HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jo-Issa Rae Diop, also known as Issa Rae, was born on January 12, 1985, and turns 34. The writer is from Los Angeles, California. Rae gained a following after her popular YouTube web series, ‘Awkward Black Girl,’ went viral. She also released her book, ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ in 2015, which became a New York Times best-seller. Rae then went on to create and star in her hit HBO series, Insecure, which has been renewed for a fourth season. The actress has been nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy. Rae is starring in the upcoming comedy, Little, hitting theaters April 12. Happy Birthday, Issa Rae!