Andre The Giant Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Kids, Biography & More


Andre the Giant (born 19 May 1946) was a famous French professional wrestler and actor from Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was a giant wrestler in the WWF. even today, he is also known for his giantism. In 1980, he began a fight with famous wrestler Hulk Hogan, in which he showed up as a saint, and Hogan was named a lowlife.

André won a few matches that occurred among Hogan and him, and the feud proceeded in Japan all through the mid-1980s. Before this, he battled for a couple of months in Paris and spots around the city, and this presented to him a great deal of ubiquity in Europe.

In the mid of ‘60s, he was connected with a Canadian advertiser named Frank Valois. Before long, Frank turned into André’s delegate, and with him, André went around a considerable amount and made a decent name for himself in the UK, New Zealand, Germany, Australia, Africa, and other countries.

Andre was also known for his best signature moves in the rings. Apart from a professional wrestler, he also worked as an actor. He has appeared in so many movies. Because of his giant body, he was the most popular wrestler in his time.


Real Full Birth Name André René Roussimoff.
Nickname Andre the Giant.
Ring Names 1. André Roussimoff.
2. André the Giant.
3. Géant Ferré.
4. Giant Machine.
5. Jean Ferré.
6. Monster Roussimoff.
Age at the time of death 46 years old.
Cause of Death Congestive heart failure.
Date of Birth May 19, 1946 (Sunday).
Date of Death January 27, 1993 (Wednesday).
Birthplace/Hometown Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Place of Death Paris, France.
Religion Christian.
Nationality French.
Gender Male.
Ethnicity Mixed.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Zodiac Birth Sign Taurus.
Physical Statistics
Height Feet & Inches: 7′ 4″.
Meters: 2.24 m.
Centimeters: 224 cm.
Eye Color Green.
Finishing and Signature Moves 1. Scoop Slam.
2. Elbow Drop.
3. Butterfly Suplex.
4. Kneeling Belly-to-Belly Piledriver.
5. Double Underhook Facebuster.
Hair Color Dark Brown.
Shoe Size 24 (UK).
Weight Pounds: 520 lbs.
Kilograms: 236 Kg.
Stone: 37.16 st.
Parents Father: Boris Roussimoff (Farmer).
Mother: Mariann Roussimoff.
Siblings Jacques Roussimoff and 3 others.
Social media N/A.
Personal Information
Marital Status Married.
Wife/Spouse Name Jean Christiansen.
Kids Daughter: Robin Christiansen.
Mentor Michel Saulnier.
Last Updated On 23 July 2020 (©️ Copyright –
Highest Qualification Dropped Out.
School Local High School.
Alma Mater None.
Career & Wealth
Net worth (approx.) $10 million USD (at the time of his death).
Profession Professional Wrestler and Actor.
Movies 1. Casse tête chinois pour le judoka.
2. The Six Million Dollar Man.
3. Symphorien.
4. B. J. and the Bear.
5. Les Brillant.
6. The Fall Guy.
7. Les Brillant.
8. The Greatest American Hero.
9. Conan the Destroyer.
10. Micki & Maude.
11. I Like to Hurt People.
12. The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough.
13. The Princess Bride.
14. Trading Mom.
Debut January 25, 1966.
Retired 1992.


Early Life

The giant wrestler came to this world from his parents on Sunday, May 19, 1946, in Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was born into a middle-class farmer family. According to the sources, his mother was a Polish and father belonged to Bulgaria, that’s why he held the mixed ethnicity. He had genes of giantism since his birth.

According to the media reports, Andre’s weight was 13 pounds at the time of his birth. Andre the Giant was 46 years old at the time of his death. His father “Boris Roussimoff” was a farmer. the name of his mother is “Mariann Roussimoff”. He had four siblings in the family including his brother “Jacques Roussimoff”.

He was an average student in high school. According to the sources, he was very good at mathematics. He did not interested in a study that’s why; he left his high school graduation, in between and left his home for searching for a good job.

According to the media reports, he ventured out from the home to look for business and openings beyond his country ranch network in France, when he was 14 years old. At the age of 19, he visited his family members just because, having just broken into the expert wrestling business.

As per the sources, Andre the Giant had developed so drastically in the meantime, extending to about 7 feet tall, that his parents didn’t perceive the more interesting who thumped on their entryway.

As André clarified his vocation decision, they understood they had even observed him wrestle on TV under his nom de plume, Jean Ferré, while never realizing they had been watching their own child for a log-time[1]Mental Floss.


Body Measurements

Giant was not only in Andre’s name but he was also a giant in reality. Andre had genes of giantism since his birth. According to the sources, when he was 12 years old, he was 6 feet tall.

He had an interest in wrestling since childhood and his giant body helped him in this field. As a professional wrestler, Andre the Giant’s height was 7 feet 4 inches (in meters 2.24 m).

According to an estimate, the bodyweight of the Andre was 236 kilograms (in pounds 520 lbs). He was billed from Grenoble in the French Alps.

Because of his giant body, it was very difficult to find suitable clothes for him. He mostly stitched special clothes for himself. According to the sources, the shoe size of  André the Giant was 24 (UK). As per media reports, he took lots of diet in his daily routine.


Personal Life

The WWF professional wrestler was married to his long-time girlfriend named “Jean Christiansen”. Andre the Giant has also a daughter named “Robin Christensen Roussimoff”, who was born in the year 1979. Let me tell you that, his daughter is also a professional wrestler and actress. Moreover, he gave more focus on his wrestling career.

He took professional training from his coach “Michel Saulnier”. According to the sources, he was a beer lover and drank lots of drinks at once. As per the media reports, Once, he drank 41 liters of beers in one sitting in 6 hours.

It was additionally announced that he once drank 127 lager beers in an inn bar in Pennsylvania and dropped in the hall. The lodging staff couldn’t move him, so they chose to leave him there until he woke up.


Some Lesser Known Facts About Andre the Giant

  • He debuts in the wrestling world on January 25, 1966.
  • Andre stepped into the Japanese wrestling scene in the year 1970 and turned into a hugely mainstream grappler, battling for the ‘Worldwide Wrestling Enterprise.’
  • He performed splendidly in both one-on-one matches and tag-group matches and before long developed as a tag-group champion.
  • He came back to Canada during the 1970s.

  • He required a couple of new grapplers to grow his organization, and André was one of the absolute first grapplers that he joined in 1982.
  • He likewise made a few exemptions for Andre.
  • After he marked an expert agreement with Andre the giant in 1984, he permitted André to battle in the ‘New Japan Pro Wrestling’ sessions.
  • His most dangerous fight was with Killer Khan, otherwise called the “Mongolian Giant,” in the mid-1980s.
  • “Huge John Studd” was another contender with whom Andre the Giant had a long-standing battle.
  • In any case, André wound up losing his matches by exclusion. No one had the option to nail him down.
  • Both of them battled a few matches everywhere throughout the world, a considerable lot of which were held in Japan and the US.
  • Andre the Giant also took part in “fight imperial” and vanquished 20 men to dominate the game.
  • The men that he vanquished incorporated a few intensely fabricated ‘National Football League’ (NFL) stars and grapplers.
  • According to the sources, the last man to be wiped out by André was Bret Hart.
  • André began confronting medical issues in 1986 and stop wrestling for a couple of months.
  • He returned later in the year and began battling wearing a veil and with the new nom de plumes “Monster Machine.”
  • Apart from this, he played so many matches with many professional wrestlers.
  • In the year 1992, Andre took retirement from wrestling because of his health conditions.
  • On January 27, 1993, Andre The Giant, passed away at the age of 46 due to a sudden “congestive heart failure”.
  • According to the sources, at the time of his death, he was in his hotel room in Paris, France.

  • As an actor, Andre has also acted in a few movies during the 1970s and the 1980s.
  • Some of the movies, in which he appeared, are Les Brillant, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough, Trading Mom, and others.
  • He worked in many movies, but his most mainstream job remains that of ‘Fezzik,’ in the film ‘The Princess Bride.’
  • The net worth of professional wrestler, Andre The Giant was $10 million USD (at the time of his death) in 1993.


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