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Issa Rae

American actress and writer

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Issa Rae: American actress and writer
Jo-Issa Rae Diop, known as Issa Rae, is an American actress, writer, and producer. She first garnered attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. Since 2011, Rae has continued to develop her YouTube channel, which features various short films, web series, and other content created by people of color. She subsequently created, co-wrote, and starred in the HBO television series Insecure. For her acting on Insecure, she has received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Rae has released a memoir, titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Rae co-starred in the comedy Little (2019) and in 2020 starred in the drama The Photograph, the romantic comedy The Lovebirds, and the comedy Coastal Elites.

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Kanye West is praying for Issa Rae after 'SNL' skit [Video]

Kanye West is praying for Issa Rae after 'SNL' skit

He was left unimpressed when he was made the punchline of a sketch between Rae and series regular Kenan Thompson.

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'SNL' Recap: Issa Rae Hosts, Trump and Biden Town Halls Spoofed, Kanye West and NBC Get Shaded | THR News [Video]

'SNL' Recap: Issa Rae Hosts, Trump and Biden Town Halls Spoofed, Kanye West and NBC Get Shaded | THR News

'Saturday Night Live' kicked off this weekend's show, hosted by 'Insecure' star Issa Rae, by spoofing NBC's broadcast of President Donald Trump's town hall and throwing some shade at its network,..

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Big (Bird) news! 'Sesame Street' returns for Season 51 with Hailee Steinfeld, Issa Rae, more celebs

Sunny days sweepin' the clouds away will be here once more. USA TODAY can reveal the 51st season of "Sesame Street" will debut Nov. 12 on HBO Max.
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What to stream this weekend: Netflix romantic comedy 'The Lovebirds,' Mary J. Blige's 'Body Cam'

While theaters are closed, new films are streaming. This weekend, a Netflix comedy with Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, plus Mary J. Blige's 'Body Cam.'
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Jay Ellis of 'Insecure' is stepping behind the camera

Jay Ellis, of "Insecure" fame, is moving into directing and producing. He says the show's creator Issa Rae provides lots of opportunities, and he also heaps praise on his "Top Gun: Maverick" co-star..
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Netflix in May 2020: Everything new ('Hollywood,' 'Dead to Me' Season 2) and expiring

Netflix users have plenty to choose from in May, from Hannah Gadsby and Jerry Seinfeld comedy specials to a movie with Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani.
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Essence Black Women in Hollywood: 'We're all empowering each other'

Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Lashana Lynch, more, attend Essence Black Women in Hollywood event. (Feb. 7)  
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Sharon Osbourne says Gayle King interview was 'great piece'

Issa Rae and "The Talk" hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Sharon Osbourne discuss the Gayle King interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie. (Feb. 7)  
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Oscar nominations 2020: It's not #OscarsSoWhite, but it's not good enough

Where is the diversity in the Oscar nominations? Or as Issa Rae put it Monday during the Academy Awards announcement: "Congratulations to those men."
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Issa Rae flips the script

During her Emerging Entrepreneur Award speech at the Women in Film Gala, Issa Rae jokingly says done it all on her own. (June 13)  
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