Cookie Lommel

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Cookie Lommel
Born1970 (age 52–53)
  • Writer
  • biographer
  • film producer
  • activist
SpouseUlli Lommel

Cookie Lommel (born 1970) is an American author, biographer, film producer, and activist.

Early life[edit]

Cookie Lommel was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] She began her career in the entertainment industry in 1981.[2] Early on she worked as a journalist for Cashbox magazine and Radio & Records magazine.[3] She has also worked as an entertainment industry reporter at CNN[4] and as entertainment editor at Teen Magazine.[5]


In 2003, she was named the executive director of the Jewish Labor Committee's Western region.[1] Prior to this, in 1992 Lommel founded Operation Unity,[6] a non-profit organization that funded the travel of inner city minority students to live on an Israeli Kibbutz.[1]


Cookie Lommel authored the 2001[7] book The History of Rap Music,[8] and Black Filmmakers in 2002.[9] She is also the author of unauthorized biographies for Russell Simmons,[10] Arnold Schwarzenegger,[11] James Oglethorpe,[12] Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Arthur Miller,[1] Robert Church,[13] Madame C.J. Walker,[14] Michelle Pfeiffer,[15] and Mary Church Terrell.[16]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to actor and film director Ulli Lommel between 1988 and his death in 2017.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d Tugend, Tom (14 March 2004). "One-woman bridge" – via LA Times.
  2. ^ "Cash Box". Cash Box Pub. Co. 30 November 1991 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Lommel, Cookie (13 October 1995). Robert Church. Holloway House Publishing. ISBN 9780870677892 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Editor, CYNTHIA DETTELBACH. "A Jewish connection - in her soul and in her jobs". {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Lommel, Cookie; D, Chuck (13 October 2018). Russell Simmons. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 9781438103518 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "CNN - Teen-agers find new direction - Nov. 10, 1995".
  7. ^ "African-American Children's Books".
  8. ^ Gelfand, Dale Evva (13 October 2018). Sean Combs. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 9781438103525 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Jaynes, Gerald D. (1 February 2005). Encyclopedia of African American Society. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781452265414 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ Gaines, Ann Graham; Majors, Reggie (1 July 2009). The Hip-Hop Scene: The Stars, the Fans, the Music. Enslow Publishing, LLC. ISBN 9780766033962 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ Zitelmann, Rainer (13 October 2018). Proč jsou úspěšní lidé úspěšní. Grada Publishing a.s. ISBN 9788024741871 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ Marsh, Carole (1 November 2003). Heroes & Helpers Adventure Diaries-#6 Hannah, the Humanitarian Aid Worker!. Gallopade International. ISBN 9780635011534 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Fradin, Dennis B.; Fradin, Judith Bloom (13 October 2018). Fight On!: Mary Church Terrell's Battle for Integration. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0618133499 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ Stille, Darlene R. (13 October 2018). Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur and Millionaire. Capstone. ISBN 9780756518837 – via Google Books.
  15. ^ Lüder, Peter (2014-02-14). Wie würde Johnny Depp präsentieren?: Was Sie von Schauspielern für Ihren Vortrag lernen können. ISBN 9783864146237.
  16. ^ Williams, Karen G.; Queeley, Andrea (13 October 2018). Study Guide for Let Nobody Turn Us Around. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781442200135 – via Google Books.
  17. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (30 April 2018). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2017. McFarland. ISBN 9781476633183 – via Google Books.