Issa Rae


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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. See full bio »

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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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(2016-2021)
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(2019)

Filmography

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  Seen & Heard (TV Mini Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2022 Project Greenlight Revival (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Gray Matter (2022) ... (executive producer)
  Fledgling (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2022 Rap Sh!t (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2016-2021 Insecure (TV Series) (executive producer - 44 episodes)
- Everything Gonna Be, Okay?! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Out, Okay?! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Choices, Okay?! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Chillin', Okay?! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Tired, Okay?! (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Sweet Life: Los Angeles (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Group Chat (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Are We Even Friends? (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Low-Key Privileged (2021) ... (executive producer)
- No Cabo Cuddles (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Once Upon a Time in Sexico (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2019-2021 A Black Lady Sketch Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Way to Ruin the Party, Soya! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- My Booty Look Juicy, Don't It? (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Sister, May I Call You Oshun? (2021) ... (executive producer)
- So You Just Out Here Chloroforming Anybody? (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Dark City Beneath the Beat (Documentary) (producer)
 2020 The Lovebirds (executive producer)
 2020/I The Photograph (executive producer)
 2017 Insecure: Due North (TV Mini Series) (executive producer)
 2016 Killing Lazarus (producer)
 2015 Get Your Life (TV Series) (executive producer)
  First (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 10 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (co-producer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The First Candlelit Dinner (2015) ... (co-executive producer)
- The First Proposal (2015) ... (co-executive producer)
- The First Spring Break (2015) ... (co-executive producer)
- The First Confession Pt 2 (2015) ... (co-executive producer)
- The First New Chapter (2015) ... (co-executive producer)
 2013-2015 The Choir (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Control (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Truth to Light (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Babel (2015) ... (executive producer)
- New Testament (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Lust (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Protect and Serve (Short) (executive producer)
 2014 Bleach (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Words with Girls (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 So Jaded (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Hard Times (Video short) (executive producer)
 2013-2014 Roomieloverfriends (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.8 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Black Actress (TV Series) (producer)
 2013 Inside Web Series (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Future (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Festivals and Community (2013) ... (executive producer)
- From Edit to Online (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Web Series Production (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Web Series Pre-production (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Little Horribles (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Minibar (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Date (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Sexual Activity (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 How Men Become Dogs (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Bury the Bones (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Loyalty Bites (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Beware of Dog (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Two Bones in a Bowl (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Doggie Style (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (TV Series short) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Check (2013) ... (producer)
 2012 M.O. Diaries (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Personal Details

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3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Louis Diame

Children:

None

Parents:

Diop, Abdoulaye | Delyna Diop
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I personally don't feel any pressure to make jokes about multiple baby-fathers and stereotypical black jokes, because one, that's just not my life, and two, I wouldn't even sound right talking about those things. See more »

Trivia:

Merited a place in TIME magazine's ''The 100 Most Influential People'' (pioneers) with an homage penned by Mindy Kaling [April 2018]. See more »

Trademark:

Her toothy grin.

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