Does Issa Rae speak French?

In addition to English, Rae speaks Wolof (the national language of Senegal) and French, which some people don’t expect.

Is Issa African?

Best known as the creator of the hit YouTube series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Senegalese-American Issa Rae is the daughter of a Senegalese medical doctor (father) and an African-American teacher from Louisiana (mother).

Where was Issa Rae raised?

Issa Rae was born in Los Angeles. After moving to Senegal for a couple years where her father, a pediatrician, attempted to open a hospital, her family moved to Potomac, Maryland. While growing up in Potomac, she was in a gifted and talented program at Cold Spring Elementary School.

Who is Issa Rae’s best friend?

On-screen and real-life best friends Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae at the Insecure LA Premiere Party.

Is Issa Rae Greek?

“I am not a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,” she said on Instagram. “My school, SUNY Purchase, didn’t even have a chapter, and by the time I went to grad school, I was too involved in the Me Phi Me of it all… I would be honored to be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, but I simply am not.

How much does Issa Rae get paid for Insecure?

Back in 2016, Rae signed a two-year overall deal with HBO before Insecure premiered. In 2018, she renewed that same deal for three more years. Variety sources say the new deal is valued at $40 million over five years.