Lena Waithe’s Salary, Yearly Income, and Net Worth in 2023


lena waithe age net worth biography
Full NameLena Waithe
Date of BirthMay 17, 1984
Age39 years
ProfessionActress, producer, screenwriter
Active year2007-Present
Net Worth$9 Million

Lena Waithe is an American actress, producer, screenwriter, and model who works in the film and television industry. Lena started her career as an assistant to the executive producer of an American sitcom called ‘Girlfriends’.

She is well-known for her role in the Netflix comedy-drama series ‘Master of None.’ She has created many television serials illuminating the trials and troubles of Black History like ‘Them’ and ‘Us’. Besides this, she has been a part of many web series, films, and YouTube videos.

Lena received huge attention and critics appreciation for creating the Showtime drama series like “The Chi”; “Boomerang”; “Twenties”; and two BET comedy shows. She is one of the top comedians in the American Film Industry and has a huge fan following on various social media platforms.

She is the first black woman who win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for her writing on the ‘Master of None’ episode ‘Thanksgiving’ (2017). As per the reports, Lena Waithe’s Net worth in 2023 is about $9 Million which she majorly earned from her success in the field of acting and writing.

Lena Waithe net worth

Lena Waithe Net Worth 2023

Lena Waithe’s net worth in 2023 is approx. $9 million as per the various resources. Providing the exact details on her monthly or yearly income is not possible as Lena never disclosed her financial portfolio. Her earnings were derived from her career as an actress, scriptwriter, and producer.

She also has a huge fan following on the social media platforms. Waithe was also named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018 and was involved on Fast Company’s Queer 50 list in 2021 and 2022.

Biography- Early Life and Career

Lena Waithe was born on the 17th of May, 1984, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She was born to a named Lawrence David Waithe and her mother Cerci Waithe. Her father died when she was 15 years old and raised by her mother along with her sibling.

She always wanted to television writer and get complete support for her writing from her family. Lena enrolled in African-American Elementary Magnet School, but moved to Evanston and completed her middle school education at Chute Middle School.

She graduated in Cinema and Television Arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2006. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her career in the field of acting.

Career in Hollywood

She started her career as an assistant to the executive producer of Girlfriends which is a popular and long-running sitcom. Soon, she received a very small role in a movie named “The Comeback”. Later, she became a writer for the Fox television series “Bones”, a Nickelodeon sitcom “How to Rock” (2012). She also produced the satirical comedy film “Dear White People” in 2014.

Lena Waithe has been involved in writing and directing many movies and web series including “Save Me” in 2011, “Step-sisters” in 2018 as producer, “Ready Player One” as Helen/Aech, “Hello Cupid” as writer, “Master of None” in 2015 as Denise, “The Chi” as producer, “Boomerang” as Executive producer and writer in 2019, & Slim as writer and producer, and many more.

Recently, Lena has inked a deal with the Warner Bros. TV Group to develop a TV version of Hoop Dreams. She has made noteworthy contributions to the world of the Hollywood TV Industry, earning critical praise and many awards for her work.

Real NameLena Waithe
Nick NameLena Waithe
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Zodiac SignTaurus
Relationship StatusDivorced
SpouseAlana Mayo ​(married in 2019; divorced in 2020)
EducationGraduation in cinema and television arts
UniversityColumbia College Chicago
Weight62 kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Net Worth$9 Million

Lena Waithe Relationship Status

Waithe is openly a lesbian. In 2017, she got engaged to Alana Mayo, a content executive. The duo married in 2019 but they had separated after two months of marriage. At present, Lena is single and there is no rumor about her current love affairs.  

Height of Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe, well- known for her outstanding talent and contributions to the Television and Film industry, stands at a height of 175 cm (5 feet 9 inches) and weighs 62 kg. She belongs to the community of Black People in America.

Awards and Nominations

In 2017, Lena Waithe won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing- comedy series for “Thanksgiving”, Master of None. In 2019, she won the Black Film Critics Circle Awards in the category of Best Original Screenplay for the crime drama film “Queen & Slim”.

Lena Waithe was nominated for many of her works such as she nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture at the Black Reel Awards (2015), she was nominated for Audience Award at the Gotham Awards and Best on- screen Team at the MTV Award (both in 2018), nominated for Writer’s Guild of America awards, best first feature award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Person of the year at The Advocate Awards, and many more.

Social Profile

Social Media AccountLink


Who is Lena Waithe?

Lena Waithe is an American actress, scriptwriter, and producer.

What is the nationality of Lena Waithe?

She is an American who was born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois.

What is the height of Lena Waithe?

She stands at a height of 175 cm (5 feet 9 inches).

Is Lena Waithe married?

She divorced in 2020.

Is Lena Waithe Religious?

Yes, she is a Christian and has a huge belief in God, and Jesus Christ.

What is the net worth of Lena Waithe?

The net worth of Lena Waithe is about $9 Million.

Leave a Comment