Ilene Chaiken

Ilene Chaiken

Highest Rated: 100% Queering the Script (2019)

Lowest Rated: 40% Dirty Pictures (2000)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1957

Birthplace: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Co-creator of the critically lauded lesbian-themed drama "The L Word," Ilene Chaiken began her career as an agent trainee at Creative Artists Agency, also known as CAA. From there she wrangled a job as an executive for Aaron Spelling and Quincy Jones Entertainment. This led to her first television credit as a supervising executive on the sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which starred up-and-coming actor and rapper Will Smith. By the show's second season, Chaiken had stepped up to coordinating producer. In 1996, Chaiken's writing drew notice when "Barb Wire," the Pamela Anderson science-fiction action movie, hit theaters. Chaiken earned a story credit on the screenplay, and went on to write a couple of made-for-TV movies: "Dirty Pictures," and "Damaged Care." In 2004, "The L Word" debuted to controversy and acclaim. Alongside Michele Abbott and Kathy Greenberg, Chaiken developed the series, which centers on a group of women living in Los Angeles. The show's frank portrayal of Sapphic sexuality caused controversy that helped contribute to the show's success. Chaiken has gone on to serve as writer, director, and producer on the series.

Highest rated movies

Queering the Script




100% No Score Yet Queering the Script Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin Executive Producer - 2014
No Score Yet 57% Damaged Care Writer - 2002
40% 67% Dirty Pictures Writer - 2000
40% 52% Satisfaction Associate Producer $7.9M 1988


45% 70% Law & Order: Organized Crime Executive Producer,
81% 78% The L Word: Generation Q Executive Producer 2019-2021
83% 77% The Handmaid's Tale Executive Producer 2017-2019 2021
84% 48% Empire Executive Producer 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions Guest 2018
26% 60% Black Box Executive Producer,
57% 77% The L Word Executive Producer 2004-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: L Word, The: Generation Q Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: L Word, The Executive Producer