Ryan Coogler

Active - 2013 - Present  |   Born - May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, United States  |  

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  • Father is a juvenile probation officer.
  • Went to St. Mary's College on a football scholarship; originally studied chemistry, but his English professor encouraged him to become a screenwriter.
  • Was a wide receiver for Sacramento State, and was named to the All-Big Sky Conference team twice.
  • Developed the screenplay for Fruitvale Station at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
  • Continued working as a youth guidance counselor and security guard at a juvenile hall in San Francisco after he started making films.