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Pearlena Igbokwe

Pearlena Igbokwe is the Chairman of Universal Studio Group which is a division of NBCUniversal. The Nigerian-born veteran Executive Producer is not only believed to be the first "Igbo" to head a major US television studio, but also the first African-American female to assume the position. She took over from Indian-American, Bela Bajaria, who was president up until her exit last month. She is responsible for NBCUniversal's three powerhouse studios: Universal Television, Universal Content Productions (UCP), and NBCUniversal International Studios. At present, she oversees the production of over 2500 hours of programming currently airing or streaming around the globe and manages a slate of ambitious storytellers including Tina Fey, Seth MacFarlane, Amy Poehler, Dick Wolf, Lorne Michaels, Michael Schur, Nahnatchka Khan, Sam Esmail, Julie Plec, Larry Wilmore, Debra Martin Chase, Gareth Neame, Alan Yang, David Heyman, Sean Hayes, and Tanya Saracho, among numerous others. When she was with 'Showtime', one of her several big contributions was her involvement in developing the pilot and overseeing every season of "Dexter", Showtime's most popular show. She was one of Multichannel News "Wonder Women" in the year 2010. She has also appeared previously in Hollywood Reporter's "Top 35 under 35", as well as in Ebony and Black Enterprise's "Top 50 Showbiz Players".

Personal Details

Real Name Pearlena Igbokwe
Nationality Nigerian-American
Place Of Birth Lagos State, Nigeria
Birth Nation Nigeria
Ethnicity Nigerian-Black
Race Black
Religion Christian
Famous For Being the Chairman of Universal Studio Group, a division of NBCUniversal
Best Known For For being the first woman of African descent to head a major U.S. television studio, as she comes from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria

Marital Status

Marital Status Married
Children 2
Sexual Orientation Straight

Education Details

University Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, Columbia University

Body Statistics

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown

Net Worth & Salary

Net Worth $50 Million
Source of Wealth Media Career

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