Issa Rae Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Issa Rae Biography
  • Name: Issa Rae
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Net Worth: US $3 Million
  • Status: Alive

Issa Rae is an American actress, writer, director, producer, YouTube personality and author. She’s best known for co-creating and starring as “Issa Dee” on the HBO series Insecure (2016-). Her screen credits include the film The Hate U Give (2018) and the web series Awkward Black Girl (2011-13). She released the New York Times best-seller ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ in 2015. Issa Rae was born Jo-Issa Rae Diop on January 12, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Abdoulaye Diop, is a doctor, and her mother, Delyna Diop, a teacher. She’s one of five children. Rae spent her early childhood in Potomac, Maryland, before moving back to Los Angeles. She attended King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science and Standford University. She graduated in 2007 with a BA degree in African and African-American studies.

Rae began acting during her high school years. At Standford, she made music videos and wrote/directed plays. Her YouTube channel ‘Issa Rae Presents’ was created in October 2006. It now has 357K+ subscribers and more than 33 million views. The channel features mockumentaries, comedic web series, music videos and more. Her most popular web series ‘AWKWARD Black Girl’ premiered in February 2011. It co-stars Sujata Day and Tracy Oliver. The series won a Shorty Award for best web show. It also caught the attention of rapper/producer Pharrell Williams. Other notable series from her channel include “First”, “Giants”, “The Choir” and “The ‘F’ Word.” Rae’s first book ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ was published in February 2015. It became a New York Times best-seller.

Rae co-created her flagship series ‘Insecure’ with Larry Wilmore. The comedy-drama premiered on HBO on October 9, 2016. The cast also include Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji, Amanda Seales and Y’lan Noel among others. Rae’s starring role as “Issa Dee” earned her 2x Golden Globe Award nominations and an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. Insecure was renewed for a third season in August 2017. Rae starred as “April Ofrah” in the thriller The Hate U Give (2018). The film was directed by George Tillman Jr. and co-stars Amandla Stenberg. In 2018, she was featured in the music video for Drake‘s “Nice for What.”

Issa Rae’s height is 5ft 7in and she’s of Senegalese and African-American ancestry. Her birth name ‘Jo-Issa’ is a combination of her grandmothers’ names (Joyce and Isseu). She was given the middle name “Rae” after an aunt. Issa Rae’s net worth is estimated at $3 million. She earns from acting roles, book sales, YouTube revenue and endorsements. In 2017, she was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood event.

Issa Rae Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Issa Rae Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Jo-Issa Rae Diop
  • Birthday: January 12, 1985
  • How Old : Age: 33 years old
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Author
  • Years Active: 2011-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $3 Million
  • Marriage(s):
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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