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Lena Waithe

Finalist in Comedy

About Lena Waithe

“I don’t know if we've seen a sly, harem pants-wearing, cool Topshop sweatshirt-wearing, snapback hat-rocking lesbian on TV,” said Master of None costar Lena Waithe, but that’s certainly not the case anymore. Playing Denise while also writing on the Netflix series, this legend-in-the-making won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, becoming the first black woman to do so. The winning episode, “Thanksgiving,” was based on her own experience coming out to her mother. She knows how to always be herself, as her 135K+ Instagram and 60K+ Twitter followers see as they stay up-to-date on the fashionable Chicagoan’s styles, thoughts, and collaborators from her many projects—like the new Showtime series The Chi that she co-produced with Common!

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