Issa Rae

Jo-Issa Rae Diop, credited professionally as Issa Rae, is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. Rae first garnered attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. Since 2011, Rae has continued to develop her YouTube channel, which features various short films, web series, and other content created by black people. Rae has achieved wider recognition as the co-creator, co-writer, and star of the HBO television series Insecure, for which she has been nominated for multiple Golden Globes Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Her 2015 memoir, titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, became a New York Times best-seller. In 2018 and 2022, Rae was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. Rae has also starred in feature films, with roles in the drama The Hate U Give, the fantasy comedy Little, the romance The Photograph, and the romantic comedy The Lovebirds.

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Issa Rae attends American Express' Business Class LIVE 2022 in New York City

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Issa Rae puts on a VERY leggy display in a plunging green minidress at the Rap S**t  premiere in LA

Issa Rae & HBO Max Unveil Trailer for Upcoming Series ‘Rap Sh!t’