Most widely known for composing the screenplay towards the 1998 intimate episode How Stella Got Her Groove Back again. He was accepted towards the extremely competitive Juilliard College in NYC. He got his begin at the Youthful Conservatory from the American Theatre, where Denzel Washington 1st started acting, as well. He grew up in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA. He published the NAACP Picture Award earning screenplay, How Stella Got Her Groove Back again, which starred Angela Bassett.