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John Ridley is the author of seven published novels, the most recent, What Fire Cannot Burn from Warner Books and The Drift from Knopf. His first novel, Stray Dogs, was made into the feature film U Turn (1997) directed by Oliver Stone and starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, and Nick Nolte. Additionally, Ridley wrote the screenplays for the films ... See full bio »

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12 Years a Slave Producer
(2013)
American Crime Producer
(2015-2017)
Three Kings Producer
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(2002)

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  Five Days at Memorial (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Untitled Alicia Keys/Showtime Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2021 Needle in a Timestack (executive producer) (completed)
 2021/II Waiting for Godot (producer)
 2017 Guerrilla (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2017 American Crime (TV Series) (executive producer - 29 episodes)
- Season Three: Episode Eight (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Season Three: Episode Seven (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Season Three: Episode Six (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Season Three: Episode Five (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Season Three: Episode Four (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2016 Presence (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2016 Ben-Hur (executive producer)
 2013 Out of the Furnace (co-producer)
 2013 Jimi: All Is by My Side (executive producer)
 2013 12 Years a Slave (executive producer)
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009-2010 The Wanda Sykes Show (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Episode #1.21 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.20 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.19 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.18 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.17 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
 2005-2006 Barbershop (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Get Your Hand Out of My Womb (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Crimes of the Heart (2005) ... (executive producer)
- The Politics of Money (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Debates and Dead People (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Family Business (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2006/I Bobby (co-producer)
 2004 Undercover Brother: The Animated Series (TV Series short) (executive producer)
  Third Watch (TV Series) (consulting producer - 44 episodes, 2000 - 2004) (supervising producer - 21 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- Monsters (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Higher Calling (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- In Plain View (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Spanking the Monkey (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Purgatory (2004) ... (consulting producer)
 2003 Platinum (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Flow (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Peace (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Power (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Loyalty (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Love (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2002 I Got You (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 The Chang Family Saves the World (TV Movie) (producer)
 2002 Undercover Brother (executive producer)
 1999 Three Kings (co-producer)
 1997 U Turn (executive producer)
 1996 The Show (TV Series) (consulting producer - 8 episodes)
- Allison and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Censors and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Last Episode of the Season and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Script Formerly Known As... (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- God and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
 1995-1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series) (co-producer - 22 episodes)
- Happy Endings (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Running for Carly (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Intern Writer (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Hello, Baby, Hello (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Independence Day (1996) ... (co-producer)
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Other Works:

Novel: Love Is a Racket. New York: Knopf, 1998. See more »

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Official Sites:

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Spouse:

Gayle Ridley  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

The great thing about working with NPR - and, really, there's like a million of 'em - is all the cool stuff I get to do for the public. Meet the president. Hang out at the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas. Drink a $10,000 martini. See more »

Trivia:

During the writers' strike of 2007-2008, he chose financial core status with the Writers Guild of America and continued working. He was the only non-soap opera writer to do so. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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