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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 June 1965Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameLaurence Wachowski
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as 'The Wachowskis') are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight creative relationship with her sister Lilly. After the siblings dropped out of college, they started a construction business and wrote screenplays. Their 1995 script, Assassins (1995), was made into a movie, leading to a Warner Bros contract. After that time, the Wachowskis devoted themselves to their movie careers. In 2012, during interviews for Cloud Atlas and in her acceptance speech for the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award, Lana spoke about her experience of being a transgender woman, sacrificing her much cherished anonymity out of a sense of responsibility. Lana is known to be extremely well-read, loves comic books and exploring ideas of imaginary worlds, and was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) in creating Cloud Atlas.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: LinaZ

Spouse (1)

Thea Bloom (30 October 1993 - 2002) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Stunning fight scenes, usually involving martial arts
Big-budget action sequences utilizing modern techniques of film making
Hot pink dreadlocks.
Often works with Doona Bae

Trivia (11)

Sister of Lilly Wachowski.
The Wachowskis included in their contracts for the Matrix sequels that they would not have to do press junkets or interviews of any kind and they would not have to be photographed for promotional purposes. They want the films to speak for themselves.
Ranked #27 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List with sister Lilly. Had ranked #89 in 2002.
Estranged wife Thea Bloom was her college sweetheart. She left Bloom in 2002 for Ilsa Strix (aka Karin Winslow).
Father was a businessman; mother was a nurse.
She and her sister have written a screenplay called "Carnivore". The script was one of the scripts on Empire magazine's "Twelve Greatest Unproduced Scripts In Hollywood" list. (As of October 2003 it is still unproduced.).
Attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School along with her sister Lilly Wachowski in Chicago, Illinois.
Understood to have had gender reassignment surgery after "Speed Racer" in 2008. For ten years beforehand, it is believed that Lana was having hormone therapy. Her first public interview after revealing herself as Lana came at a press conference to discuss 'Cloud Atlas', where she fielded questions about her private life with resigned good humor. Her sister Lilly, to whom she is very close, is fiercely protective of her and supportive of her struggle to live as her authentic gender. Lilly herself came out as transgender in 2016.
She is the niece of Laurence Luckinbill.
Sister Lilly Wachowski revealed on March 8, 2016, that she was transgender as well. She was formerly known as Andy Wachowski.
Supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Presidential election.

Personal Quotes (2)

I chose to change my exterior to bring it closer into alignment with my interior. My biggest fears were all about losing my family. Once they accepted me, everything else has been a piece of cake.
For years, I couldn't even say the words transgendered or transsexual. When I began to admit it to myself, I knew I would eventually have to tell my parents and my brother and my sisters. This fact would inject such terror into me that I would not sleep for days.

Salary (2)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) $4,000,000 + gross points
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) $4,000,000 + gross points

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