Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

Birthplace: 
Long Beach, California
Birthday: 
August 24

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About

Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, producer and distributor. Her directorial work includes the historical drama Selma, the documentary 13th and the Disney children's adventure A Wrinkle In Time. She is currently in production on Central Park Five, a limited drama series for Netflix, as well as the fourth season of her hit series Queen Sugar for OWN. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Prize for Middle Of Nowhere, DuVernay amplifies the work of people of color and women of all kinds through her film distribution collective ARRAY.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

6 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special - 2019

  • Nominee
  • Ava DuVernay, Directed by
  • When They See Us
  • Netflix
  • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks

Outstanding Limited Series - 2019

  • Nominee
  • Ava DuVernay, Executive Producer
  • When They See Us
  • Netflix
  • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special - 2019

  • Nominee
  • Ava DuVernay, Teleplay by & Story by
  • When They See Us
  • "Part Four"
  • Netflix
  • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks

Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Ava DuVernay, Directed by
  • 13th
  • Netflix
  • Forward Movement, LLC and Kandoo Films

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special - 2017

  • Winner
  • Ava DuVernay, Produced by
  • 13th
  • Netflix
  • Forward Movement, LLC and Kandoo Films

Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program - 2017

  • Winner
  • Ava DuVernay, Written by
  • 13th
  • Netflix
  • Forward Movement, LLC and Kandoo Films

Photos

  • Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson present an award to Ava DuVernay at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Common, Robert Glasper, Ava DuVernay and Rickey Minor at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • The 13th team at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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