Biography

Ava Marie DuVernay (born August 24, 1972) is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. For her work in Selma (2014), DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, though she was not nominated for Best Director. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016).

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Ava Marie DuVernay (born August 24, 1972) is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. For her work in Selma (2014), DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, though she was not nominated for Best Director. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016).

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Female

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1972-08-24

Place of Birth Long Beach, California, USA

Official Site http://www.avaduvernay.com

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 A Wrinkle in TimeDirector
2017 August 28: A Day In The Life Of A PeopleDirector
2016 13thDirector
2016 Queen Sugar(2 episodes)Director
2014 SelmaDirector
2013 Say YesDirector
2013 Nine for IX(9 episodes)Director
2013 Venus VS.Director
2013 The DoorDirector
2012 Middle of NowhereDirector
2010 I Will FollowDirector
2010 My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-HopDirector
2009 Compton in C MinorDirector
2008 This Is The LifeDirector

Acting

Half the Picture as Herself
2017 Girls Trip as Herself
2017 The Female Lead - A Selection of Portraits
2017 13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay as Herself
2016 Chelsea(1 episode) as Herself
2014 Life Itself
2008 This Is The Life as herself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Herself

Production

2016 13thProducer
2014 SelmaExecutive Producer
2013 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative FilmAssociate Producer
2012 Middle of NowhereProducer
2010 My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-HopExecutive Producer

Writing

2016 13thWriter
2013 Say YesWriter
2012 Middle of NowhereWriter

Creator

2016 Queen SugarCreator

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