Yvonne Orji And Jay Ellis

Ellen Grant
• Monday, 26 July, 2021
• 9 min read

Though everyone is staying home this holiday season, the next few weeks can still be festive and, yes, boozy. To properly prepare our Christmas cocktails, we asked a few holiday experts for their favorite recipes.

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Celebrity stylist and HBO Max Legendary judge Law Roach, who has previously styled Céline Dion, Sunday, and T&C's September 2020 Kerry Washington cover story, provided instructions to make his special Eggnog Amaretto. Adding to our compilation, Insecure stars YvonneOrji and Jay Ellis shared their favorite holiday cocktails.

Like most of us, Roach, ORI, and Ellis are embracing this unusual holiday season with the help of a strong drink. “The eggnog makes you feel like a kid again… but the booze reminds you’re an adult,” Roach tells T&C.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. SSA Rae‘s Insecure costars Jay Ellis and YvonneOrji confirmed the actress’ engagement to longtime love Louis Dame.

Engagement rumors began swirling on Monday, March 25, after the Hate U Give star’s Essence magazine cover was released. Though the 34-year-old made no mention of her plans to walk down the aisle with the Senegalese businessman during her interview, the snapshots from the shoot clearly show a massive diamond ring on her left hand.

HBO has set an April 12 release date for season four of SSA Rae’s critically acclaimed comedy Insecure and served a new trailer at TCA Wednesday morning. Creator and star Rae was joined by executive producer/writer/director Prentice Penny and fellow cast members YvonneOrji and Jay Ellis to tease details about the forthcoming season.

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But before getting into that, Rae was asked about the subtle shade thrown at the Academy when she and John CHO unveiled the nominees on Monday. SSA Rae in ‘Insecure’HBO Rae was tasked with announcing the Best Director nominees, which echoed the Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards in shutting out women.

In regard to the lack of female directors in the category, Rae admits that it is unfortunate, at the same time, she said she’s tired of having the same conversation every year. Ellis and RaeHBOFor season 4, Rae said that all the characters are leveling up and entering the next phase in life.

SSA has quit her job and is on a new venture with her passion project of a block party while Molly (ORI) is in her first relationship in a long time with “Asian BAE” Andrew (Alexander Hodge, who is now a series regular) and balancing her personal and work life. Rae and Penny executive produce alongside Melina Mattocks, Michael Rosenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Alibi and Jim Cleverness.

Both in their late 20s, they navigate career and relationship experiences while living in their hometown Los Angeles, California. The two share a close bond, and throughout the show, they deal with internal struggles within themselves, their friendship, and the African American community.

SSA works at a non-profit that benefits middle-school aged students of color called “We Got You all”. The half-hour series explores social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.

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Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Taglines: She's trying hard AF. Edit Trivia Insecure is based on the show's creator and star SSA Rae's New York Times Bestselling memoir The Misadventures of An Awkward Black Girl, published by Atria / Simon & Schuster in 2015.

SSA Rae’s real AF HBO hit Insecure, will return at the end of next month, but at this year’s American Black Film Festival we got a sneak peek! During the first season of Insecure, we watched SSA (Rae) struggle in a dead end job and unfulfilling relationship with her longtime boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis).

I love the fact that just growing up; I remember watching all the stuff in the ‘90s. JE: Yes, it was my early twenties, and I was really out there just like, “Yo, where is the representation of me out there on TV?” I’m just grateful that we are now part of that.

JE: Yes, what I love about it is you can now watch TV and be like, Yo, that’s me or a version of me, or a friend or a cousin or a brother or sister. Insecure returns to HBO for its sophomore season, Sunday, July 23rd.

The American comedy-drama television series, which had its debut on October 9, 2016, follows the lives of SSA Dee who struggles to navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles along with her best friend Molly (YvonneOrji). Starring SSA Rae, featuring other series regulars including YvonneOrji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Roth well, Amanda Sales, Kendrick Sampson and Alexander Hodge, the show will return later in 2021, HBO says.

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“SSA has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” Amy Gravity, HBO’s executive vice president of programming, said in a statement seen by Deadline. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the deeply personal work that SSA, Prentice , Melina , the cast and the writers have put into it.

The stars of one of the best-reviewed shows on TV landed in Miami for the American Black Film Festival this past weekend. With plots full of relationship troubles, hilarious misunderstandings, and everyday snafus, the series shows the sometimes subtle, always pervasive ways that race affects American society.

At the American Black Film Festival, New Times sat down with Insecure actors YvonneOrji and Jay Ellis, who play characters Molly Carter and Lawrence, to talk about microaggressions, race in the workplace, and black identity. “SSA and our writers are like super creative and genius and brilliant at showing how we think we are in this postracial world, but the reality is there are all these microaggressions that happen daily,” Ellis says.

Black people also love Molly.” But fitting in at work has forced Molly to manage her racial identity between her workplace and at home. As the series progresses, Molly tries to help Rasheed learn to code-switch, telling her in a private conversation that she needs to know “when to switch it up a little” in front of other staff members at the firm.

A partner at the firm later asks Molly to speak to Rasheed about her adjustment to the corporate environment. Though people of color are somewhat present in the media landscape and leadership positions in America, prejudices still keep them from being accepted, understood, or respected, ORI and Ellis suggest.

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Insecure co-stars, YvonneOrji and Jay Ellis have confirmed rumors about SSA Rae‘s engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Louis Dame. The rumors started making the rounds after the release of her Essence magazine cover, showing her with an engagement ring.

According to Us Weekly, the duo have confirmed that the Emmy-nominated performer is indeed engaged to longtime love Louis Dame. “We’re very excited for her,” ORI told Entertainment Tonight at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30.

Engagement rumors began swirling last week, after Rae’s Essence magazine cover was released and fans noticed the diamond ring on her left hand. Rae made no mention of her relationship status in the article, which she shared on social media.

There’s a less awkward encounter between SSA and Lawrence at a co-ed baby shower that has her later proclaiming to bestie Molly (YvonneOrji) that she’s found closure on that relationship. Meanwhile, SSA is growing more suspicious of where things stand with her current suitor Nathan (Kendrick Sampson).

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The Times spoke with Ellis by phone about the response to his character’s return and where he stands in the SSA + Lawrence debate. Definitely to see some Twitter stuff, obviously, and I love interacting.

It’s been a lot of text messages and phone calls and emails. And I plugged it in, and by the morning, I couldn’t even get through all the text and Twitter and emails.

I think that Lawrence is just figuring out how to be single man in this world and in Los Angeles. I think he has grown up a little, obviously, from the closure we saw with SSA at the end of Season 2.

But it feels like he’s starting to get his life under control a little and stepping into some responsibility. I think she still has a bumpy road to go, but most of them do, and I think they really just need to love themselves and figure out who they are before they can possibly try to be together.

So, me, Jay Ellis, became Lincoln Washington, which was the name of the son of one of our . So when I get to work, people literally had no idea who Mike was.

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Even when I showed up to set, our crew looked at me like I was a ghost. I get to play a pilot, which is pretty cool, I won’t lie.

I feel like a 3-year-old or a 4-year-old who is just running around with his arms out, making airplane sounds, buzzing all day long. I mean, one of the greatest movie stars ever in Tom Cruise, to our director Joe Kaminski, who is one of the most detail-oriented people I’ve ever met in my life and has turned out amazing projects.

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