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Son of mortgage broker Danny Singleton and pharmaceutical company sales executive Sheila Ward and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three writing awards from the university, which led to a contract ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Snowfall (TV Movie) (attached) (filming)
 2015 Empire (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dangerous Bonds (2015)
 2011/I Abduction
 2010 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2005 Four Brothers
 2001 Baby Boy
 2000 Shaft
 1997 Rosewood
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video documentary) (video "Remember The Time")
 1993 Dangerous: The Short Films (Video) (video "Remember The Time")
 1992 Michael Jackson: Remember the Time (Video short) (uncredited)
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Directed "The Biggest Movie Event of the Year" trailer for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director (at 24). See more »


Frequently casts hip-hop musicians in his films (e.g. Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Busta Rhymes) See more »

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