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, the romantic comedy The Lovebirds, and the comedy thriller Vengeance.

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‘Insecure’: Issa Rae’s HBO Series To Get Run On OWN

UTA Alum Monique Francis Joins Issa Rae’s Hoorae Media as Head of Marketing

Issa Rae cuts casual-chic figure as she leads stars at Home For The Holidays anniversary celebration

Issa Rae Looks Like a Goddess in Tassels at Women in Entertainment Gala

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Issa Rae’s ‘Sweet Life’ Canceled At HBO Max After Two Seasons

Issa Rae’s ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ Canceled at HBO Max After Two Seasons

Tracee Ellis Ross, Erika Alexander, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae Join Jeffrey Wright in Cord Jefferson’s Directorial Debut for MGM’s Orion Pictures

Issa Rae’s Hoorae Media Partners With Walmart’s ‘Black & Unlimited’ Digital Development Program, Announces Inaugural Class of Creators

Issa Rae’s Hoorae Names Raj Raghavan Head Of Talent Division At ColorCreative

Spike Lee, Issa Rae and the ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Cast Honored at Ebony Power 100 Gala

Issa Rae, Spike Lee, ‘Wakanda Forever’ Cast Honored at Ebony Power 100 Gala

Chris Meledandri, Issa Rae and Austin Beutner on How Proposition 28 Could Bring a Brighter Future for Public School Children in California (Guest Column)

Issa Rae’s Hoorae Sets Malick Diop as Chief Financial Officer (EXCLUSIVE)

Meghan Markle Talks 'Difficult' and 'Angry Black Woman' Labels With Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh

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Usher Sweetly Serenades Issa Rae During His Las Vegas Residency Concert

The Reactions To Issa Rae Being Serenaded By Usher Are So Thirsty, I Can't

The Reactions To Issa Rae Being Serenaded By Usher Are So Thirsty, I Can't

Issa Rae Slams Hollywood for Not Shutting Down Ezra Miller