John Ridley (I)

Producer | Writer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
12 Years a Slave (2013) | Undercover Brother (2002) | Three Kings (1999)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 34 nominations More »
BORN 
Oct 1965 (age 52)

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Projects in Development (5 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (14 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Writer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Ben-HurBen-Hur Executive Producer, Writer (screenplay)  Less 2016 $100MM $26MM / —
  • Primary photo for Jimi: All Is by My SideJimi: All Is by My Side Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2013 $323K / —
  • Primary photo for Out of the FurnaceOut of the Furnace Co-Producer  Less 2013 $22MM $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for 12 Years a Slave12 Years a Slave Executive Producer, Writer (screenplay by)  Less 2013 $20MM $57MM / $188MM
  • Primary photo for Red TailsRed Tails Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 2012 $58MM $50MM / $50MM
  • Primary photo for BobbyBobby Co-Producer  Less 2006 $14MM $11MM / $21MM
  • Primary photo for The MotelThe Motel Thanks  Less 2005 $47K / —
  • Primary photo for Justice League: StarcrossedJustice League: Starcrossed (Video) Writer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Those Who Walk in DarknessThose Who Walk in Darkness (Video) Writer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Undercover BrotherUndercover Brother Executive Producer, Writer (internet series), Writer (screenplay), Writer (story)  Less 2002 $25MM $38MM / —
  • Primary photo for Three KingsThree Kings Co-Producer, Writer (story)  Less 1999 $75MM $61MM / $108MM
  • Primary photo for Cold Around the HeartCold Around the Heart Director, Writer  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for U TurnU Turn Executive Producer, Writer (book "Stray Dogs"), Writer (screenplay)  Less 1997 $19MM $6.6MM / —
Past Television (20 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for GuerrillaGuerrilla (TV Mini-series) Executive Producer ( 6 episodes, 2017 ) , Writer ( 5 episodes, 2017 ) , Director ( 3 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 6
    • Episode #1.6 (May 14, 2017) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Episode #1.5 (May 14, 2017) Executive Producer  Less
    • Episode #1.4 (May 7, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for American CrimeAmerican Crime (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 29 episodes, 2015–2017 ) , Executive Producer ( 29 episodes, 2015–2017 ) , Writer ( 8 episodes, 2015–2017 ) , Director ( 5 episodes, 2015–2016 )  Less 2015–2017 29
    • Season Three: Episode Eight (Apr 30, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Episode #3.7 (Apr 23, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Episode #3.6 (Apr 16, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Lady DynamiteLady Dynamite (TV Series) John Ridley ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for PresencePresence (TV Series) Director, Writer (creator), Executive Producer  Less 2016– 
  • Primary photo for Da BrickDa Brick (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Wanda Sykes ShowThe Wanda Sykes Show (TV Series) Co-Executive Producer ( 21 episodes, 2009–2010 ) , Writer (head writer) ( 21 episodes, 2009–2010 )  Less 2009–2010 21
    • Episode #1.21 (Apr 24, 2010) Co-Executive Producer, Writer (head writer)  Less
    • Episode #1.20 (Apr 17, 2010) Co-Executive Producer, Writer (head writer)  Less
    • Episode #1.19 (Apr 3, 2010) Co-Executive Producer, Writer (head writer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for BarbershopBarbershop (TV Series) Writer (creator) ( 11 episodes, 2005–2006 ) , Executive Producer ( 11 episodes, 2005–2006 ) , Writer ( 6 episodes, 2005–2006 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 2005–2006 )  Less 2005–2006 11
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  • Primary photo for Justice LeagueJustice League (TV Series) Writer (teleplay by) ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Undercover Brother: The Animated SeriesUndercover Brother: The Animated Series (TV Series) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for Third WatchThird Watch (TV Series) Consulting Producer ( 44 episodes, 2000–2004 ) , Creative Consultant ( 22 episodes, 2000–2001 ) , Supervising Producer ( 21 episodes, 1999–2000 ) , Writer ( 8 episodes, 1999–2004 )  Less 1999–2004 65
    • Monsters (May 7, 2004) Consulting Producer  Less
    • Higher Calling (Apr 30, 2004) Consulting Producer  Less
    • In Plain View (Apr 23, 2004) Consulting Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for PlatinumPlatinum (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 6 episodes, 2003 ) , Writer (creator) ( 5 episodes, 2003 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Writer (creator and story) ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 6
    • Peace (May 13, 2003) Director, Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • Power (May 6, 2003) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
    • Loyalty (Apr 29, 2003) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Static ShockStatic Shock (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for I Got YouI Got You (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Chang Family Saves the WorldThe Chang Family Saves the World (TV Movie) Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for TrinityTrinity (TV Series) Creative Consultant ( 9 episodes, 1998–1999 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1998–1999 9
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  • Primary photo for Team Knight RiderTeam Knight Rider (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • EMP (Apr 27, 1998) Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for The ShowThe Show (TV Series) Consulting Producer ( 8 episodes, 1996 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 8
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  • Primary photo for The John Larroquette ShowThe John Larroquette Show (TV Series) Co-Producer ( 22 episodes, 1995–1996 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995–1996 22
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  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Story Editor ( 24 episodes, 1994–1995 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1994 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1994 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994–1995 24
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  • Primary photo for MartinMartin (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1994 ) , Man with car ( 1 episode, 1993 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993–1994 4
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Self (29 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Himself - Author ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for WGN Morning NewsWGN Morning News (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2004–2017 )  Less 2004–2017
  • Primary photo for Close Up with the Hollywood ReporterClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The 67th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Limited Series  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for On StoryOn Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Real Time with Bill MaherReal Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself ( 3 episodes, 2007–2015 )  Less 2007–2015
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself - Exec Producer, American Crime ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for 12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait (Video) Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The 86th Annual Academy AwardsThe 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The 2014 Film Independent Spirit AwardsThe 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The EE British Academy Film AwardsThe EE British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) Himself - Pre-recorded Interview Segment  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Good Day L.A.Good Day L.A. (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Film '72Film '72 (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner (credit only)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 71st Golden Globe Awards71st Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee (credit only)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood Reporter RoundtablesThe Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Just Seen ItJust Seen It (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Reel Story: 12 Years a SlaveThe Reel Story: 12 Years a Slave (Video) Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for TakePart LiveTakePart Live (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Curb: The DiscussionCurb: The Discussion (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes )  Less 2010– 
  • Primary photo for HecklerHeckler Himself  Less 2007 $250K
  • Primary photo for Siskel & Ebert & the MoviesSiskel & Ebert & the Movies (TV Series) Himself - Guest Host ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for That's What I'm Talking AboutThat's What I'm Talking About (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Movie Club with John RidleyMovie Club with John Ridley (TV Series) Himself - Host ( 5 episodes, 2005 )  Less 2005
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  • Primary photo for Dennis MillerDennis Miller (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2004–2005 )  Less 2004–2005
  • Primary photo for Now with Bill MoyersNow with Bill Moyers (TV Series) Himself - Commentator (segment "John Ridley") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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