Glynn Turman

Seventy year old Glynn Turman is famous for being an American film and television actor, director, writer and producer.

Personal life

Glynn Russell Turman was born on 31st January, 1947 in New York City, U.S.A. Glynn holds American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity. His birth sign is Capricorn. Glynn’s father used to be a real estate agent while his mother worked in a cement factory. They got divorced due to conflict and arguments. Glynn Turman has a verified twitter account where he has amassed over 6k followers. Sadly, he isn’t active on instagram. He uses the social media platform to talk about his daily activities.

As per Glynn’s biography, he has been married thrice in his life. He married his first ever girlfriend named Ula M. Walker in the year 1965. The couple decided to take a divorce in 1971 due to several conflicts. After his divorce with his first wife, Glynn started dating Aretha Franklin whom he married in 1978. He took a divorce with Aretha in 1984 after spending six years with her.

It would be safe to say that Glynn found his true lover after being heartbroken twice. He married his current wife Ann Allen in 1992 and there has been no dictation of divorce during these twenty-five years. In addition to his happy married life, Glynn is the father of four children and it seems like he has been pretty good at balancing his work and family life together.


Glynn Turman is a gradauate of High School of Performing Arts which is based in Manhattan. The multi-talented personality Glynn Turman signed his first acting role at the age of thirteen when he portrayed Travis Younger in the classic ‘A Raisin in the Sun’. He got to work alongside some big names in the Hollywood film industry like Claudia McNeil, Sidney Poitier, Ivan Dixos and Ruby Dee. After completing his graduation, Glynn Turman trained in various companies situated all across the country which included the famous ‘Repertory Theatre’ wherein he enacted in the late 60s productions of ‘The Visit’, ‘Good Boys’, ‘The House of Atreus’ and ‘Harper’s Ferry’.

Glynn Turman earned a Los Angeles Critics Award and a Dramalogue Award nomination for his performance in ‘The Wine Sellers’. His outstanding work in ‘Eyes of the American’ earned him his first NAACP Image Award. Being a talented stage director has won Glynn his second NAACP Image Award for his direction of the film ‘Deadwood Dick’. He took his directing talent to the next level when he began directing television shows such as ‘The WayansBros’, ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper’ and ‘The Parent Hood’.

When his career was at it’s peak, he directed ‘A Different World’ in which he portrayed Colonel Taylor for five long seasons starting from 1988. Surprisingly, the theme song of this show was actually sung by his ex-wife Aretha Franklin and was called ‘Queen of Soul’. Glynn Turman has been an active part of the Hollywood industry for half a century. This has helped him amass a net worth of $4 million.

Last Modified: Mar 7, 2020

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