Who Is Emma Gretzky? – The Daughter Of Wayne Gretzky

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Emma Gretzky is Wayne Gretzky’s daughter, a renowned NHL player, and a former head coach. She is a young American actress popularly known for starring in Palo Alto, a teen drama film. 

Emma, the rising tennis star, was a March born in L.A. She began playing tennis at the age of twelve and a half at Westlake Village School.

In the middle of 2016, Gretzky started training with Jeff Urie, a tennis coach. She participated in a junior tennis tournament in Northridge in early 2019.

In addition to tennis, she is also a rising actress as she was in the play Palo Alto, where James Franco and Emma Roberts were her on-screen co-stars.

Emma Gretzky Flaunting Her Gorgeous And Stunning Looks (Source Instagram)
Emma Gretzky Flaunting Her Gorgeous And Stunning Looks (Source Instagram)

Emma is at Southern Methodist University (SMU) women’s tennis in 2023 and working on her aspiring tennis career.

Moreover, her famous father Wayne, had a career change in 2021 as an analyst on Turner Sports’ NHL coverage.

Let us find out together what Emma is doing, her plans, her dreams, and all that stuff.

Let us begin with some quick facts first.

Quick Facts

Full Name Emma Marie Gretzky
Birth Date 28th March 2003
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Nick Name Emma
Religion N/A
Nationality American And Canadian
Ethnicity White
  • Westlake Village School, California
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU) (Present)
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Wayne Gretzky
Mother’s Name Janet Jones
Siblings Three Brothers:

Tristan Gretzky, Ty Gretzky, And Trevor Gretzky

  • One Sister: Paulina Gretzky
Age 21 Years Old
Height 5’3″/161 cm/1.61 m
Weight 105 lbs/48 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
Favorite Color Blue
Profession Model, Actress
Marital Status Dating
Net Worth $1 Million 
Merch Of Wayne Gretzky Jersey, Hockey Rookie Cards
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Education

Emma Gretzky, the rising tennis star, was born in Los Angeles, California, on the 28th of March, 2003.

She was born the youngest child and the second daughter to her legendary father, Wayne Gretzky, and her amazing mother, Janet Jones.

Emma is the granddaughter of Walter Gretzky and Phyllis Gretzky. Similarly, she is the niece of Glen Gretzky and Brent Gretzky.

She grew up in Los Angeles, California, alongside her three brothers and a sister.

Emma attended Westlake Village School, located in California, where she played different sports throughout her stay before settling for tennis.

As for college, Emma is in SMU, preparing for her tennis career and developing skills.

Early Career & Wayne’s Comment

Emma attended Westlake Village School, where she played high school tennis.

Unlike most pro players or star kids, Emma was not particularly interested in tennis from an early age. However, she began playing tennis when she was 12 and a half years old.

Her father supported her by stating that she started a bit late, but it was a marathon, not a sprint.

He further stated a quote by John McEnroe, “You can play tennis for a long time; you do not have to be great at 16.”

Wayne also spoke on behalf of his wife; he stated that as parents, they aim to support Emma’s love and commitment to it.

He also said, “Tennis is three, four, five hours a day of cardio. It is a little different and unique.”

Emma Gretzky looking absolutely beautiful with the sunset rays on her face
Emma Gretzky Looks Beautiful In The Sunkissed Picture (Source: Instagram)

During the middle of 2016, Emma started practicing at the Spokane Club under the coaching of Jeff Urie, a tennis director.

As expected from a star athlete’s daughter, she placed first in the Spokane Summer Classic Girl’s 14 Advance Consolation Draw.

Moreover, she competed in a junior tennis competition in Northridge around late 2019.

Similarly, she has also participated in many other competitions representing Oaks Christian.

Besides Tennis, Emma Gretzky appeared in Palo Alto, which starred Emma Roberts and James Franco as the main characters.

Emma Gretzky & Justin Bieber

For Emma’s 13th birthday in 2016, her parents, Wayne and Janet, surprised her with a special meet and greet with the Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber was on a world tour, promoting his then-latest studio album, Purpose.

He reportedly canceled his post-concert meet-and-greet event and went to Emma Gretzky’s birthday.

Several fans were waiting to meet him backstage, but the national star, and pro athlete Wayne Gretzky, requested him to surprise his 13-year-old daughter.

Both being from the same country, he could not deny a national hero’s request. Emma got to meet Bieber privately, in person, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

But after the photo of him and Emma Gretzky appeared on the internet, fans were angry at him.

Fans were angry and disappointed at him, expected as one pays $2k for backstage meet and greet access.

Although Justin’s explanation for this was that his hands were tied.

How Emma’s Parents Met

As the story goes, Wayne and Janet met in 1985 in the Dance Fever show.

The couple only started dating after two years, in 1987, after meeting each other again in the Lakers basketball game. Both were married at that time. 

Janet Jones was married to Vitas Gerulaitis, a tennis player. Similarly, Wayne was married to Vikki Moss, an Edmonton singer.

Wayne proposed to Janet just six months after dating.

On the 16th of July, 1988, Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones married. This decision cost Wayne over a million dollars. But luckily, he was already a pro ice hockey player by then, so we doubt he thought much about the expense.

The power couple had a lavish wedding and has been happily married ever since; for more than three decades.


Emma grew up alongside her three brothers and a sister. Her two older brothers, Ty and Trevor, were naturally very athletic.

Ty played hockey, whereas Trevor played baseball during their high school days.

Ty Gretzky began his hockey career playing for the Shattuck-St. Mary School, but his love for the sport did not last long and died rather quickly.

Eventually, Ty returned to Oaks Christian and began playing golf. Meanwhile, Trevor Gretzky was a baseball as well as a football player. He played baseball and football for the Lions.

On the other hand, Tristian also played golf for Oaks Christian, successfully leading his high school boys’ golf team to the finals of the Marmonte League championship.

Like Ty, he had a change of heart and involved himself in football; he plays for the Pepperdine University football team.

Emma’s sister, Paulina Gretzky, is a model and married Dustin on April 23, 2022.

Emma Gretzky’s Relationship

Gretzky had been in a relationship with Luc Yorkison, a former ice hockey player, unbeknownst to the public.

The couple started dating each other around the end of 2020, and the news of their relationship surfaced on the internet as they posted a lovely picture of them on Instagram.

Luc was also born in Los Angeles on the 9th of November, 2001. Luc Yorkison stands at 1.85 m tall and weighs about 174 lb. He was left-wing when he played ice hockey.

Hobbies & Lifestyle

Emma loves swimming in the vast sea. She is also fond of riding her scooter. Her other hobbies include traveling to exotic destinations and singing.

Moreover, she likes to sail on her father’s boat in the summer. She prefers to be closer to nature, away from the busy city life. Emma likes to enjoy the fresh air of country hills.

Emma has a pet dog and is an overall animal lover. She stated that dolphins and hawks are her favorite animals.

The star athlete’s daughter goes to the gym three times a week and maintains a strict diet most of the time.

Jhonny Depp is her favorite actor, whereas Anne Hathaway is her preferred actress.

Likewise, she has also named some of her favorite movies; the list includes The Pirates of the Caribbean, Les Miserables, and Edward Scissorhands.

Emma Gretzky’s Career

Emma has been playing tennis since she was 12 and a half and gathered some fame in the film industry as she appeared in Palo Alto, an American drama movie directed by Gia Coppola.

She is at Southern Methodist University (SMU) women’s tennis.

In her 2021-2022 season, she competed in three singles outings, notching a straight-set win in the Rice Invitational on November 1, 2021, and competed in three doubles matches in the fall.

All this athletic agility comes from her father Wayne Gretzky, a former NHL player & also a coach.

Even after three decades in NHL as a now-retired coach & player, his relationship with NHL is not going to end anytime soon.

Wayne Gretzky signed a multi-year deal as Turner Sports’ lead NHL studio analyst in 2021.

Gretzky has found success once again in a hockey-related career but behind a desk as one of the panelists for TNT, as part of its debut as one of the NHL’s national TV partners in 2022.

Gretzky said, “No scripts. The less I know about the plans going into the show, the better,”  “I’ve told Liam (McHugh) to ask me questions.

I’ll speak from the heart. I’ll be honest. That’s what people want to hear. They don’t want to hear something you’ve rehearsed; they want to hear your honest thoughts and to speak from the heart.”

Emma Gretzky’s Net Worth

Emma has yet to find herself a stable career that earns her tons of money; at the moment, her estimated net worth is said to be around a million dollars, the same amount her dad spent on his wedding.

Honestly, it isn’t sure if she has a net worth of $1 million as most sources claimed that the $1 million mainly came from her part in the movie and the tennis competition during high school.

This is where the contradiction begins; the movie she appeared in had a total budget of $1 million.

Because she was not given much on-screen time, there is no way they could have paid her even $50k.

Emma Gretzky (in black and white) posing by the beach
Emma Gretzky (In Black And White) Posing By The Beach (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, regarding the money she earned from high school tennis competitions.

Truth be told, those competitions do not pay much. It would be a surprise if she even won $25k from all the matches she played for.

In reality, her net worth is trivial for a start kid. Other articles exaggerate the net cost to make her seem successful.

Meanwhile, her father’s net worth is estimated to be around $250 million, and being a star athlete, that much is expected.

Recently Wayne, on May 2021, one of his 1979 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards sold in a private sale for $3.75 million.

Similarly, Mrs. Gretzky’s net worth is around $100 million. So being an actress in Hollywood surely does pay off well!

Social Media

Emma has a massive following of 25k on Instagram with 19 posts and is active time and again.


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She loves the countryside and travels to the mountains more often, as it is portrayed in her Instagram.

The Graph Search

Emma Gretzky is famous because of her popular father, Wayne Gretzky, which is illustrated through her graph.

Emma Gretzky, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)Emma Gretzky, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)
Emma Gretzky, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

She has a huge following in her Instagram, which cater to her popularity more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does Emma Gretzky do for a living?

As of now, Emma Gretzky is earning a bit of cash from her acting and modeling projects. She is also a tennis player but has not played professionally yet.

Why did Gretzky retire?

Every athlete's era must end, same with Wayne Gretzky's era. Because of his age, his performance declined over the years, which eventually retired the star.

How much is a Wayne Gretzky rookie card worth?

Recently, Wayne Gretzky's rookie card sold for an unbelievable $3.75 million. Surprisingly, the price of his rookie card only seems to go up as time passes.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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