Issa Rae is an American actress, director, and producer who marked her name through the popular web series named The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011). With the same title, she also wrote a book that fortuitously became 2011’s bestselling book.
Later, her web series was converted into a TV show and was given a new name, Insecure (2016-2018).
Also in 2017, she was awarded both, Black Reel Awards and NAMIC Vision Awards for her excellent performance in the TV show Insecure.
Moreover, in her acting career, she has appeared in several other TV shows and movies such as The Couple (2012), Rubberhead (2014), The Hate U Give (2018), and A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019).
At the 10thanniversary of ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards, Issa Rae even managed to be a distinguished receiver of the Vanguard Award.
Additionally, her marvelous humor plus diva-like persona has managed to place her into the list of famous Magazines.
Is Issa Rae Engaged Or Married?
The 2019’s Little movie actress is engaged to her long-time partner, a Senegalese businessman named Louis Diame.
Moreover, with their engagement being done, it won’t be a surprise if they announce that they soon are going to be husband and wife.
It’s speculated that the duo started their relationship one decade ago. Besides, it is also found that they met each other before Issa came into the limelight.
They were also caught together a few times on red carpet events. Nonetheless, at that time, they managed to keep their relationship in a low key manner plus succeeded in dodging the eyes of media.
Issa Rae with her fiancee Louis Diame in March 2019 (Photo: marieclaire.com)
However, only when Issa was seen on the Essence magazine cover with her shining new diamond ring in her ring finger, the gossips regarding her engagement started to get the hype.
However, when asked about the rumors, Issa modestly replied that she has a lot of rings on her fingers.
Though the actress managed to keep her engagement secret, it was her Insecure’s co-stars who spilled the beans. While being interviewed at the red carpet of 2019 NAACP Image Awards, in April 2019, Issa’s co-stars confirmed that she is engaged to her boyfriend, Louis Diame.
Her Past Relationship
Before her engagement details with her long-time boyfriend, Louis Diame came out; it is reported that Issa Rae was in a relationship with a fellow actor Kofi Siriboe.
Issa and Kofi started their relationship back in 2017, which began after they started to flirt with each other on social media.
However, after some months of their togetherness, they broke-up and walked their separate ways.
Quick Facts About Issa Rae
She was born on 12 January 1985 in Los Angeles, California.
Her birth name is Jo-Issa Issa Rae Diop, and she has a sun sign of Capricorn.
Born to Abdoulaye Diop and Delyna (Hayward), her father is a doctor, and her mother is a teacher.
She stands at the height of 5 feet 9½ inches (1.77 m).
She is very keen on controlling her diet, and due to the same reason, she suffered a weight loss of 50 pounds in 2017.
She graduated in 2007 from Stanford University with a major in African and African-American Studies.