Mara Brock Akil

Television writer-producer Mara Brock Akil was familiar with the dilemmas facing young African-American career women and the balancing act that came with the territory. She, like so many others, strove to make peace ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1970

Filmography

Producer (8)

Being Mary Jane 1995 - 2008, 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Girlfriends 2000 - 2008, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Moesha 1995 - 2008, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Producer

The Jamie Foxx Show 1998 - 2008, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Start Up 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hello World 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cougar Town 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer
Actor (2)

The Sinbad Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

Ms Moore (Actor)
Writer (1)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

The Game 2000 - 2009, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Television writer-producer Mara Brock Akil was familiar with the dilemmas facing young African-American career women and the balancing act that came with the territory. She, like so many others, strove to make peace with the myth of "having it all." Still, she had her own thoughts on simultaneously trying to cultivate personal and professional lives and transcending the predetermined expectations of racial identity. With a passion for writing at hand, she poured those thoughts into the creation of her first sitcom, "Girlfriends" (2000- ), which became the anchor for UPN's long-running comedy lineup and propelled her creative voice to the forefront of primetime.

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