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Rae at Playlist Live in 2020
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Addison Rae Easterling

(2000-10-06) October 6, 2000 (age 21)
Occupation
Years active 2018–present
Known for TikTok dance videos
Parent(s)
  • Monty Lopez
  • Sheri Easterling
YouTube information
Years active 2019–present
Genre Vlog
Subscribers 4.79 million
Total views 128 million
Subscriber and view counts updated as of April 15, 2021.

Addison Rae Easterling (born October 6, 2000) is an American social media personality, dancer and singer. In July 2019, she started actively posting content on TikTok, where her dancing videos rose in fame. As of February 2021, she has amassed over 79 million followers on TikTok, ranking as the second most-followed individual on the platform just behind Charli D'Amelio. In August 2020, Rae was named as the highest-earning TikTok personality by Forbes. She released her debut single, "Obsessed" in March 2021.

Early life

Born on October 6, 2000, Addison Rae Easterling was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana to Monty Lopez and Sheri Easterling. Rae has two younger brothers, Enzo Lopez and Lucas Lopez. Addison's parents got divorced when she was younger and they were on and off often throughout her childhood; they got remarried in 2017. Both parents also have their own presence on TikTok; Monty has 5 million followers and Sheri has 13 million followers.

Addison started dancing competitively at the age of 6 where she attended competitions across the country. Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her TikTok career, the dancer briefly attended Louisiana State University (LSU) where she studied sports broadcasting in the fall but then dropped out when her followers started blowing up on TikTok.

Career

Rae first joined TikTok in July 2019, uploading dance videos to trending songs on the platform. She has been part of the TikTok collaborative group The Hype House since December 2019 when it was formed. In just a few months, Rae gained over one million followers on TikTok and decided to leave LSU in November. "I remember that's when it changed for me," Rae told Business Insider in April 2020. “I knew I wanted to take it more seriously and expand it to other platforms. I uploaded a video to YouTube and got really active on Instagram." Rae's rapid success led her to signing with talent agency WME in January 2020, along with her parents.

In July, Rae partnered with American Eagle on the brand's campaign of #AExME Back to School '20 ads as the brand did their first virtual photoshoot that encompasses Addison shots in her bedroom due to the pandemic. In that same month, Addison released a weekly podcast exclusive to Spotify with her mother called “Mama Knows Best” on July 2020 entailing topics covering their personal and career life. Addison has also launched her own cosmetics line, Item Beauty with her as the role of Chief Innovation Officer which she co-founded with beauty startup Madeby Collective where she'll be overseeing most of the products in the brand.

Rae will be starring in He's All That, an upcoming remake of the 1999 teen comedy She's All That. Rae's role will be inspired by Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character Zachary Siler from the original.

Income

Forbes published a report in August 2020 revealing that Rae earned $5 million in the last year through June from her various endorsement deals and merchandise, making her the highest-earning TikTok star. Rae's TikTok success has led her to work with companies such as Reebok, L'Oréal, Hollister and American Eagle.

Personal life and public image

Relationships

Since 2019, rumors have circulated about Rae and Bryce Hall being in a relationship; however, it was never officially confirmed by both partners until October 2020 through various social media posts. Rae has also been extremely close with the Kardashian family, especially Kourtney Kardashian, ever since she was invited by David Dobrik to surprise Mason Disick, Kourtney's son, in March 2020. They are now often spotted with each other, and Rae has frequently been present at Kardashian-Jenner events.

Activism and philanthropy

In 2020, Rae donated her $1 million in prize money from winning an all-star Mario Tennis Aces tournament called the Stay At Home Slam to the charity No Kid Hungry.

Film

List of film appearances, with year released and role shown
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 He's All That Padgett Sawyer In production

Television

List of television appearances, with year released and role shown
Year Title Role Ref.
2021 Keeping up with the Kardashians Herself

Music videos

List of music video appearances, with year released and artist shown
Year Title Artist Director(s) Ref.
2019 "Blueberry Faygo" Lil Mosey Cole Bennett
2020 "Canceled" Larray
  • Jake the Shooter
  • Larray
2021 "Obsessed" Herself Diane Martel

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations received by Addison Rae
Year Award Category Result Ref.
2020 People's Choice Awards The Social Star of 2020 Nominated
2021 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female Social Star Nominated
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Breakthrough Social Star Pending
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