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Ryan Coogler Net Worth

Ryan Kyle Coogler net worth is
$4 Million

Ryan Kyle Coogler Wiki/Biography

Ryan Kyle Coogler, born on 23rd Mary 1986 in Oakland, California USA, is an up and coming director and screenwriter, perhaps best known to the world as the man behind the films “Fruitvale Station” (2013) and “Creed” (2015), and will direct “Black Panther”, scheduled for 2018 release. Ryan has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 2009.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ryan Coogler is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ryan`s net worth is as high as $4 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Ryan Coogler Net Worth $4 Million

Ryan is one of three sons, born to Joselyn and her husband Ira Coogler. When Ryan turned eight, he and his family moved to Richmond, California; while in his youth, Ryan excelled in football and tracks, while attending private Catholic high school in Berkeley, California, Mary`s College; after matriculation, he received a sports scholarship to enroll at Saint Mary`s College of California. However, the college canceled their football program, and so Ryan transferred to Sacramento State, where his football career reached a whole new level. In four years, Ryan made 112 receptions for 1,213 yards and six touchdowns. He graduated with a degree in finance, however, he also became interested in film making, and took as many classes about film and the industr, as possible, around his football training and matches. Following his graduation from Sacramento State, Ryan enrolled USC School of Cinematic Arts, where his career began.

His first film, although short, came out in 2009, entitled “Locks”, for which he also wrote the script, and became an immediate success. Two years later he released his second short film – “Fig”, which became even more successful than its predecessor. The same year, he directed two more short films “The Sculptor” and “Gap”, the latter winning the Jack Nicholson Award for Achievement in Directing. His net worth was established.

In 2013, Ryan made his debut in feature films; “Fruitvale Station” is a story about a man named Oscar Grant who was shot by a police officer, and features Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz in the lead roles. Its success saw the rights for the film bought by The Weinstein Company for $2 million, and it also garnered numerous awards for Ryan, including the Independent Spirit Award. His net worth was boosted, too.

After the success of his first full length film, Ryan`s name became rather known in the filmmaking business, and soon he was invited by MGM to direct “Creed”, a spin-off film of the “Rocky” franchise, and for which Ryan also wrote the script, with the help of Aaron Covington. The film came out in 2015, and became his best so far, receiving numerous awards including the AAFCA Award in category Best Director, Black Reel in category Outstanding Director, and the Image Award in category Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture, which he shared with Aaron Covington. The success of “Creed” increased Ryan`s net worth by a large margin, since the film grossed over $100 million.

For the time being, Ryan is working on Marvel`s “Black Panther”, which will be released somewhere in 2018.

Apart from being a successful director and screenwriter, Ryan also works as a counselor with inmates at San Francisco`s Juvenile Hall, a position his father held in the past.

Regarding his personal life, Ryan has been married to Zinzi Evans since early 2016.


Full NameRyan Coogler
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMay 23, 1986
Place Of BirthOakland, California, U.S.
ProfessionFilm director
EducationCalifornia State University, Sacramento, Saint Mary's College of California, USC School of Cinematic Arts
NationalityAmerican
SpouseZinzi Evans
ParentsIra Coogler, Joselyn Coogler
SiblingsKeenan Coogler, Noah Coogler
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm3363032/
AwardsIndependent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture, Un Certain Regard Avenir Prize, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture, New York Film Critics Circle Award...
NominationsGotham Independent Film Audience Award, Empire Award for Best Director
MoviesBlack Panther, Creed, Fruitvale Station
#Quote
1[re Oscar Grant's murder] It really caused an identity crisis here in the Bay Area because we think of ourselves as the most progressive place, the most diverse place, the most accepting place in the country. I grew up with white friends, Asian friends - Vietnamese, Chinese, Pacific Islanders. I had Hispanic friends, not just Mexican friends, but Guatemalan friends, Honduran friends, and we knew the difference, you know? So when we saw that happen to Oscar, and we saw it on video, it was like the wind getting knocked out of us. I was questioning who we were as a community.
2[re making Fruitvale Station (2013)] We shot here [BART station] for three nights after the station was closed, Everybody was there with us: BART employees, safety monitors, train drivers, all the cast members and crew. Some of us would pray; others would just keep to themselves. The energy of it hit everybody. It was the hardest thing I've done in my life, making this movie. Having to see [real-life hero] Oscar die so many times. And having to see the people react to it. That never gets easy, man. Never.
#Fact
1Ryan cast his brother Keenan Coogler in his breakout debut film Fruitvale Station (2013). And like Ryan, Keenan was also a standout football player in a Bay Area college.
2Has worked as a security guard, and also with imprisoned youth at San Francisco's Juvenile Hall.
3Partnered with Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker who agreed to develop and produce his first feature-film project, Fruitvale Station (2013).
4Grew up in Richmond, CA in the East Bay area north of Oakland, CA. He attended nearby Saint Mary's College on a football scholarship, then transferred to Sacramento State College. Later he was a graduate student in the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Panther2018post-production
Wrong Answerannounced
Scenes for Minors2016TV Series
Creed2015
Fruitvale Station2013
The Sculptor2011Short
Fig2011Short
Locks2009Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Panther2018screenplay by post-production
Creed2015screenplay by / story by
Fruitvale Station2013written by
The Sculptor2011Short
Locks2009Short written by

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Some2010Short boom operator / sound editor / sound mixer
Locks2009Short sound editor

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Just Art, Baby2012Short assistant camera
On the Grind2009Documentary short camera operator / grip

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wrong Answerproducer announced
Scenes for Minors2016TV Series executive producer
30 for 302014TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fig2011ShortCop

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Creed2015writer: "Fighting Stronger", "Waiting for My Moment"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Auer2017Short special thanks
Moonlight2016/Ithe filmmakers wish to thank
Clapping for the Wrong Reasons2013Short special thanks
Volcano Girl2011Short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look2017Video documentary shortHimself - Co-Writer / Director, Black Panther
Creed: Know the Past, Own the Future2016Video shortHimself
ABFF Awards a Celebration of Hollywood2016TV MovieHimself
Red Carpet Report2016TV Series shortHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016All Def Movie AwardAll Def Movie AwardsBest DirectorCreed (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Director, Motion PictureCreed (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original or Adapted Screenplay, Motion PictureCreed (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)Creed (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)Creed (2015)
2015AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best DirectorCreed (2015)
2015New Generation AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsCreed (2015)
2014Independent Spirit AwardFilm Independent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureFruitvale Station (2013)
2014OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest First FilmFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Stanley Kramer AwardPGA AwardsFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest First FilmFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Rising Star AwardBlack Film Critics Circle Awards

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2013BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest New FilmmakerFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Un Certain Regard - Avenir PrizeCannes Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Russell Smith AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Audience AwardDeauville Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Revelations PrizeDeauville Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director AwardGotham AwardsFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeSundance Film CategoryFruitvale Station (2013)
2013ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest First FeatureFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBreakout Filmmaker of the YearFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Vimeo AwardNantucket Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Directorial DebutFruitvale Station (2013)
2013NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest First FilmFruitvale Station (2013)
2013NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Debut as DirectorFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Marlon Riggs AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleFor putting a human face to murder victim Oscar Grant in FRUITVALE STATION
2013Honorary Satellite AwardSatellite Awards
2013Aluminum HorseStockholm Film FestivalBest Directorial DebutFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Audience AwardSundance Film FestivalDramaticFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Audience AwardTraverse City Film FestivalBest American FilmFruitvale Station (2013)
2011Short Film AwardAmerican Black Film FestivalHBO Short Film CompetitionFig (2011)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original SongCreed (2015)
2016Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorCreed (2015)
2016GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best DirectorCreed (2015)
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest First Feature (Melhor Primeira Longa-Metragem)Fruitvale Station (2013)
2015SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Adapted ScreenplayCreed (2015)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ScreenplayFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest DirectorFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Director, Motion PictureFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Screenplay (Adapted or Original), Motion PictureFruitvale Station (2013)
2014COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBreakthrough Film ArtistFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)Fruitvale Station (2013)
2014Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Un Certain Regard AwardCannes Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Golden CameraCannes Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising FilmmakerFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalFruitvale Station (2013)
2013DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBreakthrough ArtistFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Audience AwardGotham AwardsFruitvale Station (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBreakthrough Performance Behind the CameraFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Bronze HorseStockholm Film FestivalBest FilmFruitvale Station (2013)
2013TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest First FeatureFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Golden EyeZurich Film FestivalBest International Feature FilmFruitvale Station (2013)
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Independent Short FilmFig (2011)

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