Issa Rae

US WEB SERIES: THE CHOIR – (SEASON 1 – EPISODES 1,2,3,4,5)

The brilliant Issa Rae who is the creator and star of the ground breaking hit web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl brings us her new web comedy The Choir. First Episode: Genesis After the choir performs a controversial performance to spice up church attendance, Deacon Michaels — an interim minister — decides to confront the group directly. … I really enjoyed this.  I look forward to watching episode 6. Congratulations on the the new show and well done Issa Rae.

CREATOR AND STAR OF WEB SERIES ‘AWKWARD BLACK GIRL’ SET TO PLAY NINA SIMONE IN LORRAINE HANSBERRY BIOPIC

Shadow & Act reports that Issa Rae, star and creator of the hit US comedy web series Awkward Black Girl, has been cast to play the legendary singer Nina Simone in an up and coming biopic based on the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Issa Rae is set to play Nina Simone, who was a close friend of Lorraine until her death. And Jaleel White will play James Baldwin, Hansberry’s close friend and confidant. Will Stewart (Casting Director for Scandal) is casting the project, with additional announcements []