Age 54, Lana Wachowski is previously, Laurence Wachowski is an American film and tv director, writer and producer best known as director duo The Wachowskis brothers. She is also known for directing, and writing box office success movie The Matrix and its series and critical success movie Bound.
Born as Lawarance Wachowski on 21st June 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. 1st born child of Ron Wachowski who was businessman and Lynne Wachowski was a nurse and painter. She has three younger sisters, Lily, Julie, and Laura.
The director duo Lana and Lily attended the Kellogg Elementary School in Beverly Chicago, she graduated from Whitney Young High School in performing arts and science. Later she joined Bard College in New York and dropped out before graduating.
Lana and Lily both debuted as a director in neo-noir thriller Bound later they made The Matrix which not only become a hit movie but also won four Academy Awards.
Screenplay writer completed her transition after the release of Speed Racer’s in 2008, the cost of her surgery was estimated at around $140,450 to transition from male to female.
As a result, she first appeared public after transforming herself to female in video discussion and creative process of Cloud Atlas. She is the first Hollywood director who came out as transgender.
In additional, She received the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award in October 2012 and also Freedom Award from Equality Illinois at the annual gala at Chicago in February 2014.
Lana Wachowski married two times before the operation. Firstly, she married her college sweetheart Thea Bloom in 1993. The couple lived 9 years together and divorced in 2002.
The director married Karin Winslow in 2009 and they are still together even after the director had his operation.
The Wachowskis duo Lana and Lily both work as a director, writer, and producer of many movies including the Matrix series, Speed Racer’s Cloud Atlas. The net worth of both Wachowski estimated to be around $250 million.
Lana and lily both wrote the script of Assassins in 1994 with two more picture contract with Warner Bros. Bound in 1996 was the second project which they wrote and debut as directors.
Directors duo third project The Matrix grossed over $460 million worldwide, also won four Academy Awards including BAFTA Awards and Saturn Awards. Which lead to the making of two feature film sequels in 2003 The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolution.
Writer duo also produced many movies like V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin including direction like Jupiter Ascending, Cloud Atlas and many more. The Wachowskis also directed and wrote the Video games of The Matrix Franchise. Lana also wrote many comics as well.
In an interview, John Wick III director Chad Stahelski told The Wachowskis are busy with the new Matrix movie.
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