Felicia D. Henderson
|Felicia D. Henderson|
|Born||Felicia D. Henderson
April 18, 1965
|Education||Master of Fine Arts|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Film and Television producer, director, and writer|
Felicia D. Henderson (born April 18, 1965) is an American television producer, screenwriter, comic books writer and a director of music videos and television episodes. She has worked on Moesha, Sister, Sister, Soul Food, and Fringe.
Career and personal life
Henderson grew up in Pasadena, CA as one of eight children. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psycho-Biology, Henderson spent five years in business, and later attended the University of Georgia for an MBA in corporate finance. After working as a creative associate at NBC, Henderson realized she wanted to become a writer, and soon became an apprentice on the sitcom Family Matters, and on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air two years later. She co-produced Moesha and Sister, Sister, and developed the TV series Soul Food for television. It became the longest running drama in television history to star a black cast, and earned several NAACP Image Awards.
She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 with a Master of Fine Arts degree, and teaches television drama writing at its film school. She and three other black women in the entertainment industry created the Four Sisters Scholarship in Screenwriting, Directing, and Animation to help support students working on productions related to portraying their race's experiences. She is currently a doctoral student in the school's Cinema and Media Studies program.
Henderson worked as a co-executive producer for the teen drama series Gossip Girl. She also served as a co-executive producer on the first season of the science-fiction television series Fringe, before leaving to begin as a writer on the DC Comics series Teen Titans, Static Shock, as well as other projects.
- Family Matters, writer and story editor (1994-1996)
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, writer (1995)
- Moesha, writer and co-producer (1996-1997)
- Sister, Sister, writer, co-executive producer, and supervising producer (1997-1998)
- Movie Stars, writer and consulting producer (2000)
- Soul Food, creator, writer, director and executive producer (2000-2003)
- Everybody Hates Chris, writer and consulting producer (2006)
- Gossip Girl, writer and co-executive producer (2007-2008)
- Fringe, writer and co-executive producer (2008-2009)
- Reed Between the Lines, writer and executive producer (2012-2013)
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- Franco, Ariela (2005-08-04). "'Four Sisters' Endow New UCLA Scholarship for Film and Television Students to Portray the African American Experience". University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
- Renaud, Jeffrey (2009-07-21). "Talking Teen Titans with Felicia D. Henderson". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2011-04-11.