Antoine Fuqua

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Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 19, 1966

Ethnicity: African-American

Antoine Fuqua is an American filmmaker and comic artist. He has directed The Replacement Killers, Training Day, and The Equalizer, among other films.

The surname Fuqua occurs among African-Americans. Antoine is married to actress Lela Rochon. He has three children, including two with Lela.

He has said that he prefers not to be called a “Black filmmaker,” and be known as simply a filmmaker.

Antoine is a nephew of rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive Harvey Fuqua, of the band the Moonglows, and a great-nephew of musician Charlie Fuqua, of the Ink Spots.

8 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Cool surname

  2. Oaken05 says:

    It is quite a rare name, though it’s been in the U.S. since colonial times. There is a city in North Carolina named Fuquay-Varina; it’s an old French surname with various different spellings. I’d not be surprised if he has ancestors from this area of the state.

  3. Mixed Kidd says:

    Interesting surname

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