Jo-Issa Rae Diop or for so many, simply Issa Rae, is an African-American screenwriter, actress, and producer, most famous for the HBO comedy series, Insecure. Issa Rae movies
The 36-year-old actress rose to fame in 2011 when she starred in her own YouTube web series, which she also wrote and produced, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (which by the way you should really see if you haven’t already). The series follows the story of J, Issa’s character–our awkward black girl navigating life’s uncomfortable situations and it is hilarious! 10/10 recommend.
Over the last nine years, Rae has built an impressive following on social media, including on Instagram and YouTube. With the latter, she shares a number of movies and sketches, some of which have been nominated for and won awards. Issa Rae movies
She is especially loved in the black community for her unique gift of storytelling with homely humor. Like she did with Insecure, Issa can turn any story–real black stories as she prefers–into not just comedic gold, but a relatable story that keeps you on the edge of your sit.
Throughout her career, the black woman experience has come to the forefront of every story she has written and every character she has played. Issa is determined to tell true, authentic black stories that we truly love watching.
With a good number of awards and nominations under her belt, including her show and Insecure (she bagged eight nominations in the 2020 Emmys), Issa does not appear to be stopping anytime soon.
Check out our top 5 Issa Rae movies that are certainly hilarious and inspiring…
#2. The Hate U Give
#3. Hair Love
#4. The Photograph
#5. The Love Birds
Photo credit: Instagram | Issa Rae
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