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Lilly Wachowski Biography

Birth Name:
Andrew Paul Wachowski
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Director, writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Attended Whitney M
  • Young Magnet High School, the same Chicago school as Michelle Obama
  • Worked on Marvel Comics' Ectokid series prior to achieving Hollywood success
  • Proposed the Matrix trilogy to Warner Bros
  • with a 600-page comic book of the movies sketched out scene-by-scene by comic artists Geof Darrow and Steve Skroce
  • Has had little contact with the media since the siblings included a "no press" clause in each of their contracts following promotion of The Matrix (1999)
  • In 2004, cofounded Burlyman Entertainment, which publishes graphic novels and comic books


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