Nina Yankovic is an aspiring singer and environmental activist best known as the daughter of Weird Al Yankovic and his wife, Suzanne Yankovic. Her father is a well-known singer, actor, producer, and parodist while her mother excels as a marketing executive for the 20th Century Fox.
Being the only child, the Los Angeles native was often in the company of her parents who devoted their time and resources to make her a happy child. It’s not hard to see how she took after her father’s humorous personality.
Here are 10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Yankovic’s Daughter
1. Nina Yankovic was Born the Same Year her Father Toured Overseas
Nina Yankovic was born to her parents Alfred Mattew Yankovic and Suzanne Yankovic on February 11 2003 which means she is currently 21 years old. According to records, she was raised in Los Angeles.
Interestingly, her birth year coincided with the year her father toured overseas for the first time. Though he had previously traveled through the United States and a few parts of Canada, that year saw him visit at least 10 countries.
That same year in October when his daughter was about 8 months old, the success of his studio album Poodle Hat saw him perform in over 10 shows in Australia and that became one of his biggest. Since then, Nina’s father has favorited the country and is set to host a six-show tour in March 2023.
2. Nina and her Father were Raised as Only Children
In line with celebrity singers like Adele, Clara Wilson, Sia Kate Isobelle, and LeAnn Rimes, Nina and her father also grew up as only children. They were raised with no siblings and as one will presume that they were always in the company of their [parents.
However, unlike others whose parents divorced or suffer fertility issues, it was Nina’s parent’s decision not to have another child after her birth.
3. The Los Angeles Native Developed Love for Environment and Animals from an Early Age
The youngster works with Environment California; a nonprofit organization that protects the natural world from pollution. Nina’s love for the environment as well as animals can be traced to her childhood days. When she was younger she had the notion that birds were birthed from dinosaurs. As such, she named her green-cheeked parakeet, Dina.
Her father once revealed that as a child, she loved playing outside and shared a great relationship with their dog which she counts as a member of the family. Additionally, she revealed that during the family’s night camps, her family always brought a binocular to watch owls that settle on the tree.
4. She Took after her Father’s Funny but Weird Personality
It’s been said that daughters take after their mothers and sons after their fathers however, reverse the case for Nina who is a facsimile, of her father. Asides from possessing his weird but funny sense of humor, she seems fearless.
She has been captured in several photos making funny faces with her father. In 2021, her father posted a video where she was looking for her gecko. Meanwhile, the reptile was on her face.
It’s only true that Nina and her father will make a perfect match if they decide to grace the stage as a duo. Fans have long predicted this and hope to see what they pull out in the coming years.
5. Nina Yankovic is Enrolled in a Liberal Arts College that was Originally Established for Men
At the moment, Yankovic’s only child is enrolled at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. According to our findings, the private institution was founded in 1793 and was known to be a men’s college.
Be it as it may, the school later became co-educational in 1970 and accepted female students as well as tutors. Nina’s course of study has not been revealed but she is set to graduate in 2025.
Prior, Nina completed her elementary and high school education in Los Angeles.
6. Her Parents have been Married for Over 2 Decades
Nina’s parents, Weird Al Yankovic and Suzanne Yankovic got married in 2001 and have been together since then. The pair were introduced by a mutual friend, named Bill Mumy, and after holding up phone conversations for a while, they decided to meet officially.
Weird Al once revealed that he was already attracted to her personality before they met. As such, they didn’t wait for long before making marital commitments on February 10, 2001.
Yankovic and his wife share a great relationship. In an interview, he expressed that he has no regrets about getting married late since he met the right woman. Needless to say, he got married in his 40s. According to him, he became happier when he got married.
7. Nina’s Father was the Third Musical Artist to have His Song in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014
As earlier hinted, Nina’s father is a singer, actor, and parodist. His love for performing arts can be traced to his teenage years. His funny sense of humor has captured the hearts of many who enjoy his comedic songs as well as his live performances and parodies which include; “Eat It”, “Like a Surgeon”, “Smells Like Nirvana”, and “Amish Paradise”.
Asides from his career in the music industry, he has made appearances in films such as; “UHF” (1989) and ‘The Weird Al Show” (1997).
In his over 40 years career, he has earned a number of awards and achievements. He was the third artist after Micheal Jackson and Madonna to have his song as part of the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. He has also received 5 Grammy Awards and several nominations for other awards.
8. Nina Yankovic Tragedically Lost Her Grandparents when she was a Toddler
Nina lost her paternal grandparents in November 2004 when she was only a year old. According to the news, Nick Yankovic, 86, and his wife Mary Yankovic, 81, were found dead in their home in Fallbrook, California.
Their bodies were discovered by family relations who had not seen them for a while. After investigations, the cause of their death was linked to excess inhalation of carbon monoxide from their fireplace.
9. Yankovic’s Daughter Inspired One of her Father’s Best Comic Books
In an exclusive interview with wired.com, Yankovic revealed that his daughter, Nina inspired his first comic book titled “When I Grow Up”. According to him, he had always wanted to write a children’s boos but was proactive about it. Nonetheless, reading picture books to his daughter starred up his passion, and this time, it was pushed by Anne Hoppe who was ready to facilitate its publications.
A few weeks after the completion of the book which he dedicated to his daughter Nina, the book hit no. 4 on The New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers list and made him one of the New York Times bestsellers.
10. Nina Yankovic’s Net Worth
The daughter of Yankovic is yet to start earning from her career. She appears to be more focused on her studies and hasn’t done much as an aspiring singer. Her environmental interest is also on hold at the moment. Howbeit, she isn’t under any pressure to start accumulating wealth as her parent’s careers offer her a comfortable lifestyle.
Nina’s father, Weird AI has an estimated net worth of $20 million which he has accumulated in his over 4-decade-long career.