In television, LisaRaye appeared in “The Parent ‘Hood,” “In the House” and was featured on Bravo’s “The It Factor” before she landed her starring role on the CW Network’s hit comedy series “All of Us.” Produced and inspired by the domestic adventures of Will and Jada Smith, the show focused on adults juggling ex-spousal relationships while maintaining a nurturing environment for their child. Since concluding her time in “All of Us” LisaRaye has appeared alongside Jada Smith in her show “Hawthorne”. Off-screen, LisaRaye captured the hearts of hopeless romantics worldwide as she became a real-life aristocrat upon marrying the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands in an extravagant ‘royal’ wedding attended by celebrities and dignitaries such as former BFF Vivica A. Fox, Rapper Da Brat (McCoy’s sister), Ambassador Andrew Young and Perry Christie, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas. She wore a one-of-a-kind couture gown by Amsale and a Chopard tiara from the personal collection of the only other American actress to marry a royal, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.
As the First Lady, LisaRaye juggled her busy Hollywood career while serving as an ambassador for the British Overseas Territory, with official duties that included state visits with the Queen of England. She was the face of an extensive ad campaign for the TCI Board of Tourism and created industry-focused events to increase the island’s appeal as a playground for the rich and famous. Her successes include founding the Turks and Caicos Film Festival with fellow actress Jasmine Guy, as well as the island’s first Christmas Carnival; developing the island’s only movie theater, the state-of-the-art LRaye Cinema; and attracting stars such as Will and Jada Smith, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Star Jones, Gabrielle Union, Lil’ Kim, Donovan McNabb, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Tucker, Essence Atkins and Shaun Robinson for visits. In 2009, rumors of her husband’s infidelity and political corruption brought the fairytale to an end, and LisaRaye persevered through a long, bitter and very public divorce.
With her Hollywood comeback firmly established and her career on the rise, LisaRaye continues to use her celebrity to highlight issues close to her heart. She is the Global Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen race for the Cure® foundation and passionate about the organization’s mission to promote early detection and screenings for women. In addition, she created the Miss Rayediant Jewels teen pageant to increase self-esteem and mentor girls aged 13-15 and most recent the “Life Rocks” Vision Board Workshops. LisaRaye resides in Los Angeles, California and is a proud mother to daughter, Kai.