BRIGETHIA ARAI

© 2016. All rights reserved. 

28 Influential African Americans: Lena Waithe

February 2, 2019

 Black History Month is finally here!!!!  Each day this month we will be honoring African Americans who uplift our culture and exemplifies BLACK EXCELLENCE.

 

 

 Lena Waithe is an African American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She is best known for co-writing and acting in the Netflix comedy-drama series Master of None. Waithe made history becoming the first African-American woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2017 for her work on Master of None. She is also the creator of Showtime drama series The Chi and most recently she has teamed up with actress Halle Berry  to produce a 10-episode series of  the 1992 comedy “Boomerang” airing on BET Networks. The series is set to air this year.

 

 

Waithe uses her influence to support the African American community in the entertainment industry through her role as co-chair of the Committee of Black Writers at the Writers Guild. She is also a voice for the LGBTQ community and is very open and honest about her experiences. Lena is all about uplifting her community and creating opportunities for people of color.

 

Be sure you are subscribed to see who will be up next! 

 

Like, Comment,  and Share!!

Please reload

featured

The 2020 Grammy Nominations Are In!

11/20/2019

1/10
Please reload