Screenwriter who's most recognized for his 2000 film, Akeelah and the Bee.
He matriculated from USC's School of Cinema.
For his work on the screenplay for Akeelah and the Bee, he obtained the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
He was born-and-raised in Los Angeles, CA.
Actor, Laurence Fishburne, appeared in his hit film, Akeelah and the Bee.