Lilly Wachowski (born December 29, 1967), is an American film director, writer and producer, most famous for creating the Matrix series together with her sister Lana Wachowski. For the larger part of their careers, Lilly and Lana had worked together in tandem and were always credited as a team since their directing debut in 1996. After creating the web TV series Sense8, they have both started working their own solo projects starting with the 2nd season of Sense8 for Lana on 2016 and with Work in Progress for Lilly on 2019.
Lilly is one of four sisters and was born to her mother Lynne Luckinbill (maiden name) and her father Ron Wachowski. Her other three sisters are Lana Wachowski, Laura and Julie. Julie is a screenwriter and novelist and assistant coordinator in the Wachowskis' film Bound.
Lilly Wachowski graduated from Whitney Young High School in 1985. She went on to attend Emerson College and dropped out before graduating two years later. Lily and Lana Wachowski, after both dropping out of college, opened a house painting business in Chicago. They also began writing for Marvel Comics during this time.
Around the mid-1990s they began writing for film. Warner Brothers bought the script, later allowing Brian Helgeland to rewrite it. "Assasins," directed by Richard Donner, was released in 1995.
Films (listed by date)
- Assassins (1995)
- Bound (1996)
- The Matrix (1999)
- The Matrix Revisited (2001) Documentary
- The Animatrix (2003)
- The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
- The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
- V for Vendetta (2005)
- Speed Racer (2008)
- Ninja Assassin (2009)
- Cloud Atlas (2012)
- Google Me Love (2014)
- Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Comic Books (listed by date)
- The Matrix Comics (1994-2000)
- Doc Frankenstein (2004)
- Shaolin Cowboy (2004-2007)
TV Series (listed by date)
- Sense8: Season 1 (2015-2016)
- Work in Progress (2019-present)
- Bound. Directed by The Wachowskis, distributed by Gramercy Pictures and Summit Entertainment, 1996.
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