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Lana Wachowski Biography

Birth Name:
Laurence Wachowski
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Screenwriter, director, producer, comic-book writer

Fast Facts

  • Attended the same Chicago high school as Michelle Obama
  • Before becoming a filmmaker, worked on Marvel Comics' Ectokid series
  • Original proposal to Warner Bros
  • for the Matrix trilogy was a 600-page comic book of the films sketched out scene-by-scene by comic artists Geof Darrow and Steve Skroce
  • After The Matrix (1999), the siblings included a "no press" clause in their contracts, and have had little contact with the media since
  • In 2004, cofounded Burlyman Entertainment, which publishes comic books and graphic novels


  • 2013Deutscher Filmpreis-Best Feature Film: nominated
  • 2013Deutscher Filmpreis-Best Direction: nominated