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Birth Name:Laurence Wachowski
Birth Place:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession Screenwriter, director, producer, comic-book writer
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Director Lana Wachowski, whose films include Cloud Atlas and the Matrix trilogy and who came out as transgender earlier this year, told an audience in San Francisco last weekend that she nearly committed suicide as a young adult because of her identity struggles. "In the absence of words to defend myself, without examples, without models, I began to believe voices in my head — that I was a freak, that I am broken, that there is something wrong with me, that I will never be lovable," Wachowski said at the Human Rights Campaign's gala dinner in San Francisco, where she accepted the LGBT organization's Visibility Award.
Nearly a decade ago, The Matrix director Larry Wachowski announced the decision to transition from male to female. Now, as part of a promo for her latest film, Wachowski made a rare on-camera appearance, introducing herself as Lana.Wearing a grey dress and pink dreadlocks, Wachowski appeared alongside her Matrix collaborator and brother Andy Wachowski and director Tom Tykwer to introduce their new film, Cloud Atlas.