How would you feel if somebody wrote a book about you? Would you read it? And how would you feel if a famous Hollywood director made a movie based on that book? I certainly would feel lucky.
Well, Sean Tuohy certainly did not expect a movie about himself and his family. Let’s take a look at the life of one of the most influential and richest sports commentators in the world.
Sean Tuohy’s Hugely Popular Children
When it comes to family popularity, Sean Tuohy has a pretty famous family with some famous children.
Sean Tuohy is married to Leigh Anne Tuohy. The duo met for the first time during college. They tied the knot in the year 1982 and share 3 children among which one is adopted.
Their adopted son Michael Oher is a hugely popular American football player. Sean’s biological, daughter Collins Tuohy was born on December 29, 1986, and son Sean Tuohy Jr was born on July 1993. Their daughter was a cheerleader at the University and Tuohy Jr is a Loyola Greyhounds basketball player.
Adopting Michael Oher and ‘The Blind Side’
Michael Oher is a famous NFL player who has played for Baltimore Ravens and many more. Oher was not always so lucky as he had a rough childhood.
Michael was born into a family of 13 children. His mother was a cocaine addict and his father was thrown off a bridge after being murdered.
Michael spent his childhood in foster homes but mostly he spent his golden days as a homeless boy on the street. He studied in about 11 different schools among which one was Briarcrest Christian High School, a local school where Sean Tuohy’s daughter was a student.
On Thanksgiving eve, Sean Tuohy and Leigh Anne Tuohy saw Oher walking towards the school. They stopped the car and asked young Oher where he was going. “Basketball Practise,” said Oher.
Well, Sean instantly found out that there was no basketball practice and asked Oher where he was really headed. “I know, but it’s warm in that gym,” said Michael who was wearing a t-shirt and worn-out jeans in the cold weather.
The couple drove-off and Sean saw that his wife was crying harder than ever. Sean instantly knew what was going to happen. The duo eventually brought Oher into the house and let him stay and became his legal parents after a year.
Fast forward to 2019, Michael is a famous NFL player with many notable contracts with notable teams and has become really rich and garnered a net worth of $15 million.
Why Michael Oher is not Happy with ‘The Blind Side’
The Blind Side was based on Michael Oher and his struggle growing up. The movie won Sandra Bullock an Oscar Award and became the highest-grossing sports-drama at the time but was later beaten by The Karate Kid.
The movie was a commercial success and critically loved; however, Michael Oher did not like the film because he said he was portrayed as somebody he is not. He said that the movie portrays him as a loner and an outcast from society while he is not exactly that. Oher said he did grow up with a harsh childhood but he embraces every win with a smile and is always happy.
Collins Tuohy has a Big Bank Balance
Collins Tuohy, the daughter of Sean Tuohy is a renowned blogger and internet personality. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Collins Closet, the popular lifestyle blog is owned by none other than Collins Tuohy.
The 33-year-old blogger married her long-time boyfriend Cannon Smith in a two-day ceremony on April 22, 2016. They engaged two years before in 2014. Cannon proposed Collins at the same party where he asked her out on a date for the first time. Collins was 18 at the time.
Sean Jr. is also a football fanatic who works for Chad Morris at Arkansas Razorbacks as the assistant director of football operations. His office is full of memoirs from his childhood including a Baltimore Ravens helmet, and Briarcrest Christian High School helmet. SJ loves to play the piano.
Sean was a Sports-a-holic Since Childhood
Sean Tuohy was born on November 23, 1959, in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father Edward Tuohy was a basketball coach at the Isidore Newman School and his mother was Mida Michell Tuohy.
Sean grew up in a sports-loving family. Right after his graduation from high school, Sean received an opportunity to play baseball from the Cincinnati Reds; however, he declined to go to college. Sean attended the University of Mississippi on a basketball scholarship.
Interesting Facts about Sean Tuohy
Sean Tuohy grew up as a Roman Catholic.
The Tuohy Gymnasium in New Orleans is named after Sean’s father, who was famous as a basketball coach back in the day.
Tuohy was a member of the Missippi Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity while he was in college.
Sean holds the record for making highest assists in a season in the Southeastern Conference with 260.
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