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Lisa Jones

Screenwriter
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Born Jan 1, 1961
Age 55

Lisa Jones is the daughter of poets Hettie Jones and Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones). Her sister, Dr. Kellie Jones, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Jones grew up in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Yale University and received a MFA in Film from New York University. She joined the staff of the Village Voice in 1984 and wrote for the paper for fifteen years.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born in 1961.

TWENTIES

1984 23 Years Old Jones grew up in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Yale University and received a MFA in Film from New York University. She joined the staff of the Village Voice in 1984 and wrote for the paper for fifteen years. Jones married Kenneth S. Brown in 2004 and their daughter was born in 2005.
1988 27 Years Old She also co-wrote three books with Spike Lee, all companion books to his films: Uplift the Race: The Construction of School Daze, published in 1988, Do the Right Thing, published in 1989, and Mo' Better Blues, published in 1990. … Read More

THIRTIES

1994 33 Years Old Jones is best known for her "Skin Trade" columns in the Village Voice, a selection of which were published as a book, Bulletproof Diva in 1994.
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