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Issa Rae          

Actress, Writer, Director & Producer Known for HBO's "Insecure" & "Awkward Black Girl"

Issa Rae is an actress, writer and producer. With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Rae first garnered attention for her award-winning web series and the accompanying New York Times best-seller, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” She created and stars in the hit HBO show, "Insecure," for which she has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Rae made her film debut in the acclaimed drama, “The Hate U Give.” She also starred in Netflix’s “The Lovebirds,” a romantic comedy, and the HBO political-satire drama, “Coastal Elites.”

In 2021, Rae inked an eight-figure film and television deal with WarnerMedia that brings her Hoorae media label in partnership with WarnerMedia. The pact gives HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. television exclusive rights to Rae’s work in TV, plus a first-look film deal that spans WarnerMedia brands, including Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New Line and HBO Max.

Rae is currently filming the fifth and final season of the hit HBO comedy “Insecure” and has a second season of Robin Thede’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (Rae is an exec. producer) in the works.

Upcoming television projects include the docuseries “Seen & Heard” and the backyard wrestling drama “Tre Cnt” (produced with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions) at HBO, as well as the hip hop comedy “Rap Sh*t” at HBO Max. On the film side, Rae’s Hoorae label has a “Set It Off” remake in the works at New Line.

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Issa Rae, Creator Of 'Awkward Black Girl', Felt Like Her Voice Was ...

If you don't know Issa Rae's name yet, you should -- and you will. The 28-year-old actress and writer is best known for her web series,"The Misadventures of ...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae have teamed to co-write a comedy series project for HBO, with Rae set to star. The project focuses on the awkward ...

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

Our favorite 'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae is on a roll dishing out project after project. Not only is she working on an HBO series, and starring in a few webseries, ...

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

Issa Rae may have hit the big time with an HBO deal to co-write (with Larry Wilmore) and star in her own series, but she hasn't completely abandoned her roots ...

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.

Issa Rae Talks About Her White Audience, Shonda Rhimes and ...

Issa Rae opens up about "Insecure's" white audience, Shonda Rhimes as an inspiration and the abundance of male nudity on her show.

Issa Rae Is on the 2018 TIME 100 List | Time.com

On a Friday a few years ago, I was asked to blurb a new book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The title made me laugh, so I read it on Saturday, loved ...

Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to Star in 'Lovebirds' Romantic Comedy ...

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae will topline Paramount's romantic comedy " Lovebirds" with "The Big Sick" helmer Michael Showalter on board.

Issa Rae Inks New Eight-Figure Overall Deal with WarnerMedia ...

Ahead of 'Insecure's' fifth and final season, Issa Rae has signed a new five-year film and TV deal with WarnerMedia.

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