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Issa Rae          

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

Issa Rae, a multi-talented American actress, writer, and producer, has earned wide recognition through her work in both television and film. Her claim to fame was the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl, which led to the creation of the critically acclaimed HBO television series Insecure, where she served as co-creator, co-writer, and star. Rae's work on Insecure garnered her multiple nominations for Golden Globe Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, she demonstrated her range in the industry by providing voice work for the Academy Award-winning short film, Hair Love.

Rae's influence extends beyond television. She has starred in a variety of feature films such as The Hate U Give, Little, The Photograph, The Lovebirds, Vengeance, Barbie, and American Fiction. Her acting prowess was recognized by the industry as she was nominated for Best Actress in both the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award categories for her work on Insecure. Further cementing her impact on the industry, Rae was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world and received prestigious accolades like the Peabody Trailblazer Award and the Producers Guild of America Visionary Award.

Off-screen, Rae is a Stanford University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in African and African-American Studies. She utilized her education and experience to establish Hoorae Media, further expanding her influence in the media industry. Rae's memoir, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," released in 2015, became a New York Times bestseller, demonstrating her writing abilities. Fluency in French and a background in a wide range of media formats make Rae a versatile figure in the industry.

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'Project Greenlight' Revival From Issa Rae Gets Series Order At HBO ...
HBO has given a series order to Project Greenlight, an eight-episode docuseries from Issa Rae and Miramax.
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.
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 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 ...
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 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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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 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, ...
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, 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 ...
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