Issa Rae
Issa Rae
Real Name/Full Name Jo-Issa Rae Diop
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Issa Rae
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 January 1985
Age/How Old: 39 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 59 Kg
In Pounds – 129.8 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Abdoulaye Diop
Mother –Delyna Diop
Siblings: Lamine Diop
School: King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science
College: New York Film Academy
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Engaged
Boyfriend: Louis Diame
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Actress, Writer, and Producer
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Being a part of Hollywood comes with a ton of glamour and fame. When the spotlight and the fame blind those on the pedestal, only a handful remember to use the same fame and spotlight to address social issues. Issa Rae has constantly uplifted the people of color and has openly spoken out on various social issues on numerous occasions.

Issa transitioned into being a popular figure on the internet after the release of her web series Awkward Black Girl on YouTube. Since then, Issa has continued to grow her channel while creating short films and series featuring people of color. She has also been nominated for prestigious awards such as the Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Well, how well do you know about Issa Rae? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Issa Rae’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Issa Rae to date.

Biography and Early Life

Issa was born to her parents Abdoulaye and Delyna Diop, on January 12, 1985. The couple resided in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a pediatrician and neonatologist, while her mother was a teacher. Her parents met in France while they were both in school. Issa has four siblings. Her father, Abdoulaye, has a medical practice based in Inglewood, California.

For a short period, Issa and her family resided in Dakar, Senegal. Issa witnessed her upbringing in Potomac, Maryland. While she was in middle school, her family migrated to View Park-Windsor Hills, Los Angeles. Unfortunately, her parents got divorced while she was still in High School.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Issa Rae in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Issa Rae’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 12 January 1985. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 129.8 lbs in Pound and 59kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Black.


Issa Rae graduated from Kind Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. During her time here, she first got a taste in acting. Issa then graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor in Arts in African-American Studies in the year 2007. While at Stanford, Issa met Tracy Oliver, who went on to help in the production of Awkward Black Girl. She also created music videos, directed plays, and made a series called Dorm Diaries just for fun.

After graduating from Stanford, she received a fellowship at The Public Theatre in New York. Both Issa and Tracy started taking classes at the New York Film Academy. Issa also started working odd jobs at this time and was also confused between attending law or business school. She eventually scrapped both the ideas after Awkward Black Girl took off in 2011.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Issa is currently engaged to Louis Diame, a businessman from Senegal. She wore her engagement ring publicly for the first time on the cover of the Essence magazine’s April 2019 publication.

Issa is also an activist and has spoken regarding police violence and brutality against the Black American population. Issa also helped in raising $700,000 for the Sterling Family Trust to help the children attend college after the shooting of Alton Sterling took place in 2016.

Is Issa Rae Lesbian?

Issa Rae is not gay. Yet, she has always shown support to those around her and used every opportunity to help those around her, irrespective of their sexual orientation.

Professional Career

Issa Rae started gaining popularity after her YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl took off in 2011. She also received massive fame for her role as the co-creator, writer, and star of the infamous HBO television series Insecure, which started in 2016. For her work on the show, Issa Rae has been nominated to numerous prestigious awards, including multiple Golden Globes Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Issa’s memoir in 2015 titled Misadventures of the Awkward Black Girl went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Issa was a part o the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2018. Issa has been part of films such as the drama titled The Hate U Give released in 2018; the fantasy comedy titled Little, which was released in 2019; the romance film titled The Photograph released in 2020, and the romantic comedy titled The Lovebirds released in 2020 as well.


In 2017, Issa won the NAMIC Vision Awards for Best Performance in the comedy category for her role in Insecure. She also won the Black Reel Awards for the same role in 2018 and 2019. Apart from that, she has been nominated for various prestigious awards such as the Primetime Emmys and the Critics Choice Award as well.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Issa Rae in 2024

Issa Rae Net Worth
Issa Rae Net Worth

Issa Rae is currently worth $5 million as of 2024. A major part of her income is from her acting career, although she holds other means of generating cash flow. She has also done some brand endorsement deals which adds to her value.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Issa Rae was a part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2012.
  • While she was studying in Stanford University, she made a web series called Dorm Diaries. This was the beginning of her journey as a filmmaker.
  • She appeared in the list of ‘Glamour Magazine’s 35 Under 35.’
  • Though she was born in Los Angeles, she spent some major time of her childhood in Potomac, Maryland.

After all the fame and glamour Issa has witnessed, she has never failed to use her platforms to address social injustices. Issa continues to work for the upliftment of her community, and that sets her apart from the rest.


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