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    Mara Akil

    Creator, BET's "Being Mary Jane"; Creator, "Girlfriends"

    Mara Brock Akil began her career as a writer on FOX’s critically acclaimed program "South Central", after which she worked as a staff writer on UPN’s series "Moesha". She later served as a supervising producer on the Warner Brother’s comedy series "The Jamie Foxx Show" and shortly after was actively pursued by UPN to bring her brand of comedy to their network. As a result, she created her first series "Girlfriends". The groundbreaking show garnered numerous awards and ran for 172 episodes over eight seasons. Today, Mara Brock Akil is creator and executive producer of BET's "Being Mary Jane".

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