Issa Rae is the cover star for the latest issue of the Hollywood Reporter. The photos were taken by Erik Carter.
Insecure has eight Emmy nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress for Rae. If she wins, she’ll make history as the second Black woman to take home that Emmy since Isabel Sanford for The Jeffersons in 1981.
In 2018, Rae’s production company, ColorCreative, struck a multipicture deal with Columbia Pictures to develop projects from diverse writers. Rae will be an executive producer on Seen & Heard, HBO’s docuseries on Black television, for her other production company, Issa Rae Productions.
Issa is also partnering with Jordan Peele for the sci-fi movie. Sinkhole. Additional projects that she’s working on are: Perfect Strangers, a Bollywood crime/comedy called Badmash, and a series for HBO Max called Rap Shit, about female lyricists.
Rae is also an executive producer on the Black Ladies Sketch Show.