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Issa Rae

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Issa Rae

Producer | Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles native Issa Rae is the creator of the YouTube series Awkward Black Girl, co-creator and star of the HBO series Insecure, and author of the memoir The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Her series Insecure was created with comedian Larry Wilmore and follows the fictionalized Issa Dee as she makes her way through the trials of adulthood. The show has been renewed for a second season and is the first premium cable scripted series created by and starring a black woman. Rae has been outspoken about her desire to portray a different kind of black women—more “boring” as opposed to “either extremely magical” or “extremely flawless," she says.

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