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John Singleton

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Biography

Singleton at a Canadian Film Centre event, 2013

Source: Wikipedia

John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood in 1991. For the film, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award. Singleton is a native of South Los Angeles and many of his early films, such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), consider the implications of inner-city violence. Some of his other films include dramas such as Rosewood (1997) in addition to action films such as Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Four Brothers (2005).

Fact file

  • Born: John Daniel Singleton January 6, 1968 (age 47) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Film director
  • Spouse(s): Akosua Busia (1996–1997)

Read more about John Singleton at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Jesse Jackson & John Singleton Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Journalist
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2017-11-07 21:31:57
John Singleton and Jesse Jackson are the latest to be accused of sexual harassment. On Monday, The Root writer and producer Danielle Young publicly revealed being on the receiving end of unwanted sexual attention allegedly from both men. Related: Ronan Farrow Says More Harvey Weinstein Stories Are Coming She penned ...

robertewmitchell
Variety, 2017-08-23 14:05:00
The BBC has acquired John Singleton’s “Snowfall” for BBC Two and commissioned five new productions for the channel, including the return of cult comedy “The League of Gentleman,” it was announced Wednesday morning by controller of BBC Two, Patrick Holland. Holland said BBC Two had “a mission to question and ...

josephotterson
Variety, 2017-08-09 17:00:32
FX has renewed John Singleton’s drama series “Snowfall” for Season 2 midway through the show’s first season, the network announced Wednesday at the TCA summer press tour. The series explores the beginnings of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles from the perspectives of multiple people who are impacted by it ...

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