsPositive: Independent, practical, and ambitious
Stubborn, impulsive, and emotionally cold
Birth PlaceUpland, California
Currently residingPomona, California
ParentsMichael Earl.
Jennifer Lyons
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsMichael Earl Jr (brother)
Jonathan Earl (brother)
Benjamin Earl (brother)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRussell Westbrook
ChildrenNoah Russell Westbrook
Skye Westbrook
Jordyn Westbrook
EducationDiamond Ranch High School, 
University of California, Los Angeles
Net WorthUSD 50 million
Social mediaInstagram
Height6 feet 1 inch

Early Life and Childhood

Nina Earl with her younger brother
Nina Earl with her younger brother

Nina Earl was born in Upland, California, on January 16, 1989, to Michael Earl and Jennifer Lyons.

Based on her birthdate, she is a Capricorn. A Capricorn woman is Independent, practical, and ambitious, but she can be stubborn, impulsive, and emotionally cold.

The name Nina in Hebrew means God was gracious and has shown favor; however, in Spanish, it means ” little girl.

Her full name is Nina Ann-Marie Earl. As the only daughter in her family, it is evident that she was loved and cared for dearly.

Nina was good in sports as well as academics, too. She initially enrolled in Diamond Ranch High School, Pomona, California. 

Since her childhood, Nina Earl has been keen on playing basketball. As a result of her basketball skills, she received an athletic scholarship to the University of California.

She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in English. In addition, she received a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

Nina Earl stands tall at a towering height of 6 feet 1 inch, only two inches shorter than her husband, Russell Westbrook.

On top of that, her glistening black eyes paired with luscious black hair is something that everyone envies.

Nina Earl sitting in her couch
Nina Earl sitting in her couch


Nina Earl and Russell Westbrook wedding
Nina Earl and Russell Westbrook’s wedding

Nina Earl was head over heels for Russell Westbrook. Their love for basketball must have attracted them to each other. Surprisingly they have been together since their college times.

On August 29, 2015, they walked down the aisle. They shared their vows in Beverly Hills Hotel. Moreover, this handsome proposed to the love of his life with a USD 700,000 engagement ring.

Russell teammates James Harden, Serge Ibaka, Dorrell Wright, Kevin Love, and Kevin Durant attended the marriage.

Some of the major highlights of the wedding were R&B stars Keri Helson and famous Grammy award winner Miguel.

Russell Westbrook

Nina Earl's husband, Russell Westbrook
Nina Earl’s husband, Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook III is a famous basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He was raised in Long Beach, California, and was born on November 12, 1988.

Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, Russell is one of the two players in the history of the NBA to average a triple-double for a season. He has also set a record for having the most triple-doubles.

Likewise, Westbrook received a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championship. In addition, he was the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player for three consecutive years.

Furthermore, he is a nine-time NBA All-Star Player, 2time NBA All-Star Game MVP, two times All NBA First Team, and five times All NBA Second Team.

Related: Read the life story of an NBA player, Monté Morris.

Michael Earl (father)

Nina Earl’s father, Michael Earl, was born on September 10, 1959. He is a reputable American puppeteer, puppet builder, voice artist, actor, singer, writer, and whatnot. 

Michael has received four Emmy Awards, two Parents Choice Awards, and more. He is also the man behind portraying the character of Shrek in a motion picture test film for DreamWorks.

Additionally, Earl has mentored James Murray, Camille Boora, Kevin Carlson, and Drew Massey.

Some of his notable work includes Mr. Snufflepagus on Sesame Street. He also created puppets of Honkers, Slimy, Poco Loco, Polly Darton, Oscar the Grouch, and Forgetful Jones, to mention a few.

Unfortunately, Nina Earl’s father died at 56 on December 23. 2015. He had colon cancer.

Jennifer Lyons (mother)

Nina Earl with her mother
Nina Earl with her mother

Although Nina was blessed to have popular and one of the finest puppeteers as a father, her mother is not linked to any entertainment industry. She is a typical woman who spent her life under the shadows.

That is the sole reason why there is very little information about her. She is often seen on Nina Earl’s IG. Nina loves her mother unconditionally, and one thing is sure Jennifer also loves Nina tenderly.


To be precise, Nina Earl is the only daughter in the family. She has three brothers. They are none other than Benjamin Earl, Michale Earl Jr, and Jonathan Earl.

Although Nina is as famous as her father, Earl’s siblings do not seem to be famous.

That is the significant reason why very few details are known about them. Apart from their name, their profession is still in the dark.


Russell Westbrook with his wife, Nina Westbrook and kids
Russell Westbrook with his wife, Nina Westbrook, and kids

Their happiness knew no bounds when Nina Earl became pregnant with their child. Soon the family of two stretched to be five. They were blessed to be by each other’s side and have been supporting since day one.

This lovey-dovey couple stayed silent even though it was the greatest news of their life. However, they could not keep this good news secret for longer.

Hence in 2017, Nina Westbrook announced her pregnancy through social media. The eldest son Noah was born on 16th May 2017. In 2021 the young boy is four years old and cute as ever.

As soon as they got their first kid, their happiness doubled when Earl got pregnant with a daughter. Surprisingly they were twins, and the duo shared the joy with the fans through Youtube.

In November 2018, twins daughters Skye Westbrook and Jordyn Westbrook were born. In 2021, they will be three years old.


Being an avid basketballer, she was enthusiastic about it from her school years. So when she enrolled in Diamond Ranch, Nina made 15 points in the first season.

By the time Nina Earl was a sophomore, she had already scored 20.6 points with 9.8 rebounds.

Speaking of popularity, Street & Smith’s named her in Street & Smith’s and Rise Magazine’s All America. 

In 2003, she assisted her team in competing in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) 3AA championship. That’s not only it when she became a senior. She pushed her team to the CIF title game in 2007.

The event ended with Nina Westbrook scoring 35 points alone. In addition, Nina held CIF League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) title for three consecutive years.

Moreover, Nina Earl was twice honored as Player of the year and MVP of the CIF vs. City All-Star game.

Similarly, in 2007, her team played hard for FBC and won the Adidas Tournament of champions that year. Moreover, her track record is 2,291 points, 544 steals, 906 rebounds, and 298 assists.

Nina Earl opened a boutique in Oklahoma City named Little Ark. The boutique sells exquisite baby items suitable for mothers and gifts of every kind. 

In addition to this, the shop also offers baby classes for new parents.

Nina Earl became the Founder and CEO of a clothing line named Minibrook, which specializes in making apparel for kids and babies. The primary purpose of this line is to create stylish yet sustainable kids’ cloth.

The shop is situated in Los Angeles and distributes worldwide.

Nina also conducts storytime programs, CPR courses, post Partum wellness, foster development, and other extra events.


UCLA Career Statistics

Nina Earl Net worth

Nina earns from her multiple ventures, including her athletic accolades. Her net worth is estimated to be around USD 50 million.

Additionally, her husband, Russell Wellbrook, is a multi-millionaire. In 2021, Russell Westbrook’s net worth will be about USD 170 million.

As per sources, he makes about USD 56.5 million annually. 

Moreover, Russell and Nina often invest their income in real estate.

Social Media

Nina Earl is active on Instagram, Twitter, and business websites.

This mother of three has been active on Instagram, sharing her lifestyle among her fans. Added to that, she promotes her business via Instagram. Until now, her account has garnered more than 307k followers.

Nina Earl Instagram:ninawestbrook“- 307k followers

Minibrook Kids Apparel Instagram:minibrooklook“- 8,146 followers

Unlike other social media platforms, Nina Westbrook is highly active on Twitter. Her official account @ninawestbrook has accumulated more than 8,232 followers.

This family therapist created a website named Benebynina to create a safe space where people can access resources and tools to assist them in cultivating wellness.

The website also has an Instagram account, @Benebynina, with more than 947 followers.


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