Famous Black T V & Movie Producers

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Angela Bassett
(Known for Her Portrayal of Singer Tina Turner in the Biopic 'What's Love Got to Do with It')
Angela Bassett
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Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Best known for playing real-life black women in biopics, Angela Bassett does not mind being typecast as someone who often plays biographical roles. She has portrayed prominent personalities like Tina Turner, Betty Shabazz, Katherine Jackson, and Coretta Scott King. Also a director, producer, and activist, Angela Bassett works toward bettering the lives of African-Americans.

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Tyler Perry
(Creator and Performer of 'Madea' Character & Developer of the Sitcom 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne')
Tyler Perry
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Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The amazingly talented, Tyler Perry, is an American actor who topped Forbes list of highest-paid man in entertainment in 2011. Perry is most known as the creator of the boisterous, African-American grandmother character, Madea, which he himself performs with great skill and artistry. From a homeless playwriter to having his own studio, Perry has surely achieved the evasive American dream.

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John David Washington
(Former American Football Player & Actor Known for His Roles in Series 'Ballers' and Films: 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Tenet')
John David Washington
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Birthdate: July 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Son of famous actor, Denzel Washington, John David Washington is a former professional footballer who played in the NFL Europe and the United Football League (UFL). He co-produced a film, The Book of Eli, and rose to fame as an actor with HBO drama series, Ballers. He later starred in critically acclaimed films, such as BlacKkKlansman and Tenet.

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Kerry Washington
(Actress and Producer Famous for Her Portrayal of ‘Olivia Pope’ in the Drama Series ‘Scandal’)
Kerry Washington
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Birthdate: January 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

American actress, Kerry Washington, attained fame when she starred in the television series, Scandal, which ran from 2012 to 2018. She was also commended for her role in the television film, Confirmation, and for the miniseries, Little Fires Everywhere. She has also acted in films like The Last King of Scotland, Django Unchained, Our Song, The Dead Girl and American Son.

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Paula Patton
(Actress and Producer)
Paula Patton
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Birthdate: December 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Paula Patton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Jane Carter in the 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. She is also famous for playing Ms.Blu Rain in the 2009 American drama film Precious, for which she was honored at the Boston Society of Film Critics Award

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Forest Whitaker
(Best Known for His Role in 'The Last King of Scotland')
Forest Whitaker
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Birthdate: July 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States
Forest Whitaker is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as real-life dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. Fans also loved him in Rogue One and Ghost Dog. He is an advocate of the UN’s Global Goals and supports peace-building initiatives and programs that help war victims.
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Shonda Rhimes
(Television Producer)
Shonda Rhimes
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Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago

Shonda Rhimes is a screenwriter, author, and television producer. She is credited with creating, writing, and executive producing one of the most popular American medical drama TV series ever, Grey's Anatomy. She is also credited with creating series like Private Practice and Scandal. In 2007, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 People Who Help Shape the World.

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Octavia Spencer
(The First Black Actress to Have Received two Successive Nominations at the Oscars)
Octavia Spencer
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Birthdate: May 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Octavia Spencer is an American actress, producer, and author. Widely regarded as one of the best actresses of her generation, Spencer has received several prestigious awards, such as a Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Octavia Spencer is the first black actress to have received two successive nominations at the Oscars.

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Vivica A. Fox
(Actress)
Vivica A. Fox
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Birthdate: July 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
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Issa Rae
(Co-Creator, Co-Writer, and Star of the HBO Television Series ‘Insecure’)
Issa Rae
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Birthdate: January 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Issa Rae is known for her award-winning YouTube series Awkward Black Girl and the HBO series Insecure. Her YouTube channel has promoted the works of Black artists. She made it to the Glamour 35 Under 35 and the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists and was also featured on TIME 100.

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Berry Gordy
(Record Executive)
Berry Gordy
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Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, MichiganDetroit, Michigan, United States
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Dan Harmon
(Creator of the Sitcoms 'Community', 'Rick and Morty' and The Podcast 'Harmontown')
Dan Harmon
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Birthdate: January 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Dan Harmon is best known for writing the comedy series Community. He co-created Channel 101, hosted the podcast Harmontown, and wrote the animated series Rick and Morty. He also invented a storytelling method known as the Story Circle. His work on the 81st Annual Academy Awards won him an Emmy.

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Hannibal Buress
(Comedian)
Hannibal Buress
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Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
 14 
Ryan Coogler
(Director)
Ryan Coogler
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Birthdate: May 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
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Alfre Woodard
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films ‘Annabelle’ and the Remake of ‘The Lion King’)
Alfre Woodard
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Birthdate: November 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Alfre Woodard is an American actress. Considered one of the most accomplished and versatile actresses of her generation, Woodard was named in The New York Times' The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century list in 2020. Also a political activist, Woodard is credited with founding Artists for a New South Africa, which aims at advancing equality in South Africa.

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John Singleton
(Director)
John Singleton
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Birthdate: January 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 28, 2019
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Ernie Hudson
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Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
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Ava DuVernay
(Filmmaker)
Ava DuVernay
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Birthdate: August 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
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Sonequa Martin-Green
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Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russellville, Alabama, United States
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Boris Kodjoe
(Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Brown Sugar' and TV Series 'Soul Food')
Boris Kodjoe
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Birthdate: March 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Boris Kodjoe is an Austrian-American former model, actor, and producer. Over the years, he has been part of several popular films and TV series, such as Brown Sugar, Resident Evil: Afterlife, and Station 19. Also known for his good looks, Boris Kodjoe was named in People magazine's list of 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2002.
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Arsenio Hall
(Comedian)
Arsenio Hall
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Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Lena Waithe
(Screenwriter)
Lena Waithe
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Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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Vince Staples
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Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
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Alex Martin
(American Actress and Producer)
Alex Martin
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Birthdate: May 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
Alexandrea “Alex” Martin, daughter of legendary actor Whoopi Goldberg and her first husband, Alvin Martin, became Miss Golden Globe in 1994. She has also played minor roles in Call Me Claus and Sister Act 2. She has three children, the first of whom was born when Alex was a teenager.
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Glynn Turman
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Birthdate: January 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Glynn Turman is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. In a career spanning over 60 years. Some of the notable characters that he has portrayed are: Lew Miles in the movie Peyton Place, Leroy Jackson in the film Cooley High, and Bradford Taylor in the sitcom A Different World. He has also won several awards like the NAACP Image Award.

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Aunjanue L. Ellis
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Birthdate: February 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Blair Underwood
(Best Known for His Role as Attorney Jonathan Rollins in the NBC Legal Drama Series 'L.A. Law')
Blair Underwood
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Birthdate: August 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Blair Underwood is best known as Jonathan Rollins from the series L.A. Law. He has played significant roles in series such as City of Angels and Dirty Sexy Money, and in films such as Deep Impact. The five-time NAACP Image Award winner has also won an Emmy and a Grammy.
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Lee Daniels
(Screenwriter)
Lee Daniels
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Birthdate: December 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Marsai Martin
(Actress)
Marsai Martin
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Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
Marsai Martin is best known as Diane Johnson from the series Black-ish. She also starred in and produced the film Little at 14, earning a Guinness record for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and was featured on Time 100 Next in 2019.
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Kenya Barris
(Screenwriter)
Kenya Barris
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Birthdate: August 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Rudy Ray Moore
(Comedian and Actor Known for His Character ‘Dolemite’ in the Film ‘Dolemite’ and its Sequels)
Rudy Ray Moore
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Birthdate: March 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Died: October 19, 2008

A multifaceted personality, Rudy Ray Moore was a comedian, singer, actor, and film producer. He is remembered for playing the title character in the crime comedy film, Dolemite, and its sequels. He served in the army as a young man and began his career in the entertainment industry following his discharge. Many black comedians consider him an inspiration.

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Nate Parker
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Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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Kevin Clash
(American Puppeteer, Director and Producer Best Known as the Voice of Elmo on the TV Series ‘Sesame Street’)
Kevin Clash
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Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Emmy-winning puppeteer and voice-actor Kevin Clash is best known for performing as and voicing Elmo on Sesame Street. He has also performed with puppets for Dinosaurs and Labyrinth, and was a regular on productions of the Muppet franchise. He has authored a memoir and has inspired a documentary, too.

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Eddie Griffin
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Birthdate: July 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Kim Wayans
(Actress)
Kim Wayans
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Birthdate: October 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Tracie Thoms
(Actress)
Tracie Thoms
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Birthdate: August 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Jermaine Fowler
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Birthdate: May 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 38 
Tasha Smith
(Actress)
Tasha Smith
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Birthdate: February 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States
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Omar Benson Miller
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Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
 40 
Ivan Dixon
(Actor)
Ivan Dixon
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Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 16, 2008
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Ricky Harris
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Birthdate: October 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: December 26, 2016
 42 
Flying Lotus
(Record Producer)
Flying Lotus
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Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Fred Williamson
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Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, USA
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Andre Royo
(Actor)
Andre Royo
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Birthdate: July 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA
Brandon Victor Dixon
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Birthdate: September 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States US
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Flex Alexander
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Birthdate: April 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Tim Russ
(Actor)
Tim Russ
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Birthdate: June 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Mamoudou Athie
(Actor and producer)
Mamoudou Athie
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Birthdate: July 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mauritania
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Malinda Williams
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Birthdate: September 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
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Paula Jai Parker
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Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA