Lilly Wachowski, previously known as Andy Wachowski is an American movie director, producer, and screenwriter who made her directorial debut from "Bound" in the year 1996. However, she achieved major success from her second movie "The Matrix" for which she won Saturn Award for Best Director along with her sibling, Lana Wachowski. Both the siblings came out as transwomen, which became a controversial issue and the duo is famously known as The Wachowskis.
Early Life of Lilly Wachowski
Lilly Wachowski was born to Andrew Wachowski two and half years later after her brother Lane was born, in 1967. Her mother is a nurse and a painter, whereas her father is a businessman of Polish Descent.
She did her higher education from Kellogg Elementary School, Chicago and later graduated in Arts and Science, from Whitney Young High school. From her school days, she participated in school theater and TV program.
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Though her father and mother are not from acting profession, her uncle, Laurence Luckinbill is an actor and winner of Primetime Emmy Award as a producer. Moreover, she spent her childhood days with her elder brother along with two other sisters.
Lilly Wachowski's Career and Award
Lilly dropped out the college and worked as a house painter and in the construction business in Chicago for Ectokid's Marvel Comic's Razorline in 1993. She has also written the series Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Clive Barker's Nightbreed for Epic Comic as well.
In 1994, she entered the field of movie industry where she wrote the movie script for Assassins, directed by Richard Donner. She and her sister have worked together as scriptwriters and made their debut as directors in the film Bound in 1996, which is a neo-noir thriller movie.
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The movie was listed as a Best Movie of the year and was awarded Fantasportp Award, Outfest Award, and Stockholm Film Festival Award.
The Wachowski siblings are also famous for the movie "The Matrix," which has two sequels which were released back-to-back (The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions), after the success of prequel movie, which is based on a science fiction action in 1999.
Moreover, she is a proclaimed gamer and spent her teenage playing Dungeons &Dragons. Later, she also wrote a role-playing game of their own which was famous for High Adventure. Wachowski also owns Playstation 2 and Xbox video game console.
Lilly Wachowski's Personal Life
Well, Lilly Wachowski is in a romantic affair with Alisa Blasingame and got married during 1991's. There is no rumor about their divorce, which proves that this couple is still in a relationship.
In the year 2016, Lilly turned as a transgender woman, which was leaked to The Daily Mail newspaper, and became one of the controversial issues. Later, she gave a statement addressing the news, to the Windy City Times.
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On the red carpet of the 27th GLAAD Media Awards, Lilly confessed that she had been hiding her sexuality throughout her whole life. Her brother Lane is also a transwoman, who is now known as Lana.
Lilly Wachowski's Net Worth
Lilly has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $125 million from her career as director, producer, scriptwriter, comic book writer and publisher.