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

August 24, 1972 (1972-08-24) (age 48)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Filmmaker
Notable work

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

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.

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.


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