Rie McClenny Wiki Bio
Rie McClenny was born in Japan on 19 November 1980 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds both American and Japanese nationality. She is a YouTuber, a cook and a social media star, who might be known best for her YouTube channel onto which she mostly uploads videos of her preparing apparently delicious foods.
Childhood, family and education
Rie was raised as an only child in Japan by her father who was a train driver, and her mother who was working as a nurse at a local hospital.
Rie became interested in cooking at a very early age, as her mother made delicious food, and when she was old enough to cook, Rie’s mother taught her all the tricks so that Rie could cook while her mother was at work. Upon completing her elementary education, Rie moved to New York City, USA to attend a culinary school, then are eventually moved to Los Angeles, California. She matriculated in 1998, and then decided not to pursue a college degree but to focus on her career as a cook.
Rie started off by working at the restaurant Rustic Canyon in Los Angeles, then a year later moved to another Los Angeles’ restaurant, A.O.C. After that, in 2016 Rie joined BuzzFeed, and has appeared in several of their series. She appeared in the first season of the show “Make It Big” when Alvin Zhou made her a giant omelet, while she also appeared in the show’s second season when she and Alvin made giant ‘s mores together.
Rie competed in the show “I Draw, You Cook”, losing the first two rounds to Alix Traeger and then winning two rounds against Alix and Katie Aubin. She was give her own “Tasty” series in November 2018, which now counts 17 episodes.
Rie launched her YouTube channel on 16 May 2016, and today it’s subscribed to by over 500,000 people, while she has gathered close to 8.8 million views of all her videos combined – her two most popular are “I Made A Giant Party Pie + My Big Announcement!” which has been watched close to 2.5 million times since 16 February 2020, and “I Made Alix A Surprise Birthday Cake” which has been viewed over 2.1 million times since 27 April 2019.
She is also very active on Instagram, as her account is followed by over 440,000 people, while she’s uploaded more than 360 pictures, most of which feature her baby and the food Rie makes – she is also active on Facebook, and is followed by more than 800 people.
Rie is working as a video producer too, and has produced over 100 videos for BuzzFeed Tasty.
Love life and husband
Rie is very secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s known that she’s been married to her other half, Blair McClenny for many years now – according to the rumors circulating the internet, the two met at a restaurant in 2009, and exchanged their vows in 2014.
Blair is a software engineer who has worked with some of the biggest companies in Los Angeles. On 19 March 2020, Rie and Blair welcomed their son Hugo Mirai, and he’s been featured in Instagram pictures of both Rie and Blair.
Rie hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated, but it’s believed by many that she was a in a long-term relationship with a non-celebrity man before meeting Blair, and that the two dated for three years before splitting ways – it is also rumored that they were engaged.
As of November 2020, Rie is married to Blair McClenny, and they have one son.
Hobbies and other interests
Rie likes to travel, and her career as a cook has taken her all around the US, visiting states such as Texas, Kansas and Missouri, while she has also been to several European countries including France, Germany and England – Rie goes back home to Japan at least once every year.
She is a lover of animals who volunteered at an animal shelter numerous times during her teenage years, but today doesn’t have a pet. She is physically active as she has two to three training sessions at the gym each week, while Rie also meditates and does yoga.
In her spare time and mostly late at night, she likes to watch movies starring some of her favorite actors and actresses – Jim Carrey, Emma Watson and Rosario Dawson – such as “Yes Man”, the franchise “Harry Potter” and “Seven Pounds”.
Age and height
Rie’s age is 39. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.