Lena Waithe Biography, Career, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth

Lena Waithe Biography

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She is an American screenwriter, actress, and producer. Similarly, she is best known for her acting in Master of None and for producing, writing, or creating TV productions such as The Chi, Boomerang, Twenties, and others.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

As per her birth date, she is 37 years old as of 2021. She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 68 KG. Additionally, she has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Relationship Status?

She identifies herself as a lesbian. The actress was previously in a marital relationship with content executive Alana Mayo. They had became engaged in 2017 and also tied the knot in January 2020. However, they split up just after 2 months of marriage.


Regarding her family, her mother’s name is Ethel Laverne but her father’s name is not known. Her father had died when she was 14. In addition, she has a sister.

Education, School/College University

Addressing her educational profile, she completed her high school education at Evanston Township High School. She also graduated from Columbia College Chicago where she studied cinema and TV arts.


Lena Waithe initially made her acting debut in an episode of the drama series The Comeback in 2014. She then worked as a writer in the crime drama series Bones from 2014 to 2015. Similarly, she gained good recognition for her role as Denise in the comedy-drama series Master of None from 2015 to 2021. She wrote 6 episodes of the drama series and also earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her work in the episode “Thanksgiving”.

Lena Waithe Biography
Lena Waithe Biography

Likewise, she has created and wrote the TV productions The Chi (since 2018), Boomerang (2019 to 2020), Twenties (2020), and produced horror Them (since 2021). In addition, she wrote and produced the crime film Queen & Slim (2020).

Lena Waithe’s Social Media

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Lena Waithe’s Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no known controversies about Lena Waithe.

Net Worth

What is the earning of Lena Waithe? How much is her net worth and How rich is she in 2021? She has accumulated a good amount of net worth of $ 15 million, which she has earned from her successful Screenwriting, Acting, and Producing career.


  • Full Name: Lena Waithe
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Actress
  • Age: 37
  • Date of Birth: May 17, 1984
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Weight: 68 KG
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • School: Evanston Township High School
  • College/University: Columbia College
  • Father: N/A
  • Mother: Ethel Laverne
  • Sibling: 1
  • Net Worth 2021: $ 15 million
  • Source of Income: Screenwriting, Acting, and Producing