Ava DuVernay

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Born: 08/24/1972

Filmography

Director (11)

Queen Sugar 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Director

The 13th 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Nine For IX 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Scandal 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Middle of Nowhere 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Venus Vs. 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

I Will Follow 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

This Is the Life 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Filmmaker Showcase 2007 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (7)

The 13th 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film 2013 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Middle of Nowhere 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Venus Vs. 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Will Follow 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

This Is the Life 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (6)

The Daily Show 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Too Darn Hot Party 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Being Mary Jane 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life Itself 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Publicity (6)

Constellation 2007 (Movie)

(Publicity)

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

(Unit Publicist)

Nora's Hair Salon 2003 (Movie)

(Publicity)

Disney's American Teacher Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Publicity

Candyman: Day of the Dead 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Publicity
Writer (3)

The 13th 2016 (Movie)

(Writer)

Middle of Nowhere 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Will Follow 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Milestones

2016

Directed the documentary "The 13th."

2014

Directed the acclaimed movie "Selma," about Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March.

2012

Directed "Middle of Nowhere."

2011

Directed her first narrative feature film, the drama "I Will Follow."

2008

Made her directorial debut with the documentary "This is the Life."

Bonus Trivia

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Was the first African American woman to win the Best Director Award at the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

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Is the oldest of five children.

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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.

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Worked at FOX and Savoy Pictures.

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Founded the marketing and publicity firm The DuVernay Agency, which was later known as DVA Media + Marketing.

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