American media star Andrew Rea has become one of the most popular stars on YouTube, thanks to his multiple talents. He’s not just a YouTuber, he’s also a filmmaker, chef, and writer, best known for his Binging with Babish YouTube channel. Rea started cooking at an early age, a passion that has resulted in a lifelong career.

On his YouTube channel, he shares videos of delicacies and finger-licking recipes with his fans around the world. Surprisingly, his channel launched in 2006 has amassed over 4.5 million subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 557 million times. What makes Andrew Rea so special? You will find all this information and more in the following paragraphs.

Andrew Rea – Biography

Born Andrew Douglas Rea on September 2 , 1987, North Dakota, the media star was born in Mendon borough of New York, United States. He is the son of Douglas Rea and his wife, Annie. Although he was born in Mendon, it was in Rochester that Andrew grew up alongside his older brother, David. His nationality is American while he belongs to Italian, Welsh and Polish ethnicity.

Growing up, Andrew was taught to cook by his mother, Annie. Sadly, she passed away when he was just 11 years old. As a result, Andrew decided to become a chef in honor of his mother. He has a good level of education, although he did not reveal where he finished high school. However, we already know that he attended Hofstra University where he earned a degree in film studies. After graduating, Andrew worked briefly as a visual effects artist at SwitchFX Inc. before moving into the kitchen.

Career and rise to prominence

Andrew Rea began his cooking career on YouTube in August 2006, when he opened his first channel. Early in his career, his channel was called bgfilms but later changed to Binging with Babish; a name he adopted from Oliver Babish, a character in the American political drama The West Wing. His channel mainly focuses on reverse engineering food recipes with dry humor. Andrea recreates iconic food/dishes from TV shows and movies to the admiration of her many fans.

Popular among his videos is his 2016 video on Making the Moistmaker Sandwich from the television series Friends. The video, however, went viral on YouTube as well as Reddit and Patreon, bringing a lot of attention to her channel. Andrew has also recreated other dishes from popular movies such as Portal, Parks and Recreation, Pokemon and many more. His channel has so far garnered over 4.5 million loyal subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 557 million times.

In addition to his cooking career, Andrew Rea has also run a podcast titled Being with Barbish and Basic with Barbish. He has invited many guests to his cooking show including Brad Leon, Ashwin Ramdas, Nick Fisher, Maisie Williams, Jon Favreau, Roy Choi and many more. Besides cooking, Andrew is also a published author and he published a cookbook called Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers in 2017. The book contains over 40 recipes featured in different films.

Is he gay or married to a woman?

The talented YouTube star has undoubtedly won the hearts of her many fans with not only her cooking skills but also her soothing baritone voice. Since the start of his career, the chef who has been the subject of rumors regarding his sexuality has not been so rosy. Many of his fans have been curious whether the YouTube celebrity is gay or straight; nevertheless, they were left with few or no answers.

For the curious, Andrew Rea is a very private person and hasn’t given any insight into his sexuality. More so, he didn’t introduce anyone as his wife or girlfriend, which makes things more difficult for everyone. Apparently Andrea is still single and not yet married. He hasn’t spoken about his sexuality and until he does, there’s nothing to talk about his love life.

Net Worth – What is Andrew Rea Worth?

The talented chef and media star has been enjoying a thriving career and has become enormously wealthy. With over 4.5 million subscribers on his channel and over 557 million views on his videos, Andrew Rea has managed to amass a net worth of $1.4 million. He got rich through his YouTube career, commercials, and other ventures.