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2017 has been one hell of a year for Issa Rae, Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish. All three are dominating both the small and big screens with their latest projects and most recently the trio (alongside Jerrod Carmichael, Tessa Thompson and LaKeith Stanfield) starred in JAY-Z latest visual off his platinum selling album, 4:44.
Watch the video for Moonlight below.
Let’s take a look at just why we’re loving everyone’s favorite newcomers.
Issa. From YouTube to HBO, the 32-year-old real life awkward black girl burst on the scene years ago, but it’s the success of her hit show Insecure (currently in its second season) that thrusted her into the limelight. From features in the Hollywood Reporter, Essence, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Allure magazines from being honored at practically every event this year, we’re keeping our eyes on this one!
Lil Rel. Most of us first met the lovable comedian in 2015 on NBC’s The Carmichael Show, but since then the 37-year-old has literally popped on your social media feed and on your televisions all year. From starring in his own Netflix special RELevant, winning a MTV Movie award for his role in 2017’s highest grossing movie (so far) Get Out to his most recent appearance in Insecure, Lil Rel has truly dominated his space in the industry.
Tiffany. She’s been called the breakout star of Will Packer‘s Girls Trip and for all the right reasons. The funny lady not only lended her talents to the critically acclaimed film, but she’s starring in her own Showtime special later this month. From foster care to sitting with Jimmy Kimmel and starring alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, we can’t help but root for her success.
TELL US: If you had to choose, which one would you choose — Insecure, Get Out or Girls Trip?