John Daniel Singleton (January 6, 1968 – April 28, 2019) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He was best known for directing Boyz n the Hood (1991), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming, at age 24, the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for that award. Singleton was a native of South Los Angeles, and many of his films, such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), had themes which resonated with the contemporary urban population. He also directed the drama Rosewood (1997) and the action films Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Four Brothers (2005). He the television crime drama Snowfall. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special for "The Race Card", the fifth episode of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
|Full name at birth||
John Daniel Singleton
|Claim to fame||
writing and directing Boyz N the Hood in 1991, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming, at age 24, the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for that award
|Date of birth||
6 January 1968
|Place of birth||
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Date of death||
28 April 2019
51 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Cause of death||
Acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and hypertension
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, USA
Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor
5' 6" (168 cm)
Blair High School in Pasadena, California (1986)
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