Issa Rae

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12, 1985
Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA


Unique and funny YouTube personality who developed television series with Shonda Rhimes for ABC and Larry Wilmore for HBO. She received national attention from top media outlets like The New York Times, CNN, Rolling Stone, and ELLE.

Before Fame

She won the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her series Awkward Black Girl.


She made Glamour Magazine's "35 Under 35" list in 2013 and the Forbes "30 Under 30" list in both 2013 and 2014. She released the memoir The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl in February 2015.

Family Life

She was born in Los Angeles. Her brother and nephew have appeared in pictures on her Instagram.

Associated With

She's worked on web content with Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds, and several others.

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