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Lena Waithe

Denise, "Master of None"

Lena Waithe (Denise) is a writer, producer and actor currently at the helm of Showtime’s new drama series, “The Chi,” which she penned for Fox 21 Television Studios with Kapital Entertainment and Common producing. She has written the pilot “Twenties” for BET and is a producer on the dance comedy “Step Sisters” at Broad Green. She previously produced the Sundance darling, “Dear White People.” A series regular on “Master of None,” Waithe recently wrapped shooting on Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” and she has appeared in “Transparent” and “The Comeback.” Hailing from Chicago’s South Side, Waithe was named one of The Hollywood Reporters’ 2015 “Ten TV Breakout Stars” and one of Variety's 2014 “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”