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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 12 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Four Brothers
Four Brothers Director
(2005)
Shaft
Shaft Producer
(2000)
Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood Director
(1991)
2 Fast 2 Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious Director
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017 Snowfall (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- 2016 Original Pilot (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Rebel (TV Movie) (executive producer) (completed)
 2017 Rebel (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Just Us (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Redemption (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
 2008 The Making of 'Illegal Tender' (Video short) (producer)
 2007 Illegal Tender (producer)
 2006 Black Snake Moan (producer)
 2005 Hustle & Flow (producer)
 2004 Time Out (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Baby Boy (producer)
 2000 Shaft (producer)
 1998 Woo (executive producer)
 1995 Higher Learning (producer)
 1993 Poetic Justice (producer)
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Other Works:

Directed Michael Jackson's music video "Remember the Time". See more »

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

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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While in high school, Singleton learned "that the film business was controlled by screenplays". After graduating from high school in 1986, Singleton was accepted to the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television's prestigious Film Writing Program. During his four-year studies there, he won three writing awards. These achievements in writing earned Singleton a contract with the ... See more »

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Films often center around inner-city tension See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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