Biography

Ryan Kyle Coogler is an African-American screenwriter-director born on May 23, 1986, in Oakland, California. In his earlier years, he played football -- a vocation that stayed with him into his college career. While he was at Saint Mary's College of California, his English professor, Rosemary Graham, suggested that Coogler consider a screenwriting career. Coogler then attended Sacramento State, and later, USC School of Cinematic Arts, eventually directing four short films while there: Locks (2009), Fig (2011), The Sculptor (2011), and Gap (2011). Three of these shorts either won or were nominated for different awards. Coogler's first feature film was titled Fruitvale, and later Fruitvale Station (2013). It is based on the final 24 hours of Oscar Grant's life, before he was shot and killed by one of Oakland's Fruitvale BART station's police officers, on the first day of 2009. Produced by actor-director Forest Whitaker, the feature starring Michael B. Jordan won many awards. Coogler then directed Creed (2015), a sequel/spin-off of the Rocky movies. It won critical accolades for both him and actor Jordan, who had collaborated with Coogler again. In early 2016, Coogler was slated to direct and jointly write the script for Marvel Studios' feature film, Black Panther.

Ryan Kyle Coogler is an African-American screenwriter-director born on May 23, 1986, in Oakland, California. In his earlier years, he played football -- a vocation that stayed with him into his college career. While he was at Saint Mary's College of California, his English professor, Rosemary Graham, suggested that Coogler consider a screenwriting career. Coogler then attended Sacramento State, and later, USC School of Cinematic Arts, eventually directing four short films while there: Locks (2009), Fig (2011), The Sculptor (2011), and Gap (2011). Three of these shorts either won or were nominated for different awards. Coogler's first feature film was titled Fruitvale, and later Fruitvale Station (2013). It is based on the final 24 hours of Oscar Grant's life, before he was shot and killed by one of Oakland's Fruitvale BART station's police officers, on the first day of 2009. Produced by actor-director Forest Whitaker, the feature starring Michael B. Jordan won many awards. Coogler then directed Creed (2015), a sequel/spin-off of the Rocky movies. It won critical accolades for both him and actor Jordan, who had collaborated with Coogler again. In early 2016, Coogler was slated to direct and jointly write the script for Marvel Studios' feature film, Black Panther.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1986-05-23

Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • 라이언 쿠글러

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Wrong Answer Director
Gap Director
2021 Black Panther 2 Director
2018 Black Panther Director
2015 Creed Director
2013 Fruitvale Station Director
2011 The Sculptor Director
2011 Fig Director
2009 Locks Director

Writing

2021 Black Panther 2 Screenplay
2018 Black Panther Screenplay
2015 Creed Story Screenplay
2013 Fruitvale Station Writer
2011 The Sculptor Writer
2009 Locks Writer

Production

Jesus Is My Homeboy Producer
Wrong Answer Producer
2021 Space Jam 2 Producer
2018 Creed II Executive Producer
2014 The Day the Series Stopped Executive Producer

Acting

2019 Elvis Goes There (1 episode) as Himself
2015 From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues as Himself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode)

Crew

2016 Moonlight Thanks

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