Issa Rae is an actress, writer, and director best known for starring in and co-creating HBO’s hit series Insecure with Larry Wilmore. She also co-created the ABC television series I Hate L.A. Dudes with Shonda Rhimes. She had a role in the 2019 comedy/fantasy film Little.
Rae was born in the city of Los Angeles. Her brother and nephew have appeared in photos on her Instagram.
Quotes by Issa Rae
I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.— Issa Rae
Every black film feels like it’s Tyler Perry, and that just needs to stop. But people seem to slowly be looking for what else is out there – ‘Is there something else besides this type of humor?’ ‘I’m tired of seeing men in dresses.’— Issa Rae
I used to love being the class clown. I loved to make jokes and make people laugh. There was a set of students who would find it funny. But the cool students were like, ‘Eeew!’— Issa Rae
It’s one thing when other African-Americans try to threaten my race card, but when people outside of my ethnicity have the audacity to question how ‘down’ I am because of the bleak, stereotypical picture pop culture has painted for me as a black woman? Unacceptable.— Issa Rae
Respectfully, ‘Awkward Black Girl’ was never meant to be politically correct. We poke fun at ignorance.— Issa Rae