Wilson was born at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. His parents are Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, a lawyer, and Tammy Wilson, a nurse director.
He has an older brother, Harrison IV, and a younger sister, Anna.
Wilson started playing football with his father and brother at the age of four and played his first organized game for the Tuckahoe Tomahawks youth football team in sixth grade.
Wilson’s great-great-grandfather was a slave to a Confederate colonel and was freed after the American Civil War.
Wilson’s paternal grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson Jr., was a former president of Norfolk State University who played football and basketball at Kentucky State University, and his paternal grandmother, Anna W. Wilson, was on the faculty at Jackson State University.
Wilson’s maternal grandfather has noted painter A. B. Jackson.
According to genetic admixture analysis, Wilson is 62% African, 36% European, 1% West Asian, and 1% Central Asian.
His European family lineage has been traced back to 524 A.D. to Saint Arnulf of Metz via Charlemagne.
Russell Wilson Ex-Wife: Who is Ashton Meem?
Ashton Meem is the first and former wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson met his first wife, Ashton Meem, while they were both high school students. They married in January 2012 and divorced in April 2014.
Ashton Meem was born on September 6, 1987 (age 34 years) in Richmond, Virginia, United States.
Molly Meem and Lang Meem are the proud parents of Ashton Meem.