John Singleton was born January 6, 1968 in La, California. In 1991, his movie Boyz n the Hood won him an Academy Award nomination for The Best Director. He followed the triumph with Poetic Justice in 1993 and Higher Learning in 1995. Following works include 1997’s Rosewood, 2000’s Shaft remake and 2001’s Baby Boy.
Director. Created John Daniel Singleton on January 6, 1968 in La, California. Singleton grew up in South Central Los Angeles and his work as a film director, producer and screenwriter frequently depicts these troubled, frequently violent origins. He studied screenwriting in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Artwork, winning three writing awards in the university, which lead into a contract with Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year.
In 1991, Columbia Pictures purchased his script for Boyz n the Hood and budgeted it at $7 million. The movie also garnered a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Singleton followed the triumph with Poetic Justice in 1993 and Higher Learning in 1995. Both movies analyzed modern race relations, and while they have success in the box office, they are not as highly commended by critics as his introduction effort.
Singleton was wed to Ghanaian princess and celebrity Akosua Cyamama Busia from 1996 to 1997; they’ve a daughter.