Issa Rae is an American actress, producer, and writer who first came into the limelight for her work in the YouTube series called Awkward Black Girl. She has been noticed for her works in several Hollywood projects, especially for being the co-creator, co-writer, and star of the HBO television series Insecure. She has also voiced for animated movies and series like Hair Love, Untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel, and BoJack Horseman.
In addition to her screen works, she has authored her first book a memoir called ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’. The book was released in 2015 and it was listed as a New York Times bestseller at the time. Let us scroll over to know more information on her while reading her relationships and net worth.
Caption: The American and producer, Issa Rae.
Source: Vanity Fair
Issa Rae: Bio, Family, Career
The Hollywood personality was born on 12 January 1985 as Jo-Issa Rae Diop. She was raised by her parents Abdoulaye and Delyna Diop in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. However, she has spent some of her early years moving to different places like Dakar, Senegal, and Potomac, Maryland. Her father is a pediatrician and neonatologist from Senegal while her mother, Delyna Diop, is a teacher. Her parents divorced when she was in high school after moving to Los Angeles.
While in Maryland, she attended a local high school till grade six. She later moved to the affluent View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, then she attended a predominantly black middle school. Further, she graduated her high school from King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. At the time, she also began her career in acting. She had graduated from Stanford University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in African and African-American Studies.
During her college days, she met Tracy Oliver who helped produce Awkward Black Girl that premiered on YouTube in 2011. Rae and Oliver together had taken classes at the New York Film Academy and Rae had done several odd jobs to support herself financially. Some of her popular projects as an actress and producer include 2016 ‘Insecure’, 2020 ‘The Photograph’, and 2020 ‘The Love Birds’. In addition to that, her other acting roles include the screen projects like The Hate U Give, Hair Love, How Men Become Dogs, Black Actress, The Choir, and Rap Sh*t.
Issa Rae: Personal Life & Husband
Coming over to her love life, she is not single anymore and on top of that, she has married recently. She has married her longtime boyfriend, Louis Diame whom she had met before the year 2012. The couple married in a private ceremony in France in July 2021 and sharing an understanding bonding with each other. She had also made her first engagement ring publicly on the cover of Essence magazine’s April 2019 issue.
There’s not much about the Senegalese businessman Daime in the media. However, he has listed his profession as independent banking in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Further, the businessman has made public appearances with his wife and also in Rae’s popular YouTube series ‘Misadventures of Awkard Black Girl’.
Caption: Issa Rae and Louis Diame
Source: Marie Claire
Issa Rae: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her earning, she has been making a hefty amount from her acting career in the entertainment industry. Therefore, she has an estimated around $4 million. She has also purchased a few properties including $1.1 million homes in California and Florida as well. Additionally, she has bought a luxurious car like Porsche.
She has a verified and personal Instagram account @issarae with 3.2 million followers. On Twitter, she goes by the handle @IssaRae with 1.5 million followers. She has a verified Facebook account under her name with more than 84.6k followers.
Issa Rae: Body Measurements
She has a slim and attractive body that measures 33-28-34 inches of chest-waist-hips respectively. Her body stands to a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters and weighs around 59 kg. She has brown curly hair color with brown eyes color.
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