Who is Addison Rae? 9 facts about the TikTok star

Ed Barnes
Addison Rae posing for an Instagram pictureInstagram: addisonraee

Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s biggest stars, ranking as the third most-followed on the whole platform thanks to her viral dance videos. Here’s everything you need to know about the social media sensation.

TikTok has churned out some huge stars over the past couple of years, and Addison Rae is without a doubt one of its biggest.

She has a whopping 87.4 million followers on TikTok alone, and over on YouTube, Rae has 4.58 million subscribers with over 146 million views. Her total following tops more than 130 million.

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How old is Addison Rae?

Rae is currently 21 years old and was born on October 6th, 2000. She first joined TikTok in July 2019 when she was just 18.

How tall is Addison Rae?

Rae stands at 5 foot 6 inches or 167 cm. She’s slightly shorter than Charli D’Amelio, the highest followed person on TikTok who stands at 5 foot 7 inches.

Rae posing in a garden in CaliforniaInstagram, Addison Rae
Rae often posts glamorous photos of her life as an influencer

Where does Addison Rae live?

Rae currently lives in Los Angeles with her family, who also have a presence on TikTok.

Where did she grow up and where is her family from?

Rae grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana to Christian parents Monty Lopez and Sheri Easterling. She has two younger brothers Enzo and Lucas.

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An Instagram post by Rae in the outfit she wore to the UFC

What did Addison Rae do before TikTok?

Addison started dancing competitively at the age of six, attending competitions across the United States. She briefly studied sports broadcast journalism for three months at Louisiana State University. This was  subject to controversy over a role Rae obtained to report at the UFC.

Speaking to ET, Rae expressed that she wished to go into acting, saying, “I’m pushing to get into acting really hard right now,” which she later achieved with her role in ‘He’s All That.’ She also declared her interest in appearing on the hit show Stranger Things.

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Is Addison Rae in a movie?

Addison plays the role of Padgett Sawyer in the movie ‘He’s All That,’ which is about a popular girl who accepts a challenge to turn the least popular boy in the school into the prom king.

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The film is a remake of the 1999 film ‘She’s All That’ with the genders of the two main roles swapped, and it was released on Netflix on August 27 2021. It certainly caused a stir online, though the project was met with mixed reviews.

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Talking about shooting the film, Rae said “I’m a little nervous, but I did my very best and that’s all I can do.”

What is Addison Rae’s net worth?

In August 2020, Rae was ranked as the TikTok star with the highest net worth. At the time, her net worth was calculated to be $5 million.

This was due to her help with founding the infamous TikTok Hype House, sponsored content for brands Fashion Nova, Reebok, and Daniel Wellington, and becoming a global spokesperson for American Eagle.

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Addison Rae promoting her merchandise @shopaddisonrae

Does Rae have merch?

Rae has her own merchandise selling posters of her promoting her song “Obsessed”, t-shirts and shorts. Her merchandise can be found either on her website or on Instagram at @shopaddisonrae.

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The cover for Rae’s single Obsessed

Does Addison Rae make music?

Rae released her debut single “Obsessed” in March 2021 and teased an upcoming album in April. The video has over 22 million views on YouTube and over 19 million on Spotify.

In January 2022 she was also rumored to have recorded an unreleased Lady Gaga song, though whether this is officially released remains to be seen.

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Addison has been going from success to success since blowing up on TikTok, and it looks like she still has plenty of projects in the works to show fans later on.

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About The Author

Ed is a former writer for Dexerto based in England who covered entertainment, influencer news, and trends. Ed was previously the editor at The Gryphon, the student newspaper at the University of Leeds, as well as the current Social Media Editor for the Indiependent with articles in several publications.