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Producer | The Office
Ben Silverman was born on August 15, 1970 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA as Benjamin N. Silverman. He is a producer and writer, known for The Office (2005), MacGruber (2010) and Ugly Betty (2006). He has been married to Jennifer Cuoco since December 18, 2010.
Writer | The Bernie Mac Show
Larry Wilmore was born in Los Angeles and grew up in suburban Pomona. He graduated from Damien High School in La Verne in 1979. He studied theatre at California State Polytechnic University but dropped out because he wanted to get his Actors' Equity Association card and begin his career as a ...
6. Amy Poehler
Actress | Inside Out
Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...
Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story
The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...
8. Stan Lee
Producer | Doctor Strange
Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.
Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...
10. Oprah Winfrey
Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman.
While Winfrey has been cited as the richest African-American of the 20th century, she does not come from a rich, or even middle class, ...
11. Lorne Michaels
Producer | Saturday Night Live
Lorne Michaels was born on November 17, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Lorne Michael Lipowitz. He is a producer and writer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), 30 Rock (2006) and The Kids in the Hall (1988). He has been married to Alice Barry since 1991. They have three children. He was ...
13. Will Packer
Producer | Girls Trip
Producer Will Packer has established himself as one of Hollywood's blockbuster hit makers and is one of the only African American producers in the world that has had eight of their films open number one at the box office. Collectively, his films have grossed nearly $1 billion.
Packer's number one ...
14. Jesse Collins
Producer | The New Edition Story
For over a decade, entertainment industry veteran and Image® Award winner Jesse Collins has played an integral role in producing many of television's most memorable moments in music entertainment. Prior to launching his own company in 2012, Collins was executive producer and executive vice ...
15. Jason Sands
Producer | The Hills
Jason Sands is a storyteller.
When a squad of soon-to-be iconic Laguna Beach teens were contemplating love and life in their parents' palatial homes, Jason was there. When those same teens hit their twenties and headed up to the hills over L.A. in search of fame and fortune, Jason kept the cameras ...
16. Kathleen Kennedy
Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kathleen Kennedy worked in San Diego local television before moving to Los Angeles, where she was hired by Steven Spielberg as a secretary on the production of 1941 (1979). Both later reported that she was lacking as a typist but had good production ideas. She was an associate to Mr. Spielberg on ...
17. Quincy Jones
Producer | The Color Purple
Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter.
Jones found his love for music while he was ...
18. Queen Latifah
Actress | Chicago
Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a ...
20. Chelsea Handler
Actress | This Means War
Chelsea Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Mormon mother, Rita (Stoecker), who was born in Germany, and an American-born Jewish father, Seymour Handler. She was the youngest of six children. In 2002, Chelsea was one of the stars of Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly (2002). Chelsea got her...
Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation
Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham, an African-American musician born in Memphis, Tennessee, and Sandi (Sher) Graham, a Canadian Jewish educator. As a young man, Drake appeared in several commercials, for such retailers as Sears and GMC. In 2001, Drake rose ...
24. Greg Daniels
Writer | The Office
Greg Daniels was born on June 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Martin Daniels. He is a writer and producer, known for The Office (2005), Parks and Recreation (2009) and King of the Hill (1997). He has been married to Susanne Daniels since September 15, 1991. They have ...
25. Jordan Peele
Writer | Get Out
Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.
He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...
28. Kabir Akhtar
Editor | Arrested Development
Kabir Akhtar, ACE is an Emmy-winning director and editor whose work includes Arrested Development (2003), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), New Girl (2011), and Unsolved Mysteries (1987). Ten of the pilots he has edited have been made into series. He recently completed a two-year term as Co-Chair of the ...
29. Laurence Mark
Producer | I, Robot
Laurence Mark is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning producer of such acclaimed hit films as THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, JULIE & JULIA, DREAMGIRLS, I, ROBOT, AS GOOD AS IT GETS and JERRY MAGUIRE.
Most recently, Mr. Mark produced THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, the box office smash ...
30. Brian Grazer
Producer | A Beautiful Mind
Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards, and in 2002 won the Best Picture Oscar for A Beautiful Mind (2001). In addition to winning ...
Producer | Little Miss Sunshine
David T. Friendly is an Academy Award-nominated producer for Best Picture nominee Little Miss Sunshine. He has been a film producer and motion picture executive for over thirty years. During his career, he has produced over twenty-five films to date and worked with some of the most prestigious ...
35. Eddie Murphy
Actor | The Nutty Professor
Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...