Jamie Foxx famously signed with Shaw when he was a bit player on Fox's In Living Color, and Nick Cannon signed with the attorney at age 16. Her roster includes Selma director Ava DuVernay, Laurence Fishburne and Arsenio Hall.

I knew I wanted to work in entertainment "When I watched my uncle work in advertising in the '60s and '70s — a real Mad Man — doing groundbreaking work for people like Aretha Franklin."