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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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Aug 24, 1972 In Long Beach, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 1996-07-22
Latest Project:
Series One Perfect Shot 2022
Known For
Poster of One Perfect Shot
Poster of Aggie
Poster of Girls Trip
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Series One Perfect Shot Narrator 2022
Movie Regard Noir Herself 2021-03-21
Movie A Choice Of Weapons: Inspired By Gordon Parks Unknown 2021-06-18
Movie Aggie Self 2020-10-07
Series Desus & Mero Self - Illustrious Guest 2019-02-21
Movie Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now Herself 2019-06-13
Series Tamron Hall Self - Guest 2019-09-09
Series Shine On with Reese Herself 2018-07-17
Movie Half the Picture Herself 2018-06-08
Movie Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Self 2018-12-07
Movie 13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay Herself 2017-01-26
Movie The Female Lead - A Selection of Portraits Unknown 2017-03-05
Movie Girls Trip Herself 2017-07-21
Series Chelsea Self 2016-05-11
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Herself 2015-09-08
Movie Life Itself Self - Filmmaker 2014-07-04
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie This Is the Life Herself 2008-02-08
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Herself 1996-07-22