Life in Film: Mara Brock Akil

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  • Mara Brock Akil, South Central
  • Mara Brock Akil, Moesha
  • The Jamie Foxx Show
  • Mara Brock Akil, Girlfriends
  • Mara Brock Akil, The Game
  • Mara Brock Akil
  • Mara Brock Akil, Cougar Town
  • Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane
  • Mara Brock Akil
  • Mara Brock Akil

The Jamie Foxx Show (1999–2000)

After four seasons writing for Moesha, Akil stepped up the ladder as supervising producer on The Jamie Foxx Show. Akil says working in the male-dominated writer's room helped her find her voice. "I started by saying, 'Well, I don't think a woman would say that,'" she says. "And then I was like, 'Hey, where is the Black woman in this story?'"

(Photo: Warner Bros. Television)

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