Rickey Thompson
Rickey Thompson
Actor, Model, and Content Creator
Rickey Thompson is an actor, comedian, model, entrepreneur, tastemaker, and, most notably, a vanguard of what it means to be a multihyphenate media mogul in today’s booming creator space. Most recently named one of Forbes’ inaugural Top 50 Creators, Rickey has cemented his trailblazing status as one of today’s most influential, sought-after curators in fashion, music, pop culture and Hollywood.

Having transformed from a shy high schooler in Raleigh, NC, where he was bullied for being gay, to prom king who set out to Los Angeles to make a name for himself, Rickey’s larger-than-life personality now commands an audience of millions. In 2015, Rickey got his start in entertainment through the now-defunct Vine app and racked up over one million followers in just one year (by the time Vine shuttered in 2017, Rickey’s following surpassed 2.5 million users). Foreseeing the coming changes in the digital landscape, Rickey turned his social savvy to other growing networks, such as Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter, proving he has always been ahead of the curve of media trends. Rickey now boasts almost 11 million followers and counting across socials with astronomical engagement numbers, such as almost 40 million “likes” across 260 videos on TikTok alone.

Passionate about sharing his hilariously unique and relatable, yet edgy, point of view, Rickey’s universal footprint is unmatched in the current media landscape, and his addictive content has catapulted him into one of the most profitable figures for high-end brand partnerships and campaigns, including the likes of Coach, Moncler, YSL Beauty, Balmain, AMI Paris, Benefit Cosmetics, NARS, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, MAC Cosmetics, and H&M’s Pride collection, to name just a few. Rickey’s fearlessly trendsetting style has captured the fashion world by storm as he continues to make the fashion week circuits, being dressed to attend front row at all the most notable design houses’ seasonal presentations. Rickey is also a seasoned runway veteran, and most recently opened Private Policy’s FW23 show in New York, closed out the Tokyo James SS23 runway show in Milan, and walked in Koché’s SS23 runway show in Paris. In the past three years, Rickey’s accomplishments have earned him both Streamy and Shorty Award wins, and nominations for E! People’s Choice and MTV Movie & TV Awards. It's no surprise that Rickey’s renowned charisma has also lent itself to his flair for acting. He most recently appeared in Donald Glover’s and Janine Nabers’ limited horror series “Swarm” now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. He can also be seen starring in the feature film, “Good Mourning,” opposite Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, and Dove Cameron, and led four seasons of the YouTube Red comedy series “Foursome,” the first YouTube Red series to earn three season renewals thanks to its impressive viewership, including a staggering 32 million views and counting on season two’s premiere episode alone. Rickey has covered multiple magazines such as Gay Times Magazine’s 500th issue, OUT Magazine, PAPER Magazine, 10 Men Magazine, and Rollacoaster’s SS'21 issue.

Rickey relentlessly dominates the digital landscape, having wrapped three seasons of his smash-hit Spotify-exclusive podcast, “We Said What We Said,” where Rickey and his co-host offer bold advice, hot takes, and risqué storytelling. “We Said What We Said” is currently slated for an exciting season four return in early 2023, and promises to bring even more laughs, wild stories, and even special celebrity guests. Rickey has also successfully launched two Snapchat creator series, including “Trend or End with Rickey Thompson,” where he serves looks and documents multiple runway shows as the judge, jury and executioner of all things fashion and lifestyle, as well as “Road Trippin’,” in which he embarks on a road trip across rural USA to get out of his comfort zone and share crazy new adventures. Rickey was also tapped by Harper’s BAZAAR for their “Royal Tea with Rickey Thompson” digital series, where the social media sensation breaks down the latest and greatest happenings inside and out of Buckingham Palace. Rickey has also led two Facebook Watch series, “Tri Me!” and “Hanger Management.”

Dubbed by many as the “voice of this generation,” Rickey remains a source of light, entertainment, and fun for fans and followers of all walks of life. He is currently based in Los Angeles, CA, where he continues to book new scripted works and is set to star in multiple upcoming projects with castings to be announced.