Ava DuVernay

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KNOWN FOR 
Selma (2014) | Queen Sugar (2016-2018) | Middle of Nowhere (2012)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 49 wins & 42 nominations More »
AKA 
Ava
BORN 
Aug 24, 1972 (age 45)
HEIGHT 
5' 5¾" (1.67m)

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Projects in Development (6 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Queen SugarQueen Sugar (TV Series) Writer (created by) (13 episodes, 2018), Executive Producer (13 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018 13 Released
    • Episode #3.13 (2018) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Episode #3.12 (2018) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Episode #3.11 (2018) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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Past Film & Video (103 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for A Wrinkle in TimeA Wrinkle in Time Director (directed by)  Less 2018 $100MM $93MM / $40MM
  • Primary photo for Jay Z: Family Feud ft. BeyoncéJay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (Video) Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for DavidDavid (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Girls TripGirls Trip Ava DuVernay  Less 2017 $19MM $115MM / $115MM
  • Primary photo for White SunWhite Sun Thanks  Less 2016 — / NPR 20MM
  • Primary photo for Black America AgainBlack America Again (Short) Executive Producer  Less 2016
  • 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 August 28thAugust 28th (Short) Director, Producer, 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), Writer (created for television by) (29 episodes, 2016), Writer (2 episodes, 2016), 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: A Truth About Women and Hip HopMy Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and 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 (45 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-BlachéBe Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Herself  Less 2019
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself (5 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017–2018
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  • Primary photo for The RealThe Real (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Ok! TVOk! TV (TV Series) Herself (5 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017–2018
    Show more
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2018
  • Primary photo for The TalkThe Talk (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for The IMDb ShowThe IMDb Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Guest (5 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2018
    Show more
  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Herself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for ABC News NightlineABC News Nightline (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for WGN Morning NewsWGN Morning News (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Half the PictureHalf the Picture Herself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for 49th NAACP Image Awards49th NAACP Image Awards (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for 49th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet49th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet (TV Movie) 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 Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Selma (4 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2017
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  • Primary photo for Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The British Academy Britannia AwardsThe British Academy Britannia Awards (TV Movie) Herself - Honoree  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for 2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for CBS This MorningCBS This Morning (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016–2017
  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Selma (6 episodes, 2014)  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 The OscarsThe Oscars (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 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)  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 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 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 (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself (4 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017–2018
    • Episode #24.172 (Mar 22, 2018) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #24.37 (Oct 16, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #23.240 (Jun 10, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Ok! TVOk! TV (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018
    • Episode #3.135 (Mar 9, 2018) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #3.105 (Jan 26, 2018) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself (8 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2018
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  • Primary photo for Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
    • Episode #22.114 (Jan 20, 2018) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • 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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