Salim Akil

As one half of Akil Productions, Salim Akil started off as a staff writer for Showtime's Soulfood and quickly graduated to executive producer. It wasn't long before he was onboard directing UPN's hit series Girlfriends and serving as lead director and executive producer to its spinoff, BET's The Game. The seasoned exec made his way to feature films, directing 2011's Jumping the Broom followed by 2012's Sparkle. He is married to famed producer Mara Brock Akil, with whom he's paired on numerous projects. Together they are among Hollywood's most successful Black artists, with their latest creation being BET series Being Mary Jane.

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Mara Brock Akil: 'We're in Conversation About What's Going On With Our People in America'

The Being Mary Jane creator talks Season 2 and how the drama touched on the country’s current racial unrest.

Not Strictly Business: Couples Who Work Together

These lovers have great chemistry in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Best Quotes From the Cast of The Game

Season seven kicked off this week.

Being Mary Jane: Marrying Work and Love

How Mara makes love and work happen. (11/18/2013)

BET Experience: Couples Revealed

Boris, Nicole, Mara & Salim discuss love & relationships. (7/4/2013)
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