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Salim Akil


Mostly Credited As: Salim Akil
Birth Name: Salim Akil
Date Of Birth: June 22, 1964 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Oakland, California

Salim Akil


Salim is a native of Oakland, California. After working in a mortuary for 5 years and an out patient clinic for bi-polars, schitzophrenics and manic depressives for another 5, he decided to pursue a career in writing and directing. Salim started as a staff writer for Showtime's award-winning "Soulfood" and quickly worked his way up to series Executive Producer, on top of directing and writing several episodes. He has worked as a Director on several other episodic TV series, including last year's two-part season finale of UPN's "Girlfriends." Salim Akil is set to direct The CW's new series entitled: "The Game", a "Girlfriends" spin off.


TV Appearances

Mr. Director (2014)As: Himself
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Soul Food (2000)• Story Editor
The Game (2006)• Directed By
Making Friends With Black People (2009)• Executive Producer
• Staff Writer
Mr. Director (2014)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Being Mary Jane (2013) (Credited in 14 episodes from this show) 
 
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Signing Off 02x12 Apr/14/2015 As: Director
Pulling the Trigger 02x06 Mar/10/2015 As: Director
No Eggspectations 02x05 Mar/03/2015 As: Director
Freedom 02x02 Feb/10/2015 As: Director
Uber Love 01x08 Feb/25/2014 As: Director
The Game (2006) (Credited in 52 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Championship Game Episode 05x22 Jun/05/2012 As: Director
The Truth Pact 05x02 Jan/10/2012 As: Writer
Skeletons 05x01 Jan/10/2012 As: Writer
The Right to Choose 04x13 Mar/29/2011 As: Director
Death Becomes Her 04x12 Mar/22/2011 As: Director
Girlfriends (2000) (Credited in 10 episodes from this show) 
 
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Karaoke-Dokee 07x08 Nov/20/2006 As: Director
Bad Blood 07x03 Oct/16/2006 As: Director
In Too Deep 07x02 Oct/09/2006 As: Director
After The Storm 07x01 Oct/02/2006 As: Director
Ain't Nothing Over There 06x22 May/08/2006 As: Director
Soul Food (2000) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Help 02x17 Jan/23/2002 As: Writer
What Women Want 01x04 Jul/19/2000 As: Writer
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Trivia

Slim Akil is married to Mara Brock Akil; Executive Producer/Director of the hit UPN Comedy Series: "Girlfriends"

Has 1 child, by Mara Brock Akil

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