Issa Rae is an American actress with Senegalese roots. Here is all you ought to know about the actress, including her net worth.
You Know Issa Rae. Don’t You?
Do you know Issa Rae? No? Any star who poses with Michelle Obama is famous for sure, and she did. Issa Rae is not only an actress but also a producer, writer, and director. Rae is also a web series creator known for creating the YouTube series “Awkward Black Girl.” Rae was born in L.A. Her father is a Senegalese pediatric doctor while her mother is a teacher. Both of her parents were schooling in France and that’s where they met. Rae spent part of her childhood with her four siblings in Dakar, Senegal and moved to Potomac, Maryland with her family. Issa Rae’s parents moved to L.A. with them and she attended a black middle school where she started acting. According to her, Rae was berated for acting white and felt hard to fit in her blackness. She attended King Drew Magnet High School. Unfortunately for her, while in high school, Rae’s parents went separate ways. She proceeded to university and graduated from Stanford University in 2007. While in college, she would make music videos, wrote and directed plays. She met Tracy Oliver there and they became great friends. After college, both Rae and Oliver received a theater fellowship at New York’s The Public Theatre.
Issa Rae Flaunted her Weight Loss
Issa Rae has been showing off her weight loss in all events. She has appeared on red carpets. Interviews and magazine covers. On June, she was at The Breakfast Club to discuss the TV show, “Insecure” but also talked about her weight loss briefly. Rae stated that she was very concerned with weight loss since she was 12 and recently she started to eat right, and less junk food. She further stated that “Insecure” inspired her to lose weight and be how she wanted to look. Rae also said that she wanted to look good in a bathing suit, admire herself while naked and start eating again when the festive season comes in.
The Actress Created The Awkward Black Girl
Rae created and also stars in comedy web series “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl” which is shortened to “Awkward Black Girl.” The show premiered on YouTube in 2011 and it’s about the life of J as she co-exists with her workmates and also her love interests. Her position puts J(Rae) in uncomfortable situations and the story is told through the first-person narrative with J(Rae) revealing how she is feeling about the situation through dream sequence and voice-overs. The series bagged a Shorty Award for Best Web Series in 2012.
Killing Lazarus: Story About Friends Turning Rivals
The actress has her own productions company with her name Issa Rae. The Issa Rae Productions worked with FINC Entertainment Group and Dormtainment to release “Killing Lazarus” which was a feature-length drama and thriller. “Killing Lazarus” was directed by Desmond Faison and it narrates the last three days of the sour friendship between Lazarus and Thurgood Jacobs. The film also features Tracey Duke and Deji LaRay. The movie was released on 2015 and received some positive criticism for its well-outlined story. The film helped Rae grow her net worth.
Issa Rae: Insecure
Issa Rae stars in the HBO comedy-drama series “Insecure,” a drama partially based on her popular web series “Awkward Black Girl.” Rae also helped Larry Wilmore create the series, which first premiered on October 2016 via HBO Now and HBO Go. After it was released, “Insecure” impressed the critics and received positive reviews, triggering HBO to renew the show for a second season. Season 2 of “Insecure” premiered on July 2017 and on August it was announced that it would be renewed for yet another season. Issa Rae was nominated for Golden Globe Best Actress Award. With a Golden Globe recognition, she would earn more in her next roles and grow her net worth faster.
Is The Actress Dating?
There were some speculations that Issa Rae was dating Kofi Siriboe. Rae and Kofi flirt a lot on social media with Kofi commenting on Rae’s tweets calling her “bae.” Kofi also posted a picture of himself on Instagram and captioned it “Issa Rae is still bae.” The weird commenting and posts made people think that they were actually dating and the media tried to find the truth. When Rae was asked if she was indeed dating Kofi, she said that he was looking fine but then clarified that she was seeing him around, but there was no secret dating or anything related to it. At least she assured her admirers that she was still single and they still had a chance.
Rae’s Net Worth
Being a producer helped Rae grow her net worth. She is also active on Instagram with 1.5 million followers. Rae came from a humble beginning and built her net worth from scratch. She was perhaps struggling when making the “Awkward Black Girl” series. Rae and her friend Tracy Oliver had opened a page to raise funds for the series. Currently, Rae is estimated to be worth $3 million. Most of her net worth is from her payment in the roles she played and the profits of the films she produced.
Issa Rae is a successful actress, and the future looks bright for her. The actress has some African roots that define her and she is also a great friend of Pharrell William’s enough to appear on his video. In 2018 she will star in “The Hate U Give.” And her fans from around the world can’t wait to watch her.