Rick Famuyiwa is a Nigerian-American director, producer and screenwriter. His films include The Wood, Brown Sugar, Talk to Me, and Dope. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Glenita Mosley, and their two sons.
About Rick Famuyiwa in brief
Rick Famuyiwa is a Nigerian-American director, producer and screenwriter. His films include The Wood, Brown Sugar, Talk to Me, and Dope. His first feature film, The Wood, is a semi-autobiographical account of his upbringing in Inglewood, California. His second film, Brown Sugar, was released on October 11, 2002. His third film, Our Family Wedding, premiered on August 3, 2007. His fourth and final film, Dope, released on November 14, 2009. He is the son of Nigerian immigrants. He has three children. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Glenita Mosley, and their two sons. He currently lives with his family in Beverly Hills, California, and works as a film producer and writer. He was married to Glenita at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. He also has a son with the actress Sanaa Lathan, who starred in the film “Our Family Wedding,” which was released in 2007. In 2008, he became attached to the project two years prior, when the presidential campaign was in full swing. He said he was interested in making a film that would be reflective of the exciting times that he would be living in at the time.
He now lives in New York City with his husband and two children. The Wood was produced for an estimated cost of USD 6 million and went on to gross over USD 25 million at the box office in the U.S. alone. Brown Sugar was marketed extensively by distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures and made USD 10 million in its opening weekend, ultimately grossing close to USD 28 million nationwide. Talk To Me was co-written with the film’s inspiration’s son, Michael Genet, and close friend Kasi Lemmons ultimately directed the film. In the film, influential African American radio personality Ralph Greene and his contributions to American popular culture and the Civil Rights Movement are chronicled. The film explores the construction of race and race relations during this volatile period of American history. It also explores the relationship between two lifelong friends Dre, played by Taye Diggs, and Sidney.