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Neema Barnette


Director and producer Neema Barnette has engaged audiences with a body of socially compelling and politically charged work that defies the narrow stereotypes of African-Americans usually depicted in entertainment. Working in both television and film, Barnette has earned the respect of peers and critics alike by winning countless accolades. Barnette... See full bio »
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Queen Sugar
Queen Sugar Director
(2016)
The Breaks
The Breaks Director
(2017)
Civil Brand
Civil Brand Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 The Breaks (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Runaway (2017)
- Amen, Brother (2017)
 2015-2017 Being Mary Jane (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Getting Risky (2017)
- Getting Judged (2017)
- Hot Seat (2015)
 2016 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Thy Will Be Done (2016)
 2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie (TV Movie)
 2005 Miracle's Boys (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Who's to Blame? (2005)
 2003 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2002 Civil Brand
 2000 The PJs (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994-1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Shanda's Song (1994)
 1998 7th Heaven (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rush to Judgment (1998)
 1997 Spirit Lost
 1997 Close to Danger (TV Movie)
 1996 Deadly Games (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Trash Man (1996)
 1994-1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Hit Parade (1995)
- Camouflage (1994)
 1994 Sin & Redemption (TV Movie)
 1993 Scattered Dreams (TV Movie)
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Better Off Dead (TV Movie) (as M. Neema Barnette)
 1991 The Royal Family (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990-1991 A Different World (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Soldier Boy (1990)
- Sweet Charity (1990)
 1990 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Zora Is My Name! (1990)
 1990 China Beach (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Rumor of Peace (1990)
 1989 The Robert Guillaume Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Together Again (1989)
 1988-1989 It's a Living (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Just Say Yes (1989)
- Dot Casts Off (1988)
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Dating Game (1989)
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1986 What's Happening Now! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Shirley's Little Sister (1986) ... (as M. Neema Barnette)
 1985 Sky Captain
 1984 NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (1 episode)
- One More Hurdle (1984)
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Other Works:

"The Talented Tenth," written by Richard Wesley; directed by Neema Barnette; with Akosua Busia (portraying Tanya); Rony Clanton (portraying Ron); Sonny Jim Gaines (as James E. Gaines) (portraying Sam Griggs); Elain R. Graham (as Elain Graham) (portraying Irene); and Roscoe Orman (portraying Bernard) in the cast; Off-Broadway at... See more »

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Alternate Names:

M. Neema Barnette
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Trivia:

Neema Barnette made history as the first African American woman to direct a major network TV sitcom. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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