Rick Famuyiwa Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Rick Famuyiwa was born on the 18th June 1973 in Inglewood, California USA, of Nigerian -American origin, and is a film director, screenwriter and producer. Famuyiwa’s films are largely concerned with the ethnic diversity and the acceptance of oneself and others, especially within coloured communities. In most of his films, the theme of friendship plays a central role. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1999.

How much is the net worth of Rick Famuyiwa? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is equal to $1.5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Films are the main source of Famuyiwa’s modest fortune.

Rick Famuyiwa Net Worth $1.5 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Inglewood. and after high school, Famuyiwa enrolled at the University of Southern California, in which he studied film sciences and television production. He earned Bachelor’s degrees from the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the School of Cinematic Arts. During that time, Famuyiwa worked closely with Todd Boyd, a university professor.

Concerning his professional career, Famuyiwa shot the short film “Blacktop Lingo” in 1996. The film received good reviews and Famuyiwa was invited by the Sundance Institute. There he went on working with the cast of “The Wood” his first feature film, which was released in 199. At this time, Famuyiwa was still working in a Niketown in Beverly Hills. In the partial autobiographical film, Famuyiwa had worked out his experiences with his family and close friends in his youth years as African Americans in Inglewood. The film was nominated as the Best Film for the Image Award in 2000. In 2002, the following film “Brown Sugar” was released. For the above mentioned film, Famuyiwa was nominated again in the category of the Best Image for the Award in 2003. For the film “Talk to Me” (2007) Famuyiwa wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by his friend Kasi Lemmons. In 2010, he directed the comedy “Our Family Wedding”, with an ensemble cast that includes Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King and Lance Gross.

In 2015, Rick wrote and directed the comedy drama film “Dope”, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in which it won the award for the Best Editing. The following year, he directed the TV movie “Confirmation” for HBO. The film is based on the sexual harassment accusations Advocate Anita Hill, played by Kerry Washington, against Clarence Thomas during his appointment to the Supreme Court. At the beginning of June 2016, he was announced as director of the film “The Flash”, but he finally left the project following artistic differences. Famuyiwa is a member of the Directors Guild of America. To conclude, all the aforementioned engagements have added sums to the overall size of Rick Famuyiwa net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of film director, Famuyiwa married Glenita Mosley in 1999, having met her at the University of Southern California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 18, 1973
Birth place: Inglewood, California USA
Height:6' 4" (1.93 m)
Profession:Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Education:University of Southern California - Cinematic Arts Film & Television Production (USC), Cinematic Arts Critical Studies
Nationality:Nigerian-American
Spouse:Glenita Mosley (m. 1999)
Awards:The Black Reel Awards - Best Director (2000), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards - Outstanding Motion Picture (1999 (NAACP), 2003), Image Awards - Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture/Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie (2010 (NAACP), 2017)
Movies:Blacktop Lingo, The Wood (1999), Brown Sugar (2002), Talk to Me (2007), Dope (2015), Our Family Wedding (2010), Confirmation (2016), The Flash (2018)
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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best ScreenplayDope (2015)
2015Audience AwardDeauville Film FestivalDope (2015)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)Talk to Me (2007)· Michael Genet

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Director, Motion PictureDope (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original or Adapted Screenplay, Motion PictureDope (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)Dope (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)Dope (2015)
2015Queer PalmCannes Film FestivalDope (2015)
2015Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalDope (2015)
2015Best International Feature FilmEdinburgh International Film FestivalDope (2015)
2015Futurewave Youth Jury AwardSeattle International Film FestivalDope (2015)
2015Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticDope (2015)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best DirectorThe Wood (1999)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)The Wood (1999)· Todd Boyd


Filmography

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Coming-of-Age Project2017TV Movie pre-production
Confirmation2016TV Movie
Dope2015
Our Family Wedding2010
Brown Sugar2002
The Wood1999
Blacktop Lingo1996Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dope2015written by
Our Family Wedding2010screenplay
Talk to Me2007screenplay
Brown Sugar2002screenplay
The Wood1999screenplay / story
Blacktop Lingo1996Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dope2015executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
The Insiders on TheLipTV2015TV SeriesHimself

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