- Full NameIssa Rae
- First NameIssa
- Last NameRae
- Birth nameJo-Issa Rae Diop
- ProfessionActress, Writer, Producer
- Birth CityLos Angeles, California
- Birth CountryUSA
- Father NameAbdoulaye Diop
- Father ProfessionPediatrician/Neonatologist
- Mother NameDelyna Diop
- Mother ProfessionTeacher
- Fact TitleIssa Rae
- SpouseLouis Diame (engaged)
- Awards["Black Reel Awards","BET Awards"]
- Filmography["Little","Hair Love","The Hate U Give","The Lovebirds","Insecure"]
- EducationThe Public Theater
Issa Rae, 35, is an American actress popularly known for her work in the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl and the HBO television series Insecure. Rae received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Some of her well-known film works include Little, Hair Love, The Hate U Give, The Lovebirds, and several others.
What Is The Net Worth Of Issa Rae?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rae is estimated to net worth of around $4 million as of mid-2020. She amassed her million-dollar fortune from her successful acting career of 9 years.
In a short period of time, Rae has starred in dozens of television series including The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, The Choir, Rubberhead, First, BoJack Horseman, and others.
The average salary of an actor ranges from around $47,087 to $69,766 per year. We can surely say that Issa earns above the average range.
Short Biography & Personal Details
Jo-Issa Rae Diop was born on 12th January 1985 in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America to Dr. Abdoulaye Diop who is a pediatrician and neonatologist, and Delyna Diop who is a teacher. She holds an American nationality and has Afro-American ethnic descent.
She went and graduated from King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science where she started acting. She then graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in African and African-American Studies.
Moreover, she received her theater fellowship at The Public Theater in New York City.
Insecure star is currently engaged to her long-time boyfriend Louis Diame who is a Senegalese businessman. She also wore her engagement ring publicly on the cover of Essence magazine’s April 2019 issue.
Rae began her acting career from her web series Awkward Black Girl which premiered on YouTube in 2011. The show follows the life of J as she interacts with co-workers and love interests who place her in uncomfortable situations.
In 2013, she began working on a comedy series pilot titled Insecure along with Larry Wilmore. In the series, she played Issa Dee, an African-American woman alongside Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, and Kendrick Sampson.
The second season of the series was premiered on 23rd July 2017 and the third season premiered on 12th August 2018. Whereas, the fourth season premiered on HBO in 2020.
Some of her other works are her book entitled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl which was released in 2015 which eventually became a New York Times best-seller.
In 2019, she also became an additional voice to the Google Assistant where users can make Google Assistant speak in Rae’s voice.
Apart from her acting career, she is involved in charity works and philanthropic life. She raised awareness about police violence and brutality against Black Americans following the police shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016.
She also raised $700,000 for the Sterling Family Trust to help pay for the Sterling children to attend college.
Who is Her Boyfriend?
She is devoted to Louis Diame, a Senegalese businessman, his long-time colleague. Issa Rae was first publicly on the cover of the April 2019 issue of the Essence Magazine.
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