Salim Akil

Mostly Credited As: Salim Akil
Birth Name: Salim Akil
Date Of Birth: June 22, 1964 (Age 51)
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)• Executive Producer
• Directed By
Making Friends With Black People (2009)• Executive Producer
• Staff Writer
Being Mary Jane (2013)• Executive Producer
Mr. Director (2014)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

Being Mary Jane (2013) (Credited in 15 episodes from this show) 
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Signing Off 02x12 Apr/14/2015 As: Director
Reading The Signs 02x11 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
The Game (2006) (Credited in 63 episodes from this show) 
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The Championship Game Episode 05x22 Jun/05/2012 As: Director
Move Trick, Get Out the Way 05x21 May/29/2012 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
Girlfriends (2000) (Credited in 16 episodes from this show) 
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It's Been Determined 07x22 May/07/2007 As: Director
To Be Determined… 07x21 May/07/2007 As: Director
Karaoke-Dokee 07x08 Nov/20/2006 As: Director
Just Joan 07x07 Nov/13/2006 As: Director
Bad Blood 07x03 Oct/16/2006 As: Director
Soul Food (2000) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Help 02x17 Jan/23/2002 As: Writer
Samurai Secrets 01x10 Aug/30/2000 As: Writer
What Women Want 01x04 Jul/19/2000 As: Writer
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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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