CJ Perry’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $3 Million. She is an American professional Wrestler, dancer, actress, and model from Florida. She is best known for her breakthrough career in the WWE. Perry gained popularity in the WWE under the ring name Lana.
Outside of her career in the WWE, Perry also made a name for herself in showbiz by appearing in a number of movies and TV shows. She starred in several hit projects including “Total Divas”, “Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon”, “The Millionaire Matchmaker”, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Total Bellas”, and many more.
Following her success in WWE, Perry wanted to expand her career on social media but her husband doesn’t allow her. Not to mention, Perry also pursued her career in the music industry by signing a record deal with “Compound Entertainment” in 2009.
What Is CJ Perry’s Net Worth?
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Catherine Joy Perry was born in Gainesville, Florida, on March 24th, 1985. She has three younger siblings. Perry grew up in a Venezuelan and Portuguese descent family in Latvian SSR. She lived in Latvian SSR for several years due to her father’s work as a Christian missionary.
Her mother was a dancer, so while growing up Perry also developed an interest in ballet dance. At the age of 17, she began learning dance with the Latvian National Ballet. Perry attended Riga Choreography School.
The family eventually returned to the United States when Perry was 17 years old. While living in New York City, she started dancing at different theaters including Ballet Hispanico, and Alvin Ailey American Dance.
To pursue her dance career she enrolled at Florida State University. Perry graduated with a major in acting and dance. While studying at FSU, she also participated in the University’s football team. That was the same time when Perry began her modeling career.
She’s not only appeared in RIDGID Tool Calendar photoshoots but also worked as a spokesmodel for brands like Red Bull and Matrix. After her graduation, she wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment business so she moved to LA. Perry also attended Edgemar Center for the Arts and The Groundlings School to improve her acting skills.
Perry started her music career in the year 2009 and became a member of the all-girl group known as “No Means Yes”. That group was signed with Ne-Yo’s record label called Compound Entertainment. They released their only song “Would You Like That”.
Next year, the group was disbanded but before that, they recorded two more tracks including “7 Years Bad Luck” and “Burn Rubber”. From that point forward Perry began working as a backup dancer, appearing for artists like Usher, Akon, Rich Boy, Keri Hilson, Nelly, and Pink.
In 2008 Perry made her first TV show appearance in the reality TV series “The Millionaire Matchmaker”. Then she continued to appear in episodes of the TV series including “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “The Game”, “The Fresh Beat Band”, and “Banshee”.
In 2011, Perry had the recurring role of Brit in the TV series “I.C.I.R.U.S.”. She also made guest appearances in the shows “Total Divas” (2015-18), and “Total Bellas” (2016-18).
Outside of TV shows, Lana made her theatrical film debut in “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” in 2011. She followed that up with her role as a dancer in the film “Big Time Beach Party”.
The breakthrough moment of her career in entertainment came when she earned a role in the 2012 musical comedy movie “Pitch Perfect”. She followed her role in its 2015 sequel “Pitch Perfect 2”.
Perry made her voice debut in the 2016 animated films “Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon”. That same year she was cast in the action film “Interrogation”. In 2021 Perry co-starred alongside Bruce Wills, Lochlyn Munro, and Frank Grillo in the science fiction film “Frank Grillo”.
Lana announced that she is about to start her wrestling career in June of 2013. That time she signed with WWE and appeared under the ring name Lana in an episode of NXT. In October of that year, she made her WWE debut scouting Alexander Rusev.
In January Perry made her main roster debut in the 31st episode of SmackDown where she was the manager of Rusev and he won the US championship. She started dedicating Rusev’s matches to her “hero” Vladimir Putin, in May 2014.
In addition to being a velvet, Lana decided to join the WWE as a wrestler and became a competitor. After almost two years, Lana made her debut at Wrestlemania 32 which was her first televised match. Since then she became more passionate about becoming a professional wrestler and continued to train with Natalya Neidhart.
Lana’s last match in the WWE was on the 31st of May 2021 in which she and Naomi defeated Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke in an episode of Raw. Then WWE released her in June of 2021.
Lana and Bulgarian wrestler Rusev started dating at the end of 2014. While working in the NXT division of WWE the two had grown close. Later in 2016, Rusev eventually proposed to Lana while swimming in their Nashville house.
The couple got married in June 2016. Their marriage ceremony was held on Malibu beach attended by their close friends and family.
Originally, these two began their relationship almost ten years ago. Now and they’ve survived not only their unceremonious exit from WWE but the equally hazardous decision to move in with one another after having only been dating less than two years!
Previously Perry also dated Isaiah Mustafa, a former American football player.
In March of 2013, Perry and her husband, Miro signed on the dotted line to buy a stunning family house in Nashville Tennessee. The house comes with four beds, and four baths, and is situated on 11.5 acres of land. The cost of this lavish property is around $2 Million.
The two-story home offers a wide-open living space with a pretty amazing game room, a modern kitchen, and a lot more. It also includes a swimming pool, a basketball court, and a home gym. She built that home gym during the pandemic.
Apart from this property, the couple also bought another luxury house in the summer of 2020. Their second home is located in one of the posh areas in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.
- Her appearance as “Lana” in WWE Smackdown as Rusev’s manager.
- Appearing as host in popular television series Total Divas and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
CJ Perry Net Worth
As of 2023, CJ Perry’s net worth is approximately $3 Million. She made her wealth from various sources including her modeling work for brands like Matrix and Red Bull, as well as acting in films and TV shows. But the majority of her income and popularity she earned from her WWE career.
Moreover, CJ is also a dancer and fashion influencer, so she has managed to make a good sum for her family. Perry is currently earning from the entertainment industry as she became one of the cast members of the VH1’s reboot of “The Surreal Life”. Her yearly income is around $1 million.
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