Mara Brock Akil

Screenwriter + Producer
Born May 27, 1970

Mara Brock Akil is an American television writer and producer.

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1970 Birth Born on May 27, 1970.


1988 18 Years Old Muslim American born in Los Angeles, California, Brock Akil was raised primarily in Kansas City. She is a graduate of Raytown South High School in 1988. … Read More


1994 24 Years Old Brock Akil first began her career in 1994 writing for the critically acclaimed but short-lived Fox series South Central.
1999 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, she served as supervising producer and writer on The Jamie Foxx Show after writing for Moesha for four seasons.


2000 30 Years Old In 2000, Brock Akil created and executive produced (along with Kelsey Grammer) another UPN series Girlfriends. … Read More
2007 37 Years Old In June 2007, Brock Akil and her husband signed to The Weinstein Co. … Read More
2009 39 Years Old In 2009, Brock Akil became a consulting producer and writer for the ABC suburban sitcom Cougar Town.


2012 42 Years Old In 2012, Brock Akil became a producer and writer for BET's Being Mary Jane.
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