January 06, 2021

Executive Committee

Issa Rae

Chair's Appointee

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Photo credit: 
Jabari Jacobs

Issa Rae is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator.

With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Rae first garnered attention for her award-winning web series and the accompanying New York Times best-seller, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." She created. The show follows the life of J (played by Rae) as she interacts with co-workers and love interests who place her in uncomfortable situations. The story is told through first-person narrative as J usually reveals how she feels about her circumstances through voice-over or dream sequence.

She subsequently gained further recognition for creating, co-writing, and starring in the hit HBO show, Insecure, for which she has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Rae made her film debut in the acclaimed drama, "The Hate U Give." This year, she starred in Netflix's "The Lovebirds," a romantic comedy and the HBO political-satire drama, "Coastal Elites."

 

Issa Rae is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator.

With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Rae first garnered attention for her award-winning web series and the accompanying New York Times best-seller, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." She created. The show follows the life of J (played by Rae) as she interacts with co-workers and love interests who place her in uncomfortable situations. The story is told through first-person narrative as J usually reveals how she feels about her circumstances through voice-over or dream sequence.

She subsequently gained further recognition for creating, co-writing, and starring in the hit HBO show, Insecure, for which she has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Rae made her film debut in the acclaimed drama, "The Hate U Give." This year, she starred in Netflix's "The Lovebirds," a romantic comedy and the HBO political-satire drama, "Coastal Elites."

 

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