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John Singleton

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6, 1968
Los Angeles, CA
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6, 1968 (age 50)
Los Angeles, CA


Best known for directing the groundbreaking 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, he later went on to direct the films Poetic Justice, Shaft, Four Brothers and 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Before Fame

He attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.


He had a small role as the character Detroit J in the 2003 film Baadasssss!

Family Life

He's had six failed marriages, including one to actress Akosua Gyamama Busia from 1996-1997. He has a total of seven children; his daughter Cleopatra appeared in Baby Boy.

Associated With

He directed hip-hop star Ice Cube in his first film role, playing the lead character Doughboy in Boyz n the Hood.