Ilene Chaiken

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Ilene Chaiken : biography

30 June 1957 –

Ilene Chaiken (born June 30, 1957) is an American television producer, director and writer. Chaiken is best known as being the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the television series The L Word. Chaiken had previously written 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. She was also the coordinating producer for the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the associate producer for Satisfaction in 1988. Prior to writing and producing, she worked as an agent trainee for Creative Artists Agency, and as an executive for Aaron Spelling and Quincy Jones Entertainment.

Chaiken’s partner is LouAnne Brickhouse and they live in the Hollywood Hills area of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. Chaiken is co-parent to twin daughters Tallulah and Augusta with her former partner, English architect Miggi Hood.



  • The L Word (2007)


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


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