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With each episode of the final season of Insecure dropping we know we are closer and closer to the end of an era. Which is bittersweet but also makes us reminisce on what Issa Rae and the cast and crew have left us with. That’s why we went back to season three of the series to see what some of our favorite actors are up to now. See the list below and let us know who some of your favorite characters are from season four.

Paul Mabon – Gabe aka TSA Bae

Known for providing Issa D with stress releasing intimacy, TSA Bae, better known as Paul Mabon is a poet and actor from Chicago. Mabon’s most popular role so far was in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Officer Lou from 2013 – 2017. He’s been featured in series like Criminal Minds, Superstore, Fresh Of The Boat, and Magnum P.I. just to name a few. Since starring in Insecure as Issa D’s friend with benefits Mabon has appeared in Young Sheldon and The F**k-It List.


Alexander Hodge – Andrew Tan

Andrew Tan or Asian Bae to some Insecure fans is the roommate and friend of Nathan on the show. He pops up during the Coachella episode and ultimately pursues Molly and becomes her boyfriend during season four of the show. Alexander Hodge is Australian actor and writer he started acting at age 13, and eventually moved to New York to attend acting school. Before making it onto Insecure Hodge had made appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Modern Family. Since playing Molly’s boyfriend, Hodge has stared on The CW’s Black Lighting as Philky and most recently in Netflix’s romantic comedy, Resort to Love, staring Christina Milian and Sinqua Walls. It looks like we will be seeing more of Hodge as it is announced he will be playing Philky in Painkiller, a spinoff from Black Lighting.


Wendy Raquel Robinson – Lila

Wendy Raquel Robinson is no stranger to the screen. She is probably most known from her role as Principal Regina “Piggy” Grier from The Steve Harvey Show. Robinson is a graduate of Howard University of the School of Fine Arts where she received her B.F.A. in drama.

Within Insecure Robinson plays Issa D’s mother, Lila, the two seem to have somewhat of an estranged relationship during the earlier seasons of the series but over time their relationship has evolved where we see Lila as a more supportive and loving mother. Robinson’s biggest role so far is staring in The Game, where she plays Tasha Mack, a sports manager trying to grown her own business while juggling the career of her son, Malik, a star NFL quarterback.


Leonard Robinson – Taurean Jackson

Brought on to the show during season three, Taurean Jackson, is Molly’s co-worker at her newest job at an all Black law firm. Perceived in the beginning to be Molly’s biggest competition Taurean’s character soon becomes Molly’s love interest by season five of the series.

Leonard Robinson is an actor, comedian, and writer born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Danbury, Connecticut. Before starring in Insecure, Robinson acted in Rel, Rosewood, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds and more. Upcoming projects include his work on a film called Re-Opening about a documentary film crew that follows a theater director as he tries to re-open his theater in the midst of the pandemic.

Fun trivia fact is that Robinson was an original cast member of MTV’s Wild N Out, where he performed alongside Katt Williams and Randall Park.


Christina Elmore – Condola Hayes

Christina Elmore plays the infamous Condola Hayes, once Issa’s new friend and collaborator she soon becomes the woman that turned Issa and Laurence’s love life upside down.

Elmore is a Harvard graduate where she started acting in her undergraduate years. She later graduated from the school of American Conservatory Theater.

Before starring in Insecure Elmore appeared in The Last Ship as Lt. Alisha Granderson for five seasons. Currently, she co-stars in BET’s Twenties about a group of Black women trying to pursue their Hollywood dreams, Elmore plays Marie, the straight best friend to Hattie, a queer Black woman.

Her upcoming projects include the film What If He Wins, a film she wrote and stars in about a group of individuals that gather for a dinner party on election night. As well as the television movie Under The Bridge about a scandal at a medical practice.

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Meah Denee

Meah Denee

Meah is the Founder and Host of The Reel Effect; your go-to entertainment news site for all things black entertainment news. Our mission is to showcase not only television, film and celebrity news but also the work of indie filmmakers and artists. Follow her work at www.youtube.com/ Learn more about her at www.meahdenee.com

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