John Singleton

Film Director
Born Jan 6, 1968

John Daniel Singleton is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A native of South Los Angeles, many of his early films consider the implications of inner-city violence like the critically acclaimed and popular Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning and Baby Boy. He branched out into mainstream territory with the blockbusters 2 Fast 2 Furious and Four Brothers.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on January 6, 1968.


1990 22 Years Old He graduated from USC in 1990, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. … Read More
1991 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Singleton's 1991 film debut Boyz n the Hood, an inner city drama starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, and Laurence Fishburne, was both a significant critical and commercial success. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old On October 12, 1996, John married Ghanaian actress Akosua Gyamama Busia, who is the daughter of Ghana's second Prime Minister Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia.
In 1997, his film Rosewood, a historical drama about racial violence, was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival. … Read More


1999 31 Years Old Singleton also has a daughter, Cleopatra Singleton, who was born in 1999.
2007 39 Years Old On August 23, 2007, Singleton was involved in an automobile accident in which he struck a jaywalking pedestrian, Constance Russell, 57, of Los Angeles. … Read More


2014 46 Years Old On March 19, 2014, Singleton criticized popular studios for "refusing to let African-Americans direct black-themed films". … Read More
2015 47 Years Old On April 3, 2015, Singleton reported that production was put on hold. … Read More
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