American screenwriter, director, author, and film producer who most notably wrote the screenplay to the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, which was based on his life.
He grew up in foster care, where he was badly abused.
He was a security guard on the Sony lot, but when people there heard about his life story they were interested in turning it into a film.
He married LaNette Canister in 1996. They had two children together.
Denzel Washington starred in Fisher's biopic.