Issa Rae

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae

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Issa Rae

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 12
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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.

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.

 

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Issa Rae, as Issa
  • Insecure
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions, Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Issa Rae, Executive Producer
  • Insecure
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions, Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Issa Rae, Executive Producer
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with JAX Media, 3 Arts Entertainment, Issa Rae Productions and For Better or Words Inc.
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
Issa Rae speaks during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series to Ben Winston and Eric Pankowski for Carpool Karaoke: The Series at Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Music Direction to Rickey Minor for The Kennedy Center Honors during the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed present an award on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmys.
Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Issa Rae on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Issa Rae speaks during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Issa Rae speaks during the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series to Ben Winston and Eric Pankowski for Carpool Karaoke: The Series at Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series to Ben Winston and Eric Pankowski for Carpool Karaoke: The Series at Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Music Direction to Rickey Minor for The Kennedy Center Honors during the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Issa Rae presents the award for Outstanding Music Direction to Rickey Minor for The Kennedy Center Honors during the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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

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

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