Issa Rae

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Jo-Issa Rae Diop, 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. read more

Jo-Issa Rae Diop, 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 a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Rae has released one memoir, titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Rae co-starred in Little and had a supporting role in the The Hate U Give. She stars in two 2020 movies, the drama The Photograph and the upcoming romantic comedy The Lovebirds.

Born

Saturday, 12 January 1985

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Actress Filmography

Vengeance 2021
Empress of Serenity 2021
The Lovebirds Julie 2020
The Photograph Mae 2020
Spies in Disguise Vannesa Sterling (voice) 2019
A Black Lady Sketch Show Butterfly, Daffodil Dunham, Jess, Plaintiff 2019
Little April 2019
Desus & Mero Herself 2019
The Hate U Give April Ofrah 2018
49th NAACP Image Awards Herself 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Vengeance 2021
Empress of Serenity 2021
The Lovebirds Julie 2020
The Photograph Mae 2020
Spies in Disguise Vannesa Sterling (voice) 2019
A Black Lady Sketch Show Butterfly, Daffodil Dunham, Jess, Plaintiff 2019
Little April 2019
Desus & Mero Herself 2019
The Hate U Give April Ofrah 2018
49th NAACP Image Awards Herself 2018
75th Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee 2018
Complex x Fuse Herself 2017
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Presenter 2017
Jay-Z: Moonlight Rachel 2017
Insecure Issa Dee, Issa 2016
Get Your Life Herself 2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Herself 2015
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter Herself 2015
Hot Ones Herself - Guest 2015
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Herself - Panelist 2015
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Herself 2014
Rubberhead Bride 2 (segment "Absorption") 2014
BoJack Horseman Dr. Endira (voice) 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Herself 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Herself 2014
Celebrity Page Herself (archive footage), Self (archive footage) 2013
True Friendship Society Mama Moth 2013
TakePart Live Herself - Guest 2013
The Real Herself 2013
Exhale Herself - Co-Host 2013
Little Horribles Best Friend 2013
Instacurity Herself, Issa 2013
How Men Become Dogs Herself 2013
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Herself - Guest 2012
Larry King Now Herself - Guest 2012
From the Mouths of Babes Herself 2012
CBS This Morning Herself 1992
The Couple Lisa 2011
The Number Lisa 2011
Dish Nation Herself 2011
On Story Herself 2011
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl J 2011
Conan Herself - Guest 2010
The Talk Herself 2010
My Roommate the J 2010
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Herself 2009
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Herself 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself 2003
The View Herself 1997
The Daily Show Herself 1996
Extra with Billy Bush Herself 1994
Entertainment Tonight Herself 1981
Good Morning America Herself - Guest 1975

Producer Filmography

2018 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2018 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2017 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
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