Writer-Director-Producer, from Boyz N the Hood to Snowfall

John Singleton

In 1991, John Singleton blew Hollywood away and opened America’s eyes with “Boyz N the Hood,” a powerful, sensitive and insightful look at life on the streets of South Central L.A. This year, he went back to L.A. with “Snowfall,” FX’s deep dive into the rise of crack. In between, he has expanded the scope and imagination of screen storytelling with films ranging from “Rosewood” to “Poetic Justice,” and action hits like “Four Brothers” and “2 Fast 2 Furious.”