Mara Brock Akil Net Worth

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Although she was born in LA, Mara spent the majority of her childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, where she attended Raytown South High School. She later enrolled at Northwestern University from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She began her career in 1994 when she was engaged on “South Central”, Fox Network’s short-lived but critically acclaimed TV series. This arrangement provided the basis for Mara’s net worth and helped her to establish herself as a prominent young screenwriter.

Between 1996 and 1999, Mara was occasionally engaged on the “Moesha” TV series for which she wrote seven episodes. Later in 1999, Mara served as the supervising producer as well as the writer on four episodes of “The Jamie Foxx Show”, however, Mara’s real career breakthrough came with “Girlfriends”, her own comedy TV series entirely created and written by her. The story follows the lives of four women through eight seasons, picturing their day-to-day lives abundant with loves but losses also. For this engagement, Mara Brock Akil was rewarded with a BET Comedy Award in 2005 as well as NAACP Image Award nomination in 2007. It is certain that “Girlfriends” brought millions of dollars to Mara’s overall net worth.

On the wings of the “Girlfriends” series’ popularity and commercial success, Mara Brock Akil created its spin-off series named “The Game”, which aired for nine seasons between 2006 and 2015, and followed a group of women in various relationships with professional American Football players. Not only did this venture increase Mara’s wealth by a large sum, but it also brought her an NAACP Image Award in 2012 and a nomination in 2014. In 2010, Mara briefly worked on two episodes of season one of “Cougar Town”. It is certain that all these achievements contributed to the overall net worth of Mara Brock Akil.

In 2014, Mara launched her new television series – “Being Mary Jane” – a romantic drama which follows a young black woman in her professional as well as family life. The show was positively received by the audience, and is currently in its fourth season – the critics honored it with an NAACP Image Award in 2016. Doubtlessly, this achievement has increased Mara Brock Akil’s popularity and has certainly contributed to her overall net worth in a positive manner.

When it comes to her personal life, Mara Brock Akil has been married since 1999 to television director Salim Akil, with whom she has two sons.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Mara Brock Akil
  • Net Worth: $8 Million
  • Date Of Birth: May 27, 1970
  • Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Film producer, Television producer
  • Education: Northwestern University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Salim Akil
  • Children: Yasin Brock Akil, Nasir Brock Akil
  • Siblings: Kara Brock
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  • Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
  • Movies: Sparkle, With Honors
  • TV Shows: The Game


  • Has 2 sons, Yasin Brock Akil (b. 2007) and Nasir Brock Akil (b. 2009), with husband Salim Akil.
  • Sister of Kara Brock.


Title Year Status Character
Black Lightning TV Movie announced
Being Mary Jane TV Series created by – 25 episodes, 2014 – 2015 creator – 14 episodes, 2014 – 2017 written by – 8 episodes, 2013 – 2015 story by – 2 episodes, 2015
The Game TV Series created by – 88 episodes, 2006 – 2015 creator – 56 episodes, 2008 – 2014 written by – 23 episodes, 2006 – 2015
Sparkle 2012/I screenplay
Cougar Town 2010 TV Series written by – 2 episodes
Girlfriends TV Series created by – 160 episodes, 2000 – 2008 writer – 22 episodes, 2000 – 2007 creator – 9 episodes, 2000 – 2007
The Jamie Foxx Show 1999-2000 TV Series 4 episodes
Moesha TV Series 7 episodes, 1996 – 1999 writer – 2 episodes, 1996 – 1998
South Central 1994 TV Series
Title Year Status Character
Black Lightning TV Movie executive producer announced
The Game 2006-2015 TV Series executive producer – 137 episodes
Being Mary Jane 2013-2014 TV Series executive producer – 7 episodes
The Start Up 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Sparkle 2012/I producer
Cougar Town 2009-2010 TV Series consulting producer – 22 episodes
Girlfriends TV Series executive producer – 158 episodes, 2001 – 2008 co-executive producer – 3 episodes, 2000
The Jamie Foxx Show TV Series supervising producer – 24 episodes, 1999 – 2000 co-executive producer – 1 episode, 2000
Moesha 1998-1999 TV Series producer – 22 episodes
Title Year Status Character
Moesha TV Series executive story editor – 5 episodes, 1997 story editor – 4 episodes, 1996 – 1997
Title Year Status Character
Moesha 1996 TV Series
With Honors 1994 Ms. Moore (as Mara Brock)
Title Year Status Character
The Game 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood 2016 TV Movie Herself
Strokes of Genius 2015 Documentary Herself
Melissa Harris-Perry 2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2013 2013 TV Movie Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Herself


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