Cool Dad Job: Film and TV Producer; Founder, Macro
Cool Dad Vibe: Capitalism With Conviction
Cool Dad Bona Fides: In 1997, Charles King took a job in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency, Hollywood’s most storied talent firm, despite having a law degree. When he left three years ago to open Macro, a production company that makes content from the perspective of people of color, he had transformed himself into Hollywood’s superagent to African-American stars, including Oprah Winfrey. Three films and nine Oscar nominations — plus one win, for Viola Davis in Fences — later, King’s on a roll. One he hopes to continue this year with his hit Sorry to Bother You, a dark comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson. When not changing the face of American entertainment, King raises his sons Noah and Julian with his wife Stacey.