The Support From Greta Onieogou's Parents Is A Two Way Street!
Greta Onieogou has a beautiful family, helmed by her parents.
She considers herself fortunate to have a supportive mom and dad and family members who have made a significant impact on the actress's burgeoning career prospects.
But you might be surprised to know that the 30-year-old's parental origins do not lie in Canada or any English-speaking country for that matter.
Let's trace the lineage of Greta's lovely family and their unyielding support. Also, read on as we explore her personal dating life.
Greta Onieogou’s Parents Are from Different Countries
The All American star's spot-on American accent might fool you, but Greta's ethnicity is mixed. She is part Russian, courtesy of her Russian mother.
Even more surprising is the fact that the artiste's father is neither Russian nor Canadian. He is actually from Nigeria.
Greta Onieogou in May 2021. (Photo: Instagram)
The popular television personality lived in Russia in her initial five years before moving to Toronto, Canada, with her parents.
While the actress currently holds Canadian nationality, she still has several relatives in Russia.
In a Q&A session hosted on her YouTube channel, Onieogou gushed about her family heritage. She talked about being fluent in Russian and stated that English was her second language.
As per her accounts, she grew up communicating in Russian with all her family members. She started speaking English only when she was the age of five.
She Is Grateful for Her Parents’ Support
Greta seems to be in excellent standing with her mom and dad. She even credits them to her career success.
In a CBC interview, the Canadian noted that she was lucky enough to have supportive parents who helped develop her passion.
She also mentioned her parents' contribution in the aforementioned YouTube video.
In her own words, she came from Toronto to Los Angeles with her dad to give an audition for All American.
The father-daughter duo spent the whole week doing network tests and studio tests. And thankfully, the starlet bagged the role of famous Layla Keating in the series.
That being said, her parents were also apt to show some concern now and then, particularly her mother.
In a wholesome Instagram post, Greta gave a little taste of what her mother's concern looked like.
The post featured the actress in a yellow sweater with the message "text me when you get home" printed on the back. The actress revealed in the caption that that was the text that her mother still sent her every day.
The support also seemed to go both ways. In the same CBC interview, the Petersburg-born celeb talked about giving up on a childhood dream of having a pet owing to her father's allergy.
If my dad weren't allergic to any living creature with fur on it, I would love to have a pug.
Is Greta Onieogeu Married?
All the current evidence suggests that Greta is neither married nor in any dating relationship.
There is nothing in the famed TV actress's social media that even remotely hints at a boyfriend. Even in mainstream media, the diva has not been spotted with anyone.
That being said, there had been some rumors about a possible relationship with Daniel Erza.
Greta Onieogou with her All American co-star Daniel Erza on October 23, 2019. (Source: YouTube)
The two had an on-screen romance in All American.
While the love story in the series itself is intense, that does not seem to be the case in real life. Daniel was also featured in one of Greta's YouTube videos, but they seem to be just friends for now.