Once just another face in the sea of aspiring influencers, Addison Rae has now become a household name. Addison’s journey is the modern Hollywood dream, from her humble beginnings as a content creator on TikTok to signing multi-movie deals with Netflix.
From TikTok Trendsetter to L.A. Luminary
Addison Rae Easterling, known to most as Addison Rae, was just a Louisiana State University student when she first started to share her content on TikTok. With a mix of dance videos, lip-syncs, trends, and comedy skits often featuring her family, her infectious personality quickly gathered a massive following. In the blink of an eye, she was hitting the 1 million follower milestone, and her life as she knew it began to change. Leaving university, she took a leap of faith to pursue content creation full-time, moving out to the sun-kissed coast of California.
A Star Is Born: More Than Just a TikTok Dancer
Addison’s journey wasn’t just about making trendy TikToks; she had ambitions that stretched far beyond the confines of the popular app. She was one of the founding members of the Hype House, a collective of influencers that helped catapult her to even greater heights. And before you knew it, she wasn’t just Addison Rae, the TikToker, but Addison Rae, the brand. From apparel and merchandise collections to a Spotify-exclusive podcast co-hosted by her mother, Addison proved she wasn’t a one-trick pony not to mention the launch of her singing career with her debut single ‘Obsessed.’
Testing the Waters of Hollywood
Despite her success on social media, Addison had her sights set on a different kind of spotlight: Hollywood’s. Addison Rae’s acting debut in Netflix’s ‘He’s All That,’ a gender-swapped remake of the 1999 teen classic, was met with a mixed reception. Some viewers and critics questioned Rae’s casting over other more experienced actors. As she was primarily known for her TikTok presence before the film’s release, the leap to a leading role in a Netflix feature was seen by some as a move driven more by her large social media following than by her acting prowess.
While the film and her performance received mixed reviews, she didn’t let the criticism deter her. In fact, she used it as fuel. She urged people to give her a chance to prove herself as an actress, expressing her lifelong love for acting.
Riding the Hollywood Wave
Addison didn’t just want a taste of Hollywood; she wanted the whole pie. And she wasn’t shy about it. Signing a multi-movie deal with Netflix to going to the Met Gala, she’s set to become a regular fixture on our screens. When it comes to the roles she wants to play, she’s not limiting herself. From the bad guy to the good guy, she’s ready to dive deep into the characters, aiming for roles as ’emotional and real as possible.’
The journey of Addison Rae is far from over. From a TikTok star to a budding actress, she has shown us that she’s not just another social media influencer but a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. As she continues to climb the ladder of success, we can only wait and see what this multi-talented powerhouse will bring to the table next. For now, we know one thing for certain: Addison Rae is here to stay.