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Lena Waithe Biography

Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be a television writer from age 7
  • Named one of Variety's 10 Comedians to Watch in 2014
  • Launched a successful indiegogo campaign to fund the production of the film Dear White People
  • Often wears her own clothes for her role on Master of None; has since had fans asking to buy them on Instagram

Awards

  • 2021Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated