Biography

Gina Prince-Bythewood (born Gina Maria Prince on June 10, 1969) is an American film director and writer. Her primary credits as a director include the films Disappearing Acts and Love & Basketball, produced by Spike Lee and starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, which won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.

Bythewood attended UCLA's film school, where she also ran competitive track. At UCLA, she received the Gene Reynolds Scholarship for Directing and the Ray Stark Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduates. She graduated in 1991. Along with her friends Mara Brock Akil, Sara Finney Johnson and Felicia Henderson (also a UCLA graduate), she endows The Four Sisters Scholarship.

She directed The Secret Life of Bees which was adapted from the best-selling book by Sue Monk Kidd. It was released by Fox Searchlight in October of 2008, and debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and Urbanworld Film Festival that same year.

Her husband is Reggie Rock Bythewood, also a film director and writer.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood (born Gina Maria Prince on June 10, 1969) is an American film director and writer. Her primary credits as a director include the films Disappearing Acts and Love & Basketball, produced by Spike Lee and starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, which won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.

Bythewood attended UCLA's film school, where she also ran competitive track. At UCLA, she received the Gene Reynolds Scholarship for Directing and the Ray Stark Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduates. She graduated in 1991. Along with her friends Mara Brock Akil, Sara Finney Johnson and Felicia Henderson (also a UCLA graduate), she endows The Four Sisters Scholarship.

She directed The Secret Life of Bees which was adapted from the best-selling book by Sue Monk Kidd. It was released by Fox Searchlight in October of 2008, and debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and Urbanworld Film Festival that same year.

Her husband is Reggie Rock Bythewood, also a film director and writer.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gina Prince-Bythewood, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Female

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1969-06-10

Place of Birth USA

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

The Old Guard Director
Silver Sable Director
2018 Marvel's Cloak & Dagger (1 episode)Director
2017 Shots Fired (10 episodes)Director
2014 Beyond the Lights Director
2008 The Secret Life of Bees Director
2001 The Bernie Mac Show (1 episode)Director
2000 Disappearing Acts Director
2000 Girlfriends (2 episodes)Director
2000 Love & Basketball Director

Writing

2017 Shots Fired (10 episodes)Writer
2014 Beyond the Lights Writer
2008 The Secret Life of Bees Screenplay
2000 Love & Basketball Writer
1998 Felicity (1 episode)Writer
1994 South Central (1 episode)Writer
1987 A Different World (4 episodes)Writer

Creator

2017 Shots Fired Creator

Acting

2018 Half the Picture as Herself

Crew

2017 Shots Fired (1 episode)Creator

Production

2003 Biker Boyz Producer

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