Ava DuVernay

American film director

Ava Marie DuVernay (/ˌdjvərˈn/;[1] born August 24, 1972) is an American filmmaker.

Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay in 2018
DuVernay in 2018
Born
Ava Marie DuVernay

(1972-08-24) August 24, 1972 (age 50)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationFilmmaker
Notable work
WebsiteAvaDuVernay.com

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 movie nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.[2][3]

In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her movie 13th (2016).

DuVernay's 2018 Disney children's fantasy movie A Wrinkle in Time made her the first black woman to direct a live-action movie earning $100 million at U.S. box office.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mekado, Murphy (January 22, 2015). "Anatomy of a Scene | 'Selma'". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  2. Ford, Rebecca (December 11, 2014). "Golden Globes: 'Selma's' Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman to Receive Director Nomination". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. Suskind, Alex (December 17, 2014). "How Ava DuVernay struck a chord with Selma". The Guardian.
  4. Keegan, Rebecca (August 3, 2016). "With 'A Wrinkle In Time,' Ava DuVernay will pass a milestone". Los Angeles Times.