LisaRaye McCoy, born September 23, 1967, is an actress, model, fashion designer, and businesswoman from the U.S. She is best recognized for her part in the comedy-drama movie “The Players Club” as Diane Armstrong. She was also a prominent character in the popular comedy series “Single Ladies.” McCoy made her cinematic debut in the independent film ‘Reasons,’ playing the major part. She also appeared as a guest star in sitcoms like “Moesha” and “n the House.” Her breakthrough part was in the comedy film “The Players Club.” Today, we honor her and her accomplishments.
LisaRaye McCoy was born on September 23, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Chicago businessman David Ray McCoy and former professional model Katie McCoy. McCoy grew up on Chicago’s south side, attending St. James College Prep, Kenwood Academy, Thornridge High School, then Eastern Illinois University. Her acting career began when she landed the lead role in an independent movie directed by Monty Ross entitled “Reasons” (1996). Guest appearances followed on T.V. shows such as “Moesha” and “In the House.” Her big break came in 1998, with her performance in the comedic drama film “The Players Club.” Directed by Ice Cube, the movie was a financial success, earning roughly $23 million on a $5 million budget.
McCoy’s career continued with a role in the American sitcom “All of Us” from 2003 to 2007. She also appeared in dozens of music videos. January 2011 saw McCoy record the single “Would You?” with rapper Benzino. Then, embracing her great sense of style, she became a fashion model. In 2005, McCoy launched two fashion lines: Luxe & Romance, a lingerie line introduced during New York Fashion Week, and Xraye, a jeans line for women. In 2011, in partnership with PZI Jeans, and a hair care line, LisaRaye Glamour, she launched her eponymous jean collection, The LisaRaye Collection, to cater to women with natural curves. In the same year, she was the Ambassador/Grand Marshal for the 70th Magic City Classic parade and football game in Birmingham, Alabama. LisaRaye is also part of “Cocktails With Queens,” one of Fox Soul’s most successful ventures, a talk show that dishes the dirt and discusses the hottest topics in Hollywood.
McCoy’s most recent T.V. appearances include “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story” (2016), and the reality dating series “The Proposal” (2018). McCoy has a child named Kai Morae Pace (born December 5, 1989) with Kenji Pace.
McCoy plays the lead in the movie "Reasons."
McCoy debuts two fashion lines in 2005: Luxe & Romance and Xraye.
For her role in "All of Us," McCoy is nominated for an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series."
She is made the Grand Marshal for the 70th Magic City Classic parade and football game in Birmingham, Alabama.
Why We Love LisaRaye McCoy
She is business savvy
Business-minded McCoy opted to enter the world of fashion as a way to make money rather than relying on stardom. She launched her own lingerie brand and a denim line.
She is a very good actress
McCoy is very dedicated to her craft. She always delivers excellent performances in all her movies.
She is all about body positivity
McCoy has stated in multiple interviews that she adores her natural figure and takes good care of it. She also encourages us to appreciate our own various bodies.
5 Surprising Facts
She likes chill time
When asked what she does on a Sunday afternoon off, McCoy is likely to say she listens to music, goes for a drive, or possibly both.
She is a grandma
Her 30-year-old daughter gave birth to McCoy’s granddaughter in 2016.
She is a daddy’s girl
McCoy attributes her business acumen to her father, David Ray McCoy, who was tragically killed in 1988.
She is her biggest fan
”Me! Absolutely," she said in an interview with "ESSENCE" when asked who her biggest celebrity crush is.
She is very grateful for life
McCoy claims that if asked to change anything in her life, she would not change a single thing and is a firm believer that everything happens for a purpose, and she is thankful to God for it all.
LisaRaye McCoy FAQs
What is LisaRaye known for?
LisaRaye is recognized for her irresistibly alluring smile and her vivacious but laid-back personality.
Why does LisaRaye McCoy wear white?
She wears white since she traveled out of town for the weekend and found that her all-white outfit looked so crisp and clean.
Did LisaRaye McCoy and her sister fight?
McCoy and Da Brat ceased speaking to each other at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, resulting in months of near-complete silence between the siblings. The sisters appear to have finally buried the hatchet, putting an end to their dispute in a video from Da Brat’s birthday celebration.
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