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John Daniel Singleton was born on the 6th January 1968 in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a screenwriter, director and producer, perhaps best known for directing “Boyz N The Hood” (1991), actually his debut film, which became a big success both critically and commercially, and led to John winning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, obviously a great start to building his net worth. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1991.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Singleton is? According to sources, it is estimated that John Singleton’s net worth is $50 million, most of which he has earned from the big success of some of his first movie realizations. Other than that, his cooperation with other celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson and Busta Rhymes among others, helped add to his wealth.

John Singleton Net Worth $50 Million

Singleton was raised in Los Angeles by his single mother, a childhood often depicted in his films. After attending Pasadena City College, he enrolled in USC School of Cinematic Arts Film Writing Program, designed to encourage writers in their own visions and subsequently incorporate students directly into the Hollywood system as proficient writer/directors, from where he graduated in 1990. He also became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

His ability to direct was at first manifested in music videos, which eventually resulted in his collaboration with Michael Jackson and his “Remember The Time” video. No doubt this added to his net worth, and gained him some publicity.

John`s first expression as an author of his visions was projected in his debut film “Boyz N The Hood” (1991), an inner city drama depicting life in South Central Los Angeles. Singleton being the first African-American and youngest person to be nominated for and win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. Therefore, the film being a big success, greatly increased Singleton’s net worth. In the following years, Singleton released two more films on a similar social topic: “Poetic Justice”(1993) and “Higher Learning”(1995) which also received mainly positive reviews. Latter work includes equally successful achievements like “Rosewood” (1997), “Shaft”(2000) and “Baby Boy” (2001).

Other significant achievements include his entrance into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival with the film “Rosewood” (1997), a historical drama about racial violence. Since then, John has dedicated his work mostly to directing action films such as “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Four Brothers”, which resulted in divided opinions and critiques. In 2005 he financed Craig Brewer’s independent film “Hustle And Flow”, after it was obvious that no other sponsors were interested,which also benefited his net worth.For a short while in 2013 it was announced that Singleton would be the director of Tupac biography film, but after having certain disagreements with the Morgan Creek Productions, he stepped down. His latest venture in the entertainment industry includes the direction of film “Snowfall” which is scheduled for a release in 2015.

In his personal life John has a daughter, and a son with his ex-companion Tosha Lewis. He also has a daughter from his marriage to Ghanaian actress Akosua Gyamama Busia that lasted from October 1996 until June 1997. John has a daughter, Cleopatra Singleton, who was born in 1999.

Singleton is an outspoken critic of Hollywood society, and claims that the powers-that-be are refusing to encourage African-Americans in directing black-themed films that tell their stories.


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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rebel 2017 TV Movie completed
Rebel 2017 TV Series 1 episode completed
Snowfall 2016 TV Movie attached filming
Billions 2017 TV Series 1 episode
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Empire 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Abduction 2011/I
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Four Brothers 2005
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003
Baby Boy 2001
Shaft 2000
Rosewood 1997
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary video "Remember The Time"
Higher Learning 1995
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video video "Remember The Time"
Poetic Justice 1993
Michael Jackson: Remember the Time 1992 Video short uncredited
Boyz n the Hood 1991

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rebel 2017 TV Movie executive producer completed
Rebel 2017 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode completed
Snowfall 2016 TV Movie executive producer filming
Independent Lens 2015 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People 2014 Documentary executive producer
The Making of 'Illegal Tender' 2008 Video short producer
Illegal Tender 2007 producer
Black Snake Moan 2006 producer
Hustle & Flow 2005 producer
Time Out 2004 Short executive producer
Baby Boy 2001 producer
Shaft 2000 producer
Woo 1998 executive producer
Higher Learning 1995 producer
Poetic Justice 1993 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rebel 2017 TV Movie co-writer completed
Rebel 2017 TV Series 1 episode completed
Snowfall 2016 TV Movie filming
Baby Boy 2001 written by
Shaft 2000 screenplay / story
Higher Learning 1995 written by
Poetic Justice 1993 written by
Boyz n the Hood 1991 written by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Game 2013 TV Series John Singleton
Baadasssss! 2003 Detroit J
Baby Boy 2001 Man Selling Bootleg Movies (uncredited)
Shaft 2000 Bored Cop with Tea Cup (uncredited)
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 Fireman
Boyz n the Hood 1991 Mailman (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
sIDney 2002 Short mentor to the director
Beach Boys: Endless Summer 1988 TV Series production assistant
Pee-wee's Playhouse 1986 TV Series production assistant

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Illegal Tender 2007 music supervisor
Baby Boy 2001 music supervisor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Higher Learning 1995 writer: "SITUATION: GRIMM"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Mistakes Buried 2015 special thanks
White Rabbit 2013/I special thanks
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Street Fury: Inferno 2003 Video documentary special thanks
sIDney 2002 Short special thanks
Dumb & Dumber 1994 special thanks
Ax 'Em 1992 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1993 TV Series Himself
Straight from the Hood: An MTV News Special Report 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself - Film Director
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short / Nominated: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Días de cine 1991 TV Series Himself
E.T. - Entretenimento Total 1991 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2010-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Unsung Hollywood 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Real Husbands of Hollywood 2014 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2013 TV Series Himself
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots 2012 Documentary Himself
The BET Honors 2012 TV Movie Himself
Abduction: The Initiation of an Action Hero 2012 Video short Himself
The Abduction Application 2012 Video Himself
The Fight for the Truth: Making Abduction 2012 Video short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Film Director
These Amazing Shadows 2011 Documentary Himself
Half Circle 2009 TV Series Himself
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Illegal Tender' 2008 Video short Himself
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Miss Rap Supreme 2008 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself
ABC News Nightline 2006 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Young Hollywood Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2005 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Film '72 2005 TV Series Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1995-2005 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Weekends at the DL 2005 TV Series Himself
Access Granted 2005 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Writer-Director, 'Boyz N the Hood'
The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip 2004 TV Movie Himself
Inside '2 Fast 2 Furious' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Making Music with Ludacris 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Friendly Fire: Making an Urban Legend 2003 Video documentary short Himself
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Who Is Alan Smithee? 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Casting for Glinda 2001 Video documentary Himself
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
1995 VH1 Honors 1995 TV Movie Himself
Your Studio and You 1995 Short Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Himself
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video Himself ('Making of Remember the Time' segment)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Special Achievement Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television Movie Four Brothers (2005)
2005 Special Achievement Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Honored for producing the film "Hustle & Flow" and directing "Four Brothers".
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 26 August 2003. At 6915 Hollywood Boulevard.
2001 Special Mention Locarno International Film Festival Baby Boy (2001) · Tyrese Gibson
· Taraji P. Henson
· Omar Gooding
· Tamara LaSeon Bass
· Candy Ann Brown
· A.J. Johnson
· Ving Rhames
· Angell Conwell
· Kareem J. Grimes
· Tracey Cherelle Jones
· Kaylan Bolton
2001 Career Achievement Award Acapulco Black Film Festival
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best New Filmmaker Boyz n the Hood (1991)
1992 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Screenwriter of the Year
1992 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Directorial Debut of the Year
1991 New Generation Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Boyz n the Hood (1991)
1991 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best New Director Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special American Crime Story (2016)
2006 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Directing Four Brothers (2005)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Director Four Brothers (2005)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film Hustle & Flow (2005)
2005 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Hustle & Flow (2005) · Stephanie Allain
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Film: Best Director 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) Baby Boy (2001)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Director Baby Boy (2001)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film Baby Boy (2001)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Director Shaft (2000)
2001 Golden Leopard Locarno International Film Festival Baby Boy (2001)
1998 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Director Rosewood (1997)
1997 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Rosewood (1997)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Boyz n the Hood (1991)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Boyz n the Hood (1991)
1992 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Boyz n the Hood (1991)
1992 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Boyz n the Hood (1991)
1992 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Boyz n the Hood (1991)
1991 Bronze Horse Stockholm Film Festival Boyz n the Hood (1991)


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#Fact
1 Singleton has cited The Gunfighter (1950) as the film influencing him the most.
2 Was working as an intern for The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) while writing the script of Boyz n the Hood (1991), which is also where he met Ice Cube, who went on to star in the movie.
3 Los Angeles, CA: Honored by the African-American Steering Committee of the Directors Guild of America [April 2013]
4 Currently in talks for producing an on-screen adaptation of "The A-Team". [January 2008]
5 Begins shooting The Fast and The Furious 2 [September 2002]
6 Favorite directors are: Orson Welles, 'Francois Truffaut', Steven Spielberg, Akira Kurosawa, John Cassavetes, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola.
7 While in high school, Singleton learned "that the film business was controlled by screenplays." After graduating from high school in 1986, Singleton was accepted to the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television's prestigious Film Writing Program. During his four-year studies there, he won three writing awards. These achievements in writing earned Singleton a contract with the powerful Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year at USC. Columbia wanted to make the picture, but at first wanted someone else to direct it. Singleton believed only he could do it, and did.
8 Has family and friends in Switzerland.
9 A huge fan of Westerns. In fact, many of the shots in his films are influenced by the genre.
10 Favorite films include Raging Bull (1980), Bicycle Thieves (1948), Jaws (1975), The 400 Blows (1959) (400 Blows), and A Clockwork Orange (1971).
11 Taught an Advanced Directing Class at USC. (Spring 1997)
12 Met Laurence Fishburne when he was a PA on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986). Lawrence played Cowboy Curtis.
13 Graduated from Blair High School in Pasadena, California, in 1986.
14 His 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood (1991), made its way onto the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
15 A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Crossed Spring 1987 at Beta Omega Chapter (USC, Pepperdine, LMU).
16 Has a daughter named Cleopatra who appeared in Baby Boy (2001).
17 Sentenced to make a short film about domestic violence after pleading no contest to charges he assaulted the mother of his 6-year-old daughter Cleopatra. He was also placed on three years' probation, fined $300, and ordered to undergo a year of domestic violence counseling. (22 June 1999).
18 Started Ice Cube's acting career; on the Queen Latifah Show (1999), Ice Cube stated that John Singleton screen-tested him to see if he could act.
19 Loves to collect and read comic books.
20 Youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director (at 24).
21 Daughter, Hadar Busia-Singleton, (b. 4/3/1997). with Oxford trained Ghanian princess Akosua Busia.
22 Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1990).


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#Trademark
1 Frequently casts Tyrese Gibson
2 Films often center around inner-city tension
3 Frequently casts hip-hop musicians in his films (e.g. Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Busta Rhymes)
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