Ryan Kyle Coogler is a screenwriter and film director most known for directing and writing the seventh film in the Rocky film saga, Creed. The talented actor won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for his first feature film Fruitvale Station.
Early Life and Education of Ryan Coogler
Ryan was born Ryan Kyle Coogler on May 23, 1986, in Oakland, California to Ira Coogler and Joselyn. His father is a juvenile hall probation counselor and mother is a community organizer. Both of his parents graduated from California State University.
Ryan has two brothers, Noah and Keenan. Until the age of eight, he stayed in California and then moved to Richmond. At a young age, Coogler ran track and played football. He completed his high school from Saint Mary’s College High School.
He then attended USC School of Cinematic Arts where he made a series of short movies.
Ryan Coogler's Career
From his early age, he was involved in the film sector. While he was at school, he directed four short films namely “Locks,” “Fig,” “Gap,” and “The Sculptor.” Among these movies, Locks screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Dana and Albert Broccoli Award for filmmaking experience.
Coogler’s first film entitled “Fruitvale Station,” tells the story of Oscar Grant's last 24 hours, who was shot to death by the police officer at Fruitvale Bart Station on 2009. The movie won 41 awards and was highly acclaimed. He directed the movie Creed in 2015 which led high profile actor Sylvester Stallone in an Oscar nomination and earned a box office collection of $174 million worldwide.
Cooler also signed on to co-write and direct the Marvel Cinematic Universe film entitled Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular character and scheduled to release in 2018.
The renowned actor also served as an executive producer on the ESPN for the film The Day the Series stopped about the game of the Three of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics.
From the age of 21, Coogler has worked with incarcerated youth at San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall where he followed the footsteps of his father who has shared the occupation for a long time. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Ryan Coogler's Net Worth
Ryan Coogler net worth is reported to be around $10 million. His main source of earning is from his career as a film director and screenwriter. Some of his directed movies were a huge hit in the box office.
- Fruitvale Station (2013)
Budget - $900,000
Box Office Collection - $17.4 million
IMDb - 7.5/10
Cast Members - Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Kevin Durand.
- Creed (2015)
Budget - $35 million
Box office Collection - $173.6 million
IMDb - 7.6/10
Cast Members - Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Anthony Bellew.
- Black Panther (2018)
Budget - $200 to $210 million
Box Office Collection - $1.347 billion
IMDb - 7.4/10
Cast Members - Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman and Winston Duke.
Ryan Coogler's Personal Life
The promising actor is married to Zinzi Evans who is an Assistant Director and a Producer. They got married in 2016 and don't have any children yet. The couple is living a blissful life together and there aren't any divorce rumors between them.
Besides working in the entertainment industry he is involved in charity works as well and is a founding member of the Blackout For Human Rights Campaign. The campaign focuses on addressing racial and human rights violations occurring in the United States.
As for his body measurement, he stands a height of 5'10 feet.
Here is a video of Ryan Coogler talking about stuff with ET Entertainment.