Lena Waithe is an American actress, screenwriter, and producer. She started working on the television behind the screen, initially with the TV show Girlfriends. She then worked as a writer for such shows as How to Rock and Hello Cupid. In 2014, she had her first acting role as Jane in an episode of Transparent. She also appeared in one episode of The Comeback. Between 2015 and 2017, she became known for her role as Denise in the Netflix series Master of None. She next appeared in the film Ready Player One. Also, she guest-starred as P. Ninny in 3 episodes of Dear White People. She is the creator of the Showtime series The Chi, which’s been running since 2018.