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Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer & Actress

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 Lena Waithe Biography

Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series "Master of None". She became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2017 for writing the show's "Thanksgiving" episode, which was loosely based on her personal experience of coming out to her mother.

Waithe is also the creator of the Showtime drama series "The Chi", "Boomerang", and "Twenties". She appeared in Steven Spielberg's 2018 adventure film Ready Player One, and in 2019 wrote and produced the crime film Queen & Slim. In 2020, she starred in a recurring role on the HBO series "Westworld".

She became a writer for the Fox television series "Bones", a writer for the 2012 Nickelodeon sitcom "How to Rock", and a producer on the 2014 satirical comedy film Dear White People. Waithe wrote and appeared in the YouTube series "Twenties" which was produced by Flavor Unit Entertainment and optioned in 2014 by BET. In addition to writing and directing the short film Save Me, which was shown at several independent film festivals, Waithe wrote the 2013 web series "Hello Cupid" and the 2011 viral video Shit Black Girls Say. In 2014, Variety named Waithe as one of its "10 Comedians to Watch".

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Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer & Actress

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Lena Waithe Biography

Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series "Master of None". She became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2017 for writing the show's "Thanksgiving" episode, which was loosely based on her personal experience of coming out to her mother.

Waithe is also the creator of the Showtime drama series "The Chi", "Boomerang", and "Twenties". She appeared in Steven Spielberg's 2018 adventure film Ready Player One, and in 2019 wrote and produced the crime film Queen & Slim. In 2020, she starred in a recurring role on the HBO series "Westworld".

She became a writer for the Fox television series "Bones", a writer for the 2012 Nickelodeon sitcom "How to Rock", and a producer on the 2014 satirical comedy film Dear White People. Waithe wrote and appeared in the YouTube series "Twenties" which was produced by Flavor Unit Entertainment and optioned in 2014 by BET. In addition to writing and directing the short film Save Me, which was shown at several independent film festivals, Waithe wrote the 2013 web series "Hello Cupid" and the 2011 viral video Shit Black Girls Say. In 2014, Variety named Waithe as one of its "10 Comedians to Watch".

Lena Waithe Videos

  • ComNet18 Keynote: Lena Waithe, Writer/Producer/Actor
    Lena Waithe writer/producer/actor, speaks with Joshua Johnson, host of NPR’s 1A. (Introduced by Gail Fuller of the San Francisco Foundation). In a...
  • Lena Waithe: Uncensored And Uncut
    Lena Waithe sits down with us to talk about her broad experiences in Hollywood, from sitting in diverse writing rooms to acting alongside ...
  • Lena Waithe Keynote at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women
    Emmy-winning creator, writer, actor and powerhouse Lena Waithe delivers the keynote at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) 2018 Showcase....

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  • How to book Lena Waithe?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lena Waithe for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lena Waithe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lena Waithe or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lena Waithe?

    Booking fees for Lena Waithe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lena Waithe, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lena Waithe?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lena Waithe for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lena Waithe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lena Waithe or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lena Waithe or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lena Waithe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lena Waithe for your event is available upon request. Lena Waithe generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, Janet Mock, Diane Guerrero and Laverne Cox. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lena Waithe for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lena Waithe Speaker Videos

  • ComNet18 Keynote: Lena Waithe, Writer/Producer/Actor
    Lena Waithe writer/producer/actor, speaks with Joshua Johnson, host of NPR’s 1A. (Introduced by Gail Fuller of the San Francisco Foundation). In a wide-ranging conversation Waithe and Johnson...
    Lena Waithe: Uncensored And Uncut
    Lena Waithe sits down with us to talk about her broad experiences in Hollywood, from sitting in diverse writing rooms to acting alongside ...
  • Lena Waithe Keynote at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women
    Emmy-winning creator, writer, actor and powerhouse Lena Waithe delivers the keynote at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) 2018 Showcase. Waithe concluded her keynote with a rousing call to...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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