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Salim Akil


Salim is a native of Oakland, California. After working in a mortuary for 5 years and an out patient clinic for bi-polars, schitzophrenics and manic depressives for another 5, he decided to pursue a career in writing and directing. He wrote and co-produced the film _Drylongso (1999)_ which was featured in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and the ... See full bio »

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  The Game (TV Series) (66 episodes, 2006 - 2015) (series director - 3 episodes, 2011)
- Get Up, Stand Up (2015)
- Hashtag My Bad (2015)
 2013-2015 Being Mary Jane (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Signing Off (2015)
- Freedom (2015)
 2013 Diggy Simmons MOW (TV Movie)
 2012/I Sparkle
 2003-2007 Girlfriends (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Karaokee-Dokee (2006)
- Just Joan (2006)
- Bad Blood (2006)
 2003-2004 Soul Food (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pagan Poetry (2004)
- The New Math (2003)
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  The Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes, 2013 - 2015) (producer - 4 episodes, 2008)
- What More Can I Say? (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Pow Pow Pow (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Crying Game (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Clip It... Clip It Good (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Get Up, Stand Up (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013-2014 Being Mary Jane (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Blindsided (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Hindsight Is 20/40 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Exposed (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Mixed Messages (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Huxtables Have Fallen (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Diggy Simmons MOW (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012/I Sparkle (producer)
 2011 Jumping the Broom (co-producer)
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series) (executive producer - 2003-2004) / (producer - 2003)
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  The Game (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2007)
- The Truth Pact (2012) ... (written by)
- Skeletons (2012) ... (written by)
- Parachutes/Beach Chairs (2011) ... (written by)
  Soul Food (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 2000 - 2004) (written by - 1 episode, 2002)
- Pagan Poetry (2004) ... (writer)
- The New Math (2003) ... (writer)
- Emotional Collateral (2002) ... (writer)
- Tonight at Noon (2002) ... (written by)
- Little Girl Blue (2001) ... (writer)
 1998 Drylongso (writer)
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 1998 Drylongso
Mr. Yamada
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 2015 Strokes of Genius (Documentary)
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Has 2 sons, Yasin Brock Akil (b. 2007) and Nasir Brock Akil (b. 2009,) with wife Mara Brock Akil. See more »

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