Salim Akil

Active - 1998 - 2012  |   Born - Jun 22, 1964 in Oakland, California, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Worked at a mortuary and as a counselor at an outpatient facility before breaking into the entertainment industry.
  • Was named a Top 50 Power Showrunner along with his wife Mara Brock Akil by the Hollywood Reporter in 2011.
  • Won an NAACP Image Award in 2012 for his direction of the feature film Jumping the Broom.
  • Directed Whitney Houston in her last film appearance, in 2012's Sparkle.