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Ava DuVernay

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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Born:
Aug 24, 1972 In Long Beach, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
8
First Appeared:
In the series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 1996-07-22
Latest Project:
Movie Half the Picture 2019
Known For
Poster of Girls Trip
Poster of Chelsea
Poster of This Is The Life
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Filmography
Movie Half the Picture Herself 2019
Movie The Female Lead - A Selection of Portraits Unknown 2017-03-05
Movie 13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay Herself 2017-01-26
Movie Girls Trip Herself 2017-07-21
Series Chelsea Herself 2016-05-11
Movie Life Itself 2014-07-04
Movie This Is The Life herself 2008-02-08
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Herself 1996-07-22