John Singleton Overview

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Born: January 06, 1968

Son of a mortgage broker and a pharmaceutical company sales executive, this Los Angeles-born director was raised in separate households by his unmarried parents. Singleton attended the Filmic Writing Program at USC after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three writing awards from the university, which lead to a contract with Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year. Columbia Pictures bought his script for Boyz N the Hood (1991) and budgeted it at $7... See All

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