Lena Waithe

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Birthday
17, 1984
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1984 (age 34)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Screenwriter and actress who is famous for her role as Denise on the Netflix original comedy series Master of None. In 2017, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on the "Thanksgiving" episode of Master of None alongside Aziz Ansari.

Before Fame

She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006. She wrote the 2011 short Save Me, which proved to be her first ever writing credit. 

Trivia

She became the first black woman ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Previously, in 2014, she was named by Variety as one of its 10 comedians to watch. 

Family Life

She has said her parents were supportive of her decision to pursue writing as a career. 

Associated With

Her Showtime series The Chi is produced by Common, who also grew up on Chicago's south side.