Felicia D. Henderson
Felicia D. Henderson
|Born||April 18, 1961|
|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, 1961) 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, also played in a movie with Whitney Houston.
Henderson was born on April 18, 1961. She grew up in Pasadena, California, where she currently resides. She is one of eight siblings, including a brother who works as a reality show editor. Henderson currently resides in Pasadena, California. She has always had a love for writing and describes herself as a "researchaholic." After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psycho-Biology, she spent five years in business, and later attended the University of Georgia where she obtained an MBA in corporate finance and non-profit management. She also holds an MFA from UCLA and is a PhD Candidate in Media Studies, also at UCLA.
She is also a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the Writers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, and the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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. She and three of her friends, Mara Brock Akil, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Sara Finney-Johnson endowed the Four Sisters Scholarship in Screenwriting, Directing, and Animation to support students interested in projects depicting the African American experience. She is currently a PhD candidate 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.
Her television drama credits include "Marvel's The Punisher" and "The Quad."
- 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)
- The Quad, co-creator, executive producer (2016-2018)
- Marvel's The Punisher, writer and co-executive producer (2017-2018)
- "Felicia Henderson Biography". University of California, Los Angeles. 2009-05-05. Archived from the original on 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
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- Renaud, Jeffrey (2009-07-21). "Talking Teen Titans with Felicia D. Henderson". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2011-04-11.