Lana Wachowski

Birth Name: 
Laurence Wachowski
Monday, June 21, 1965
Birth Place: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lana Wachowski (born Laurence, aka 'Larry', Wachowski)is a sibling of Andy Wachowski, of the creative 'Watchowskis' duo behind groundbreaking movies like The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, she grew up in Chicago, in a tight, creative relationship with her brother Andy. After both siblings dropped out of college, they started a construction business, while writing at the same time. Since 1995, after their script Assassins (1995) was made into a movie, which led to a Warner Bros contract, they devoted themselves to their movie careers. In 2012, during interviews for Cloud Atlas and in her acceptance speech for the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award, Lana spoke about her experience of being a transgender, after years of shunning the press. Lana is known to be extremely well-read, loves comic books and exploring ideas of imaginary worlds, and was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) in creating Cloud Atlas.


Cloud Atlas

To say Cloud Atlas is an ambitious title would be an understatement. Translating a novel into a film is difficult enough, and Cloud Atlas features six intertwining stories across various time periods.... Read more