Rae at Playlist Live in 2020
Addison Rae Easterling
October 6, 2000
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
|Known for||TikTok dance videos|
|Total views||99.6 million|
Updated: December 20, 2020
Addison Rae Easterling (born October 6, 2000) is an American social media personality, dancer and actress. As of September 2020, she has amassed over 61 million followers on TikTok, ranking as the second most-followed individual on the platform. In August 2020, Rae was named as the highest-earning TikTok personality by Forbes.
Addison Rae Easterling was born on October 6, 2000 in Lafayette, Louisiana. She started dancing competitively at the age of 6 where she attended competitions across the country. She 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.
Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue TikTok, the dancer briefly attended Louisiana State University (LSU) where she studied sports broadcasting. Rae had originally planned to become a sports activities broadcaster. At the end of October 2019, 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."
In July, Rae partnered with American Eagle on the brand's back-to-school campaign and released a weekly podcast exclusive to Spotify with her mother called “Mama Knows Best.” Rae launched her own cosmetics line, Item Beauty which she co-founded with beauty startup Madeby Collective.
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.
|TBA||He's All That||Padgett Sawyer||In production|||
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