Suzan-Lori Parks

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Suzan-Lori Parks was born on May 10, 1963 in Kentucky, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Girl 6 (1996), Native Son (2019) and Genius (2017). She has been married to Paul Oscher since July 2001. See full bio »

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Known For

Girl 6 Writer
Native Son Writer
Genius Writer


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 2019 Native Son (adaptation)
 2018 Topdog/Underdog (Short) (based on the play by)
 2017 Genius (TV Series) (developed for television by - 10 episodes)
- Episode #3.10 ... (creator)
- Episode #3.9 ... (creator)
- Episode #3.8 ... (creator)
- Episode #3.7 ... (creator)
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 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1996 Girl 6 (written by)
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 2010 The Making of Plus One
Skye Brown - the director
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 2010 Burning Ice (Documentary) (voyager)
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 2010-2012 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
- The Playwright's Voice (2012) ... Self
- Playwrights 2010 (2010) ... Self
 2010 Burning Ice (Documentary)
Self - Playwright
 2010 MindFlux (Documentary)
 2008 The Black List: Volume One (Documentary)
 2004 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 May 2004 (2004) ... Self
 2002 Stage on Screen: The Topdog Diaries (TV Movie documentary)

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(April 22 to June 1, 2014) She adapted the book for the musical, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. George and Ira Gershwin wrote the music and lyrics. Dubose and Dorothy Heyward wrote the original book. Diedre L. Murray adapted the musical score. Diane Paulus was director. ... See more »

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Someone yelled at me once, 'You never write about yourself.' People used to get so mad at me for that. But my definition of myself is completely up for grabs. I'm everywhere, just like we all are. See more »


Nominated for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "In the Blood" and won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Topdog/Underdog". See more »


Plays that deal with sexism and race

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