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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 13 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2017 Snowfall (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- 2016 Original Pilot (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Story of a Scar (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Baby Teeth (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Cracking (2017) ... (executive producer)
- A Long Time Coming (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Rebel (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Just Us (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Redemption (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Rebel (TV Movie) (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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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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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Taught an Advanced Directing Class at the University of Southern California (spring 1997). See more »

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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