Wachowski brothers The brothers were born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and the Wachowskis jokingly claim to have begun their collaboration as toddlers. Their mother was a nurse and their father a businessman. They at a time went to Kellogg Elementary School, in Chicago's Beverly Area. Both brothers graduated from Whitney Young High, a public high school known for its performing arts and science curriculum, in 1983 and '85. They weren't seen as stand outs at Whitney Young - students recall them playing Dungeons & Dragons and working in the school's theater and TV program, but they were always behind the scenes. Afterwards, Andy went to Emerson College in Boston. He was a top student in his introductory film class but dropped out because of failing a test says former professor, Claire Andrade-Watkins. Larry went to Bard College in upstate New York. After dropping out of college, both entered the carpentry business, and began to unleash their ideas for the Matrix Trilogy. Before entering show business, they ran a carpentry business in Chicago while creating comic books in their free time.
In 2003, Larry's wife of nine years, Thea Bloom, divorced him on the grounds that she felt there had been dishonesty in their personal and financial lives, and sought financial remedy. It has been speculated that this "personal dishonesty" is related to the long-standing rumor about Larry being transgendered. Following his separation from Bloom, he has been romantically linked to the famous ex-professional dominatrix, Ilsa Strix.
Since their hit with The Matrix, Trimark has bought an unproduced script they wrote years ago, Carnivore, about a boarding house whose residents keep disappearing. The brothers will executive-produce it, while horror veteran George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead) will likely direct.