John Singleton Bio, Age, Wife, Daughter, Snowfall, Movies, Net Worth

John Singleton Biography

John Singleton was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood (1991); a film for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award.

John Singleton

Many of Singleton’s early films such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), consider the implications of inner-city violence. Other of his films include dramas such as Rosewood (1997) in addition to action films such as Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Four Brothers (2005).
He was born in Los Angeles and was the son f Sheila Ward-Johnson, a pharmaceutical company sales executive, and Danny Singleton, a real estate agent, mortgage broker, and financial planner.

John Singleton Age

John was 51 years old at the time of his death on 28 April 2019. He was born on January 6, 1968.

John Singleton Education

Singleton attended Blair High School, Pasadena City College and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated in 1990 and he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.John Singleton Photo He had considered pursuing computer science but enrolled in USC’s Filmic Writing program under Margaret Mehring, a program which designed to take students directly into the Hollywood system as proficient writer/directors. Singleton cited the original Star Wars film as one of his strongest influences, and the work of Steven Spielberg as a source of inspiration.

John Singleton Wife

Singleton was married Akosua Gyamama Busia, a Ghanian actress and the daughter of Ghana’s second Prime Minister Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia. The couple got married on October 12, 1996, and divorced in June 1997. Singleton and Akosua have one child; a daughter, Hadar Singleton, who was born on April 3, 1997.

John Singleton Daughter

Singleton has three daughters. Hadar Busia-Singleton whom he had with his ex-wife, Akosua Gyamama Busia, Justice Maya Singleton who he had with his former wife Tosha Lewis and Cleopatra Singleton.
Hadar Busia-Singleton appeared in Tears of the Sun (2003) and she has also appeared in other films.

John Singleton Snowfall

After directing episodes of the critically acclaimed TV shows Empire and American Crime Story, Singleton served as an executive producer of the crime drama series Rebel for BET and co-created Snowfall for FX.
Snowfall is a crime drama television series, created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron, that first broadcast on FX on July 5, 2017.
It is set in Los Angeles and it revolves around the first crack epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city. The series follows the stories of several characters whose lives are doomed to intersect: 19-year-old drug dealer Franklin Saint, Mexican luchador Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata, CIA operative Teddy McDonald, and a Mexican crime boss’s niece, Lucia Villanueva.
The project was first set up at Showtime in 2014 and was picked up by FX for a ten-episode season on September 30, 2016. Later on August 9, 2017, FX renewed Snowfall for a second season, which premiered on July 19, 2018, and on September 19, 2018, FX renewed Snowfall for a third season.

John Singleton Net Worth

Singleton has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars.

John Singleton Films | John Singleton Movies


  • Boyz n the Hood (1991) (Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director)
  • Poetic Justice (1993)
  • Higher Learning (1995)
  • Rosewood (1997)
  • Shaft (2000)
  • Baby Boy (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • Four Brothers (2005)
  • Abduction (2011)
  • Empire (2015) (TV series; one episode)
  • American Crime Story (2016) (TV series; one episode)
  • Rebel (2016) (TV series; director and producer)
  • Snowfall (2017) (TV series; creator and executive producer)


  • Higher Learning (1995)
  • Shaft (2000)
  • Baby Boy (2001)
  • Hustle & Flow (2005)
  • Black Snake Moan (2006)
  • Illegal Tender (2007)


  • Boyz n the Hood (1991) (Nominated – Academy Award for Best
  • Original Screenplay)
  • Poetic Justice (1993)
  • Higher Learning (1995)
  • Shaft (2000)
  • Baby Boy (2001)


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  • The Game (2013) (TV series) … John Singleton

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Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.