Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Highest Rated: 97% The Hate U Give (2018)

Lowest Rated: 46% Little (2019)

Birthday: Jan 12, 1985

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Born in Los Angeles in 1985, Jo-Issa Rae Diop lived in Dakar, Senegal for a short time, but was raised in Maryland until sixth grade when her family moved to Los Angeles. Diop attended Stanford, graduating in 2007 with a major in African and African-American Studies. While in college, she was active in the arts, making music videos and creating a mock reality series called "Dorm Diaries." In 2008, a friend began calling her Issa Rae, and Diop decided that she would use the name for her creative endeavors. After graduation she received a theater fellowship at The Public Theater in New York and began taking film classes. An article bemoaning the lack of African-American geeks portrayed in media led Rae to create "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" (YouTube, 2011-2013). Rae and her friend Tracy Oliver both produced and acted in the first season, which debuted on YouTube in 2011. The overwhelmingly positive response led the two to launch a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $50,000 to fund more episodes of the show. Rae partnered with Pharrell Williams and premiered the second season of the show on his YouTube channel, iamOther. The show won the Shorty Award for Best Web Show in 2012 and ended its run in February of 2013. In 2015, Rae published a memoir titled "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," and in 2016, she starred in and produced the critically acclaimed series "Insecure" (HBO, 2016-). Between seasons of the series, Rae appeared in the acclaimed drama "The Hate U Give" (2018).

Highest rated movies

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% 50% The Lovebirds Leilani (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
74% 81% The Photograph Mae (Character) $20.6M 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hair Love Mom (Voice) - 2019
46% 59% Little April Williams (Character) $40.6M 2019
97% 83% The Hate U Give April Ofrah (Character) $29.6M 2018

TV

Credit
100% 70% A Black Lady Sketch Show Executive Producer 2021 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020
96% 81% Insecure Issa (Character),
Writer,
Creator,
Executive Producer
2020 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019-2020 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019-2020 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019-2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Read With Kid Fury and Crissle Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talk Stoop Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Power Hour Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 20% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fusion Feed Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exhale Host 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Part Live Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013

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