Our 11 Favorite Actors Turned Directors

January 12, 2018  |  

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Adepero Oduye

You might recognize Brooklyn-born beauty Adepero Oduye from roles in “12 Years A Slave,” “Pariah,” or even “Steel Magnolias.” But what you might be a little less familiar with are Oduye’s directorial pursuits. While she still is actively taking roles, most recently in 2017’s “Geostorm,” she also made her directorial debut in 2015 with “Breaking In,” a short film exploring a young black man’s first time being stopped by the NYPD.

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