Lena Waithe explains the significance of chopping off her hair

Lena Waithe didn’t cut her hair on a whim. “I’ve gotten gayer, guys,” the Emmy Award winner joked on the red carpet for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants banquet Thursday. The “Master of None” star revealed that she’d been thinking about cutting it for a while, but felt restricted by apprehension of how others would perceive her. “I […]

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Lena Waithe explains the significance of chopping off her hair

Lena Waithe didn’t cut her hair on a whim. “I’ve gotten gayer, guys,” the Emmy Award winner joked on the red carpet for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants banquet Thursday. The “Master of None” star revealed that she’d been thinking about cutting it for a while, but felt restricted by apprehension of how others would perceive her. “I […]

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Common, Lena Waithe Join AT&T Hello Lab’s Filmmaker-Mentoring Program in Second Year

AT&T Hello Lab’s filmmaker mentoring program — aimed at supporting the creative voices of those underrepresented by Hollywood — is back for a second year, with Common and Lena Waithe among the lineup of mentors for projects from six up-and-coming directors. The filmmakers, comprising five women and one man, will debut their short films on the Hello Lab channel on […]

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Lena Waithe and Her Fiancée Get All Loved Up at the MTV Movie and TV Awards

Lena Waithe and Her Fiancée Get All Loved Up at the MTV Movie and TV Awards The MTV Movie and TV Awards took place on Saturday night, and all kinds of stars popped up to attend the show. Among them was Lena Waithe, who had her fiancée Alana Mayo by her side. The gorgeous couple got nice and cozy as […]

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Lena Waithe says ‘The things that make me different are also a commodity’

In an interview discussing how her own coming out story became fodder for the Emmy Award-winning episode of Netflix’s “Master of None,” Lena Waithe talked about proudly entering into a room knowing she would make people uncomfortable. Waithe was asked to expand on this idea of embracing disruption today at the Produced By Conference. She said she’s conscious of attracting stares […]

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Lena Waithe to be honored at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Lena Waithe, who made history as the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing for her work on “Master of None,” will be honored with the “Trailblazer” Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The prize recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment. “Lena is shaking up Hollywood and breaking […]

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Lena Waithe accepts GLAAD Award with empowering speech

Thurdsay night was a full-circle moment for Lena Waithe. The Emmy-winning writer and Ready Player One star, 33, won the award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character) at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards for her work writing Master of None‘s “Thanksgiving” — and, in a touching moment, Waithe was presented the prize by Halle […]

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