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Rickey Thompson        

Actor, Comedian, Digital Media Personality & Podcast Host

Rickey Thompson is an American actor, comedian, and Internet personality. He rose to prominence for comedic videos he posts to Instagram, and previously Vine. He has over 4 million Instagram followers and a lead role in the YouTube Red series "Foursome."

Thompson grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where he attended Millbrook High School, where he regularly performed in theater productions and was also bullied for being gay. During this time, Thompson posted YouTube videos about his experience with bullying as well as about fashion. He also used Vine to post comedic videos of himself, usually speaking directly to the camera. When he was 17, Kylie Jenner shared one of his videos, which led to an increase in his profile on the platform. He amassed 2.5 million followers by the time Vine shut down in 2016.Thompson then began posting short videos to Instagram and as of 2019 has over 3 million followers. He has monetized his videos with promotional posts and guest appearances at events and in other videos.

In 2018, Thompson narrated several interludes for Aminé's album OnePointFive and also appeared in the "Reel It In" music video. Aminé DM'd him on Instagram to invite him to be on the album. That December, he walked in his first runway show for designer Alexander Wang.

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