Directed the documentary "The 13th."
Directed the acclaimed movie "Selma," about Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March.
Directed "Middle of Nowhere."
Directed her first narrative feature film, the drama "I Will Follow."
Made her directorial debut with the documentary "This is the Life."
Was the first African American woman to win the Best Director Award at the U.S. Dramatic Competition.
Is the oldest of five children.
Began college intending to study broadcast journalism, but after being assigned to coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial as an intern at CBS News, she became disillusioned about the industry and switched her focus to publicity.
Worked at FOX and Savoy Pictures.