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Salim Akil Biography

Birth Place:
Oakland, California, United States
Director, producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • Worked at a mortuary and as a counselor at an outpatient facility before breaking into the entertainment industry
  • Was named a Top 50 Power Showrunner along with his wife Mara Brock Akil by the Hollywood Reporter in 2011
  • Won an NAACP Image Award in 2012 for his direction of the feature film Jumping the Broom
  • Directed Whitney Houston in her last film appearance, in 2012's Sparkle