Jo-Issa “Issa Rae” Diop
Hometown: Los Angeles
Big Break: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Current Project: Insecure
Born Jo-Issa Diop to parents Abdiulaye and Delyana Diop, this Los Angeles native has been serving some serious melanin on the Hollywood scene. From producing the YouTube series “Awkward Black Girl” to the hit TV series “Insecure”, Issa has proven to be a force to reckon with, which has landed her a Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series and received the Rising Star Award the American Black Film Festival Honors.