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Dianne Houston


Born and raised in Washington DC, Houston left home at age 16 to work in experimental theater in New York City. Her early work and study was with such theater greats as Liz Swados, Joseph Papp, Joe Chaikin, Peter Brook, La Mama, Woody King, and Ntozake Shange. It was this diverse background that laid the foundation for her immersion into film and ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1995)
Take the Lead Writer
(2006)
Empire Writer
(2017-2019)
Tubman Writer

Filmography

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  Seacole (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2017-2018 Empire (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Treasons, Stratagems, and Spoils (2018) ... (written by)
- Steal from the Thief (2018) ... (written by)
- Fair Terms (2018) ... (written by)
- Of Hardiness Is Mother (2018) ... (written by)
- Slave to Memory (2017) ... (written by)
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- Night II: Parts II and III (2017) ... (teleplay by - Part II)
 2006 Take the Lead (written by)
 2005 Knights of the South Bronx (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- Cry Me a Liver (2000) ... (teleplay by)
 1996 Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 1995 Tuesday Morning Ride (Short)
 1994 Override (TV Short) (screenplay)
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