Vanessa Bryant’s mother, Sofia Laine Biography: Age, Height, Marriage, Children, Net Worth, Wikipedia

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye January 6, 2024

Sofia Laine is widely known as Vanessa Bryant’s mother. She gained attention in December 2020 when she sued her daughter for financial support.

Sofia’s connection to the late NBA player Kobe Bryant and her role as a mother has made her a notable figure in the media.


  • Full name: Sofia Urbieta Laine
  • Date of birth: 1950
  • Age: 73 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Former shipping clerk
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: 1
  • Spouse: Stephen Laine (div. in 2002)
  • Children: Vanessa Bryant
  • Relationship status: Divorced
  • Net worth: $100k

Early Life & Education

Sofia Laine, aged 73, was born in 1950, though the exact date of her birth is unknown.

Before she met Stephen Laine, she grew up in the United States in a yet-to-be-identified location and had a challenging life as a single mother to her two daughters, Sophie and Vanessa.

Financial struggles marked Sofia’s early years; she even lived in her sister’s spare room.

Personal Life

Sofia married Stephen Laine in 1990 and took on his surname. However, Stephen did not legally adopt Sofia’s daughters.

Sofia’s daughter, Vanessa, became well-known for her relationship with NBA star Kobe Bryant.


Sofia was a shipping clerk at an electronics company before marrying Stephen Laine. Her job provided financial stability for her and her daughters during that time.


In December 2020, Sofia Laine made headlines when she filed a lawsuit against her daughter, Vanessa Bryant, seeking $5 million in financial support.

Sofia claimed she had worked as the family’s nanny and personal assistant for many years without pay. This lawsuit caused a rift between Sofia and Vanessa, with both parties expressing hurt and disappointment.

Net Worth

Sofia Laine’s net worth is estimated to be around $100k.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Twitter handle: N/A

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