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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).


2018Half the Picture as Herself
2017Girls Trip as Herself
2017The Female Lead - A Selection of Portraits
201713th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay as Herself
2014Life Itself
2008This Is The Life as herself

Other Roles

2018A Wrinkle in Time - Director
2017Family Feud - Director
2017Family Feud - Producer
2017Family Feud - Writer
2017August 28: A Day in the Life of a People - Director
2016Black America Again - Executive Producer
201613th - Director
201613th - Producer
201613th - Writer
2014Selma - Director
2014Selma - Executive Producer
2014Selma - Writer
201399%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film - Associate Producer
2013Say Yes - Director
2013Say Yes - Writer
2013The Door - Director
2013Venus VS. - Director
2012Middle of Nowhere - Director
2012Middle of Nowhere - Producer
2012Middle of Nowhere - Writer
2010I Will Follow - Director
2010My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop - Director
2010My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop - Executive Producer
2009Compton in C Minor - Director
2008This Is The Life - Director
Battle of Versailles - Director
The New Gods - Director
Battle of Versailles - Executive Producer
Battle of Versailles - Writer

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