Issa Rae

Producer/Director/Writer, Awkward Black Girl

Issa Rae is a producer/director/writer striving to make her mark on the entertainment industry. She received her B.A. from Stanford University, where she produced and directed four theatrical productions, including two stage adaptations of Spike Lee films. Because film was her true passion, she took time off from Stanford to attend the New York Film Academy where she honed her filmmaking skills. Upon graduating, Issa Rae has worked on various music videos and shorts. "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," often referred to as ABG, is Issa Rae's third web series. It has been featured on several sites and publications, including Vibe, Clutch magazine, CNN, The Root, Shadow & Act, AOL, and an upcoming issue of Essence magazine. Rae recently signed with UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment with plans to turn ABG from a web series into a cable half-hour comedy. In addition, she has two other web series, which include, "Dorm Diaries" and her award-winning series, "FLY GUYS present the F Word."