American singer, dancer, actor, and social media star Addison Rae Easterling was born on October 6, 2000. Rae became well-known in 2019 thanks to the TikTok video-sharing app. She is currently the fourth most followed user on the network with over 88 million followers. She was listed by Forbes in August 2020 as the highest-earning TikTok celebrity, and a year later, she was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of social media influencers. Rae agreed to a collaborative publishing agreement with Sandlot Records and Atlantic Records in 2021. Subsequently, she dropped her debut track, "Obsessed," which turned up on her first self-titled EP, AR. She also debuted as an actor in the gender-swapped Netflix original movie He's All That, which was a reimagining of the 1999 movie She's All That. She will also be seen in the films Thanksgiving (2023) and Animal Friends (2024) in 2023.
Early Life And Career
Monty Lopez and Sheri Easterling are the parents of Addison Rae Easterling, who was born and reared in Lafayette, Louisiana. Rae's elder half-sister, Macye Neumeyer, has two girls of her own, and she has two younger brothers, Enzo and Lucas Lopez. Before getting back together in 2017, Addison's parents had split when she was small and had been in and out of their marriage frequently. Monty, who has 5 million followers on TikTok, and Sheri, who has 14 million, are both parents' active users. At the age of six, Rae began dancing competitively, competing in events around the nation. The dancer temporarily attended Louisiana State University in the autumn to study sports broadcasting before heading to Los Angeles to pursue her TikTok career. However, she left the school when she started to acquire recognition on TikTok. Addison Rae discusses her decision to relocate to Los Angeles in an interview with Elle magazine, stating, "I felt the desire to move after reaching out to a few acquaintances in LA. I had to leave. Thus, I had my parents' entire support."
Addison Rae, who joined TikTok in July 2019, amassed 88.7 million followers by posting dancing videos to popular songs. Since its founding in December 2019, she has been a member of The Hype House, a collaborative TikTok group. Rae chose to quit LSU in November after picking up over a million TikTok followers in a few of months. In April 2020, Rae said to Business Insider, "I remember that's when it changed for me." "I was certain that I wanted to give it more serious attention and spread to other media. I started using Instagram extensively and posted a video on YouTube." In January 2020, she and her parents signed a contract with the talent agency WME.
In the 1999 adolescent comedy She's All That, Rae appeared in the remake He's All That. Zachary Siler, played by Freddie Prinze Jr. in the original, served as an inspiration for her portrayal. Though it was the most watched movie of the week when it was released on Netflix in August 2021, reviewers gave the movie unfavourable reviews. Courtney Howard of Variety magazine wrote that "Rae has a natural ease and charm, at her best when she's either leaning into the bubbly, comedic, satirical overtones, or performing in a heavily choreographed dance-off; however, she's a little rough around the edges and not quite a confident presence when tasked to mine emotional poignancy, especially evident in the third act." Rae then agreed to a contract with Netflix.
Rae announced on social media in October 2020 that she was dating TikToker Bryce Hall; however, they split up the following year. Rae gave the charity No Kid Hungry $1 million in January 2021 after winning the Stay At Home Slam, an all-star Mario Tennis Aces competition. It was revealed in April 2022 that Rae was dating Los Angeles-based artist and producer Omer Fedi.