10 Things You Didn’t Know About Insecure’s Issa Rae

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She’s Senegalese-American

Or “Halfrican” as she has said. As I pointed out on the previous slide, Rae is actually the writer, producer and actress’s middle name, which was inspired by her aunt. Her actual last name is Diop. Her father, Dr. Abdoulaye Diop, is Senegalese, and Rae and her siblings lived in Dakar for a few years when she was young.

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