20 Female Icon Celebrities Little Kids Can Look Up Too

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae

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Issa Rae took her vision and hilarious sense of humor to YouTube and developed an innovative web series, Awkward Black Girl, that caught the attention of HBO. They quickly offered her her own series with full autonomy of writing, producing, and starring in her groundbreaking comedy, Insecure. The show follows the experiences of modern-day Black women and men navigating their 30s and living in California. Issa received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress Television Series Musical or Comedy and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Needless to say, Issa Rae is a very successful Hollywood actress taking on new projects and working on her In 2019, she also received the Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

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