Issa Rae
Issa Rae
Celebrated Name: Issa Rae
Real Name/Full Name: Jo- Issa Rae Diop
Gender: Female
Age: 39 years old
Birth Date: 12 January 1985
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S
Nationality: American
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 60 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Husband/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): Yes (Louis Diame)
Is Issa Rae Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Actress, writer, producer, director, author
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Issa Rae is an American actress, writer, director, producer, YouTube personality and author. She is famous for her HBO Series “Insecure” as Issa Dee. As a writer, Issa released her first book in 2015, titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. She has other roles in Little Horrible, The Hate You Give as April Ofrah, a drama The Photograph and a romantic comedy called The Love Birds, Black Actress, Get your life and Killing Lazarus.

Maybe you know about Issa Rae very well but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Issa Rae’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Issa was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Dr Abdoulaye Diop from Senegal is a Paediatrician and Neonatologist, and her mother, Denyla Diop from Louisiana, is a teacher. Her names are a great combination of her grandmother Joyce Issue and her Aunt, who was an Artist, Rae. Her parents met at a school in France, and for a short period, they lived in Dakar, Senegal. She grew up in Potomac, Maryland and with her four siblings. Her parents divorced when she was in high school.

When she was at the sixth grade, they relocated to View Park Windsor hills where she started her middle school. She enrolled at King Drew Magnet High school of medicine and Science, where her acting career started and graduated. She then attended Stanford University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in African and African American studies.

Still, as a student, she made music videos, wrote and directed plays like Dorm Diaries for Fun a mock reality series she created. At The Public Theatre in New York City, Rae and Tracey started classes at New York Film Academy where Rae would work odd Jobs which eventually became hard to balance between business School and Law School. Later on, she gave up on both ideas when her show took off in a positive way.

Personal Life

Issa is a Senegalese and African American Ancestry. Her personal life is such a secret as well as her love life. As much we can tell, She is engaged to a Senegalese Business Man, Louis Diame, her long-time Boyfriend.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 12 January 1985, Issa Rae is 5412 January 198554 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. Her height is 171 cm tall, and her weight is 60 kg.


Issa began making music videos, writing and directing plays and created Issa Rae Presents, a YouTube Channel that featured Documentaries, Comedic Web Series, Music Video and many more different issues. At Stanford University Rae met Tracy Oliver who assisted her in producing Awkward Black Girl and also was featured on a show titled Nina.

She co-Created “Insecure” a flagship series together with Larry Wilmore that was premiered on HBO. She has other roles in Little, The Hate You Give as April Ofrah that was directed by George Tillman Jr. and Amandla Stenberg, a drama The Photograph and a romantic comedy called The Love Birds.

As a writer, Issa released her first book in 2015, titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl which didn’t disappoint her and it was ranked as the Times bestseller in New York. In this book, she narrates her personal life full of difficulties and struggles where she expresses the inner feeling of being an outcast or black enough, which tears her apart.

She is Google assistant where her voice added in 2019, where the user has an option to request Google by saying “Ok Google, talk like Issa” She has collaborated with Atlantic Records to launch her new Record Label Radio to produce Kinda Love alongside TeaMarr, a Rapper. Issa appeared on the cover “issue” alongside Shonda Rhimes, Ava Duvernay, Mara Brock Akil and Debbie Allen in an Essence Magazines Game Changer. Drake featured Rae in his music video “Nice for What”.

Awards & Achievements

Issa a professional actress, she has managed to receive two Golden Globe Award nominations for the category as Best Actress in Television Series Musical or Comedy also a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series in the Prime Emmy Award. She qualified to be among the annual Forbes ’30 under 30’ in the entertainment section list. At the 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood, she was honoured with the Vanguard Award

Net Worth & Salary of Issa Rae in 2024

Issa Rae Net Worth
Issa Rae Net Worth

As of May 2024, Issa Rae has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She also ventures her earnings from book sales, being a successful YouTube Personality and endorsements. She is also a famous producer who has worked on several TV series, and this boosts her income as well.

Issa is a Role model for people who desire to work in production behind the scenes regardless of the colour difference to make a long term impact on the entertainment industry. She is multitalented, and she has managed to perfectly balance her talents to make the best of her career.


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