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).

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 32

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

Untitled Lupita Nyong'o/Rihanna Project Director
The New Gods Director
2019 Untitled 'Authorized' Prince Docuseries (1 episode)Director
2019 When They See Us (4 episodes)Director
2018 A Wrinkle in Time Director
2017 August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Director
2016 13th Director
2016 Queen Sugar (2 episodes)Director
2014 Selma Director
2013 Say Yes Director
2013 Nine for IX (9 episodes)Director
2013 Venus VS. Director
2013 The Door Director
2012 Middle of Nowhere Director
2010 I Will Follow Director
2010 My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop Director
2009 Compton in C Minor Director
2008 This Is the Life Director

Acting

2019 Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now as Herself
2019 Desus & Mero (1 episode) as Herself - Illustrious Guest
2018 Shine On with Reese (1 episode) as Herself
2018 Half the Picture as Herself
2018 Be Natural 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

2019 When They See Us (4 episodes)Executive Producer
2019 The Red Line (8 episodes)Executive Producer
2016 Black America Again Executive Producer
2016 13th Producer
2014 Selma Executive Producer
2013 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film Associate Producer
2013 The Door Producer
2012 Middle of Nowhere Producer
2010 I Will Follow Producer
2010 My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop Executive Producer

Writing

The New Gods Writer
2019 When They See Us (4 episodes)Writer
2016 13th Writer
2014 Selma Writer
2013 Say Yes Writer
2013 The Door Writer
2012 Middle of Nowhere Writer
2010 I Will Follow Writer

Creator

2019 Untitled 'Authorized' Prince Docuseries Creator
2019 When They See Us Creator
2016 Queen Sugar Creator

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