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Issa Rae

Co-Creator & Star, Insecure

Why Issa is Inbound

Issa is proof that YouTube didn't kill the TV star—quite the opposite, in fact. Based on the success of her YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl, Issa has gone on to co-create and star in HBO's critically acclaimed series Insecure. If you're a scrappy content creator with big dreams, prepare to meet a new role model in Issa.


About Issa

With her own unique flair and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae's content has garnered over 25 million views online and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her hit show, HBO's Insecure. Issa's web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, was the recipient of the coveted Shorty Award for Best Web Show and her first book, a collection of essays, is a New York Times Best Seller. Issa has graced the cover and pages of major national media outlets including Essence, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, CNN, VOGUE, TIME, with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, The View, and more.