Lena Waithe - Updated Jun 2024

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Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe [born on 17 May 1984] is a famous actress, screenwriter, producer, and model from the United States of America. Lena Waithe gained popularity by being a producer of an American sitcom named “Girlfriends”.

Early Life and Childhood

Lena Waithe was born on 17 May 1984, in the United States of America. Currently, she is 39 years old and her real name is Lena Waithe. And she doesn’t have any nicknames.

She is the daughter of Ethel Laverne (mother) and there is no information about his father because her parents divorced when she was too young. And she has one sister named but her name is unknown. Plus, she is delighted with her family members and loves to spend quality time with them.

There is no information available like how she spent her childhood, who was her friends, her behavior with others, and so on. Plus, all the information related to her childhood is secret. She is American by nationality, her zodiac sign is Taurus, her religion is Christian and her ethnicity is African-American.


Lena studied at Turner-Drew Language Academy and then she attended Chute Middle School. She left that school and then studied at Evanston Township High School located in  Illinois, United States. Plus, she used to participate in programs related to acting, dance, and entertainment.

There is no information available about how she was with her teachers and pals and her interest in studies and so on. Maybe in the future, she will give details related to her educational background at that time, and we will update her here.

Career and Professional Life

Lena is a trendy actress, screenwriter, producer, and model. She started in the movie industry as an executive producer’s assistant on the sitcom “Girlfriends” in the year 2000. After that, she played in the series named “Comeback” and the producer of the series was Lisa Kudrow. Then, she became a writer for the series named “Bones: The Final Chapter”, that series was very popular and ran from 2005 up to 2017.

In the year 2011, she wrote “Shit Black Girls Say” and that video was very popular. Also, she wrote a series named “How to Rock” and in the year 2014, she co-produced a movie named “Dear White People” and gained her name and fame. Additionally, she has played in the series named “Twenties” written by herself. She wrote and also directed the movie named “Save Me” and in the year 2013, she wrote a series named “Hello Cupid” which was a web series.

In the year 2015, she wrote a series “Thi Chi” and in the same year she appeared and wrote in the series named “Master of None”. She produced and wrote the movie “Queen and Slim”. Besides actress, writer, and producer, she also became a voice actress in 2020 for a movie named “Onward”.


In the year 2014, she appeared in the movie named “Ladylike” and that movie was co-produced by her. And in 2018, she played in “Ready Player One” in the role of Aech/Helen. In 2020, she performed in “Bad Hair” as Brook-Lynne. Plus, in the same year, she appeared and produced in “The 40-Year-Old Version” and in “Onward” as Officer Specter. She wrote and produced the movie “Beauty” in 2022.

Besides movies, she appeared in many series as an actress. In 2016, she played “Transparent” in the role of Jane. She performed in “This Is Us” in 2018 and “The Healing Powers of Dude” as Lord Dingwall in 2020. In 2020, she played in “Westworld” as Ash and in “Big Mouth” as Lena Foreman. She wrote the series “M.O Diaries” in 2012 and in the same year, she wrote, “How to Rock”. From 2019 to 2020, she wrote, produced, and created comedy series named “Boomerang”.

Waithe began her career in her early days. Within a short time, she progressed in her job and was able to influence people through her work and gain widespread notoriety. Producer Waithe’s professional path eventually came full circle as she rose in popularity. She gained not just international fame but also fame in his native United States of America.

Brand Endorsements

There is no information about Waithe’s brand endorsement, promotion, or advertisement of its products. She might reveal details about the companies she has recommended in the future.

We looked through her social media sites but could not find any information on brand endorsements. Due to her privacy, she doesn’t want anyone to learn more about her or her personal or professional life.

Awards and Nomination

She is a famous actress, screenwriter, and producer who has won two awards i.e. “Primetime Emmy Award” in 2017 and “Black Film Critics Circle Awards” in 2019. And she has a great future ahead and has lots of chances to win many awards and nominations.

Additionally, In 2015, she was featured in “Independent Spirit Awards”, “Black Reel Awards”, and “Gotham Awards” in the same year.  In 2018, she was nominated for “Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Award”.

Also, in the same year nominated for the “Writers Guild of America Awards”, “NAACP Image Awards”, and “MTV Movie Awards”. In 2019, she was nominated by “St. Louis Film Critics Association”.

Lena Waithe in her Award ceremony (Source Newsweek)

Caption: Lena Waithe in her Award ceremony (Source Newsweek)

Lena Waithe – Net Worth 2024

The estimated value of Lena Waithe’s net worth is $15 million and her monthly, weekly, and yearly salaries are unknown. Her work as an actress, screenwriter, producer, model, and brand endorsement is her primary source of income.

Waithe now enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and various expensive vehicles thanks to sales and excellent jobs. If she provides her weekly, yearly, and monthly salaries then we will update her here.

Relationship Status

Lena Waithe is not presently married, engaged, or even dating. Her date history has been verified and fact-checked. Instead of being in a relationship, Lena is now concentrating on her profession. In the past, she married Alana Maryo in the year 2019 but they divorced in 2020.

She only wants someone who will be in a serious relationship and loves her for a lifetime and she hasn’t found anyone else. Maybe in the future, she will be in a relationship, at that time we will update her here.

Lena Waithe with her ex-wife (Source TheWikiFeed)

Caption: Lena Waithe with her ex-wife (Source TheWikiFeed)


Even Lena Waithe’s professional life is kept private, as is any information about her. Plus, Lena has the skills to manage both his personal and business lives and she has never disclosed any information to the public.

Additionally, Lena has never been the focus of any controversies or rumors, and she is a famous actress, screenwriter, producer, and model.

Body Measurements

Her actual height is 5 feet 7 inches and her weight is also 68 kg. According to her images, her hair color is black and silky, and her eyes are also attractive and black.

Her body type is slim with a great personality and other body measurements like biceps, chest, and waist, are  36-28-38 inches. She is concerned about her body but takes a proper diet and has clear skin.

Lena Waithe posing for a photo (Source TheWikiFeed)

Caption: Lena Waithe posing for a photo (Source TheWikiFeed)

Lena Waithe – Social Media

Lena Waithe is active on social media. On Instagram, she has 1.1M followers and has followed 3503 people there as well as she has posted 8436 posts. And her Instagram account is marked with a blue checkmark with the username “Lena Waithe”.

Lena Waithe is not active on Facebook and there are lots of accounts similar to her name. We didn’t find her official Twitter account. Maybe, in the future, she will be active on Facebook and Twitter at that time we will update her here.