Gina Prince-Bythewood

  • Birth Name: Gina Maria Prince
  • Birth Place: Not Available
  • Profession: Director, Writer

Fast Facts

  • Adopted at 3 weeks old.
  • Qualified for the Pac-10 Championships in triple jump during her sophomore year of college.
  • Received the Gene Reynolds Scholarship Award for her thesis film Stitches at UCLA.
  • Worked as a TV writer for A Different World after college.
  • Her script for Love & Basketball was accepted into the Sundance Institute's Writers and Directors Lab, where it was noticed by representatives from Spike Lee's production company.
  • Named UCLA's Filmmaker of the Year in 2009.


  • 2001, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee
  • 2001, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Screenplay: Winner


  • Reggie Rock Bythewood — Husband
  • Cassius — Son
  • Maria Prince — Mother
  • Bob Prince — Father
  • Toussaint — Son


  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States (1991)