LisaRaye McCoy, better known as Lisa Raye, is a delightful American actress and model. She is widely known for portraying the character of Diana Diamond in the thriller movie ‘The Players Club’.
Lisa Raye was born on 23rd September 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Her mother Katie McCoy is a former professional model while her father David Ray McCoy was a Chicago-based businessman. Lisa has an elder half-sister named Da Brat who is a famous hip hop artist.
Lisa Raye received her college education from the St. James College Prep, Kenwood Academy. In 1984, she came out holding a high school graduation degree from the Thornridge High School.
Lisa Raye began her career journey as a model
Following her mother’s footstep, Lisa started her career as a model performing in various fashion shows. After initiating acareer as a model, she decided to turn the path towards the glamorous movie and TV industry.
Her first role as an accredited actress came in the independent movie titled ‘Reasons’. Before that, she had asmall appearance in the television sitcom Martin. She also played some minor roles in few other TV projects like In the House and The Parent ‘Hood.
Lisa's career changing role came in 1998 released thriller movie titled The Players Club. She received a huge fame and appreciation from depicting the role of Diamond in the comedy thriller movie. She was highly appreciated and praised for her brilliant performance in the motion picture.
With getting immense success from The Players Club, she started getting offers from other renowned directors and producers. As a result, in 1999, she was featured in the movie ‘The Wood’ where she played the role of Lisa. She also appeared in the television movie ‘Rhapsody’.
Later, she became a part of two movies released in 2002 ‘Civil Brand’ and ‘Go for Broke’. Continuously improvising her acting skills through her hard work and dedication, the actress has made her a special icon in the industry.
Impressing audiences with her amazing performances in the numerous movies and TV series, Lisa Raye has won the hearts of many people. Her most loved and very lauded performances came in the movies ‘Beauty Shop’, ‘The Proud Family Movie’, ‘Contradictions of the Heart’ and ‘Hawthrone’.
NAACP Image Award nominated actress, Lisa has a jaw-dropping net worth
In 2003, she was selected to play the role of Neesee James in the TV sitcom All Of Us. For her outstanding performance in the American series, she earned a nomination for the NAACP Image Awards.
For the last time, she was seen portraying the character of Keisha Greene in the comedy drama series Single Ladies. Other than receiving wide appraisal as a talented on-screen actress, she has also launched two fashion lines ‘Luxe’ and ‘Romance’.
Lisa Raye gained both recognition and rewards from her over a two-decade long acting career. By the end of 2015, the extremely talented actress Lisa Raye has collected a whopping net worth amount of approx. $10 million.
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