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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " MARA BROCK AKIL " IS AN AMERICAN TELEVISION WRITER AND PRODUCER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "



































































































































    BLACK        SOCIAL       HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil
BornMay 27, 1970 (age 44)
Los Angeles, CaliforniaUnited States
Other namesMara Brock Ali or Mara Brock
Mara Brock
OccupationScreenwriter, producer
Years active1994 - present
Spouse(s)Salim Akil (1999 - present)
Mara Brock Akil (born May 27, 1970) is an American television writer and producer.

Early life

Mara Brock AKil (Born: Mara Dionne Brock) was born in Los Angeles,[1][2] California and was raised primarily in Kansas City. She is a graduate of Raytown South High School in 1988. She is also a graduate of Northwestern University, where she EARNED a bachelor's degree in journalism and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Embodying the same can do spirit as her mother Joan, who rose from secretary to designing her very own lucrative career in COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, Brock forged ahead returning to Los Angeles to start her career.[3]

Career

Brock Akil first began her career in 1994 writing for the critically acclaimed but short-lived Fox series South Central. In 1999, she served as supervising producer and writer onThe Jamie Foxx Show after writing for Moesha for four seasons. In 2000, Brock Akil created and executive produced (along with Kelsey Grammer) another UPN series Girlfriends.[4] She also created and executive produced the spin-off series The Game.
In June 2007, Brock Akil and her husband signed to The Weinstein Co.[5] Their first project under the new pact will be a film about a woman who starts a business to investigate the mates of high-powered women after she herself is left at the altar. Mara Brock Akil will write the screenplay and Salim Akil will direct, reports Variety. The pair’s Happy Camper Productions banner will produce.[6]
In 2009, Brock Akil became a consulting producer and writer for the ABC suburban sitcom Cougar Town.
In 2012, Brock Akil became a Muslim
She is the creator of BET's Being Mary Jane, which premiered in 2013.

Personal life

She married television director Salim Akil in 1999. She and her husband are practicing Sufi Muslims.[7] They have two sons; Yasin Brock Akil, born in 2007 and Nasir Brock Akil, born in November 2009 [8][9][10] She is also sister to Kara Brock Bustos.

Awards and nominations[

YearAwardResultCategorySeries
2005BET Comedy AwardsWonOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesGirlfriends
2007NAACP Image AwardsNominatedOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesGirlfriends
(For episode "After the Storm")