BET Awards 2024: Issa Rae Beams in These Onscreen Performances

Tune in when Culture's biggest night returns on Sunday, June 30, at 8 pm with host Taraji P. Henson.

Actress and producer Issa Rae has transformed the landscape of television and film with her authentic storytelling and captivating performances.

 From her breakout web series "Awkward Black Girl" to her critically acclaimed HBO show "Insecure," the actress consistently delivers performances that resonate deeply with audiences. Her nomination for "Best Actress" at the upcoming BET Awards 2024 is only a testament to her talent and impact.

Rae is vying for the prestigious award alongside legendary talents such as Angela Bassett and Regina King, as well as rising stars like Ayo Edebiri and Halle Bailey. The category also features the multifaceted talents of Coco Jones, Danielle Brooks, and Fantasia.

As we eagerly await this year’s show, hosted by the dynamic Taraji P. Henson, join us in revisiting some of our favorite performances from Issa Rae. Don’t miss the BET Awards 2024, airing on Sunday, June 30 at 8 pm, for an evening filled with unforgettable moments, inspiring speeches, and electrifying performances.

  • J in “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”

    Rae's breakthrough web series where she plays J, a quirky and relatable character navigating the awkwardness of everyday life. This role launched her career and resonated deeply with audiences for its honest and humorous take on the black female experience.

  • Issa Dee in “Insecure”

    As the creator and star of the critically acclaimed HBO series Insecure, Issa shines as Issa Dee, a young Black woman navigating the complexities of modern relationships, career struggles, and personal growth. Rae's nuanced performance earned her multiple award nominations and solidified her place in television history.

  • Mae Morton in “The Photograph”

    In this romantic drama, Rae stars as Mae Morton, a woman uncovering secrets about her mother's past while embarking on a new romance. Her chemistry with co-star LaKeith Stanfield and her ability to convey deep emotional complexity make this one of her standout performances.

  • April Williams in “Little”

    Rae's comedic talents are on full display as April Williams, the overworked assistant to a high-powered tech mogul, who suddenly finds herself caring for her boss in the form of a 13-year-old girl in the 2019 film Little. Rae's humor and heart brings a unique charm to this body-swap comedy alongside Regina Hall and Marsai Martin

  • Eloise in “Vengeance”

    In this dark comedy, Rae plays a producer involved in a true crime podcast. Her performance blends humor with sharp social commentary, demonstrating her versatility and ability to tackle more serious, thought-provoking material.

    Tune in to the BET Awards 2024 on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. 


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