Lana Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Lilly Wachowski (born December 29, 1967), known together as the Wachowskisnote , are American film directors, screenwriters, video game directors, and producers.
They're perhaps best known as the creators of the Cyberpunk franchise The Matrix, having written, directed, and executive produced all four of its cinematic entries and two video games, including one with 40 minutes of live-action footage. Other works they had a hand in creating include V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, and Sense8, the latter of which was their television debut.
Lana and Lilly are notable for both being transgender women, having transitioned as adults later into their careers—notably, Lana openly transitioned following the release of Speed Racer in 2008 (and after years of rumors dating back to the Matrix sequels), and Lilly opened up about her status in 2016.
(D = directed, W = written, P = produced, X = executive produced)
- Assassins (1995) W
- Bound (1996) DWX
- The Matrix (1999 — 2021):
- V for Vendetta (2006) WP
- Speed Racer (2008) DWP
- Ninja Assassin (2009) P
- Cloud Atlas (2012) DWP
- Jupiter Ascending (2015) DWP
- Sense8 (2015 — 2018) DWP
- Work In Progress (2019) WP note