Alex Wassabi bio: Ethnicity, girlfriend, brother, net worth

Alex Wassabi bio: Ethnicity, girlfriend, brother, net worth

Alex Wassabi is not a new name in the streets of Hollywood. He is an American actor and internet personality. He was nominated for a Shorty Award and three Streamy Awards.

Alex Wassabi
Actor Alex Wassabi attends a Fan Screening of CBS Films' "The Duff" at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez
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The actor was one half of the Wassabi Productions duo with Roi Fabito as the other half. He has starred in Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Escape the Night and Light as a Feather.

Alex Wassabi profile summary

  • Full name: Alex Burriss
  • Date of birth: 28th March 1990
  • Place of birth: Great Falls, Montana, USA
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: American
  • Alex Wassabi's ethnicity: Filipino
  • Relationship status: In a relationship
  • Spouse: Lexy Panterra
  • Profession: Internet personality, singer, YouTuber, actor
  • Net worth: $10 million

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Alex Wassabi biography

The YouTuber was born on 28th March 1990 in Great Falls, Montana, in the United States. What is Alex Wassabi's real name? He was born Alex Burriss. He has not offered any information about his parents.

The internet personality has two siblings, one brother and one sister. Alex Wassabi's brother is called Aaron, while his sister is known as Mariah.

Career

Alex Wassabi
Alex Wassabi attends the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards - Arrivals at Barker Hangar. Photo: David Crotty
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Alex started his career as a social media personality through Vine. He uploaded his first video on this app on 1st May 2013. He also had a YouTube channel that was created on 26th January 2006.

He quit vine to focus on his channel. He joined hands with his high-school best friend Roi Fabito in making video clips for the channel that was later renamed Wassabi Productions. The duo created various parody music videos and skits, which often featured the fictional characters known as Richard and Rolanda.

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The Wassabi Productions gained international recognition in 2012 after uploading a music parody of Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Towards December 2020, the video was their most viewed clip. The parody video has over 141 million views as of March 2021.

The duo worked together for 10 years, after which Roi Fabito chose to leave the Wassabi productions.

After ten years of making videos together, Roi came to me and said he was unhappy at Wassabi Productions and wanted to leave for reasons we’re not gonna disclose. I was sad to hear it, but everybody knows that the first most important thing in life is happiness. I will be posting on the main channel every week, on Wassabi Wednesday, like we’ve been doing for years and years.

After leaving Wassabi Productions, Roi created a channel known as Guava Juice which has garnered over 16.5 million subscribers. Since then, the Wassabi Productions YouTube channel is solely run by Burris under the name, Wassabi.

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The channel has over 11.6 million subscribers and 4,505,021,555 views. Are Alex and Roi Wassabi still friends? Yes they are still best friends even after opting to run their personal YouTube channels.

Alex has also ventured into the film industry. He made his debut in 2017, playing Allen's role in the comedy-horror movie, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. In the same year, he was featured in Escape the Night. He starred as The Novelist in season two of the show.

Alex Wassabi's movies and TV shows include:

  • 2008 to 2016 - Wassabi Productions
  • 2011 - DashieGames
  • 2016 - Seven Bucks Digital Studios
  • 2017 - Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
  • 2017 - Anime Crimes Division
  • 2019 - Light as a Feather
  • 2019 - Airplane Mode
  • 2017 to 2019 - Escape the Night
  • 2019 - Middle School Moguls

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The actor has also tried his luck in the music industry. He has released several music videos such as:

  • My Side
  • Taking My Baby
  • Night Shirt
  • What It Be
  • What It Is

Alex Wassabi's girlfriend dating history

Alex Wassabi
Alex Wassabi and Lexy Panterra in Los Angeles, California. Photo: @GP
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The YouTube content creator is dating fellow YouTuber Lexy Panterra. Lexy’s channel has over 2.16 million subscribers. She is also a recording artist, dancer and the founder of LexTwetrkOut, an exercise program that helps people lose weight and keep fit by twerking. Alex and Lexy started dating in 2020.

Previously, he was in a relationship with Lauren Riihimaki, commonly known as LaurDIY. Lauren is a Canadian YouTube content creator. She specializes in creating DIY tutorial videos. In 2019, she was the host and executive producer of the HBO Max competition known as Craftopia.

The duo started dating in 2015 but broke up in September 2018. The duo announced the shocking and sad split in an emotional YouTube video. This was part of Lauren's remarks regarding the break up:

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Basically, we just feel like we both need specific things, and we're not fully on the same page, and we need to take time apart. To come back better and stronger, we have to take time and focus on ourselves. I want you guys to hear it from us, we don't hate each other, and it's not the end of the world.

He has also dated:

  • Becky from 2012 to 2014
  • Caeli Santa Olalla Lopez in 2019

Alex Wassabi's net worth

How much money does Alex Wassabi make? The YouTuber makes around $3,000 per day from YouTube and social media. He is the owner and manager of Wassabi Productions. His net worth is roughly $10 million as of 2021.

What happened to Alex Wassabi?

He took a break from YouTube. After being an active YouTube content creator for 15 years, Alex recently announced that he would be taking a break from the platform. In a video clip, he stated his plans to take an extended break to focus on himself and re-evaluate his channel's direction. He also planned to focus on his relationship with his new girlfriend, Lexy.

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I feel less creative. I don’t have the same urge to create that I used to. I want to take a break to just be myself and figure out who I am and what I want to do with this channel, and even if I want to be a YouTube creator anymore.

Alex Wassabi has been among the few YouTube content creators who have always created a smile or hearty laughter on his fans' faces. However, he recently opted to take another direction in his career, thus taking a YouTube break.

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