Lena Waithe


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Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a producer and writer, known for Master of None (2015), Ready Player One (2018) 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 6 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Master of None Producer
(2015-2021)
Ready Player One Aech / Helen
(2018)
Queen & Slim Producer
(2019)
The Chi Producer
(2018-2021)

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 2021 Beauty (producer - p.g.a.) (completed)
  Birth of Cool (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2020-2021 Twenties (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Living the Dream (2020) ... (executive producer)
- What Would Todd Do? (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Redemption Song (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2021 The Chi (TV Series) (executive producer - 35 episodes)
- The Spook Who Sat by the Door (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Girl from Chicago (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Native Son (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Cooley High (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Soul Food (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 The One and Only Dick Gregory (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2021/II Cinephile (Short) (executive producer)
 2021 Coche Bomba (Short) (executive producer)
 2021 Huella (Short) (executive producer)
 2021 Only the Moon Stands Still (Short) (executive producer)
 2021 Soft Sounds of Peeling Fruit (Short) (executive producer)
 2021 Soñadora (Short) (executive producer)
 2021 Master of None (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Moments in Love, Chapter 5 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Moments in Love, Chapter 3 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Moments in Love, Chapter 4 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Moments in Love, Chapter 2 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
- Moments in Love, Chapter 1 (2021) ... (co-executive producer)
 2021 Them (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Day 7: Morning (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Covenant I. (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Day 6 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Day 4 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Day 3 (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Shoebox (Short) (executive producer)
 2020 How to Make Love to a Black Woman (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2019-2020 Boomerang (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- End of the Road (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Feels Like Heaven (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Hot Sex (2020) ... (executive producer)
- 7 Day Weekend (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Reversal of a Dog (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 You Ain't Got These (TV Series documentary short) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Impact/Power of Sneakers (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Jazz (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Gender (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Block (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Resale (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Girls Room (TV Series) (producer)
 2020 The Forty-Year-Old Version (producer)
 2019 Queen & Slim (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2019 1 Out of 30 (Short) (executive producer)
 2019 Adeline, the Great (Short) (executive producer)
 2019 Fragile.com (Short) (executive producer)
 2019 Spilt Milk (Short) (executive producer)
 2018 Step Sisters (producer)
 2014 Ladylike (Short) (consulting producer) / (co-producer)
 2014 Dear White People (producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nike

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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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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