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Mara Brock Akil


Akil is a native of Los Angeles, but was raised primarily in Kansas City. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. Akil began her writing career on Fox's critically acclaimed "South Central." She later moved on to writing for the UPN series "Moesha," where she earned her Producer title after ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Game
The Game Writer
(2006-2015)
Girlfriends
Girlfriends Writer
(2000-2008)
Sparkle
Sparkle Writer
(2012)
Being Mary Jane
(2013-2017)

Filmography

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 2018 Black Lightning (TV Series) (co-creator) (filming)
  Being Mary Jane (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (written by - 7 episodes, 2013 - 2015) (creator - 5 episodes, 2014) (story by - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Feeling Tested (2017) ... (creator)
- Feeling Seen (2017) ... (creator)
- Feeling Destined (2017) ... (creator)
- Feeling Lost (2017) ... (creator)
- Feeling Ambushed (2017) ... (creator)
  The Game (TV Series) (created by - 88 episodes, 2006 - 2015) (creator - 56 episodes, 2008 - 2014) (written by - 23 episodes, 2006 - 2015)
- Pow Pow Pow!! (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- What More Can I Say? (2015) ... (creator)
- The Crying Game (2015) ... (creator)
- Clip It... Clip It Good (2015) ... (creator)
- Get Up, Stand Up (2015) ... (creator)
 2012/I Sparkle (screenplay)
 2010 Cougar Town (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Letting You Go (2010) ... (written by)
- Stop Dragging My Heart Around (2010) ... (written by)
  Girlfriends (TV Series) (created by - 160 episodes, 2000 - 2008) (writer - 22 episodes, 2000 - 2007) (creator - 9 episodes, 2000 - 2007)
- Stand and Deliver (2008) ... (creator)
- What's Black-a-Lackin'? (2008) ... (creator)
- Adapt to Adopt (2008) ... (creator)
- Deck the Halls with Bags and Folly (2007) ... (creator)
 1999-2000 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Shades of Gray (2000)
- Home Suite Home (2000)
- Just Fancy (1999)
  Moesha (TV Series) (7 episodes, 1996 - 1999) (writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 1998)
- Ohmigod, Fanatic (1999)
- Birth Control (1998)
- Mo's Money, Mo's Money, Mo's Money (1998) ... (writer)
- Double Date (1997)
 1994 South Central (TV Series)
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Alternate Names:

Mara Brock Ali | Mara Brock
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Sister of Kara Brock. See more »

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Gemini

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