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Ava DuVernay

Film Director / Writer / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Showrunner / Television Producer | * 08/24/1972 (49) | Long Beach, California (United States of America (USA))
Ava Marie DuVernay (born August 24, 1972) is an African-American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award. For her work on Selma (2014), DuVernay became the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016). DuVernay's 2018 Disney children's fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time made her the first black woman to direct a live-action film earning $100 million at U.S. box office but had losses of up to $131 million. The film received mixed reviews, with critics taking issue with the film's heavy use of CGI. The following year, she created, co-wrote, produced and directed the ()
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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).

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Music

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Awards & Nominations for Ava DuVernay

Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award

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Movies with Ava DuVernay as Actress(9)

TV Shows/Series with Ava DuVernay as Actress(4)

as Herself - Illustrious Guest2019 Desus & Mero
as herself2018 Shine On with Reese
as herself2016 Chelsea

Movies with Ava DuVernay as Crew(35)

Directing/Director2021 The New Gods
Writing/Writer2021 The New Gods
Production/Producer2021 The White Tiger
Production/Executive Producer2021 The White Tiger
Production/Executive Producer2020 A Concerto Is a Conversation
Production/Executive Producer2020 And She Could Be Next
Directing/Director2018 A Wrinkle in Time
Directing/Director2017 Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé: Family Feud
Production/Executive Producer2016 Black America Again
Writing/Writer2016 13th
Directing/Director2016 13th
Production/Producer2016 13th
Directing/Director2015 For Justice
Production/Executive Producer2015 For Justice
Directing/Director2014 Selma
Production/Executive Producer2014 Selma
Writing/Writer2014 Selma
Production/Associate Producer2013 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film
Directing/Director2013 The Door
Writing/Writer2013 The Door
Production/Producer2013 The Door
Directing/Director2013 Venus VS.
Directing/Director2012 Middle of Nowhere
Writing/Writer2012 Middle of Nowhere
Production/Producer2012 Middle of Nowhere
Production/Executive Producer2010 My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop
Directing/Director2010 I Will Follow
Writing/Writer2010 I Will Follow
Production/Producer2010 I Will Follow
Directing/Director2009 Compton in C Minor
Directing/Director2008 This Is the Life

TV Shows/Series with Ava DuVernay as Crew(12)

Writing/Writer2021 Naomi
Directing/Director2021 Colin in Black & White
Production/Executive Producer2021 Colin in Black & White
Production/Executive Producer2021 DMZ
Production/Executive Producer2020 Cherish the Day
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Red Line
Writing/Writer2019 When They See Us
Directing/Director2019 When They See Us
Production/Executive Producer2019 When They See Us
Writing/Story2019 When They See Us
Directing/Director2016 Queen Sugar
Directing/Director2013 Nine for IX

Additional Information

Full Name: Ava DuVernay
Born: Thursday, 08/24 1972 (August) in Long Beach, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 49 years + 57 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles
Member of: Alpha Kappa Alpha
Ava DuVernay frequently works together with these people:
Spencer Averick (9x, Crew)
Bradford Young (8x, Crew)
Oprah Winfrey (7x, Actress)
David Oyelowo (5x, Actor)
Jon Stewart (4x, Actor)
Ramin Bahrani (4x, Crew)
Kris Bowers (4x, Crew)
Pamela B. Green (4x, Crew)
Steve James (4x, Crew)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (3x, Actress)
Joshua Jackson (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:26375, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 10/11/2021