David E. Talbert
He was hand-picked to write and produce an NBC special for Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, collaborated with hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg on a best-selling novel, launched record-breaking stage tours of his plays (including his latest, Love In The Nick Of Tyme, starring Morris Chestnut), created a reality show for TV-One entitled David E. Talbert's StageBlack, and wrote and produced First Sunday, his feature film directorial debut.
Born the great-grandson of a Pentecostal preacher, Talbert's roots run deep in the business of hope and inspiration. For more than 15 years, Talbert has been one of the highest grossing and most recognizable brands in urban inspirational musicals and comedies. His 12 blockbuster plays, which include Love on Lay-Away, He Say She Say, The Fabric of a Man, His Woman His Wife, Mr. Right Now, Love Makes Things Happen, A Fool and His Money, Tellin' It Like It ‘Tiz!, What Goes Around…Comes Around, Talk Show Live, Lawd Ha' Mercy and Love in the Nick of Tyme, have been seen by an amazing 2.5 million fans. His work has received an astounding 24 NAACP Award nominations, and won five, including Best Playwright for The Fabric of a Man.
The soundtrack to Talbert's eighth play, His Woman His Wife, skyrocketed to the Top 20 on Billboard's inspirational album charts. Talbert's debut novel, Baggage Claim, became an instant national bestseller, climbing to #2 on the Essence bestseller list. In home video, Talbert pioneered the concept of inspirational plays on DVD by making by his seventh play, Mr. Right Now, the first ever available. His plays are now enjoyed on DVD in over 20 countries, spanning four continents.
A graduate of Morgan State University, Talbert earned his Bachelors degree in marketing. He later attended New York University, where he enrolled in its accelerated film program. Talbert's plays continue to tour the country, and he and cast faithfully visit and lecture at high schools and colleges, creating mentor programs and inspiring the next generation of artists, actors and producers.
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