Issa Rae is an American actress. She has since ventured into writing, directing, and producing. She is also a web series creator. She first became known for starring on the web series Awkward Black Girl, which she also created. It aired on YouTube. This led her to further her career, eventually creating the show Insecure, which premiered on HBO in 2016 to critical acclaim. She also stars on the show, which earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination for Oustanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series. She also got two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for her role on the show.