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Also Known As: Ruth Carter Died:
Born: April 10, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Massachusetts, USA Profession: costume designer

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Originally intended to pursue career as a special ed teacher; after college, decided to pursue career as a costume designer
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Began career as costume designer with Santa Fe Opera
1988:
Featured debut as costume designer, Spike Lee's "School Daze"; first of several films Carter designed for Lee
1989:
First TV credit, pilot for the NBC sitcom "Seinfeld"
1992:
Received Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design for Lee's "Malcolm X"
1993:
Created costumes for Tina Turner biopic "What's Love Got to Do With It?"
1996:
Served as costume consultant on HBO TV-movie "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault"
1997:
Earned second Oscar nomination for her costume designs in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"
2000:
Ninth film collaboration with Lee, "Bamboozled"
2006:
Designed costumes for CBS series "Shark" and FX miniseries "Thief"
2012:
Made acting debut in musical drama "Sparkle"
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Education

Hampton University: Hampton , Virginia - 1982

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