Jamil Akim O’Quinn, writer, black, queer, and neurodivergent. Holds Bachelor degrees in
Integrative Biology and Sociology from UC Berkeley, Master of Divinity from Princeton,
and MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University. As a child, he was being
groomed to be a Pentecostal megachurch pastor, but Jamil always had plans of
empowering communities through performance art and storytelling. A perpetual fish out
of water. A Native of Compton, California, and classically trained opera singer that
modeled with Armani Exchange and performed in Broadway’s National Tour of The Book of Mormon. Jamil Akim O'Quinn worked as a Writers’ Assistant on NCIS Los Angeles, where he co-wrote/produced his first episode, 1414 - "Shame". Jamil now works on the support staff of The Equalizer – Season 4.