American actress, writer, and producer Jo-Issa Rae Diop simply known as Issa Rae has distinguished herself in the entertainment world as one of the notable black talents.
In 2018 she was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world and has since been accorded with several awards such as: Reel Awards, NAMIC Vision Awards, The Streamy Awards.
Rae first garnered attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl.
Rae has achieved wider recognition as the co-creator, co-writer, and star of the HBO television series Insecure (2016–present), for which she has been nominated for multiple Golden Globes Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards.
Her 2015 memoir, titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, became a New York Times best-seller. Rae has also starred in films, with roles in the drama The Hate U Give (2018), comedy Little (2019), the drama The Photograph (2020), and the romantic comedy The Lovebirds (2020).