’90 Day Fiance’: Who Was That Random Couple on ‘Pillow Talk?’

90 Day Fiance‘s Pillow Talk aired on Sunday as usual, but fans noticed something odd about one of the couples. They had never seen them on the show before. TLC used comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani along with Issa Rae (an actress) as a couple for Pillow Talk.

But why did they stop by to make an appearance on the 90 Day Fiance spinoff?

90 Day Fiance: American Actress Issa Rae on TLC’s Pillow Talk

35-year-old Jo-Issa Rae Diop, otherwise known as Issa Rae, is an actress, writer, and producer from Los Angeles. She graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in African and African-American Studies. Issa has written her own book entitled The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl. 

Although she’s never made an appearance on TLC or 90 Day Fiance before Pillow Talk, she’s starred in some notable films. Issa played April Ofrah in The Hate U Give who was the main character’s lawyer. She also recently starred in the movie Little alongside Regina Hall.

Actor Kumail Nanjiani Makes an Appearance on Pillow Talk

Born in Pakistan, Kumail Nanjiani moved to the United States when he was 18-years-old. He attended Grinnell College in Iowa, where he double-majored in computer science and philosophy. Kumail is a very talented comic and has found a passion for acting. His breakthrough roles were in the comedy film Stuber, and also The Big Sick.  This was a critically-acclaimed movie he wrote it with his wife Emily V Gordon. It’s based on their true story.

90 Day Fiance fans might also recognize Kumail from the television show Silicon Valley. It’s an HBO show and well worth binge watching while quarantined at home. One of the best sitcoms of all time.

Kumail Nanjiani has a pretty big fan base and has made numerous guest appearances on other popular shows.

90 Day Fiance: Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani Promote Movie on ‘Pillow Talk’

You may have noticed Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae on your television’s Sunday night. Or maybe you were too into all of the couples’ reactions to the Before the 90 Days drama to notice. But there was actually a reason for the odd duo appearing on Pillow Talk. Issa and Kumail are promoting their new film called The Lovebirds. And where else would they do so than on a show that is centered around relationships?

The Lovebirds is about a couple on “the brink of breaking up” when they get “unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery”. It was supposed to be released in theaters on April 3, but the coronavirus caused Paramount to halt its release. Instead, it will be available through Netflix, yet there’s no date at the moment.

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