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Issa Rae            

Star and Creator of HBO's "Insecure"; Writer, Director & Producer of the YouTube Comedy "Awkward Black Girl"

With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae's content has garnered over 20 million views and over 160,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others. Rae's first book, a memoir titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl was released with Simon & Schuster in 2015.

In 2013, Rae started working on a project with with Larry Wilmore. The HBO series was named Insecure and stars Rae. The series focuses on the "the life of an average, twentysomething black woman." Since the show started, she has earned two Golden Globe nominations for her performance.

She received her B.A. from Stanford University, where she produced and directed four theatrical productions, including two stage adaptations of Spike Lee films. Because film was her true passion, she took time off from Stanford to attend the New York Film Academy where she honed her filmmaking skills.

Upon graduating, Issa Rae has worked on various music videos and shorts. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, often referred to as ABG, is Issa Rae’s third web series. It has been featured on several sites and publications, including CNN, NBC, BET.com, Vibe, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine and more.

She has two other web series, which include, Dorm Diaries and her award-winning series, FLY GUYS present the F Word.

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HBO Developing Comedy Series From Larry Wilmore & Issa Rae To ...

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Issa Rae Backs New Webseries That Aims To Show Black Women ...

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Issa Rae Pokes Some Fun at the Black Church With The Choir

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Issa Rae to Star in Rom-Com 'American Princess' – Variety

"Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae will topline Fox's romantic comedy " American Princess" from director Stella Meghie.

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