Salim Akil

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  • Birth Place: Oakland, California, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer
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(l to r) Persia White, Tracy Ellis Ross, Reggie Hayes, Jill Marie Jones and Golden Brooks star in GIRLFRIENDS on UPN.  Photo: Darien Davis/Paramount Pictures  �2003 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved

Girlfriends Creator and Black Lightning Showrunner Team Up With Oprah for Your Next TV Obsession

Time to make room for yet another show to obsess over. Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the amazing husband-wife team behind favorites like Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane, are joining forces for a new dramedy on OWN. The duo's new series Love Is _… Read more

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00:59 — Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroi (more…)
Jumping The Broom - Trailer
02:28 — JUMPING THE BROOM is a hilarious wedding-themed comedy that depicts the collision of worlds when two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds (more…)
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00:53 — Two very different African American families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
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00:53 — Two very different African American families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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A pair of families hailing from two very different backgrounds go head-to-head during a lavish weekend wedding at Martha's Vineyard.

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Jumping the Broom E!

A pair of families hailing from two very different backgrounds go head-to-head during a lavish weekend wedding at Martha's Vineyard.

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Thu Nov 30 8:00am
Jumping the Broom E!

A pair of families hailing from two very different backgrounds go head-to-head during a lavish weekend wedding at Martha's Vineyard.

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The CW's Black Lightning Finds Its Leading Man

The new man in tights is no stranger to The CW

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BET Green-Lights Drama from The Game Creators

BET has given the green light to Single Black Female, a drama from The Game creators Mara Brock Akil…

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  • Birth Place: Oakland, California, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer

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