Lana Wachowski


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Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, also known as the Wachowskis, are the duo behind such ground-breaking movies 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 ... See full bio »

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The Matrix Writer
(1999)
Bound Writer
(1996)
Cloud Atlas Writer
(2012)
(2003)

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 2021 The Matrix Resurrections (based on characters created by) / (written by) (post-production)
  Sense8 (TV Series) (created by - 24 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (written by - 24 episodes, 2015 - 2018)
- Amor Vincit Omnia (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- You Want a War? (2017) ... (creator - as The Wachowskis) / (written by)
- What Family Actually Means (2017) ... (creator - as The Wachowskis) / (written by)
- If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume (2017) ... (creator - as The Wachowskis) / (written by)
- All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet (2017) ... (creator - as The Wachowskis) / (written by)
 2016 The Matrix (Short)
 2015 Jupiter Ascending (written by - as The Wachowskis)
 2012 Cloud Atlas (written for the screen by)
 2009 CR: Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
 2008 Speed Racer (written by - as The Wachowski Brothers)
 2005 V for Vendetta (screenplay - as The Wachowski Brothers)
 2005 The Matrix: Path of Neo (Video Game) (as The Wachowski Brothers)
 2005 The Matrix Online (Video Game) (characters - as Larry Wachowski)
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions (characters - as The Wachowski Brothers) / (written by - as The Wachowski Brothers)
 2003 Kid's Story (Short) (story - as Larry Wachowski)
 2003 The Second Renaissance Part II (Short) (as Larry Wachowski)
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game) (written by - as The Wachowski Brothers)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded (characters - as The Wachowski Brothers) / (written by - as The Wachowski Brothers)
 2003 The Animatrix (Video) (screenplay "The Matrix" - as The Wachowski Brothers) / (written by - segments "The Final Flight of the Osiris", "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II", "Kid's Story", as Larry Wachowski)
 2003 Final Flight of the Osiris (Short) (written by - as Larry Wachowski)
 2003 The Second Renaissance Part I (Short) (written by - as Larry Wachowski)
 1999 The Matrix (written by - as The Wachowski Brothers)
 1996 Bound (written by - as The Wachowski Brothers)
 1995 Assassins (screenplay - as Larry Wachowski) / (story - as Larry Wachowski)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote several issues of Clive Barker's "Ectokid", published by Razorline, an imprint of Marvel Comics (which was drawn by The Matrix storyboard artist, Steve Skroce). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lana & Andy | The Wachowski Brothers | Larry Wachowski | The Wachowskis | the Wachowskis

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Spouse:

Thea Bloom  (divorced)

Children:

None

Parents:

Wachowski, Lynne | Wachowski, Ron

Relatives:

Lilly Wachowski (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

She has directed one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: The Matrix (1999). See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Bae Doona See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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