Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe

Highest Rated: 91% Dear White People (2014)

Lowest Rated: 22% Step Sisters (2018)

Birthday: May 17, 1984

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Multi-talented Lena Waithe made her name as a writer and producer on the likes of "The Real World" (MTV, 1992-), "Bones" (Fox, 2005-17) and "Dear White People" (2014) before stepping in front of the camera in Aziz Ansari comedy "Master of None" (Netflix, 2015-). Born in Chicago, IL in 1984, Waithe graduated from Columbia College with a degree in writing, producing and television and shortly after landed her first job as an editorial assistant on ground-breaking reality show "The Real World" (MTV, 1992-). Waithe went onto assist in the production of long-running sitcom "Girlfriends" (UPN, 2000-08) and several "E! Live from the Red Carpet" (E!, 1996-) specials, as well as the big screen adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's fable "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008), Biggie Smalls biopic "Notorious" (2009) and Ava DuVernay's feature film debut "I Will Follow" (2010). After taking the director's chair herself on "Save Me" (2011), a short film about a 9-year-old boy's quest to find the man who saved his life, Waithe penned two episodes of kids musical comedy "How to Rock" (Nickelodeon, 2012), served as producer on race relations satire "Dear White People" (2014) and joined the staff of writers on crime procedural "Bones" (Fox, 2005-). Following a one-off appearance in Lisa Kudrow's meta-comedy "The Comeback" (HBO, 2005-), Waithe landed her first recurring acting gig as Dev's best friend Denise in "Master of None" (Netflix, 2015-). In September 2017, Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, for co-writing the second-season "Master of None" episode "Thanksgiving" with Ansari. Her impassioned acceptance speech was one of the night's most memorable moments.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 41% Bad Hair Brook-Lynne (Character) - 2020
88% 95% Onward Officer Spector (Voice) $60.4M 2020
82% 92% Queen & Slim Screenwriter,
Producer
$43.8M 2019
72% 77% Ready Player One Aech/Helen (Character) $137M 2018
22% 46% Step Sisters Producer - 2018
91% 61% Dear White People Producer $4.4M 2014

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2020
No Score Yet 62% The Chi Creator,
Executive Producer
2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018-2020
82% 75% Westworld Ash (Character) 2020
100% 70% Boomerang Executive Producer 2020
75% No Score Yet You Ain't Got These Executive Producer,
Host
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Complex X Fuse Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cityline Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Read With Kid Fury and Crissle Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019
80% 64% Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest,
Host
2018-2019
83% 83% RuPaul's Drag Race Judge 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet GGN on Revolt Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Chef Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pop Life Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exhibitionists Guest 2018
93% 75% This Is Us Animal Shelter Clerk (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2018
100% 90% Master of None Denise (Character) 2017 2015
90% 77% Transparent Jane (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
72% 91% The Comeback Summer (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Part Live Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: The Chi Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Truth to Power Guest
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest

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