Project juggling, “Awkward Black Girl” creator Issa Rae stays busy. She’s developing her own show for HBO while still acting in various web projects. Now, debuting on her YouTube channel, she’s shining her light on the world of the struggling African American actress with her new web series, “Black Actress.”

This latest show is a collaboration produced by Rae and actress Tatyana Ali, created, starring and written by actress Andrea Lewis. The mockumentary-style show is about fictitious actress “Kori Bailey, played by Lewis of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” fame. The show will feature cameos from Ali, Naturi Naughton, Essence Atkins and Jenifer Lewis.

From Huffiington Post:

“My channel started off with ‘Awkward Black Girl’ but I always wanted to be a curator of great content, so when I saw “Black Actress” it was just like ‘wow this story is hilarious.’ I know so many women that have gone through this as an actress,” said Rae.

Check it out.

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  • lil ray

    Looks good Nov 5 I cant wait.

  • Issa is a genius, I’m so glad she keeps making fruitful material. Hopefully she will make it to television one day because I believe it will be a breath of fresh air for black women especially in these times where we are being portrayed in a negative light due to reality television.

  • Evta

    Ummmm I thought the Black Actress web series was an Andrea Lewis (from Degrassi) Project? I’m pretty sure it is! Not Issa Rae or Tatyana Ali

    • lea

      exactly, issa is just backing up andrea. even on andrea’s former youtube channel, she talked about the concept for black actress long ago. let’s give credit to other black women doing it, hence the reason for black actress in the first place

    • I was wondering the same thing. Andrea’s been speaking on this project. When is someone going to correct the title.