John Singleton Biography (1968-)

Full name, John Daniel Singleton; born January 6, 1968, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Danny Singleton (a mortgage broker, real estate agent, and financial planner) and Sheila Ward-Johnson (a pharmaceutical company sales executive); married Akosua Busia (an actress and writer), October 12, 1994 (some sources cite 1996; divorced, June 15, 1997); children: Hadar (daughter); (with Tosha Lewis) Justice Maya (daughter); three other children. Addresses: Office:New Deal Productions, 10202 West Washington Blvd., Metro Bldg., Room 203, Culver City, CA 90232.; Agent: Jeremy Zimmer, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer
Birth Details
January 6, 1968
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Boyz N the Hood (also known as Boys in the Hood), Columbia,1991
  • Poetic Justice, Columbia, 1993
  • Higher Learning, Columbia, 1995
  • Rosewood, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Shaft (also known as Shaft--Noch Fragen?), Paramount, 2000
  • Baby Boy, Columbia, 2001
  • The Fast and the Furious 2, Universal, 2003
  • Producer
  • (With others) Poetic Justice, Columbia, 1993
  • Higher Learning, Columbia, 1995
  • (Executive producer) Woo, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • (Executive producer) Shaft (also known as Shaft--Noch Fragen?), Paramount, 2000
  • (And music supervisor) Baby Boy, Columbia, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Mailman, Boyz N the Hood (also known as Boys in the Hood),Columbia, 1991
  • Firefighter, Beverly Hills Cop III, Paramount, 1994
  • Your Studio and You, Universal, 1995
  • Prison guard, Shaft (also known as Shaft--Noch Fragen?), Paramount, 2000
  • Bootleg video vendor, Baby Boy, Columbia, 2001
  • Casting for Glinda (documentary), 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Presidency and the Constitution, PBS, 1987
  • Dialogue with Black Filmmakers, Black Entertainment Television, 1992
  • George Lucas: Heroes, Myths, and Magic, PBS, 1993
  • Panelist, Directors on Film: A Conversation about Preservation, American Movie Classics, 1994
  • Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery, Fox, 1997
  • Panelist, 9 Movie Moments that Made the 90s, MTV, 1999
  • Who Is Alan Smithee?, American Movie Classics, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • AFI Tribute to Sidney Poitier, NBC, 1992
  • MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992
  • The Sixth Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1992
  • The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, NBC, 1995
  • The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000, UPN, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "Stan Lee: The ComiX-MAN!," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Guest, The Rodman World Tour, MTV, 1996
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Director of the movie The Champ, HBO; director and cocreator of the pilot Crash; worked as an advisor on the television series Kings, Showtime.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Dangerous: The Short Films (also known as Michael Jackson--Dangerous: The Short Films), 1993
  • "Remember the Time," in HIStory (also known as Michael Jackson:Video Greatest Hits--HIStory), 1994
  • Music Videos
  • (Performer and director) "Remember the Time," by Michael Jackson, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Boyz N the Hood (also known as Boys in the Hood), Columbia,1991
  • Poetic Justice, Columbia, 1993
  • Higher Learning, Columbia, 1995
  • (With Shane Salerno; and story) Shaft (also known as Shaft--Noch Fragen?; loosely based on the series of Shaft films), Paramount,2000
  • (And story) Baby Boy, Columbia, 2001
  • Also wrote Twilight Time.
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • Author of The Champ, HBO.
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Veronica Chambers) Poetic Justice: Film-Making South Central Style, Delta, 1993
  • (Author of introduction) Michael D'Orso, Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood, Boulevard Books (New York City),1996
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Premiere.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 30, Gale, 2001
    • Who's Who among African Americans, 14th edition, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Ebony, April, 1995, pp. 122-25
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 7, 1997, pp. 20-21
    • Jet, January 23, 1995, p. 14; May 12, 1997, p. 34
    • People Weekly, January 23, 1995, pp. 83-84
    • Rolling Stone, September 5, 1991
    • Time, March 23, 1992, pp. 60-61; April 28, 1997, p. 84
    Electronic
    • The Films of John Singleton, http://www.johnsingletonfilms.com, October 19, 2002

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