Lana Wachowski

Producer, Comic book writer, House painter
One half of the fraternal filmmaking duo known as the Wachowski Brothers, Larry Wachowski and sibling Andy were the creative minds behind the "Matrix" trilogy (2000, 2003), one of the most imaginative and influential ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (11)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Animatrix 2002 (Movie)

("Final Flight of Osirus") (Screenplay)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bound 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Assassins 1995 (Movie)

(From Story)

Assassins 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ninja Assassin 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bound 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (8)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Principal Photography of 1849, 2144 and 2321 Sequences) (Director)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Bound 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Sense8 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Biography

One half of the fraternal filmmaking duo known as the Wachowski Brothers, Larry Wachowski and sibling Andy were the creative minds behind the "Matrix" trilogy (2000, 2003), one of the most imaginative and influential film series in Hollywood history. Conceived from a childhood steeped in fantasy novels and comic books, the "Matrix" films combined martial arts action with literary and cinematic references and a wide array of world religious and philosophical tenets. The result was a massively popular trio of films that largely redefined the action genre and CGI effects as a whole for a new generation of moviegoers. While the brothers continued to release big-screen epics in its wake, including "V for Vendetta" (2005) and "Ninja Assassin" (2009), Larry Wachowski earned as much press for his personal life, which included a relationship with a dominatrix and rumored gender reassignment, coupled with a new name, Lana Wachowski. Despite the gossip, he and brother Andy remained two of the most successful and mysterious genre directors in Hollywood.

Relationships

Laura

Sister

Thea Bloom

Wife
Married Oct. 30, 1993 Divorced December 2002

Andy Wachowski Screenplay

Brother
Born Dec. 29, 1967 Co-wrote and co-directed several films, including the "Matrix" trilogy (1999-2003)

Julie Wachowski Screenplay

Sister

Ron Wachowski

Father

Lynne Wachowski

Mother

EDUCATION

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Chicago , Illinois 1983

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson , New York
Dropped out after two years

Milestones

2012

With Andy and Tom Tykwer, co-wrote and co-directed "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel

2008

Co-wrote and co-directed with Andy live action film adaptation of 1960s Japanese animated series "Speed Racer"

2007

Hired to write (with brother) additional scenes for "The Invasion," starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig

2006

Co-produced and co-wrote (with brother) "V for Vendetta," based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore

2003

Co-wrote and co-directed with Andy the second and third films in trilogy "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions"

1999

Co-wrote and co-directed (with brother) sci-fi hit "The Matrix"; film received four Academy Awards in technical categories

1996

Co-wrote and co-directed with brother the neo-noir crime thriller "Bound"

1995

Co-wrote with brother Andy their first produced screenplay "Assassins"

1993

Wrote (with brother) for Marvel Comics' Razorline imprint Ectokid

Wrote (with brother) for EPIC Comics Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Clive Barker's Nightbreed comic series

While running a carpentry business with brother Andy in Chicago, began creating comic books

Raised in the Midwest

Bonus Trivia

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"You talk to people and they always ask, 'Why are action movies so dumb?' We hope people are more interested in a more intelligent approach. We hope they are not just interested in what we call McDonald's movies, the standard you-know-what-you-get [films]." – Wachowski quoted in USA Today, April 5, 1999

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"Maybe we'll just retire with a two-film retrospective. We're just so tired at this point." – Warchowski quoted in The New York Times, April 5, 1999

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After finishing "Speed Racer" (2008), Wachowski underwent hormone treatments and a sex-change operation to transform into a woman. The filmmaker also changed her name to Lana.

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