Insecure’s Issa Rae Is the Next Voice of Google Assistant

This marks a departure from male-dominated voices

Issa Rae talking into a microphone with headphones on and Google chat bubbles on the side for Google Assistant
Issa Rae is a rare—possibly the first—woman to lend her voice to a smart speaker. Google
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Actress, writer and producer Issa Rae will be the next celebrity to make a cameo on Google Assistant. Rae’s voice is available for a limited time in the U.S. starting today.

@lisalacy Lisa Lacy is a senior writer at Adweek, where she focuses on retail and the growing reach of Amazon.