The multidisciplinary artist and Los Angeles native Issa Rae is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator who first caught the public eye with her YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. She then went on to create, co-write, and star in the HBO series Insecure, which received two Golden Globe Award nominations in 2017 and 2018 for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy. Insecure has since been renewed for a third season, and she is set to appear in the 2018 film The Hate U Give.