Ruth E. Carter

Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer; Best Known for Her Work on "Selma" & Marvel's "Black Panther"

Ruth E. Carter Biography

Ruth E. Carter is an African American costume designer for film and television with over 40 films to her credit. Carter has mastered the look of multiple periods and genres in envisioning the clothing and overall appearance of a character or performer. During her long film career, Carter has earned three nominations for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on the films Malcolm X directed by Spike Lee, Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler and Amistad directed by Steven Spielberg. She won the Academy Award in that category for Black Panther (2018), becoming the first African-American to win in Best Costume Design.

Carter began her career working as an intern in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, and at the Santa Fe Opera. She moved to Los Angeles in 1986. While working at the Los Angeles Theater Center, Carter met director Spike Lee, who hired her for his second film, School Daze, and with whom she worked on a number of films thereafter, including Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, and Malcolm X. Carter has continued to work on films for Spike Lee, including Oldboy, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and Chi-Raq.

In addition to designing costumes for the films of Spike Lee, Carter has worked with legendary directors such as Steven Spielberg and John Singleton, and has dressed actors from Denzel Washington to Josh Brolin, and actresses from Angela Bassett to Jane Fonda.

Carter is also known for her work on What's Love Got to Do with It, Serenity, Four Brothers, Sparkle, The Butler directed by Lee Daniels, and Selma directed by Ava DuVernay.

Carter is currently designing costumes for the American television drama series Being Mary Jane on BET Networks, created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union. Carter's work can be seen in the action thriller film Kidnap directed by Luis Prieto and starring Halle Berry. Carter was also the costume designer for the 2016 American television miniseries 2016 Roots.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ruth E. Carter and other top speakers and celebrities.

Ruth E. Carter Videos

Ruth E. Carter Commencement Address
Black Panther Special With Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter ...
"ROOTS" Costume Designer Ruth Carter Explains Clothes

How to book Ruth E. Carter?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ruth E. Carter for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ruth E. Carter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ruth E. Carter or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ruth E. Carter?

Booking fees for Ruth E. Carter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ruth E. Carter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ruth E. Carter?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ruth E. Carter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ruth E. Carter for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ruth E. Carter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ruth E. Carter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ruth E. Carter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ruth E. Carter for your event is $20,000 - $50,000. Ruth E. Carter generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ruth E. Carter for an upcoming event.

Ruth E. Carter Videos

Ruth E. Carter Commencement Address
Black Panther Special With Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter ...
"ROOTS" Costume Designer Ruth Carter Explains Clothes
On The Set with Ruth Carter
Ruth E. Carter

Ruth E. Carter News


We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.

Speakers Similar to Ruth E. Carter

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.