Tracy Oliver

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Tracy Y. Oliver is an American film and television writer, producer, actor.

Oliver started her career shortly after attending Stanford University and USC Film School.[1] She portrayed Nina, the antagonist to Issa Rae's "J", in Rae's 2011-12 web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.[1] In addition to acting in Awkward Black Girl, Oliver also served as a writer and producer.[1] She later moved to television, serving as a staff writer on ABC's The Neighbors and STARZ's Survivor's Remorse.[2]

In film, Oliver teamed with black-ish creator Kenya Barris to write the hit comedies Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), starring Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, and Girls Trip (2017), starring Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish.[3] Girls Trip grossed over $140 million worldwide, making Oliver the first African-American woman to write a film that grossed over $100 million.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Writer Tracy Oliver Opens Up About Issa Rae, 'First Wives Club' And Her Real 'Girls Trip'". Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  2. ^ "Tracy Oliver Rewrites the Script for Her Career". Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  3. ^ a b "'Girls Trip' screenwriter Tracy Oliver talks making movie history". NBC News. Retrieved 2018-02-07.

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