Published on Feb 19, 2024 12:00 AM

How Lena Waithe’s Dreams Made Room For Her

Emmy-winning writer, producer, and actor Lena Waithe has always relentlessly pursued her dreams. Ashley and Lena talk about meeting over a decade ago and the growth they’ve experienced in their friendship since their early days in Los Angeles. While Lena initially desired to pursue a career in television writing, the opportunity to star in Netflix’s Master of None presented new avenues to achieve her dreams. While acting was not her initial focus, Lena later realized her on-screen presence was a necessity as she represented a group of Black women who are often overlooked. Today, as an accomplished show creator, actor, and writer, Lena knows saying ‘yes’ to unexpected opportunities has the power to not only transform her life but also impact a new generation of creatives.

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