John Singleton

John Singleton is an American producer, screenwriter and film director. He is the director of Boyz n The Hood played in 1991. He was born in South Los Angeles and most of his movies depicted the violence of the inner city violence. Some of the movies he directed are Abduction, Four Brothers,  2 Fast and 2 Furious, Shaft, Higher Learning and Poetic Justice.

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John Singleton was born to Sheila Ward Johnson, who was working as a pharmaceutical sales executive with Danny Singleton who was a financial planner, mortgage broker and a real estate agent.  He went to Pasadena City College with USC School of Cinematic Arts. He graduated by 1990 and he is a member of fraternity of the Kappa Alpha Psi.  He did filmic writing program under Margaret Mehring with University of Southern California. The program was meant to help the students to go to Hollywood system at once like the directors and proficient writers. 

Mehring program was designed in the way that the students in her program will be able to author their own vision.  Other students in the program were Helen Childress and her husband Carlos Brooks.  Singleton has always been in the Apple computer writing lab where he was writing his screenplays until late night or early in the morning.  His ability to direct started with music videos and among the music he did, there is Remember the Time of Michael Jackson.  John Singleton is a husband to Akosua Gyamama Busia , an actress from Ghana and a daughter of second Prime Minister  Kofi Abrefa Busia. The marriage took place in 1996. However, he was a boyfriend to different girls before and he has six children including the daughter they have with his wife.

His film Boyz n The Hood, got the Academy Award in the category of the Best Screenplay and Director.  He was the youngest director to be nominated at young age since he was only 24 years and he was the first director to be nominated for the award of African American ancestry.  Eddie Murphy starred in the Remember The Time song of Michael Jackson.

His movie, Rosewood entered in the 47th Berlin International Film Festival.  Baby Boy film also helped him to establish himself as a top of the line director for a drama movie.  Afterward, he directed action films but he got mixed and negative reviews for it.

In 2005,  John Singleton and Craig Brewer financed the independent film known as Hustle and Flow  this is when it was clear that there are no major backers to  clear the movie for the release .  In 2013, he was chosen to be the director of the film about 2Pac biography.  

In 2007, John Singleton  was involved into the accident with his car and he hit Constance Russell who was a jaywalking pedestrian. He was found that he was not under any influence of any substance or alcohol and he was not charged. Russell died while undergoing the treatment.  John Singleton’s net worth is 50 million dollars. In addition of directing movies, he also plays in some movies like 8 Mile or The game where he plays as himself. 

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 6 Jan, 1968
Age: 52 yrs
Occupations: Screenwriter
Film producer
Film director
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Description: American film director
Spouse: Akosua Busia[1996-1997]
Net Worth 2021: 35 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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