Originally posted on November 18, 2021 @ 2:06 pm
Jo-Issa Rae Diop, also known as is often referred to as Issa Rae is an American actress-writer, producer, and actress. She is most well-known for co-creating and the lead of the critically acclaimed show on HBO named Insecure. Rae is the writer of the New York Times Best-Seller book The Misadventures of a Wrong Black Girl. In the year 2021, Issa Rae’s wealth is believed at around $4 million.
|Jo-Issa Rae Diop
|January 12, 1985
|Los Angeles, California
|Actress, Writer, and Producer
Rae’s birth name was chosen by both the surnames of her grandparents Joyce and Isseu. Her family originates from Senegal where she has spent some of her childhood in Senegal. However, the majority of her time was of her time within America. The U.S. where she grew up in the affluent region of Maryland in Maryland. Rae later remarked that she struggled with being accepted.
She was a student at King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science and this was the time Rae began to get involved in acting. Following her graduation, Rae would get into Stanford University where she completed her studies on African as well as African-American Studies.
In her college years, Rae was very active in creating various types of plays and music videos. Additionally, she created a reality series titled Dorm Diaries. After her graduation, Rae managed to receive an acting fellowship in The Public Theater which opened the doors to her acting career and production.
Rae was able to get her to begin by introducing her to the web series she made named Awkward Black Girl that she began by releasing on Youtube in the year 2011. It featured Rae in the role of main character J. The show became an instant hit on the internet. However, they weren’t capable of finishing the remaining episodes of season 1 due to the lack of funds.
It was during this time that Rae along with producer Tracy Oliver raised money through Kickstarter and brought around $56,000, which allowed finishing the show. The show’s success resulted in her receiving the Shorty Award for Best Web Show, and also opened up huge possibilities for her professional career.
Rae was later able to develop various other shows like Ratchet Piece Theater, The “F” Word, and Roomieloverfriends. Her next big hit would be via the series Insecure which was based upon the uncomfortable experiences of African-American women. The show was picked up by HBO and the first season premiered in the year 2016.
In 2017 the show was chosen as one of the top 10 TV shows that year. This demonstrates the awe-inspiring love for the show was able to receive. It was revived for its fourth time and began its debut in 2020.
Since the time, Issa Rae has been involved in a variety of other films like The Photograph as well as The Lovebirds.
Issa Rae got married to her husband who is named Louis Diame in 2021. Diame is an entrepreneur from Senegal and the two tied the wedding ceremony in France. In addition to her impressive professional life, Rae is also an activist who has made use of her influence to advocate on some of the biggest issues facing the world.
She was able to raise an enormous amount of $700,000 for the Sterling Family Trust following the murder by Alton Sterling. This money helped his children go to the university of their choice. Additionally, Rae has also raised her voice in support of women’s rights and civil rights movements, which she is associated with as well as and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Issa Rae Net Worth
In 2021 Issa Rae had an approximate net worth of $4 million.