Lena Waithe

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Date of Birth May 17, 1984
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Age 36 years old
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Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series Master of None and became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2017 for writing the show's "Thanksgiving" episode, which was loosely based on her personal experience of coming out to her mother. Waithe is also the creator of the Showtime drama series The Chi, Boomerang, and Twenties. She appeared in Steven Spielberg's 2018 adventure film Ready Player One, and in 2019 wrote and produced the crime film Queen & Slim. In 2020, she had a recurring role on the HBO series Westworld. Waithe was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2018.

Born: May 17, 1984, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater: Columbia College Chicago
Occupation: Screenwriter, producer, actress
Spouse(s): (m. 2019, sep 2020)
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About Lena Waithe

Screenwriter and actress who is famous for her role as Denise on the Netflix original comedy series Master of None. In 2017, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on the "Thanksgiving" episode of Master of None alongside Aziz Ansari.

Lena Waithe Before Fame

She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006. She wrote the 2011 short Save Me, which proved to be her first ever writing credit.

Achievement of Lena Waithe

She became the first black woman ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Previously, in 2014, she was named by Variety as one of its 10 comedians to watch.

Lena Waithe Family Life

She has said her parents were supportive of her decision to pursue writing as a career.

Associations of Lena Waithe

Her Showtime series The Chi is produced by Common, who also grew up on Chicago's south side.

Information related to Lena Waithe

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  • Columbia College Chicago alumni
  • LGBT Christians
  • LGBT people from Illinois
  • Lesbian actresses
  • Actresses from Chicago
  • African-American women writers
Latest information about Lena Waithe updated on April 17, 2021.

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