Issa Rae

Issa Rae is an American actress, writer and producer. She rose to fame beginning in 2011 with her YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. Rae went on to top the The New York Times best-seller list with her memoir The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2015). She wrote and starred on HBO's Insecure (2016-2021), which earned her three Emmy Award nominations. Rae has also appeared in the films The Hate U Give (2018), Little (2019) and The Lovebirds (2020).
Issa Rae
Full Name
Jo-Issa Rae Diop
Los Angeles


Who is Issa Rae married to?

Issa Rae married businessman Louis Diame in 2021.

What college did Issa Rae go to?

Issa Rae graduated from Stanford University in 2007. She majored in African and African American studies and minored in political science.

Why is Issa Rae ending 'Insecure'?

Issa Rae told 'Entertainment Tonight' in 2021 that she was ending 'Insecure' after its fifth season because she had played her character "for a long time, and I have so much more that I want to do."

Most Recent

Issa Rae and Michael Cera Join Cast of Margot Robbie's Upcoming Barbie Movie
Margot Robbie is Barbie and Ryan Gosling is Ken in the upcoming Greta Gerwig-directed film, which is expected to hit theaters next year
Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae Among Star-Studded Cast in Trailer for Strange Anthology Series Roar
Roar is set to premiere on April 15, and stars Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, and more
Jean Smart Dedicates Win at Critics Choice Awards to Hacks Director and Her Newborn Baby
During Sunday's 27th annual Critics' Choice Awards, Jean Smart won best actress in a comedy series
Issa Rae Becomes the First Person to Receive a Key to the City of Inglewood: 'Always Put on for My City'
The moment was a bit of life imitating art for Issa Rae, whose Insecure character was bestowed the key to Inglewood by Mayor Tyra Banks in a fantasy sequence from the recent fifth and final season
Insecure's Jay Ellis Says a Woman Slapped Him at the Airport 'Because She Got Mad at Lawrence'
Jay Ellis starred as Martin Lawrence Walker on the comedy/drama television series co-created by Issa Rae
Issa Rae on the Insecure Series Finale: It's 'a Journey of Growth'
The comedy starring Issa Rae ended its five-season run on HBO Sunday

More Issa Rae

Insecure's Issa Rae Says Goodbye to HBO Series in Upcoming Documentary: 'Incredibly Humbled, Blessed'
The HBO series will air its last episode on Dec. 26, and a documentary about the series will begin streaming the same day
Issa Rae Curates Holiday Bazaar Supporting Black Businesses: 'Ours Have Been Most Affected by the Pandemic'
The pop-up marketplace will be hosted in Downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 11 and 12
Issa Rae Dishes on Final Season of Insecure and Her Wedding to Louis Diame: 'A Beautiful Experience'

Issa Rae sat down with Tamron Hall on Tuesday for her first TV interview since tying the knot with longtime love Louis Diame in July