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Ava DuVernay

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KNOWN FOR 
Selma (2014) | Queen Sugar (2016-2018) | Middle of Nowhere (2012)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 43 nominations More »
AKA 
Ava
BORN 
Aug 24, 1972 (age 45)
HEIGHT 
5' 5¾" (1.67m)

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Projects in Development (4 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Queen SugarQueen Sugar (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 12 episodes, 2018 )  Less 2018 12 Released
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Past Film & Video (101 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Jay Z: Family Feud ft. BeyoncéJay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (Video) Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for August 28thAugust 28th (Short) Director  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Girls TripGirls Trip Ava DuVernay  Less 2017 $19MM $115MM / $115MM
  • Primary photo for DavidDavid (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for White SunWhite Sun Thanks  Less 2016 — / NPR 20MM
  • Primary photo for Forgotten SunsetForgotten Sunset (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for 13th13th Director, Producer (produced by), Writer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for SelmaSelma Director, Rewrite (unconfirmed) (uncredited), Executive Producer  Less 2014 $20MM $52MM / $67MM
  • Primary photo for Life ItselfLife Itself Herself, Archival Stills And Footage Courtesy Of, Special Thanks  Less 2014 $154K $810K / —
  • Primary photo for The DoorThe Door (Short) Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film Associate Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Middle of NowhereMiddle of Nowhere Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2012 $200K $78K / —
  • Primary photo for The HelpThe Help Unit Publicity (uncredited)  Less 2011 $25MM $170MM / $217MM
  • Primary photo for GraceGrace (Short) Writer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for I Will FollowI Will Follow Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2010 $50K $360K / —
  • Primary photo for Cop OutCop Out Publicity Consultant  Less 2010 $37MM $45MM / $56MM
  • Primary photo for InvictusInvictus Publicity Consultant (uncredited)  Less 2009 $60MM $37MM / $125MM
  • Primary photo for Good HairGood Hair Promotional Services  Less 2009 $4.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black ComedyWhy We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Publicist  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Compton in C MinorCompton in C Minor (Short) Director, Producer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for American VioletAmerican Violet Promotional Services  Less 2008 $553K / —
  • Primary photo for Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaMadagascar: Escape 2 Africa Promotional Services  Less 2008 $150MM $180MM / $604MM
  • Primary photo for The Secret Life of BeesThe Secret Life of Bees Production Publicist (uncredited)  Less 2008 $11MM $38MM / $40MM
  • Primary photo for This Is the LifeThis Is the Life Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for A Good Day to Be Black & SexyA Good Day to Be Black & Sexy Publicist  Less 2008 $6K / —
  • Primary photo for How She MoveHow She Move Publicity Consultant  Less 2007 $7.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Rush Hour 3Rush Hour 3 Promotional Services  Less 2007 $140MM $140MM / $258MM
  • Primary photo for HairsprayHairspray Promotional Services (uncredited)  Less 2007 $75MM $119MM / $203MM
  • Primary photo for Shrek the ThirdShrek the Third Promotional Services  Less 2007 $160MM $321MM / $799MM
  • Primary photo for My BrotherMy Brother National Publicist  Less 2006 $29K / —
  • Primary photo for DreamgirlsDreamgirls Publicity Consultant  Less 2006 $70MM $103MM / $155MM
  • Primary photo for Dirty LaundryDirty Laundry Publicist  Less 2006 $20K / —
  • Primary photo for Waist DeepWaist Deep Publicist  Less 2006 $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LifeSaturday Night Life (Short) Director, Writer  Less 2006 $13K
  • Primary photo for Over the HedgeOver the Hedge Publicity Consultant  Less 2006 $80MM $155MM / $336MM
  • Primary photo for Take the LeadTake the Lead Promotional Services  Less 2006 $30MM $35MM / $66MM
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Brer RabbitThe Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Video) Publicity Consultant  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for ConstellationConstellation Unit Publicist  Less 2005 $7.2MM $307K / —
  • Primary photo for Harsh TimesHarsh Times Special Publicist  Less 2005 $2MM $3.3MM / $6MM
  • Primary photo for Preaching to the ChoirPreaching to the Choir Publicist  Less 2005 $344K / —
  • Primary photo for DominoDomino Promotional Services  Less 2005 $50MM $10MM / $20MM
  • Primary photo for Roll BounceRoll Bounce Promotional Services  Less 2005 $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for Cry WolfCry Wolf Publicity Consultant (uncredited)  Less 2005 $1MM $10MM / $16MM
  • Primary photo for StealthStealth Promotional Services  Less 2005 $135MM $32MM / $77MM
  • Primary photo for The IslandThe Island Publicity Consultant  Less 2005 $126MM $36MM / $163MM
  • Primary photo for MadagascarMadagascar Publicity Consultant  Less 2005 $75MM $194MM / $533MM
  • Primary photo for Back in the DayBack in the Day Publicist  Less 2005 $5.5MM — / $33MM
  • Primary photo for Monster-in-LawMonster-in-Law Promotional Services  Less 2005 $60MM $83MM / $155MM
  • Primary photo for King's RansomKing's Ransom Promotional Services  Less 2005 $15MM $4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Beauty ShopBeauty Shop Promotional Services (uncredited)  Less 2005 $36MM / $38MM
  • Primary photo for Guess WhoGuess Who Promotional Services (uncredited)  Less 2005 $35MM $69MM / $103MM
  • Primary photo for Diary of a Mad Black WomanDiary of a Mad Black Woman Talent Consultant  Less 2005 $5.5MM $51MM / $51MM
  • Primary photo for Are We There Yet?Are We There Yet? Promotional Services  Less 2005 $32MM $83MM / $98MM
  • Primary photo for Assault on Precinct 13Assault on Precinct 13 Publicity Consultant  Less 2005 $20MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Joy RoadJoy Road Publicity Agent  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Fade to BlackFade to Black Publicity Consultant  Less 2004 $728K / —
  • Primary photo for Hair ShowHair Show Publicist  Less 2004 $303K / —
  • Primary photo for Shark TaleShark Tale Publicity Consultant  Less 2004 $75MM $161MM / $367MM
  • Primary photo for CollateralCollateral Publicity Consultant  Less 2004 $65MM $101MM / $218MM
  • Primary photo for I, RobotI, Robot Promotional Services  Less 2004 $120MM $145MM / $145MM
  • Primary photo for Spider-Man 2Spider-Man 2 Promotional Services  Less 2004 $200MM $374MM / $784MM
  • Primary photo for White ChicksWhite Chicks Promotional Services  Less 2004 $37MM $71MM / $113MM
  • Primary photo for The TerminalThe Terminal Publicity Consultant (uncredited)  Less 2004 $60MM $78MM / $141MM
  • Primary photo for Nora's Hair SalonNora's Hair Salon Publicist  Less 2004 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Man on FireMan on Fire Promotional Services (uncredited)  Less 2004 $70MM $78MM / $130MM
  • Primary photo for Johnson Family VacationJohnson Family Vacation Promotional Services  Less 2004 $12MM $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for My Date with DrewMy Date with Drew Publicist  Less 2004 $1K $85K / —
  • Primary photo for TwistedTwisted Promotional Services  Less 2004 $50MM $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for Against the RopesAgainst the Ropes Promotional Services  Less 2004 $39MM $5.9MM / $6.6MM
  • Primary photo for Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessBarbershop 2: Back in Business Promotional Services  Less 2004 $18MM $65MM / $66MM
  • Primary photo for Chisholm '72: Unbought & UnbossedChisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed Publicity Consultant  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for HoneyHoney Promotional Services  Less 2003 $18MM $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for RadioRadio Promotional Services (uncredited)  Less 2003 $35MM $52MM / —
  • Primary photo for Good Boy!Good Boy! Promotional Services (uncredited)  Less 2003 $17MM $38MM / —
  • Primary photo for Out of TimeOut of Time Promotional Services (uncredited), Publicity Consultant (uncredited)  Less 2003 $50MM $41MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Fighting TemptationsThe Fighting Temptations Promotional Services  Less 2003 $15MM $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for S.W.A.T.S.W.A.T. Promotional Services  Less 2003 $80MM $117MM / $208MM
  • Primary photo for Sinbad: Legend of the Seven SeasSinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Promotional Services  Less 2003 $60MM $26MM / $81MM
  • Primary photo for Deliver Us from EvaDeliver Us from Eva Publicity Consultant (uncredited), Unit Publicist (uncredited)  Less 2003 $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for Biker BoyzBiker Boyz Unit Publicist  Less 2003 $22MM / —
  • Primary photo for GG Promotional Services (uncredited)  Less 2002 $3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Dark BlueDark Blue Unit Publicist  Less 2002 $15MM $9.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Half Past DeadHalf Past Dead Publicist  Less 2002 $13MM $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for Formula 51Formula 51 Publicity Consultant  Less 2001 $28MM $5.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Two Can Play That GameTwo Can Play That Game Publicity Consultant  Less 2001 $13MM $22MM / —
  • Primary photo for Ghosts of MarsGhosts of Mars Publicity Consultant  Less 2001 $28MM $8.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Spy KidsSpy Kids Publicity Consultant  Less 2001 $35MM $113MM / $148MM
  • Primary photo for The VisitThe Visit Publicist  Less 2000 $186K / —
  • Primary photo for LumumbaLumumba Publicity Consultant  Less 2000 $684K / —
  • Primary photo for Dracula 2000Dracula 2000 Publicity Consultant  Less 2000 $54MM $33MM / $47MM
  • Primary photo for What's Cooking?What's Cooking? Publicity Consultant (uncredited)  Less 2000 $1MM / —
  • Primary photo for King of the JungleKing of the Jungle Publicist  Less 2000 $27K / —
  • Primary photo for Scary MovieScary Movie Publicity Consultant  Less 2000 $19MM $157MM / $278MM
  • Primary photo for The DebutThe Debut Publicist  Less 2000 $1.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for TroisTrois Publicity Consultant  Less 2000 $200K $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Dancing in SeptemberDancing in September Publicist  Less 2000 $850K
  • Primary photo for PunksPunks Publicist  Less 2000 $148K / —
  • Primary photo for Catfish in Black Bean SauceCatfish in Black Bean Sauce Publicist  Less 1999 $1.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Held UpHeld Up Publicity Consultant  Less 1999 $8MM $4.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Third World CopThird World Cop Publicity Consultant  Less 1999 $41K / —
  • Primary photo for Candyman: Day of the DeadCandyman: Day of the Dead (Video) Unit Publicist  Less 1999
Past Television (24 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Queen SugarQueen Sugar (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 29 episodes, 2016–2017 ) , Writer (created for television by) ( 29 episodes, 2016–2017 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 2016–2017 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 2016 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer (television story by) ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016–2017 29
    • Dream Variations (Nov 15, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created for television by), Writer  Less
    • Copper Sun (Nov 8, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created for television by)  Less
    • On These I Stand (Nov 1, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created for television by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for For JusticeFor Justice (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Being Mary JaneBeing Mary Jane (TV Series) Activist ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for ScandalScandal (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Hello Beautiful: Interludes with John LegendHello Beautiful: Interludes with John Legend (TV Movie) Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Nine for IXNine for IX (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
    • Venus vs. (Jul 2, 2013) Director, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for Black Girls Rock! 2011Black Girls Rock! 2011 (TV Special) Segment Director, Segment Producer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Essence Presents: Faith in 2010Essence Presents: Faith in 2010 (TV Movie) Director, Writer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip HopMy Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music FestivalTV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival (TV Movie) Director, Writer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Publicist  Less 2000–2008
  • Primary photo for Lincoln HeightsLincoln Heights (TV Series) Publicity Consultant ( 7 episodes, 2007 )  Less 2007 7
    • House Arrest (Mar 26, 2007) Publicity Consultant  Less
    • Tricks and Treats (Mar 19, 2007) Publicity Consultant  Less
    • Missing (Mar 12, 2007) Publicity Consultant  Less
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  • Primary photo for KojakKojak (TV Series) Promotional Services  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for Second Time AroundSecond Time Around (TV Series) Publicist  Less 2004–2005
  • Primary photo for Dance 360Dance 360 (TV Series) Publicist  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams StoryRedemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (TV Movie) Publicity Consultant  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The DistrictThe District (TV Series) Publicity Consultant  Less 2000–2004
  • Primary photo for Street TimeStreet Time (TV Series) Publicist  Less 2002–2003
  • Primary photo for Baadasssss CinemaBaadasssss Cinema (TV Movie) Publicity Consultant  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Rosa Parks StoryThe Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie) Publicity Consultant  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Roots: Celebrating 25 YearsRoots: Celebrating 25 Years (TV Movie) Publicist  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for City of AngelsCity of Angels (TV Series) Publicist ( 23 episodes, 2000 )  Less 2000 23
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  • Primary photo for Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon ParksHalf Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (TV Movie) Publicity Consultant  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Judge HatchettJudge Hatchett (TV Series) Publicity Consultant  Less 2000– 
Self (36 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Half the PictureHalf the Picture Herself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for E! Live from the Red CarpetE! Live from the Red Carpet (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself ( 4 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017
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  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Selma ( 4 episodes, 2014–2017 )  Less 2014–2017
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  • Primary photo for The British Academy Britannia AwardsThe British Academy Britannia Awards (TV Movie) Herself - Honoree  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Ok! TVOk! TV (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for 2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Movie) Herself - Presenter  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for CBS This MorningCBS This Morning (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 2016–2017 )  Less 2016–2017
  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Selma ( 6 episodes, 2014–2017 )  Less 2014–2017
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  • Primary photo for Close Up with the Hollywood ReporterClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The 89th Annual Academy AwardsThe 89th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for 13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay (Video) Herself  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-BlachéBe Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Herself  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for ChelseaChelsea (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 2015–2016 )  Less 2015–2016
  • Primary photo for The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in HollywoodEssence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Access Hollywood LiveAccess Hollywood Live (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 4 episodes, 2014–2015 )  Less 2014–2015
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  • Primary photo for 5TH NAFCA: African Oscar5TH NAFCA: African Oscar (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 2015 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for The 365Black AwardsThe 365Black Awards (TV Movie) Herself - Honoree  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Black Girls Rock!Black Girls Rock! (TV Special) Herself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for La noche de los OscarLa noche de los Oscar (TV Movie) Herself - Interviewee  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Countdown to the Oscars: 15 Movies That Changed American CinemaCountdown to the Oscars: 15 Movies That Changed American Cinema (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Herself - Filmmaker (segment "Selma") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The 46th Annual NAACP Image AwardsThe 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Film '72Film '72 (TV Series) Herself - Interviewee ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for 72nd Golden Globe Awards72nd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Ava DuVernay: An IU Cinema ExclusiveAva DuVernay: An IU Cinema Exclusive (Video) Herself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Melissa Harris-PerryMelissa Harris-Perry (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The 2013 Film Independent Spirit AwardsThe 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. HolmesDon't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself ( 3 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Episode #24.37 (Oct 16, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #23.240 (Jun 10, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #23.144 (Feb 18, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself ( 4 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017
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  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Episode #13.270 (Jul 22, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less

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