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Addison Rae
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Rae at Playlist Live in 2020
Addison Rae Easterling

(2000-10-06) October 6, 2000 (age 20)
Years active2019–present
Known forTikTok dance videos
  • Monty Lopez
  • Sheri Easterling
YouTube information
Years active2019–present
Subscribers4.53 million
Total views99.6 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2019[1]
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2020[1]

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.[2] She joined TikTok in July 2019, uploading dance videos to trending songs on the platform.[3] She has been part of the TikTok collaborative group The Hype House since December 2019 when it was formed.[4]

Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue TikTok, the dancer briefly attended Louisiana State University (LSU) where she studied sports broadcasting.[5] Rae had originally planned to become a sports activities broadcaster.[2] 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."[6]

Rae's rapid success led her to signing with talent agency WME in January 2020, along with her parents.[7]

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.[6]

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.[8]


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.[9] Rae's TikTok success has led her to work with companies such as Reebok, L'Oréal, Hollister and American Eagle.[10]

Personal life

Rae grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her parents are Monty Lopez and Sheri Easterling and she has two younger brothers.[11][12] She has been dating Bryce Hall since October 2020.[13]


List of film appearances
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
TBA He's All That Padgett Sawyer In production [14]


  1. ^ a b "Addison Rae's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile) – Social Blade Stats". Social Blade. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Craighead, Olivia. "Why TikTok's Addison Rae Is More Than Just a "Pouty Face"". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Talbot, Kate (April 7, 2020). "Meet Addison Rae, One Of TikTok's Biggest Stars". Forbes. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Lorenz, Taylor (January 3, 2020). "Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush". The New York Times. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  5. ^ Kozma, Leila. "Addison Rae Shares New Details About Her Studies at LSU". distractify. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Bradley, Sydney. "Addison Rae Easterling is the top-earning TikTok star with $5 million in the last year, according to Forbes. But Charli D'Amelio is close behind". Business Insider. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Perelli, Amanda. "How talent agency WME plans to boost the careers of TikTok stars like Chase Hudson and Addison Rae, as the 'frenzy' to sign the platform's top creators continues". Business Insider. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  8. ^ Rubin, Rebecca. "TikTok Star Addison Rae Cast in 'She's All That' Remake". Variety. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  9. ^ Brown, Abram. "TikTok's 7 Highest-Earning Stars: New Forbes List Led By Teen Queens Addison Rae And Charli D'Amelio". Forbes. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  10. ^ Perelli, Amanda. "Addison Rae is the world's top-earning TikTok star, according to Forbes. She shared the inside story of her rise to fame". Business Insider. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  11. ^ Yerin, Kim (March 20, 2020). "Everything you need to know about TikTok star Addison Rae". Seventeen. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "Addison Rae: 12 facts about the TikTok star you need to know". PopBuzz. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  13. ^ Claudia Harmata (December 1, 2020). "TikTok Star Addison Rae Confirms She's Dating Bryce Hall for Second Time: 'Gonna Be Really Interesting'". People . Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  14. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (September 11, 2020). "TikTok star Addison Rae cast in 'She's All That' remake (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved November 7, 2020.

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