Well-known director and screenwriter who rose to acclaim for the Grand Jury Prize-winning film Fruitvale Station, which looked at the shooting death of Oscar Grant. He has also co-written and directed the seventh film in the Rocky series, Creed and Marvel's Black Panther.
He attended St. Mary's College and Sacramento State University, where he played college football. He then studied film at University of Southern California.
He's also worked as a juvenile hall counselor.
He was born to Ira and Joselyn Coogler. He married Zinzi Evans in 2016. In February 2019, they announced they were expecting their first child together.
He has frequently collaborated with Michael B. Jordan, including on notable works such as Creed and Black Panther.