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Lilly Wachowski        

Film Director, Screenwriter & Producer known for "The Matrix" Trilogy; Openly Transgender Woman

Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Emerson College in Boston, but dropped out.

Lilly teamed up with her older sibling Lana Wachowski (formerly Larry) and began working on films. Their first script was optioned, and formed the basis for the film "Assassins." The Wachowskis went on to make their directorial debut with the self-written "Bound," which was well received. They followed this with the smash-hit "The Matrix" and went on to produce two successful sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions."

Other projects include scripting and producing the cult hit "V for Vendetta," a live action version of a Japanese anime series, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and the ambitious epic "Jupiter Ascending."


Second Wachowski Sibling Comes Out as Transgender

The second half of the directing duo known as the Wachowskis has come out as transgender.

27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Honors Stars

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 17 of this year’s 31 media categories at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

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