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Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a writer and producer, known for Ready Player One (2018), Master of None (2015) and Queen & Slim (2019). She has been married to Alana Mayo since November 2019. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Ready Player One Aech / Helen
(2018)
(2015-2017)
Queen & Slim Writer
(2019)
The Chi Writer
(2018-2020)

Filmography

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 2021 Beauty (completed)
  The Chi (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 2018 - 2020) (written by - 5 episodes, 2018 - 2020)
- A Couple, Two, Three (2020) ... (creator)
- Lackin' (2020) ... (creator)
- Frunchroom (2020) ... (creator)
- A Stain (2020) ... (creator)
- Woo Woo Woo (2020) ... (creator)
  Boomerang (TV Series) (developed by - 18 episodes, 2019 - 2020) (written by - 5 episodes, 2019 - 2020)
- End of the Road (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Feels Like Heaven (2020) ... (creator)
- Hot Sex (2020) ... (creator)
- 7 Day Weekend (2020) ... (creator)
- Reversal of a Dog (2020) ... (creator)
 2020 Girls Room (TV Series)
  Twenties (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2020) (written by - 2 episodes, 2020)
- Living the Dream (2020) ... (creator)
- What Would Todd Do? (2020) ... (creator)
- Redemption Song (2020) ... (creator)
- Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (2020) ... (creator)
- You Know How I Like It (2020) ... (creator)
 2019 Queen & Slim (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2018/II Rising (Short)
 2017 Master of None (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Thanksgiving (2017) ... (written by)
 2016 Untitled Lena Waithe Project (TV Movie)
  Bones (TV Series) (staff writer - 14 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Eye in the Sky (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Putter in the Rough (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Baker in the Bits (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Teacher in the Books (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Psychic in the Soup (2015) ... (written by - as Lena D. Waithe)
  Hello Cupid (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 2013) (creator - 3 episodes, 2013)
- Seven (2013) ... (story)
- Six (2013) ... (story)
- Five (2013) ... (story)
- Four (2013) ... (story)
- Three (2013) ... (creator)
 2012 M.O. Diaries (TV Series)
  How to Rock (TV Series) (1 episode, 2012) (written by - 1 episode, 2012)
- How to Rock a Prank (2012) ... (written by)
- How to Rock a Music Video (2012) ... (as Lena D. Waithe)
 2011/I Save Me (Short) (writer)
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Show Show Additional Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Nike

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Lena D. Waithe

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Here's the thing. I was raised on deep dish pizza. So, what you guys call pizza, I don't think that it's pizza. I think it's cheese bread.

Trivia:

She became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Master of None: Thanksgiving (2017). See more »

Nickname:

Katraukus

Star Sign:

Taurus

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