Multi-hyphenated Senegalese-American Issa Rae is the latest cover star for Variety Magazine’s Lead Actress Emmy Extra Edition.


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In this issue, Issa talks about Emmy nominations, her hit show Insecure, her new series RapSh!t, building her company Hoorae, and much more.

Lensed by the publication’s Digital Design Director Dan Doperalski, Issa looked elegant in a silky black dress, masterminded by stylists Jason Rembert and Shameelah Hicks. 

Known for sporting gorgeous natural hairstyles, Issa kept to tradition, rocking a pretty protective updo on the cover, courtesy of her trusted hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood. She complemented the look with perfectly defined brows, bold lashes, shimmery eyes and neutral lips. 

Read the full issue here.



Photography: @dandoperalski
Hair: @lovingyourhair
Face: @joannasimkin
Fit: @jasonrembert / @shameelahhicks
Nails: @nails_by_yoko