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John Singleton Edit Profile

director , screenwriter

John Singleton, American director, screenwriter. Achievements include being the first African-American and youngest person to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. Named to Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2003; recipient New Generation award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, 1991, Best New Director, New York Film Critics Circuit, 1991, Music Television Movie award for Best New Filmmaker, 1992.

Background

Singleton, John was born on January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Danny Singleton and Sheila Ward.

Education

Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being the first African-American and youngest person to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director.

Works

Connections

Married Akosua Busia, October 12, 1995 (divorced June 15, 1997). Children: Hadar, Cleopatra.

father:
Danny Singleton

mother:
Sheila Ward

spouse:
Akosua Busia

children:
Hadar Singleton

Cleopatra Singleton