Ruth E. Carter

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Birthday
10, 1960
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

Costumer designer who has garnered renown for her work in the film and TV industry, including the massively popular 2018 superhero movie Black Panther. She garnered two Academy Award nominations for her work on the 1993 biopic Malcolm X and 1998 historical drama Amistad. 

Before Fame

She graduated from Hampton University in 1982 with her BA. She earned her major breakthrough in 1989 for her work on the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing. 

Trivia

She provided the intricate costume design for the 2016 History mini-series Roots. She also dressed the cast for the 2015 drama-musical-comedy film Chi-Raq for Spike Lee.

Family Life

She was originally born and raised in Massachusetts. 

Associated With

She has dressed Denzel Washington on multiple occasions throughout her career in period pieces.