Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe announced her latest venture with Def Jam Recordings. Her production company, Hillman Grad Productions, will partner with Def Jam on new music label, Hillman Grad Records, in an effort to identify and develop underrepresented artists with hopes of preparing them for long-term success.

Ever noticed that there have been very few series with a Black cast of women, if any, where the focus is mainly on the characters’ professional lives? While there are plenty of projects in general that are all about the romantic pursuits and friendship ups and downs of the people on them, Lena Waithe‘s latest comedy, Twenties, […]

Lena Waithe is helping Disney make history. The Queen & Slim writer will be the voice of Disney’s first ever LGBTQ character in their upcoming animated film, Onward. According to Yahoo, Waithe will play Officer Specter,  a cyclops cop that makes a short but meaningful appearance in the film. Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the […]

Media powerhouse Lena Waithe is bringing more fire to the small screen with her new series, "Twenties," where Big Sean will make his acting debut.

Lena Waithe has to do some fact checking. The notable screenwriter and actress said certain stars, like Denzel Washington and Will Smith, need to finance more independent films by people of color. The problem is, those actors she name-checked actually have been doing so, for years. “You can make a very well-done independent black movie […]

Lena Waithe’s month of May was going great, but her buzz hit a roadblock thanks to Jason Mitchell and her silence on his alleged on-set shenanigans.

Lena Waithe is a writer, actress and producer that already has an Emmy under her belt.