Issa Rae Height

I thrive on obstacles. If I'm told that it can't be told, then I push harder.

~ Issa Rae

American actress, and comedian, Issa Rae first started getting attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. Since then Issa has continued to develop her YouTube channel, which features various short films, web series, and other content created by Black people.

Issa Rae looks tall. You can find her height listed anywhere from 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) to all the way up to 5 feet 9 inches (175.3 cm) on the internet. From what we have seen of Issa, we would have guessed her height to be closer to the first number.

The height of Issa Rae is

5'7½" or 172 cm

Issa Rae standing with Ariana Grande and Gwendoline Christie
Issa Rae with Ariana Grande (5'½" or 153.5 cm), and Gwendoline Christie (6'3½" or 192 cm)

Here is some more Issa Rae quotes:

Issa Rae on the internet.

I wouldn't be anywhere without the Internet.

Issa Rae on her first web series.

My first web series, 'Dorm Diaries,' was a realistic mockumentary about what it was like to be black at Stanford University. I'm black and I went to Stanford. Boom. Easy.

Issa Rae on finding funny in ordinary.

I'll stick to finding the funny in the ordinary because my life is pretty ordinary and so are the lives of my friends - and my friends are hilarious.

Issa Rae on seeing men in dresses.

Every black film feels like it's Tyler Perry, and that just needs to stop. But people seem to slowly be looking for what else is out there - 'Is there something else besides this type of humor?' 'I'm tired of seeing men in dresses.'

Issa Rae on being accused of 'acting white'.

It was jarring to be berated for 'acting white' when I was placed in a predominantly black middle school in Southern California. I was also chubby, into boys who weren't into me, and tried too hard to fit into this 'blackness' I was supposed to be.

Issa Rae on being a funny girl back in school.

I used to love being the class clown. I loved to make jokes and make people laugh. There was a set of students who would find it funny. But the cool students were like, 'Eeew!'

Issa Rae on the universality of 'Awkward Black Girl'.

I think that just because the show is titled 'Awkward Black Girl' and it is a predominantly black cast doesn't mean that you shouldn't be able to relate to these people. We're all human beings. We all essentially go through the same things when it comes down to it, so I don't I think that should limit who watches it.

Issa Rae on black humor.

I hate to say it but I hate black humor. I feel like a Klan member saying it, but it's just not funny.

Issa Rae on being black and awkward.

Black and awkward is the worst, because black people are stereotyped as being anything but awkward in mainstream media... Black people are always portrayed to be cool or overly dramatic, anything but awkward.

Issa Rae on being questioned about her 'blackness'.

As a teenager, my blackness was also questioned by some of the life choices I made that weren't considered to be 'black' choices. For example, joining the swim team when it is a known fact that 'black folk don't swim'; or choosing to become a vegetarian when blacks clearly love chicken.