Matthew A. Cherry is an American film director, writer, producer, and former American football player.
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, former NFL player turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry joins national correspondent Jericka Duncan to discuss his Oscar-nominated animated short film, "Hair Love," which tells the story of a black father doing his daughter's hair for the first time. Cherry discusses why it's important to normalize natural hair and expand representation in Hollywood. Plus, he shares what it was like to pivot to a new career after playing football and what it means to follow in the footsteps of Kobe Bryant, who was the first professional athlete to be nominated for an Oscar for the 2018 animated short "Dear Basketball."
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Dec 13th, 1981
Location
Los Ángeles (El Carrizo), Guanajuato, Mexico
Episode Count
1
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
18 minutes, 33 seconds
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 051958