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Antoine Fuqua is known as an American film director and producer. He is most famous for directing Training Day which featured Denzel Washington.

Background and Age

Antoine Fuqua was born on January 19, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fuqua went to West Virginia University, where he played college basketball while studying electrical building. In 1987, he moved to New York to pursue a career in film, starting out as a production assistant.

Before long he was working as a partner producer and first assistant director for a business and music video firm. Subsequent to shaping his own production organization, Reel Power, Fuqua directed his first short movie entitled Exit. His movie and his first music video were generally welcomed and he was before long signed as a director with Propaganda Films.

Married, Wife and Kids

The American producer and motion picture director got married to actress, Lela Rochon in 1999. Rochon is most famous for her role in the romantic drama, Waiting to Exhale which featured Angela Bassett in the leading role. Rochon is a mother of two and a stepmother to Fuqua's child from his past relationship. The romantic association with Lela produced a young lady, Asia Faqua, on July 28, 2002, and a boy named Brando Fuqua, in May 2004.

In July 2019, Fuquawas spotted kissing model Nicole Murphy in Italy. The "Training Day" director and Murphy were shot at a motel in Ischia, Italy, during the Ischia Global Festival, where Fuqua is set to get the director of the year grant. Both looked totally free as they tasted on coffee before taking off to the pool for a plunge. They were snapped kissing on the lips but there has yet to be any comments from Lela or Faqua.

Career and Net Worth

Fuqua sharpened his directing abilities by making music videos for performers like Arrested Development, Prince, Zhane, Chanté Moore, Toni Braxton, and Shanice Wilson. In 1994 he was honored with a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. In 1996 he won the Best Rap Video Award for his work on Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise."

Fuqua directed the cop movie The Replacement Killers, with Hong Kong star Chow Yun-Fat. Crowds were satisfied with the outcome it opened at the number two spot in the cinematic world, behind the super hit, Titanic. Fuqua proceeded to win a Black Reel Award as Best Director for Training Day in 2001 featuring Denzel Washington, who won an Oscar for his role. It was notable for having Denzel play the role of a villain after a long stint of just playing the hero.

Date modified: May 26, 2020
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