Fave producers

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1. Ben Silverman

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.

2. Issa Rae

Producer | Insecure

Issa Rae was born on January 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Insecure (2016), The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011) and The Choir (2013).

4. Larry Wilmore

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 ...

5. Ilana Glazer

Actress | Rough Night

Ilana Glazer was born on April 12, 1987 in Long Island, New York, USA as Ilana Rose Glazer. She is an actress and writer, known for Rough Night (2017), Broad City (2014) and Broad City (2010). She has been married to David Rooklin since February 26, 2017.

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 ...

7. Donald Glover

Actor | Atlanta

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, ...

9. Broderick Johnson

Producer | Blade Runner 2049

Broderick Johnson is a producer and executive, known for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), The Book of Eli (2010) and The Blind Side (2009).

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 Coneheads (1993). He has been married to Alice Barry since 1991. They have three children. He was previously ...

12. Judd Apatow

Producer | Girls

Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Girls (2012), Knocked Up (2007) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). He has been married to Leslie Mann since June 9, 1997. They have two children.

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 ...

19. Mitchell Hurwitz

Producer | Arrested Development

Mitchell Hurwitz was born as Mitchell D. Hurwitz. He is a producer and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Running Wilde (2010) and Lady Dynamite (2016). He has been married to Mary Jo Keenen since May 1999. They have two children.

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...

21. Pharrell Williams

Soundtrack | Despicable Me 2

Pharrell Williams was born on April 5, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. He has been married to Helen Lasichanh since October 12, 2013. They have four children.

22. Jonathan Lia

Producer | Bruno Mars: That's What I Like

Jonathan Lia is a producer and director, known for Bruno Mars: That's What I Like (2017), Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016) and Depeche Mode: Wrong (2009).

23. Drake

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 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 ...

26. Alex Rubens

Producer | Key and Peele

Alex Rubens is a producer and writer, known for Key and Peele (2012), Keanu (2016) and Rick and Morty (2013). He has been married to Emily Chang since September 22, 2012.

27. Erin Ehrlich

Producer | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Erin Ehrlich is a producer and writer, known for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), Awkward. (2011) and $#*! My Dad Says (2010).

28. Kabir Akhtar

Director | The 84th Annual Academy Awards

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 ...

31. David T. Friendly

Producer | Little Miss Sunshine

Attended Northwestern University with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

34. Ray Murphy Jr.

Producer | Another 48 Hrs.

Cousin of actor Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch Jr.

35. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to 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 Breyer's Ice Cream plant...

36. Nina Yang Bongiovi

Producer | Fruitvale Station

Nina Yang Bongiovi is known for her work on Fruitvale Station (2013), Dope (2015) and Roxanne Roxanne (2017).

37. Mimi Valdes

Producer | Dope

Mimi Valdes is known for her work on Dope (2015), Hidden Figures (2016) and Roxanne Roxanne (2017).



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