John Singleton

John Singleton

American, Film Director
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John Singleton

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.

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John Singleton was born on 6 January 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His full name at birth was John Daniel Singleton. He was best known as a film director. He died on 28 April 2019 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 51. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, USA. He attended high school at Blair High School in Pasadena, California (1986). For university, he studied at BFA Film, USC School of Cinema-Television (1990). He was 5' 6" (168 cm) tall with an average build. He had dark brown eyes and bald hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $35,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Capricorn.
Full name at birth
John Daniel Singleton
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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
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Date of birth
6 January 1968
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Place of birth
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Date of death
28 April 2019
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Age
51 (age at death)
Place of death
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and hypertension
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Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, USA
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Occupation
Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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Net worth
$35,000,000 USD
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High school
Blair High School in Pasadena, California (1986)
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University
  • BFA Film, USC School of Cinema-Television (1990)
  • Pasadena City College
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  • Director of music videos, his most famous one was Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time" that included Magic Johnson and Eddie Murphy.
  • Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1990).
  • Graduated from Blair High School in Pasadena, California, in 1986.
  • Has a daughter named Cleopatra who appeared in Baby Boy (2001).
  • A huge fan of Westerns. In fact, many of the shots in his films are influenced by the genre.

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