CREATOR OF INSECURE, ISSA RAE RECEIVES THE FIRST-EVER VANGUARD AWARD FROM HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Insecure’s creator and star Issa Rae received the first-ever Vanguard Award during the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Entertainment Industry Conference on Thursday.
The 33-year-old Emmy nominee looking beautiful in a green landscape-print dress, which she paired with silver accessories selected by stylist Jason Rembert.
‘Natural’ hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood coiffed the Stanford University grad’s side-parted curly bob and make-up artist Joanna Simkin gave her a skin a glow.
Congrats! Insecure’s creator and star Issa Rae received the first-ever Vanguard Award during the Hollywood Chamber’s State of the Entertainment Industry Conference on Thursday
Issa (born Jo-Issa Rae Diop) then delivered an acceptance speech behind the podium while onstage the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
‘Look, if you want to get something done, you can’t be afraid to ruffle feathers [especially] if it’s a part of your vision because I think as women, we tend to think about that, like how we’re perceived. You don’t want someone to write you off. But have I been excessively mean to anybody? No, not that I know of.’
On September 6, HBO renewed the former YouTube sensation’s dramedy series Insecure for an eight-episode fourth season, which will likely premiere next summer.
In it, Issa plays Issa Dee, a 29-year old black woman who used to work as the youth liaison of the non-profit organization called We Got Y’all.
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