Rick Famuyiwa biography

Rick Famuyiwa

Screenwriter, Film writer

1973 –

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Who is Rick Famuyiwa?

Rick Famuyiwa, born on June 18, 1973, is an emerging Nigerian American Hollywood writer and director of films such as The Wood, Talk To Me, and Brown Sugar. His most recent film is the comedy Our Family Wedding, starring Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera. Famuyiwa’s films mainly explore themes of racial diversity and acceptance of oneself and others, especially within communities of color. In the majority of Famuyiwa’s films, friendship plays a central role to the characters’ development and progression throughout the film. Additionally, thus far, nearly all of Famuyiwa’s feature films have dealt with the institution of marriage in one form or another. It is helpful to note also that Rick Famuyiwa’s upbringing in the racially eclectic Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood has had a tremendous impact on his cinematic works and point of view as both an individual and artist.

Famuyiwa is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Cinematic Arts Film & Television Production and Cinematic Arts Critical Studies, both granted by the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the School of Cinematic Arts.

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Born
Jun 18, 1973
United States of America
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Nigeria
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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