John Singleton (born January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His movies depict his native South Los Angeles with both its sweet and violent sides given equal consideration. Singleton attended the University of Southern California where his campus involvement included pledging and being initiated into the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He has been received many distinctions beginning during his time as an undergraduate screenwriter at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, including nominations for Best Screenplay and Director for Boyz N the Hood.
With his ex-wife, Ghanaian princess and actress Akosua Cyamama Busia (married October 12, 1996 - June 15, 1997), he had one daughter (Hader) (born April 13, 1997)
His daughter Cleopatra was in Baby Boy.