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(Writer, Producer, Actress)

Lena Waithe is a screenwriter, producer, and actress.

Relationship Facts of Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is not straight and is lesbian.


Who is Lena Waithe dating?

At the moment, Lena’s relationship is possibly single.

Previous Marriage

Lena is a lesbian and was dating content executive Alana Mayo in 2015. They met at the business meeting and started dating.

The couple also got engaged in Tokyo on Thanksgiving Day in 2017. Alana also gave a pair of exclusive Etonic, Akeem the Dream sneakers, knowing Lena’s penchant for sneakers as an engagement gift.

And the couple also married secretly under-the-radar San Francisco ceremony held at the courthouse in front of Harvey Milk’s bust. Two months later, the news of their breakup was in Tinseltown and they separated.

Alana had filed a petition for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court after 10 months of the couple announced their separation.

Who is Lena Waithe?

Lena Waithe is one of the most popular American screenwriters, producers, and actresses.

She is the first African-American woman that wins the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Master of None: Thanksgiving.

Lena Waithe: Age, Parent, and Ethnicity

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her full name is Lena Diane Waithe.

Lena’s father passed away when she was young. Her mother’s name is Ethel Laverne. From the age of 7, Lena was interested in writing and her mother and grandmother helped her to reach her destiny. She has an older sister.

She has African-American ancestry and likely holds an American nationality.

In which school did Lena Waithe attend?

Lena finished her schooling at Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy and Chute Middle School in Illinois. And then she went on to attend Evanston Township High School. She graduated with a degree in Cinema and Television Arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2006.

Lena Waithe: Career, Professional life

Lena started her writing career after joining the Fox television series. She was popular after writing the viral video Shit Black Girls Say. She wrote the Bones television series and later for the Nickelodeon sitcom How to Rock.

Likely, in 2013, she wrote the web series Hello Cupid. And in the year 2014, she works as a producer for a satirical film, Dear White People. The same year she was one of the “10 Comedians to Watch”. Further, she also wrote and directed a short movie titled Save Me.

Lena was known for her acting skills when she performed as Denise in a Netflix television series, Master of None. Further, she was cast in the 2018 science fiction movie Ready Player One. Lena along with Ansari won the Prime Emmy Award and also send a special message to her LGBTQIA.

The actress has also developed an autobiographical drama titled, The Chi. The actress Lena is also voluntary and is part of social organizations and trust. She provides various financial support for various handicapped people.

Lena Waithe: Salary, Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be around $15 million and she earns over $2 million as a salary annually as of 2022.

Is Lena Waithe involved in any rumors and controversies?

Lena hasn’t been involved in any kind of incident causing rumors and controversies.

Yet she was in the headlines of the media after cutting her signature dreadlocks in August 2018. She has explained the significance of chopping off her hair too.

Body measurement: Height, Weight

Lena Waithe stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches(1.75)m) and weighs 68 (150lbs) kg.  Talking about her appearance, she has black colored hair which she dyed as per her looks and has dark-brown colored eyes.

Social media

Lena is active on Twitter with around 223K followers, over 973K followers on Instagram, and likely around 23K followers on his Facebook account.

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