LisaRaye McCoy

McCoy in 2008; Featureflash /

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 23, 1967

Ethnicity: African-American

LisaRaye McCoy is an American actress, model, businessperson, and fashion designer. She has also been credited as LisaRaye, LRaye, LR, and LisaRaye McCoy–Misick.

LisaRaye is the daughter of Katie, a model, and David Ray McCoy. Her half-sister through her father is rapper and actress Da Brat.

She has a daughter, model Kai Morae, with her former partner Kenji Pace.

LisaRaye’s daughter Kai is sometimes said to have Irish and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.

LisaRaye’s paternal grandfather was Jesse McCoy (the son of Frank McCoy and Annie Kidd). Jesse was born in Alabama.

LisaRaye’s paternal grandmother was Violee Byrd (the daughter of Tom Byrd and Eloise Peters). Violee was born in Mississippi.

Profile by Ren Victoria


Curious about ethnicity

18 Responses

  1. PescadoDelGado says:

    Personally, I can really see all three ancestries in her, even Native.

  2. RW says:

    I agree with ethnic. As an AA many people think that I am mixed, but I am not.

    • Wow says:

      @Rw,that’s just because you may not fit their Idea of what a AA is supposed to look like.Others on here try that,by stating unless you have real dark skin or a certain type of hair etc, then you not AA

  3. Boo says:

    Her wikipedia page says she is of African-American, Irish, & Native-American descent.

  4. Boo says:

    McCoy is an Irish or Scottish name. She does look mixed.

  5. moi says:

    are you sure i think she could be mixed

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