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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 11 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Four Brothers
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Boyz n the Hood
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 2017 Rebel (TV Series) (1 episode) (completed)
- Pilot (2017)
 2016 Snowfall (TV Movie) (attached) (filming)
 2017 Billions (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2017)
 2016 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Race Card (2016)
 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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Films often center around inner-city tension See more »

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