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Antoine Fuqua Biography

Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Director

Fast Facts

  • Began his career directing music videos for Prince, Stevie Wonder and others; also directed TV ads for Miller, Toyota and Reebok
  • Won an MTV award for Best Rap Video for directing Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise
  • " Uncle is Harvey Fuqua, lead singer and co-founder of the R&B group the Moonglows
  • Breakthrough film was 2001's Training Day, which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar
  • Co-created the comic book After Dark with Wesley Snipes, whom he directed in the 2010 film Brooklyn's Finest
  • Is a former Golden Gloves boxer

Relationships

  • Asia Rochon Fuqua -- Daughter
  • Brando Fuqua -- Son
  • Zachary Fuqua -- Son
  • Harvey Fuqua -- Uncle