Issa Rae

Actress / Screenwriter / YouTuber | * 01/12/1985 (35) | Los Angeles, California, USA
Jo-Issa Rae Diop (born January 12, 1985) known as Issa Rae, is an American actress, writer, and producer. She 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 people of color. She subsequently gained further recognition for creating, co-writing, and starring in the HBO television series Insecure. For her acting work on Insecure, she has received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Rae has released one memoir, titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Rae co-starred in the comedy Little (2019) and in 2020 starred in the drama The Photograph and the romantic comedy The Lovebirds. ()
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Jo-Issa Rae Diop, known as Issa Rae, is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator. She first garnered attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

Awards & Nominations for Issa Rae

Okayafrica 100 Women Gracie Awards

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Movies with Issa Rae as Actress(10)

as Callie Josephson2020 Coastal Elites
as Mom (voice)2019 Hair Love
as April2019 Little
as April Ofrah2018 The Hate U Give
as Rachel2017 Jay-Z: Moonlight
as Jane Johnson2015 A Bitter Lime
as Bride 2 (segment "Absorption")2014 Rubberhead

TV Shows/Series with Issa Rae as Actress(3)

as Herself - Illustrious Guest2019 Desus & Mero
as Issa Dee2016 Insecure
as herself1997 The View

Movies with Issa Rae as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2020 The Lovebirds

TV Shows/Series with Issa Rae as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer2019 A Black Lady Sketch Show
Writing/Writer2016 Insecure
Production/Producer2016 Insecure

Additional Information

Full Name: Issa Rae
Born: Saturday, 01/12 1985 (January) in Los Angeles (current age: 35 years + 252 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Educated at: Stanford University, New York Film Academy
Other names for Issa Rae (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jo-Issa Rae Diop"
Issa Rae frequently works together with these people:
Aaron Abrams (6x, Actor)
Brendan Gall (5x, Actor)
Stella Meghie (4x, Crew)
Alec Baldwin (3x, Actor)
Charlize Theron (3x, Actress)
Spike Lee (3x, Crew)
Sherri Shepherd (3x, Actress)
Paula Faris (3x, Actress)
Barbara Walters (3x, Actress)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck (3x, Actress)
Prentice Penny (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:396695, Added: 08/19/2018, Last updated: 08/25/2020