Lena Waithe – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Lena Waithe
Nickname Lena D. Waithe, Katraukus
Gender Female
Age 38 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth May 17, 1984
Full Name Lena Diane Waithe
Profession Actress, Producer, Screenwriter
Nationality American
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 68 kg (150 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 8 US
Dress Size 4 US

Lena Waithe (born on May 17, 1984) in Chicago, U.S. She is an American actress, producer, and writer.


She played the role of Camille Hallaway in the drama series The Chi (2018–present) and was the creator of the drama. Lena Waithe is the writer of the comedy series Boomerang from 2019 to 2020. She also created the comedy series Twenties (2020–present).

She also wrote and produced the crime film Queen & Slim (2020) and is the managing producer of the horror drama series Them (2021–present).

Lena Waithe earned recognition for her role in Denise in the Netflix comedy-drama series Master of None (2015–present). Waithe wrote the show’s “Thanksgiving” episode, which was almost based on her personal experience of coming out to her mother.

In 2017, she became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Lena Waithe has also starred Helen Harris in the adventure film Ready Player One (2018), directed by Steven Spielberg. She played the role of Ash in the Westworld HBO TV series.

Waithe is one of the Most Influential People of 2018 in Time magazine. She is on the tenth of Fast Company’s Queer 50 list in 2021. She won the Black Film Critics Circle Awards, for Best Original Screenplay “Queen & Slim”.


Lena Waithe Education

School: Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy
Chute Middle School
Evanston Township High School

College: Columbia College Chicago

Lena Waithe Career

Profession: Actress, Producer, Screenwriter

Known For: Being the 1st woman of African-American origin to receive a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” for the Netflix show Master of None in 2017


Ready Player One (Film 2018), TakePart Live (TV Show 20130

Net Worth: USD $13 million (approx)

Family & Relatives

Father: Not known

Mother: Ethel Laverne

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex Spouse: Alana Mayo; (m. 2019; separated 2020)

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