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John Ridley Personal Profile

Famous as: Writer
Birth Name: John Ridley
Birth Date: October 1965
Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Nationalty: American
Eye Color: Brown
Education: New York University

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John Ridley is an American writer and director. He was born on October 1965 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He started his professionl career as a writer, when he wrote the TV series Martin in 1993. In 1997 he made his first debut in film industry as a writer and write the film U Turn. In 1999 he wrote the film Three Kings for which he won the Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay and two other award nominations. In 2003 he made his directional debut in the TV show Platinum. In 2005 he wrote The Wanda Sykes Show. In 2013 he wrote the film 12 Years a Slave for which he won several awards and nominations including: African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

John Ridley Filmography

Films

Year Feature film Credit/Role Notes
1997 U Turn Writer
1997 Cold Around the Heart Writer/Director Urbanworld Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Director
1999 Three Kings Writer Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay (Runner-Up)
Nominated — Golden Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with David O. Russell)
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with David O. Russell)
2002 Undercover Brother Writer Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Screenplay
2012 Red Tails Writer
2013 All Is by My Side Writer/Director
2013 12 Years a Slave Writer African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Black Film Critics Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Capri Film Festival Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Screenplay
Indiana Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Runner-Up)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Runner-Up)
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Pending — Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Pending — Black Reel Award for Best Screenplay
Pending — BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Pending — Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Pending — Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Pending — Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
Pending — London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Screenplay
Pending — North Carolina Film Critics Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Pending — Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated — AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated — Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay

Television

Year TV series Credit/Role
1993 Martin Writer
1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Writer
1995 The John Larroquette Show Writer
1995 The Show Writer
1998 Team Knight Rider Writer
1995 Trinity Writer
1999 – 2004 Third Watch Writer
2003 Platinum Writer/Director
2003 Static Shock Writer
2004 Justice League Writer
2005 Barbershop: The Series Writer
2005 The Wanda Sykes Show Writer

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John Ridley Official Sources

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John Ridley is an American writer and director. He was born on October 1965 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
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Date Published: 01/22/2014
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