Raymond Santana Biography

Raymond Santana is an American Actor and Businessman. He is also known for serving 5 years in jail as he is wrongly convicted in the Central Park Rape case. He was a teenager when he and the other 4 people were wrongly convicted. Recently he is in limelight for a relationship that is a mess and will be soon filing for divorce as there were many negative comments posted for him by his wife on her social media page.

Early Life

Raymond was born on 7th September 1974 in the United States of America. The name of his father is Raymond Santana Sr. while the details of his mother have not been shared. There is no information about his siblings with the media. Raymond went to Bronx Preparatory High School and completed his schooling from there. He has also received a degree but has not shared details about the same. The name of his university for his further studies has not yet been disclosed to the media.

Raymond Santana Career

After releasing from jail he started his career as an actor. He was also wrongly convicted of the Central Park murder case. In 2003 he was seen in a documentary named American Justice. Later in 2012, he appeared in the documentary and TV series like The Central Park Five, Charlie Rose, and Democracy Now!. Next year he was seen in Piers Morgan Live. In 2016 he was seen in a Podcast series documentary named Wrongful conviction with Jason Flom.  Later in 2019, he was seen in many TV series and documentary-like Today, When They See Us, Oprah Winfrey, Toure show, The 71st Primetime Emmy Award, and When they See Us: The Criminal System of Injustice. In 2021 he was seen in TV series named VH1 Couples Retreat.

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When he was a teenager he was accused and coerced into confessing to the rape of New York City jogger Trisha Ellen Meili. Including him, five teenagers were arrested Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Korey Wise. They all were aged between 14-16 years of age. On the night of 19Th April 1989, Trisha was found unconscious with her skull fractured, her body temperature at 84 degrees, and 75% of her blood drained from her body. When she recovered she had no memory of the assault.

All the teenagers were convicted in two separate trials of charges stemming from the attacks. Raymond was tried as a juvenile and convicted of rape and assault and was sentenced to five-ten years of jail. Later Matias Reyes confessed that it was his doing. On 19th December 2002, the Manhattan District Attorney said that the convictions of five men were overturned. Raymond spent five years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Raymond Santana Biography

Real Name Raymond Santana Jr.
Birth Date  1974
Age (as of 2022) 47 Years
Birth Place United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Businessman
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 177 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 81 kg  –  in Pounds –  178 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father Raymond Santana Sr.



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Chandra Davis
Children Melia Symone
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Personal Life

On 7th June 2020, he married his girlfriend named Chandra London Davis or Deelishis in Duluth, Georgia. Chandra is a model, singer, and winner of VH1 ‘s reality show Flavor of Love 2After dating for a few months they got engaged in December 2019. Recently in 2022, she posted a since-deleted message on her Instagram account saying that she married a narcissist who is a complete liar and a cheat and was finally ready to speak out the truth.

Although it seems messy and might no longer be together, they recently filed an arrangement with the court to settle most of the legal issues between them and have filed for Divorce as well. From his previous marriage with Nekesta Samone Shelton who supported him during his depression days. Together they were blessed with a daughter named Melia Symone. Further details about their relationship have not been shared.

Raymond Santana Net Worth

Raymond Santana has earned a lot as an actor and businessman. He has also been invited as a guest to various reality talk shows and podcasts. Along with that he also earns from his Clothing brand line. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $5 million. The amount he received by a lawsuit against New York State also contributed to his wealth.

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  • His father was a resident of New York.
  • The five wrongful convicts were released and later pursued a civil lawsuit against the City of New York and were awarded a $41 million settlement in 2014.
  • Ronald appeared with Oprah Winfrey with the cast of When They See Us Now.
  • He was an executive producer of Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man in 2015.
  • Ronald appeared as a guest on podcast series named Toure Show.
  • He is also the founder of a clothing line named Park Madison NYC.

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