Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil

Highest Rated: 56% Sparkle (2012)

Lowest Rated: 19% With Honors (1994)

Birthday: May 27, 1970

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Television writer-producer Mara Brock Akil was familiar with the dilemmas facing young African-American career women and the balancing act that came with the territory. She, like so many others, strove to make peace with the myth of "having it all." Still, she had her own thoughts on simultaneously trying to cultivate personal and professional lives and transcending the predetermined expectations of racial identity. With a passion for writing at hand, she poured those thoughts into the creation of her first sitcom, "Girlfriends" (UPN, 2000-06; The CW, 2006-08), which became the anchor for UPN's long-running comedy lineup and propelled her creative voice to the forefront of primetime.

Highest rated movies

With Honors




56% 45% Sparkle Screenwriter,
$24.4M 2012
19% 73% With Honors Ms. Moore (Character) $18.0M 1994


No Score Yet 78% The Game Executive Producer 2021-2022
92% 50% Black Lightning Executive Producer 2018-2021
No Score Yet 77% Being Mary Jane Executive Producer 2015 2017 2019
80% 91% Love Is... Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game Director,
Executive Producer
2006-2009 2011-2015
89% 81% Cougar Town Writer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Writer,
Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Executive Producer 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Writer 1999-2000
No Score Yet 100% Moesha Writer 1997-1999