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Son of mortgage broker Danny Singleton and pharmaceutical company sales executive Sheila Ward and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three writing awards from the university, which led to a contract ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Boyz n the Hood
(1991)
Four Brothers
Four Brothers Director
(2005)
Shaft
Shaft Producer
(2000)
Baby Boy
Baby Boy Producer
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017-2018 Snowfall (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Jingle Bell Rock (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Prometheus Rising (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Rebel (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Just Us (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Redemption (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Rebel (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2017 L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
 2008 The Making of 'Illegal Tender' (Video short) (producer)
 2007 Illegal Tender (producer)
 2006 Black Snake Moan (producer)
 2005 Hustle & Flow (producer)
 2004 Time Out (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Baby Boy (producer)
 2000 Shaft (producer)
 1998 Woo (executive producer)
 1995 Higher Learning (producer)
 1993 Poetic Justice (producer)
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Other Works:

Directed "The Biggest Movie Event of the Year" trailer for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

The Films of John Singleton

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Started Ice Cube's acting career; on the Queen Latifah Show (1999), Ice Cube stated that John Singleton screen-tested him to see if he could act. See more »

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Frequently casts hip-hop musicians in his films (e.g. Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Busta Rhymes) See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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