Raised in Chicago, LisaRaye McCoy grew up with her mother and father in a life of seeming luxury. It wasn't until her father was murdered and she left Chicago that she saw what hardships her mother had to endure. Struggling with depression and his loss after his murder she attempted to take her own life. Knowing that something had to change and not believing that Chicago had anything to offer her anymore, LisaRaye took her newborn daughter to LA to make it as an actress. It wasn't long before she had established herself as one of the top booked music video girls and landed her first movie with Ice Cube making her a household name - Players Club. Today she is focusing on her businesses - following in her fathers footsteps and establishing that we haven't seen the last of LisaRaye McCoy just yet.