Issa Rae

Birth Day January 12th, 1985
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age 37 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

The multi-award winner, Іѕѕа Rае іѕ аn Аmеrісаn асtrеѕѕ, wrіtеr, рrоduсеr who had an interest in the entertainment industry since her childhood. Thus, she started taking acting classes from her childhood and later studied at the New York Film Academy. She begins her career as a producer with Tracy Oliver through YouTube by posting her web series called "Awkward Black Girl". She is widely recognized for creating, co-writing, and playing the character of Issa Dee in the HBO TV series Insecure between 2016-18.

Also, She rеlеаѕеd hеr fіrѕt bооk іn 2015, tіtlеd "Тhе Міѕаdvеnturеѕ оf Аwkwаrd Вlасk Gіrl". During her career, she produces many films and TV series which are mentioned below. Let's explore more about her through this article.


Early Life

Issa was born under the birth name of Jo-Issa Rae Diop through her parents in 1985. Currently, she aged 36 years old. Her parents are Abdoulaye Diop and Delyna Hayward. By profession, Her father is a Pediatrician and Neonatologist and her mother is a teacher. Also, she has 4 siblings but their name is not public yet. Similarly, she holds American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. Further, Her birth sign is Capricorn.

Fore education, She schooled at King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. She then enrolled at Stanford University and majored in African and African-American Studies in 2007.

Personal Life

Issa Rae was happily married to her long-term boyfriend named Louis Diame who is a businessman by profession. The pair secretly dated each other for a long time. Later, they secretly engaged in March 2019. After two years of their engagement, they finally exchanged their wedding vows in July 2021 at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France. As per People magazine, she is not ready for motherhood. She wants to enjoy her life more without a child. Let's see what will happen in the future. Either, she sustains her current life or would pregnant. Until then stay with us for more updates.

Further, she also works as activism. She has used her platform to bring attention to police violence and brutality against Black Americans. She raised $700,000 for the Alton Sterling Family Trust to help pay for his children to attend college after he was shot by police.


Net Worth

Issa Rae was engaged in the entertainment industry and contributed as an actress, director, and producer for a long time. Thus, she should have earned a good income and popularity throughout her career. Based on some online sites, her current estimated net worth is somewhere around $4 million. However, her salary and other financial details are yet to be disclosed. Further, she also adds up her income through her various endorsement deals and TV commercials like:

  • Samsung Mobile USA (2018)
  • Customs By Tai Etsy Store (2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 (2018)
  • Samsung Mobile - Make It Yours (2018)
  • Comedy Central (2019)
  • HBO - Make A Little Trouble (2019)

Body Measurement

Issa Rae has a slim physique with a body measurement of 33-28-34 inches and she used a 33B bra cup size. Similarly, she has fuller lips with a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes and she has a long dark brown dreads haircut. Further, she stands at a height of 5 feet 9½ inches tall and she weighs around 63 Kg. Additionally, she used to wear 4 (US) dress sizes and she has bright white teeth.

Filmography

Film

  • Hard Times (2014) - Executive Producer - Short Film
  • Black Twitter Screening (2014) - Short Film - Writer
  • Protect and Serve Police Recruit (2014) - Executive Producer - Short film
  • A Bitter Lime (2014) - Jane Johnson
  • Killing Lazarus (2015) - Producer
  • The Hate U Give (2018) - April Ofrah
  • Little (2019) - April Williams
  • Hair Love (2019) - Mom (Voice) - Short Film
  • The Photograph (2020) - Mae Morton - Executive Producer
  • The Lovebirds (2020) - Leilani - Executive Producer
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: Part One (2022) - Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman (Voice) -  In production
  • Vengeance (TBA) - TBA - Post-Production

Television

  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011-13) - J - Producer - Main Cast - Director and Writer, 1 Episode: "The Sleepover" (2012); Producer, 1 Episode: "The Check" (2013)
  • M.O. Diaries (2012) - Executive Producer - TV Pilot
  • The Couple (2012) - Lisa - Episode: "Exes and Texts"
  • The Number (2012-13) - Lisa - 6 Episodes
  • How Men Become Dogs (2013) - Executive Producer - 9 Episodes
  • True Friendship Society (2013) - Mama Moth - Episode: "Pilot Part Two"
  • My Roommate the (2013) - J - Episode: "Awkward Black Girl"
  • Instacurity (2013) - Issa - 2 Episodes: "The Birthday Party" and "Instacurity PSA"
  • Little Horribles (2013) - Best Friend - Executive Producer - Executive Producer, 3 Episodes; Actor, 1 Episode: "Sexual Activity"
  • Inside Web Series (2013) - Executive Producer - TV Series Documentary
  • Black Actress (2013) - Producer
  • Roomieloverfriends (2013-14) - Executive Producer - Executive Producer, 4 Episodes
  • The Choir (2013-15) - Executive Producer - Director, 2 Episodes: "Genesis" and "New Blood"; Writer, 12 Episodes
  • So Jaded (2014) - Executive Producer - TV Movie
  • Words with Girls (2014) - Executive Producer - TV Movie
  • Bleach (2014) - Executive Producer - TV Movie
  • Rubberhead (2014) - Bride 2 - TV Movie; Segment: "Absorption"
  • First 2014-15) - Executive Producer - Co-Executive Producer, 10 Episodes; Co-Producer, 1 Episodes
  • Get Your Lif (2015) - Executive Producer
  • Insecure Issa Dee (2016-21) - Executive Producer - Main Cast - Creator and Writer
  • BoJack Horseman (2018) - Dr. Indira (Voice) - 2 Episodes
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019) - Executive Producer
  • Coastal Elites Callie (2020) - Josephson
  • Saturday Night Live (2020) - Herself (Host) - Episode: "Issa Rae/Justin Bieber"
  • Rap Sh*t (TBA) - Executive Producer - Creator and Writer

Music Videos

  • "Happy" (2013) - Dancer
  • "Moonlight" (2017) - Rachel Green
  • "Spice Girl" (2017) - Girlfriend
  • "Nice for What" (2018) - Herself
  • "Kinda Love" (2019) - Therapist
  • "Lights On" (2020) - Stripper
  • "Entrepreneur" (2020) - Herself

Awards and Nominations

  • NAMIC Vision Awards (2017) - Best Performance - Comedy - Insecure - Won
  • Black Reel Awards (2017) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Won
  • Satellite Awards (2018) - Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Insecure - Won
  • Black Reel Awards (2018) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Won
  • Black Reel Awards (2019) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Won
  • BET Awards (2020) - Best Actress - Insecure - Won
  • Black Reel Awards (2020) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Won
  • Black Reel Awards (2020) - Outstanding Comedy Series - Insecure - Won
  • NAACP Image Awards (2021) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Won
  • Golden Globe Awards (2017) - Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2017) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2017) - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • MTV Movie & TV Awards (2017) - Next Generation - Insecure - Nominated
  • TCA Awards (2017) - Individual Achievement in Comedy - Insecure -Nominated
  • BET Awards (2017) - Best Actress - Insecure - Nominated
  • Black Reel Awards (2017) - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Black Reel Awards (2017) - Outstanding Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Golden Globe Awards (2018) - Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2018) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2018) - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2018) - Entertainer of the Year - Herself - Nominated
  • MTV Movie & TV Awards (2018) - Best Performance in a Show - Insecure - Nominated
  • BET Awards (2018) - Best Actress - Insecure - Nominated
  • Black Reel Awards (2018) - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Black Reel Awards (2018) - Outstanding Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Primetime Emmy Awards (2018) - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Satellite Awards (2019) - Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Critics' Choice Television Awards (2019) - Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2019) - Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2019) - Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film) - BoJack Horseman - Nominated
  • Black Reel Awards (2019) - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Insecure  - Nominated
  • TCA Awards (2020) - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Comedy - Insecure - Nominated
  • Black Reel Awards (2020) - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - A Black Lady Sketch Show - Nominated
  • Primetime Emmy Awards (2020) - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Primetime Emmy Awards (2020) - Outstanding Comedy Series Insecure - Nominated
  • Primetime Emmy Awards (2020) - Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - A Black Lady Sketch Show - Nominated
  • Critics' Choice Television Awards (2021) - Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • MTV Movie & TV Awards (2021) - Best Comedic Performance - Insecure - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2021) - Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture - The Photograph - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2021) - Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series - Saturday Night Live - Nominated
  • NAACP Image Awards (2021) - Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Insecure - Nominated
  • Satellite Awards (2021) - Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Insecure - Nominated
  • BET Awards (2021) - Best Actress - Insecure - Nominated
  • Primetime Emmy Awards (2021) - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - A Black Lady Sketch Show - Nominated

Works and Publications

  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl  (2015)

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