Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Birthplace: 
Los Angeles, California
Birthday: 
January 12

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Photo credit: 
AP

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About

Issa Rae is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator.

She first attracted attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. The show follows the life of J (played by Rae) as she interacts with co-workers and love interests who place her in uncomfortable situations. The story is told through first-person narrative as J usually reveals how she feels about her circumstances through voice-over or dream sequence.

She subsequently gained further recognition for creating, co-writing, and starring in the HBO television series Insecure, about the awkward experiences of a contemporary African-American woman. For her performance in Insecure, she has received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, in 2017 and 2018.

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Issa Rae, as Issa Dee
  • Insecure
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions, A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment

Photos

  • Issa Rae on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Issa Rae on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed present an award on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmys. 

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  • Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Issa Rae on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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News

April 27, 2016