Ryan Coogler

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filmmaker (1986)
Tue Aug 01 2023
By   Prajwol

Ryan Coogler is the American filmmaker known for directing the MCU movie Black Panther and its sequel. With his exceptionally well filmmaking skills, Coogler has been the recipient of many awards including Golden Globe and Academy Awards.

Not only accolades but Coogler has successfully managed to earn appreciation and love from audiences. While Ryan is winning the heart of many, who has won his heart? Let's know about the Black Panther's director love life and rich life.

Who Is Ryan Coogler Wife?

Ryan Cooglers's wife is in the showbiz industry like himself. The Black Panther director Coogler is married to Zinzi Evans, a screenwriter, and producer. Sharing similar interests and close bond has strengthened their bond.

Ryan Coogler and his wife during Golden Globe Award.
Ryan Coogler and his wife during Golden Globe Award. Source: Pinterest

Zinzi Evans became Ryan Cooglers's wife in 2016. However, there are no official words on the marriage from the couple. Did you know? Zinzi and Ryan were high school sweethearts who were together since their young days.

The love has never faded for Coogler and his spouse Evans. They are still the same lovey-dovey couple who met each other in college days. Together the husband-wife duo are the parents of two now.

Zinzi Evans Bought Ryan Coogler A Software To Write Scripts

Undeniably Ryan Coogler's wife is a supportive partner. As they say, behind every successful man, there is a hand of woman, Ryan has been able to achieve such success because of his wife.

The unwavering support and dedication Evans displayed during the struggle days was unreal. Zinzi even bought him the software used to write scripts while in college.

Ryan Coogler was gifted a script writing by his wife.
Ryan Coogler was gifted a script writing by his wife. Source: Distractify

The Black Panther director remembered,

"I was broke, playing football on the little scholarship money. And my wife scrapped together some cheese and bought me Final Draft, which is the software that you write your movies on. And she got me that."

The fact that Zinzi gifted him such a valuable tool led Coogler to pursue his dream. Today every success Ryan has is due to the support of his loving wife.

Ryan Coogler: Father Of Two

Ryan Coogler is the proud father of two. He has a daughter Sienna Coogler and a son Win Coogler. The American filmmaker has proven himself to be a good and responsible father.

Ryan Coogler's wife, Zinzi Evans was spotted with Baby Bumps.
Ryan Coogler's wife, Zinzi Evans was spotted with Baby Bumps. Source: Pinterest

It was in February 2019, Coogler and his wife Evans announced that they were expecting a baby. Fans were crazy and excited as much as the parents themselves. 

Following the birth of Sienna Coogler, Ryan Coogler's wife was also spotted with a baby bump in 2020 while attending Oscar. The Black Panther director is raising his two children in privacy.

Ryan Coogler's Net Worth: How Rich Is Black Panther Director?

Well, the Black Panther series is super popular and earned billions following its release. As the movie, its director also must be super rich, right? Like singer Jahan Yousaf, Ryan Coogler has a whooping net worth of $25 Million.

Coogler has been in the showbiz industry for a decade now. And within this period giving quality movies and earning millions is truly a mark of genius.

Ryan Coogler and his wife are millionaires.
Ryan Coogler and his wife are millionaires. Source: Pinterest

Besides directing, Ryan is also a writer and producer. The multi-talented filmmaker Coogler has not talked about other income-generating works as well as his real estate and investments. 

Not only Coogler but his spouse, Zinzi Evans is a millionaire too. Yes, Evans has a net worth of $4 Million which she has amassed as a language consultant and assistant directing as well as filmmaking.

With all these fortunes, the American filmmaker Ryan is living a comfortable lifestyle with his wife and children. Currently, the family of four resides in a 7,700-square-foot luxury villa located in Oakland, California.

Ryan Coogler's Educational Details & Early Life

Zinzi Evan's husband, Ryan Coogler, was born on May 23, 1986, in Oakland, United States. He was raised by a community organizer mother Joselyn and juvenile hall probation counselor father Ira Coogler.

Coogler has two siblings; brothers to be more specific. He was raised alongside his two brothers Noah and Keenan in Oakland till eight before his family moved to Richmond. 

Ryan Coogler is a native of Oakland, California.
Ryan Coogler is a native of Oakland, California. Source: Pinterest

Growing up, Ryan was a promising child who excelled in Maths and Science. He studied at St. Mary High School and later went to St Mary University. 

Coogler was a redshirt wide receiver during college freshman semester. But why is such a good athlete into filmmaking? Turns out St Mary encouraged its athletes to creative writing.

The teacher appreciated Ryan's work and encouraged him to pursue screenwriting which he did. Now, things are going well for the filmmaker.

Did you know Ryan Coogler's Wife Was Also An Athlete?

Not only Ryan Coogler but his loving wife was also an athlete in her high school days. In fact, she was a high school letter woman who won seven league championships.

Zinzi Evans served as the team captain of the high school cross-country team.
Zinzi Evans served as the team captain of the high school cross-country team. Source: gobulldogs

Zinzi Evans, born on April 18, 1985, was the team captain of the high school cross-country team. It looks like the loving husband-wife duo have much more in common. 

Ryan Coogler Movies & TV Shows: What Is His Next Project?

Black Panther might be the most popular movie that Coogler directed, but it's not the only one. He has worked on several other commercially and critically acclaimed movies and TV Shows.

Starting in 2009, Coogler has 17 credits as a producer, 7 credits as a writer, and 9 credits as a director on his IMDb profile. To date, he has 58 Award wins and 82 nominations with 2 being for Oscar.

Earnings from Ryan Coogler's Movies & TV Shows

Movie/TV ShowYearBox Office Collection (Worldwide)
Fruitvale Station2013$17.4 million USD
Creed2015$173.6 million USD
Black Panther2018$1.346 billion USD
Creed II2018$214.1 million USD
Judas and the Black Messiah2021$6.4 million USD
Space Jam: A New Legacy2021$150.4 million USD
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever2022$69.55 million USD

At the moment, fans have been waiting for Coogler's next project. What are his upcoming projects? Here is the list of Ryan's upcoming projects.

Project NameRelease YearRole
Bitter RootN/Aproducer
Iron Heart2023Executive Producer
ShebaN/AExecutive Producer
Wakanda Disney+ Show (unconfirmed)N/AProducer


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