- Horoscope: Taurus
- Net worth: $68 000 000
- Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Nationality: American
- Education: Evanston Township High School Columbia College Chicago
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: dark brown
- Match marriage: married
Lena Waithe: biography
She is an actress, a producer, and a screenwriter. The 35-years-old Waithe has got an impressive list of TV projects. Thanks to her brave and extraordinary way of work, Lena took a several accolades and became commercially successful. The latest events have drawn the public’s attention to her private life. She married a long-time girlfriend in 2019, however, couple of months later, they split.
Childhood and youth
As Lena mentioned, since childhood, she had a passion for writing and cinematography. The girl always wrote something and dreamt about her career in the movie industry. Lena used to watch TV with her grandmother a lot. She used to watch old classic movies, which became her education. She analyzed the characters and the script and wished to become a television writer. Lena called the Tv screen her “Third Parent.”
She was raised in Chicago; her closest people were a single mother and a grandmother. When she was three, her parents divorced. When she was 14, her father passed away. In 2006 Lena graduated from a college with a degree in Cinema and Television Arts. Soon she found diverse ways to be involved in the television. She worked at a movie theater as well as at the department of the blockbuster.
Lena is called “master of everything” who brings a different world to a screen. Indeed, she proved to be a person with multiple talents. She makes significant waves in the entertainment industry and always attracts the public’s attention.
The 35-years-old actress and screenwriter has got an impressive resume. She became the first black woman who achieved Emmy for outstanding writing in a Comedy. Moreover, she created a space for the LGBT community and black women in the industry.
The path to her success began from a job of assistant to the executive producer. Lena worked on the picture “Girlfriends.” Soon she took her first minor role and appeared on the comedy-drama “The Comeback.” Then she focused on writing and wrote the script for such projects as “Bones” and “How to Rock.”
She became a notable actress after her appearance in the tv series “Master of None” and the movie “Ready Player One.”
In 2014 she produced the satirical comedy “Dear White People.” From 2018 she has been working as a writer and a creator on the tv series “The Chi” alongside the director Cheryl Dunye.
Lena is a lesbian. She had a long-time relationship with her girlfriend, Alana Mayo. In 2019 the couple tied the knots. They had a secret wedding in August 2019.
However, after two months of their marriage, Lena announced their separation. Neither Lena nor Alana hadn’t given any comments on the reasons for their divorce. That news raised people’s eyebrows. Lena told the idea to get married came to her spouse. They made last-minute decision to wed at a courthouse in San Francisco. The screenwriter said, her girlfriend was driving and saw the courthouse. Then Alana noted that the couple should marry here, and Lena agreed.
The media reported that that marriage was fragile from the beginning. Lena hadn’t been thoroughly faithful to her girlfriend and continued her cheating lifestyle after the wedding. Rumors have it that Lena is dating with Cynthia Erivo now. Lena and Cynthia are good friends; they often came in the limelight together. Such kind of information had appeared on the website of B. Scott.
The screenwriter has an account on Instagram, where she actively shares moments of her life.
She is a Christian. The screenwriter told about her lifelong love for Beyonce. The prolific career allowed Lena not to think about money. Her net worth is about $68 million.
- 2012 M.O Diaries
- 2013 Hello Cupid
- 2014 Dear White People
- 2014 Transparent
- 2014-2015 Bones
- 2015-2017 Master of None
- 2018 Ready Player One
- 2019 Queen & Slim
- 2019 Boomerang
- 2020 Westworld.
- In 2014 Lena received her first nomination in the category “Audience Award.”
- In 2015 she was nominated by Black Reel for outstanding motion picture
- In 2017 she received a nomination by The Advocate. That year she won several awards as an artist of the year by Out. She also received the award by Gold Derby in the category “Comedy Episode of the Year” and took her Emmy
- In 2018 she was nominated by Black Reel for outstanding drama series.