|Franchesca Ramsey Quick Info
|5 ft 10 in
|Date of Birth
|November 29, 1983
Franchesca Ramsey is an American graphic designer, actress, and comedian who became popular after her YouTube commentary of racial stereotypes went viral. Her videos have been featured on The Huffington Post, CollegeHumor, Glamour magazine, and Jezebel. She has been invited to speak on various shows on MSBN and MTV. She has also served as a host of the popular MTV web show, Decoded.
Franchesca Leigh Ramsey
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
New York City, United States
Franchesca Ramsey went to a performing arts high school. After the completion of her high school studies, she got enrolled at the Miami International University of Art & Design to study graphic design. In 2009, she got an admission on scholarship at the St. John’s University to study law.
Graphic Designer, Actress, Writer, Comedian
- Father – Frankie B. Ramsey
- Mother – Learna G. Lincoln
- Siblings – None
Franchesca Ramsey is represented by Rachel Zeidman and Scott Yoselow of The Gersh Agency, Inc.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Franchesca Ramsey has dated –
- Patrick Kondas (2013-Present) – In 2013, Ramsey got married to her boyfriend, Patrick Kondas, who is an attorney. Their marriage has often been discussed on the social media as Kondas is white and Ramsey has been a vocal on racial relations. They have even collaborated for a podcast, Last Name Basis.
Race / Ethnicity
She has African-American ancestry.
Franchesca Ramsey often uses her social media posts to endorse products and brands such as –
- Sam Edelman
- Aritzia fashion boutique
- RounGe New York
- WKNDLA Jewelry
- Mara Hoffman
Best Known For
- The popularity of her YouTube channel, which has more than 300k subscribers. She is well known for her commentary on the racial issues.
- Having worked as a writer with the popular shows such as The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and MTV Decoded
- Having regularly appeared on the TV shows such as The Ride and MTV Decoded
She made her theatrical film debut in The One in 2011.
First TV Show
In 2012, Franchesca Ramsey made her first TV show appearance on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
Franchesca Ramsey is very passionate about working out. She had previously hired personal trainer Robert Brace to whip her body in shape. Brace had her working out 4 days a week for 7 weeks with each workout lasting for about 35 to 40 minutes. By the end of 7 weeks, she had gone from size 12 to size 4. In her workout routines, Brace has laid special emphasis on bodyweight exercises.
Franchesca has continued working hard in the gym to ensure that she maintains her good shape. She also loves to try new workout styles. She has been seen giving Kettlebell kickboxing a try. The kettlebell kickboxing includes a range of kettlebell exercises and kickboxing-inspired bodyweight exercises.
Franchesca Ramsey Favorite Things
- Makeup Products – IMAN Cosmetics Luxury Concealing Foundation, Viseart Eyeshadow Palette, and Madina Chic & Shine Stick
- App – Fantastical 2
- Clothing Items – Uniqlo Women’s Jersey Flare Pants, Mackage Yoana Leather Jacket
Source – NY Mag
Franchesca Ramsey Facts
- After completing her high school studies, she gave acting a try but decided to quit as she found it emotionally painful. Instead, she decided to study graphic design in college.
- In 2012, she earned viral fame as her YouTube video, Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls, became a viral sensation. The video helped her earn interviews with Anderson Cooper, NPR, and BBC.
- The popularity of her video inspired her to post more content on her YouTube channel, which she had created back in May 2006. She focused on creating videos that were socially conscious comedy sketches and song parodies.
- When her YouTube video became popular, she was working as a graphic designer at Ann Taylor.
- In 2008, she went on to win the People/YouTube Red Carpet Reporter contest.
- In 2018, she published her non-fiction book, Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist, which focuses on her role as a racial activist.
- Visit her official website @ www.franchesca.net.
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