Salim Akil

  • Birth Place: Oakland, California, United States
  • Profession: 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.


  • Nasir Brock Akil — Son
  • Mara Brock Akil — Wife
  • Yasin Brock Akil — Son


  • Columbia College Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States