Who is Adriyan Rae?
Adriyan Rae is an American actress and medical laboratory scientist, probably best known to the world as Elida in the TV series “Vagrant Queen” (2020), and as Gianna Mackey in the TV series “Chicago Fire” (2020-2021) among several other notable roles.
Adriyan Rae Wiki: Age, Childhood and Education
Adriyan Rae was born on 7 October 1987, in Seaford, Delaware, USA. She was raised by her mother, Christina Rae, and is of African, Venezuelan, Native American and German ancestry. After high school, Adriyan, enrolled at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, from which she obtained a degree in physician assistant and received a professional certification in medical laboratory science.
After finishing her studies and becoming a certified, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she realized her love for acting. In 2015, Adriyan made her acting debut as Megan Brown in the television comedy movie “Life Twirls On”, which starred Kenya Moore, Leon, and Brandon DeShazer. The same year, Adriyan made several other appearances, including roles in the TV series “Love Crimes”, with Nia Witts, Eason Hills and Jody Ray Vahn in the lead roles, and the long-running crime-documentary series “Fatal Attraction”, which stars Malikha Mallette.
In 2016, Adriyan starred in an unsuccessful pilot, “Tracey Hill PR”, about a woman whose life starts unveiling in a negative way. The pilot co-starred Kinyumba Mutakabbir and Aliysa Shareef, among others.
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The following year, she appeared in Gerard McMurray’s film “Burning Sands”, with Trevor Jackson, Tosin Cole and Deron Horton in the lead roles. Moreover, she was Candice in Gregory Bankston’s crime-drama film “Good Streets”, starring Kenneth Bowen, DuRa Brown, and John Emil D’Angelo.
Next, in 2018 she secured quite a few notable roles. First as Tammi in Lee Daniels’s music-drama series “Star”, about three women who start a music group in Atlanta, with Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady and Ryan Destiny as the main stars of the critically-acclaimed series.
Then, she played the character named Candice again, but this time in the action-thriller film “SuperFly” directed by Director X, who primarily directs music videos in the rapper community, and starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, and Lex Scott Davis.
Rise to Stardom
Moreover, in the same year, Adriyan portrayed yet another Candice, this time in Donald Glover’s Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama series “Atlanta”, which follows the story of Alfred and Earn, two aspiring rappers based in Atlanta, and which starred Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and LaKeith Stanfield, a role she reprised one more time in 2022.
She was swamped in 2018, but it only helped her career. Adriyan played the character named Nina in the TV series “Platonic”, and was Yvonne in the TV series “Brockmire”, and starred in RonReaco Lee’s short film “A Father’s Love”, co-starring Terayle Hill and E. Roger Mitchell.
The following year, Adriyan joined the main cast of the TV fantasy-horror series “Light as a Feather”, which follows a group of teenage girls who start dying, following an innocent ‘Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board’ game, with Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm and Brianne Tju in the lead roles.
She had a rather successful 2020 year, first securing one of the most popular roles of her career, as Elida in the short-lived sci-fi action-adventure series “Vagrant Queen”, about the former queen who embarks on a galactic adventure with her collaborators, Isaac and Amae.
The same year, she joined the award-winning TV action-drama series “Chicago Fire”, cast as Gianna Mackey, the new paramedic on Ambulance 61. However, Adriyan left the show after only nine episodes, but didn’t state the reason behind her decision. According to the series’ showrunner, Derek Haas, Adriyan came to him with some personal reasons and said that she needed to leave the show.
She continued quite nicely after this, as she’s one of the stars in Leon Pierce Jr.’s comedy-drama film “Welcome Matt”, about a man, a successful author, who suddenly becomes afraid to go outside, but embarks on a new adventure, as he decides to write, direct and star in a feature film and all that from the comfort of his house, with Tahj Mowry, GG Townson and Jazsmin Lewis as the main stars of the film.
To speak further of her career, Adriyan starred in the award-winning TV romantic comedy series “The Game”, co-starring Analisa Velez, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez, following the story of African-Americans and their social issues involving racism, sexism and classism, fighting for fortune, respect and love, all through the prism of American Football.
Since then, Adriyan hasn’t appeared in any new projects, but is focused on other projects, which can be seen on her official Instagram account, particularly on doing short videos and advocating how important it is to focus on your mental health.
According to reports, Adriyan Rae’s net worth has been estimated at $3.5 million as of late 2022, obtained through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s made more than 20 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Boyfriend, Single
Adriyan isn’t one who often talks about her personal life, and as a result, there’s no reliable information about her love life, both in the past and the current status.
However, according to some sources, Adriyan is single and more focused on her career rather than finding a partner.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Adriyan has brown eyes and black hair. She’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, weighs approximately 125lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 34-25-34, and bra size 32B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Additionally to acting, Adriyan is a model. Before her acting career launched, while she was still a student, she appeared in commercials for BMW and many other brands.
She is a devoted Christian, and has said that faith is fundamental to her and that it’s helped her in her career.
An avid traveler, she has visited a number of European countries on her fashion travels, including France, as she was in Paris, among many other cities.