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Date Of BirthAugust 3, 1959
SpouseLaNette Fisher
FactNamed among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.

Antwone Fisher was born on August 3, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents were teenage sweethearts who married when his mother was pregnant with him. His father was abusive and his mother was often absent, leaving Antwone to be raised by his grandparents. His grandfather was a strict disciplinarian and his grandmother was a loving woman who instilled in him a strong work ethic. Antwone had a difficult childhood, but he was able to find solace in reading and writing. He also excelled in sports, playing football and running track. After high school, he joined the Navy and served for four years. It was during his time in the Navy that he began to pursue his dream of becoming a writer.

After his discharge from the Navy, Antwone moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in writing. He worked a variety of odd jobs while trying to break into the industry. He eventually landed a job as a security guard at 20th Century Fox. It was there that he met Denzel Washington, who would later help him get his first writing gig. Antwone wrote the screenplay for the film “Antwone Fisher”, which was based on his own life. The film was a critical and commercial success, and launched Antwone’s career as a writer and director. He has since gone on to write and direct several other films, including “The Great Debaters” and “Fences”.

Antwone is worth an estimated $5 million. He has been married twice and has three children.

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Full NameAntwone Fisher
Date Of BirthAugust 3, 1959
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director


SpouseLaNette Fisher
ChildrenAzure Fisher, Indigo Fisher
ParentsEva Mae Fisher, Eddie Elkins


AwardsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture, BET Award for Best Actor, Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding New Talent, Producers Guild of America Award - Stanley ...
NominationsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Satellite Award for Best Director, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Perform...

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1Life often has a way of making people feel small and unimportant. But if you find a way to express yourself through writing, to put your ideas and stories on paper, you'll feel more consequential. No one should pass through time without writing their thoughts and experiences down for others to learn from. Even if only one person, a family member, reads something you wrote long after you're gone, you live on. So writing gives you power. Writing gives you immortality.


1Antwone is dyslexic.
2Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.
3Was born in a women's prison, where his mother was incarcerated.
4He also did script doctoring on the Chris Tucker movies, Money Talks (1997) and Rush Hour (1998).
5In between rewriting the script for Antwone Fisher (2002); he also wrote "Double-0 Soul" with Chris Tucker attached to star and sold the script on spec for $1 million to Universal Pictures. Although the script had Brian Grazer/Imagine Entertainment on as producers and Mariah Carey attached as co-starring, it never came into fruition.
6His mother named him after Fats Domino, whose real first name is Antoine.
7Fisher was discovered working as a security guard at Sony. His life story of orphanages and abuse led to a screen-writing deal. Antwone Fisher (2002) (aka "Finding Fish") is autobiographical.




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My Summer Friend2009Short written by
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Lincoln Perryannounced
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My Summer Friend2009Short


This Life of Mine The Leon T. Garr Story2012Documentary producer
Antwone Fisher2002co-producer


Queen Victoria's Wedding2010ShortBarry Wilson


This Life of Mine The Leon T. Garr Story2012Documentary


This Life of Mine The Leon T. Garr Story2012Documentary


Cupcake Wars2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Writer & Director
More Tales from the Script2010Video documentaryHimself
Tales from the Script2009DocumentaryHimself
Remixed!2006TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner


Won Awards

2004Discover Screenwriting AwardAmerican Screenwriters Association, USAAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)Antwone Fisher (2002)
2003Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFilmAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeFeature Film CategoryAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAScreenwriter of the Year

Nominated Awards

2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Original ScreenplayAntwone Fisher (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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