Biographie

John Ridley (born 1965 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film director, actor, and writer. Ridley got his start as a stand-up comedian. He eventually was hired as a writer for sitcoms such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin. He began to concentrate on writing and wrote his first novel, Stray Dogs, which became the basis the 1997 film U Turn, directed by Oliver Stone. Ridley also provided the original script for the film Three Kings, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube. But his script was changed so much by director David O. Russell that he only received a credit for the original story. He also tried his hand at directing with the film Cold Around the Heart. He is one of the creators of Urban Entertainment, showcasing short films and animation from minority filmmakers, including his own works: the animated cartoons Undercover Brother (the basis for the Undercover Brother film starring comedian Eddie Griffin) and Those Who Walk in Darkness, featuring the voice of rapper Lil' Kim — which itself was the basis of a novel of the same name written by Ridley. Additionally, Ridley developed Tim Story's 2002 motion picture Barbershop into the short-lived 2005 Showtime comedy Barbershop: The Series. Ridley was the original co-host on the MSNBC daily morning show Morning Joe upon its premiere in 2007, and was an occasional guest on the network's cancelled nightly program Scarborough Country. He hosted the short-lived Movie Club with John Ridley on American Movie Classics and has written The Authority and The American Way for DC Comics. He has recently become a regular guest commentator on American Public Media's Weekend America in a segment called "Good News, Bad News, No News" which reviews the week's news. He co-produced the film Bobby. He wrote the play Ten Thousand Years about kamikaze pilots in World War II. On the weekend of August 19, 2006, John co-hosted the syndicated program Ebert & Roeper while film critic Roger Ebert was on medical leave. On August 28, 2007, it was announced that George Lucas hired him to pen the script for his upcoming World War II film Red Tails. Currently (December, 2009) Ridley is head writer and co-executive producer of The Wanda Sykes Show.

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John Ridley (born 1965 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film director, actor, and writer. Ridley got his start as a stand-up comedian. He eventually was hired as a writer for sitcoms such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin. He began to concentrate on writing and wrote his first novel, Stray Dogs, which became the basis the 1997 film U Turn, directed by Oliver Stone. Ridley also provided the original script for the film Three Kings, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube. But his script was changed so much by director David O. Russell that he only received a credit for the original story. He also tried his hand at directing with the film Cold Around the Heart. He is one of the creators of Urban Entertainment, showcasing short films and animation from minority filmmakers, including his own works: the animated cartoons Undercover Brother (the basis for the Undercover Brother film starring comedian Eddie Griffin) and Those Who Walk in Darkness, featuring the voice of rapper Lil' Kim — which itself was the basis of a novel of the same name written by Ridley. Additionally, Ridley developed Tim Story's 2002 motion picture Barbershop into the short-lived 2005 Showtime comedy Barbershop: The Series. Ridley was the original co-host on the MSNBC daily morning show Morning Joe upon its premiere in 2007, and was an occasional guest on the network's cancelled nightly program Scarborough Country. He hosted the short-lived Movie Club with John Ridley on American Movie Classics and has written The Authority and The American Way for DC Comics. He has recently become a regular guest commentator on American Public Media's Weekend America in a segment called "Good News, Bad News, No News" which reviews the week's news. He co-produced the film Bobby. He wrote the play Ten Thousand Years about kamikaze pilots in World War II. On the weekend of August 19, 2006, John co-hosted the syndicated program Ebert & Roeper while film critic Roger Ebert was on medical leave. On August 28, 2007, it was announced that George Lucas hired him to pen the script for his upcoming World War II film Red Tails. Currently (December, 2009) Ridley is head writer and co-executive producer of The Wanda Sykes Show.

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Informations personnelles

Connu(e) pour Écriture

Genre Homme

Apparitions connues 28

Né(e) le 1965-01-01

Lieu de naissance Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Site officiel -

Aussi connu(e) sous le nom

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Écriture TélévisionFilms

The American WayScénariste
Needle in a TimestackScénariste
2017 Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992Scénariste
2017 Guerrilla(6 episodes)Scénariste
2016 Ben-HurScénario
2015 American Crime(29 episodes)Scénariste
2014 Celblok H(34 episodes)Histoire originale
2013 12 Years a SlaveScénario
2013 Jimi All Is by My SideScénariste
2012 Red TailsHistoire
2012 Red TailsScénario
2004 La Ligue des Justiciers : La croisée des étoilesScénariste
2003 Platinum(3 episodes)Scénariste
2002 Opération FunkyScénario
2001 La Ligue des justiciers(1 episode)Scénariste
2000 Static Shock(1 episode)Scénariste
1999 Les Rois du désertAuteur
1999 New York 911(7 episodes)Scénariste
1997 Cold Around the HeartScénariste
1997 Nom de code : TKR(1 episode)Scénariste
1997 U Turn - Ici commence l'enferScénario
1997 U Turn - Ici commence l'enferAuteur
1996 The Show(1 episode)Scénariste
1993 The John Larroquette Show(2 episodes)Scénariste
1992 Martin(2 episodes)Scénariste
1990 Le Prince de Bel-Air(2 episodes)Scénariste

Réalisation

The American WayRéalisateur
Needle in a TimestackRéalisateur
2017 Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992Réalisateur
2017 Guerrilla(6 episodes)Réalisateur
2015 American Crime(11 episodes)Réalisateur
2013 Jimi All Is by My SideRéalisateur
2005 Barbershop(2 episodes)Réalisateur
2003 Platinum(3 episodes)Réalisateur
1997 Cold Around the HeartRéalisateur

Interprétation

2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter(1 episode)
2007 Heckler en tant que Himself
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher(1 episode)
1990 Le Prince de Bel-Air(1 episode) en tant que Himself

Production

2013 12 Years a SlaveProducteur exécutif
2002 Opération FunkyProducteur exécutif
1997 U Turn - Ici commence l'enferProducteur exécutif

Créateur

2017 GuerrillaCréateur
2015 American CrimeCréateur

Équipe technique

2017 Guerrilla(6 episodes)Créateur

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