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Ilene Chaiken

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Nationality  American
Partner  LouAnne Brickhouse
Role  Television producer
Name  Ilene Chaiken
Years active  1980s-Present.

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Born  June 30, 1957 (age 58) (1957-06-30)
Occupation  television director, producer and screenwriter
Education  Rhode Island School of Design
Children  Tallulah Hood, Augusta Hood
Awards  GLAAD Media Davidson/Valentini Award
Movies and TV shows  The L Word, The Real L Word, Barb Wire, Westside, Confessions of a Backup D
Similar People  Laurel Holloman, Leisha Hailey, Jennifer Beals, Daniela Sea, Whitney Mixter

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Ilene Chaiken (born June 30, 1957) is an American television producer, director, writer, and founder of Little Chicken Productions. Chaiken is best known as being the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the television series The L Word and is currently an executive producer on the hit television series Empire.


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Early life

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Born to a Jewish family, Chaiken studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with an undergraduate degree in graphic design in 1979.


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She began her career as an agent trainee for Creative Artists Agency, and as an executive for Aaron Spelling and Quincy Jones Entertainment. In 1988, she was the coordinating producer for the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the associate producer for Satisfaction. She then wrote the screenplay Barb Wire (1996), and the television films Dirty Pictures (2000), and Damaged Care (2002) before the success of The L Word raised her profile. Since the L Word, she has been involved with Empire, a hit television series. She is also credited for her work in the new Hulu original, The Handmaids Tale.

Personal life

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Chaiken has been married to LouAnne Brickhouse, a former executive at Disney, since 2013. They live in the Hollywood Hills area of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles and have nutured more than 100 species of birds and other fauna, which they document regularly on an Instagram account. Chaiken is co-parent to twin daughters Tallulah and Augusta with her former partner, English architect Miggi Hood.

Executive Producer

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  • Empire (2015)
  • Director

  • The L Word (2007)
  • Producer

  • Satisfaction (1988)
  • Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1991–1992)
  • The L Word (2007)
  • The Real L Word (2010)
  • Confessions of a Backup Dancer (2010)
  • Empire (2015 TV series) (2015)
  • Screenwriter

  • Barb Wire (1996)
  • Dirty Pictures (2000)
  • Damaged Care (2002)
  • The L Word (2004–2007)
  • Confessions of a Backup Dancer (2010)
  • References

    Ilene Chaiken Wikipedia