3. Mara Brock-Akil & Salim Akil
Mara and Salim have managed to build something amazing together. Individually, Mara and Salim have worked on some of our favorite shows ever such as "Soul Food" (Salim) and "Moesha" (Mara), but nothing compared to the awesomeness they created together.
Mara and Salim are the pair behind "Girlfriends" and "The Game," which was watched religiously until both shows were tragically cut short in their prime. (We wanted to see Joan Clayton’s wedding!!!). Fortunately, BET breathed new life into "The Game" in early 2011. The resurrected series broke records for the network and is now prepping to shoot its next season.
It’s not clear, though, whether "The Game" is a part of their new multi-year deal with BET.
The small screen wasn’t enough for Mara and Salim, though. That’s why the couple helmed the wedding comedy Jumping the Broom, starring Paula Patton and Laz Alonso.
What’s next for the creative couple? Oh, just the remake of Sparkle…nothing major. Rumor has it that Paula will be starring in the film.