Laneikka Denne is a queer writer and actor from Western Sydney. At seventeen, Laneikka wrote Dead Skin which premiered at KXT to a sold-out season, published by Australian Plays and the winner of SA State Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights Award. Laneikka’s second play Feminazi premiered as part of Belvoir St Theatre’s Sydney World Pride Programming in 2023. Laneikka was the recipient of the Diversity Entertainment Creative Mentorship 2022, her play Dead Skin was performed in LA and is to be developed into a feature film adaptation of the play. Laneikka’s short screenplay Oi was awarded Open Screenplay’s Best Short Drama Award and is in pre-production in Sydney. Laneikka acted in the national tour of Follow Me Home with ATYP and is currently Sally in Netflix’s Wellmania.