Serayah Ranee McNeill also known mononymously as Serayah, is an American actress, model and singer, best known for her role as singer Tiana Brown on the television show Empire.
Serayah Ranee McNeill was born in Encinitas, California. She graduated from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, where she played for the girls’ varsity basketball team, in 2013.
The character of Tiana on Empire marks her first major acting role. In a 2015 interview with Black Enterprise, Serayah stated of her role, “One thing I always say about this show is it’s a lot of drama, but it’s family drama so people relate. Every family has some type of drama, and I think that it touches on a lot of the entertainment business and the music business. Some exaggerated parts, but it really does touch on some of the things that happen.” She was added to the series regular cast on August 26, 2015.