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Issa Rae Biography: Age, Height, Bio, Birthday, Family, Net Worth

Issa Rae Biography: Jo-Issa Rae Diop, also known as Issa Rae professionally, was born on January 12, 1985. She is a well-known and skilled actor, writer, and producer of the online comedy “Awkward Black Child.” Rae and Tracy Oliver posted the first few episodes of “Awkward Black Child” to widespread acclaim on Rae’s YouTube channel, resulting in well-deserved media notice. After two seasons of “Awkward Black Child” aired on H.B.O., Rae developed her next successful series, “Insecure,” which debuted on the network. She is an award-winning actor and producer, a New York Times best-selling author, and the founder of Raedio and Hoorae Media.

Issa Rae Birthday, Family

Jo-Issa Rae Diop, professionally known as Issa Rae, was born in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 1985. She is a well-known actor, writer, and producer. Rae, her four brothers, and her parents spent her early childhood years in Dakar, Senegal, before relocating to Potomac, Maryland, where they resided for several years. When Rae was in sixth grade, her family relocated to the Los Angeles neighbourhood of View-Park Windsor Hills. In addition to attending King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science, she began acting there.

Rae attended Stanford University after graduating from high school and received a Bachelor of Arts in African and African-American Studies in 2007. During college, she expressed her creativity by writing and directing plays, making music videos, and even creating a satirical reality series called “Dorm Diaries” for fun. At university, she met and befriended Tracy Oliver, who eventually produced and starred in her hit web comedy “Awkward Black Girl.” She got a fellowship at The Public Theater in New York City following her college graduation, and she and Oliver enrolled in classes at the New York Film Academy together. In 2011, Rae developed and released her debut online series, “Awkward Black Girl,” on her YouTube channel, where she also plays the lead role.

Her series acquired popularity and became viral as a result of word-of-mouth spread via numerous blogs and social media posts. Rae and Oliver, thrilled by the popularity of the first few episodes of their series, used Kickstarter to fund the production of the remaining episodes of season one, which they uploaded and continued to stream on Rae’s YouTube account. In 2012, she collaborated with Pharrell Williams on the second season and uploaded it on his YouTube channel, “iamOTHER.” “Awkward Black Girl” received the 2013 “Shorty” award for “Best Web Show” Motivated by the success of her first series, Rae lost little time in collaborating with Larry Wilmore, a comedian, producer, writer, and actor, on a new comedy series titled “Insecure.” “Insecure” was successfully released on H.B.O. in 2016. During this time, in 2015, she also published her debut memoir, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” which became a “New York Times” bestseller!

The American Film Institute ranked the H.B.O. series as one of the ‘Top 10 Television Programs of the Year’ in 2017, the same year that the second season of “Insecure” premiered. In 2018, her work in “Insecure” earned her nominations for two “Golden Globes” for “Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy” and a “Primetime Emmy Award” for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.” Season five of “Insecure” was the most recent season to be released in 2021. Rae has delved into business and successfully co-founded her own record label called Raedio in 2019 in addition to acting and producing relevant and engaging television series. In 2020, Rae featured as the lead actress in two films, “The Photograph,” directed by Stella Meghie, and “The Lovebirds,” directed by Michael Showalter, and founded her own media production company, Hoorae Media, in the same year.

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Issa Rae Bio, Net Worth

Full Name: Jo-Issa Rae Diop

Birth date: January 12, 1985

Age: 38

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 5′ 8.89″

Relationship Status: Married

Net Worth: $4 million