Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe
Quick Facts About Lena Waithe
Celebrated Name Lena Waithe
Age 37 years old
Nick Name Katraukus
Birth Name Lena Diane Waithe
Birth Date 1984-05-17
Gender Female
Profession American Screenwriter
Nationality American
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, the U.S.A.
Ethnicity Afro-American
Horoscope Taurus
Residence Los Angeles
Religion Christianity
Mother Ethel Laverne
Sister Lauren
School Turner-Drew language Academy
Education Chute Middle School
High School Evanston Township High School
College Columbia College Chicago
Sexualorientation Lesbian
Marital Status married
Partner Alana Mayo
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $2 million
Height 5 ft 9 inches
Weight 68 Kg
Body Measurement 36-28-38 inches
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Build/Type slim
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Lena Waithe Biography

  • Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She is the creator of the Showtime drama series The Chi (2018–present) and the BET comedy series Boomerang (2019–present) and Twenties (2020–present).
  • Waithe is widely known for her role in the Netflix comedy-drama series "Master of None" (2015–present) and the HBO series Westworld. She has appeared in Steven Spielberg's 2018 adventure film Ready Player One. 
  • She became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2017 for writing the show's "Thanksgiving" episode, which was loosely based on her personal experience of coming out to her mother. 
  • She also wrote and produced the crime film Queen & Slim (2020) and is the executive producer of the horror anthology series Them (2021–present).
  • Waithe was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2018. 

Where was Lena Waithe Born?

  • Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984, in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S.A. Her birth name is Lena Diane Waithe. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. Taurus is her star sign. She is a huge believer in God, and Jesus Christ and has described her family as "lazy Christians". 

Lena Waithe Early Life

  • Lena Waithe was born into a middle-class family. Her parents got divorced when she was only three years old and later her father died when she was 14. She was raised by her mother, Ethel Laverne, as a single parent along with her sister, Lauren. Their grandmother Tressie also supported her mother for their upbringing. 
  • Waithe and her sister grew up on the South Side of Chicago until Waithe was 12. She attended a local, mostly African-American elementary magnet school, Turner-Drew language Academy, but moved to Evanston and finished middle school at Chute Middle School. She graduated from Evanston Township High School and earned a degree in cinema and television arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2006. 

Is Lena Waithe Single?

  • Lena Waithe is a Lesbian. In 2015, she was romantically linked with content Executive Alana Mayo. Lena reportedly met Mayo for the first time at the business meeting and soon started dating. 
  • After two years of dating, the love birds got engaged in Tokyo in 2017. Then they got secretly married in late 2019 in San Francisco with few invitations. 
  • Only two months after announcing they are married, Lena Waithe and Alana Mayo have left people in shock after announcing their divorce. On January 23, 2020, the couple announced that they had separated after two months of marriage.
  • The two who currently should be in their wedding bliss and having all the fun are in the middle of a divorce process. Rumors allege that the Queen & Slim director was unfaithful, and her unfaithfulness is the cause of the divorce filed. Amidst the divorce proceedings, reports have it that Waithe is now dating Cynthia Erivo.

How much is Lena Waithe worth?

  • Lena Waithe has a net worth of around $15 million in 2021. She earns over $2 million per annum and accumulates her net worth as an actress, producer, and screenwriter due to her successful career.
  • After the Netflix agreement, ‘Expert of None,’ which debuted in 2015, was projected, Waithe had a huge break. Her section of Denise was composed initially as a straight, white woman, but the show’s artists changed the character to be closer to Waithe.
  • She accumulates most of her fortune from her involvement in the film industry as a screenwriter and producer. She has worked as a producer in nine films to date. The film Dear White People grossed $5.4 million in 2014 which she had produced only at $1 million giving her double profits.
  • Likewise, she also bagged millions of profit from her other film projects. The producer is also a successful screenwriter. Being a screenwriter she is paid $72,600 to $136,000 per project. As a TV and series actress, she brings home $35,000 per episode.  Since 2018, Waithe has been the voiceover of the tagline of AT&T commercials. 
  • She owns a lavish mansion in Los Angeles. She has a white Mercedes Benz which cost $41,600 in today's US market. She also drives a Dark Blue car of Ford brand. 

Height, Weight & Measurements

  • Lena Waithe is 5 ft 9 inches tall and weighs 68 kg. She has a slim and lean build body.
  • Her body measures 36-28-38 inches. She has a pair of Dark Brown eyes. 
  • She looks like a male despite being a female due to her clothing style. Being a lesbian, she dresses up like a boy. She used to have a dreadlock hairstyle.  After shaving off her signature locks in July 2018, she is usually seen in a short haircut.

Facts About Lena Waithe

  • #1 Out Magazine named Waithe the Out100: Artist of the Year in 2017.
  • #2She focuses on recruiting more people of color and queer artists for her film.
  • #3 "to be good is, to be honest" is her religious base.
  • #4She won the Black Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Original Screenplay in 2019.
  • #5Wanted to be a television writer from age 7.
  • #6Named one of Variety's 10 Comedians to Watch in 2014.
  • #7Often wears her own clothes for her role on Master of None.
  • #8Launched a successful indiegogo campaign to fund the production of the film Dear White People.
  • #9Waithe got her start in TV by working as a crew member.
  • #10She learned a memorable lesson from Bythewood.

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