• Dan Rue is an American Instagram star, dancer and philanthropist born in 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
• He is known for his unique sense of humor and his collaborations with rapper T-Pain and producer Nick Cannon.
• He was a cast member of Nick Cannon's show "Wild 'N Out" from 2018 to 2019.
• Dan Rue is rumored to be in an open relationship with another Instagram star, although this has not been confirmed.
• He has a net worth estimated to be over $600,000 and is active on several social media platforms, with his Instagram account being the most popular.


Dan Rue (DancingDan) Wiki Bio

Dan Rue was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, on 11 February 1988, so under the zodiac sign of Aquarius and holding American nationality – he is popular for his Instagram account, and his unique sense of humor.

Early life and education

Dan Rue hasn’t shared much about his early life with the public as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself. He is very secretive when it comes to his family, as he hasn’t shared any details regarding his mother and father with the public. Because he hasn’t mentioned having any brothers or sisters, he is rumored to be an only child.

He started dancing at a very young age, and instantly fell in love with it. He is a very sociable person who had lots of friends during elementary school as well as high school, and he was both loved and respected by his peers. He matriculated from high school and enrolled at Louisiana State University, and it was during those years that he launched his online career, becoming an internet sensation. Dan Rue graduated with a bachelor’s degree after four years of study.

Career of an Instagram star

Dan Rue’s career was launched while he was still attending Louisiana State University – it was there that he met his future comedy partner Nicholas Joseph who goes by the nickname Nicknpattiwhack.

The two were members of the school’s student union, and they made a video of Dan Rue dancing (therefore the nickname DancingDan) while Nick was acting as his hype man. As the video went viral on the internet, the duo decided to start uploading videos on Dan Rue’s Instagram account, which very soon gathered a big number of followers, after collaborating with the popular rapper and producer T-Pain. In their video with T-Pain, they meet him in his dressing room when Dan steals his chain and runs away with it – this is a normal story in their videos, in which you can usually see Dan dancing before he steals something from someone and escapes with it.


In 2018 Dan Rue gained even more recognition after he joined Season 11 of Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” show, which airs on MTV, and continued through Season 12, but was not invited to appear in Season 13. Dan Rue also has a YouTube channel, but has only uploaded a single video onto it entitled “Odells beats Kavahra’s 400 record”, and there are currently 41 people subscribed to it.

“Wild ‘N Out”

“Wild ‘N Out” is an American improvisation comedy show, originally created and produced by the popular comedian Nick Cannon, who also serves as its host. It first aired on 28 July 2005, but ended in 2007 because of low viewer numbers.

In 2013 the show was renewed for a fifth season, but on MTV2 – the first episode aired on 9 July  and the entire fifth season was viewed on average by more than 1.1 million people, making it the highest rated telecast in the history of MTV2. It remained airing on MTV2 during its sixth and seventh seasons before moving back to MTV.

At the beginning of March 2019, “Wild ‘N Out” was renewed for another 90 episodes, making it 16 seasons long – it was also announced on 19 June 2019 that the show will start airing on VH1 after 7 July 2019.

Personal life and relationships

Dan Rue is very secretive when it comes to his love life, as he hasn’t shared anything about his past affairs with the public. He can often be seen in the company of attractive girls, whether he is going for a walk or partying in one of the clubs in Los Angeles. It is not known whether or not he has dated any of these girls, but he is rumored to be a womanizer who has slept with many girls – his fans believe that the Instagram star never goes home alone when he goes out partying.

Rumor has it that Dan Rue is currently in an open relationship with another Instagram star, after the two started talking online, met in the summer of 2018, and have allegedly been together since then – however, this hasn’t been confirmed by Dan Rue. Judging by his social media accounts and his secrecy, he currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have any kids.

Interests and other likes

Dan Rue’s number one passion is entertaining people and making them laugh, which is his goal on the internet. He is an avid dancer and has been passionate about it ever since he was a kid.

Dan Rue likes to travel and mostly does it with his friend Nick – the two have travelled together around the US, and made videos as they go. They both love challenges, such as the “Ice Bucket” and “Floor is Lava” among many others, and going to parties together, drinking and flirting with girls. Dan Rue is very fond of fast cars and is rumored to be changing them regularly – he buys a fast car, drives it for a couple of months until he gets bored, and then sells it and buys another. He is also very sportive – he often goes to the gym, mostly to lift weights, and he occasionally plays basketball with his friends.

Dan Rue is a philanthropist. After Hurricane Harvey destroyed so many houses and properties in Louisiana and Texas in August 2017, Dan Rue decided to create a GoFundMe page to help those people who were left without a roof over their heads.


On 12 October 2017, a person who goes by the nickname ‘missenigmatic’ posted a video of Dan Rue while he was arguing with a man in a barber shop about the N word. Both Dan Rue and his friend Nicknpattiwhack were verbally attacked online by their fans due to their behavior and the video – they fought back without giving a proper explanation for what happened in the video.

On 30 November 2017, they decided to address the matter in a proper way, and posted a video explaining what exactly happened, and responding to their fans’ questions.

Appearance and net worth

Dan Rue is currently 31 years old. He has short black hair and a long black beard, with brown eyes – he almost always wears a cap. He is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 156lbs (71kgs). According to authoritative sources, his net worth as of early 2020 is estimated to be more than $600,000, and is steadily rising mostly thanks to his Instagram account.


Social media presence

Dan Rue is very active on several popular social media networks, as this is very important for his career of a social media personality and his image. He has a Twitter account which is the first network he started using – he has managed to gather quite a number of followers but his account has recently been suspended for unknown reasons. His Instagram account is what he is popular for, as it is currently followed by more than three million people while he has uploaded nearly 2,500 pictures onto it – he is also running a Facebook page, which is currently followed by more than 1.77 million people.

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