John Singleton (I) (1968–2019)


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Son of Danny Singleton, a mortgage broker, and Sheila Ward, a pharmaceutical company sales executive, 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 ... See full bio »

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We celebrate the life of filmmaker John Singleton, who passed away on April 29, 2019, leaving behind a career that included an Oscar nomination for writing and directing Boyz n the Hood.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1991)
Four Brothers Director
(2005)
Baby Boy Producer
(2001)
Shaft Producer
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017-2022 Snowfall (TV Series) (executive producer - 51 episodes)
- Fault Lines (2022) ... (executive producer - credit only)
- Departures (2022) ... (executive producer - credit only)
- Celebration (2022) ... (executive producer - credit only)
- Lying in a Hammock (2022) ... (executive producer - credit only)
- The Iliad: Part 2 (2022) ... (executive producer - credit only)
 2021 Mosagallu (executive producer)
 2017 Rebel (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Just Us (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Redemption (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2017) ... (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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Directed "The Biggest Movie Event of the Year" trailer for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Akosua Busia  (divorced)  (1 child)

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Grew up next to a drive-in movie theater and saw movies from the window of home. See more »

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

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