Addison Rae Easterling, born on October 6, 2000, is a well-known American social media personality and actress. She was ranked as the highest-earning TikTok personality by Forbes in August 2020. In 2021, she made the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for social media influencers.
Rise to Fame on TikTok
Addison Rae first joined TikTok in July 2019 and started posting dance videos to trending songs. She quickly gained over one million followers in just a few months and became a part of The Hype House, a TikTok collaborative group, since its formation in December 2019. By July 31, 2022, she has amassed over 88 million followers on TikTok, making her the fourth most-followed individual on the platform.
Addison Rae was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, to parents Monty Lopez and Sheri Easterling. She has two younger brothers and an older half-sister. Rae started dancing competitively at six and attended competitions across the country. She briefly attended Louisiana State University (LSU) to study sports broadcasting before dropping out to pursue her TikTok career in Los Angeles.
Addison Rae signed with talent agency WME in January 2020 and launched a weekly podcast exclusive to Spotify with her mother called “Mama Knows Best” in July 2020. In 2021, she relaunched the podcast with the new name, “That was Fun? With Addison and Sheri.” She co-founded her cosmetics line, Item Beauty, with Madeby Collective. In August 2021, she made her acting debut in the Netflix original film He’s All That and signed a deal with Netflix. She has also announced joining the cast of a new movie, Fashionista, produced by Paramount.
In October 2020, Addison confirmed her relationship with TikToker Bryce Hall, but they broke up the following year. She began dating Omer Fedi, a Tel Aviv, Israel musician, in June 2021. In January 2021, she donated $1 million in prize money to the charity No Kid Hungry.
Addison Rae earned $5 million in the last year through June from her various endorsement deals and merchandise, making her the highest-earning TikTok star according to Forbes in August 2020. She has worked with companies such as Reebok, L’Oréal, Hollister, and American Eagle. On March 26, 2021, she appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show.