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

20 Responses

  1. izzybizzy says:

    Like many African Americans she probably just has slave master blood which gives her a mixed look

  2. tinasheeeee says:

    I looked it up and it said in her wiki that she is African American & Native American

  3. Lisette says:

    If she was “Irish” then her sister (Da Brat) would be too and here’s hers
    White people…learn something. Like black history or something Lhh.

  4. A3000 says:

    She is Afro American, Native American and Irish.

  5. czj says:

    She is mixed with many ethnicities and beautiful!

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