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Ava DuVernay


A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which included My Mic Sounds Nice (2010) which aired on BET. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

13th
13th Producer
(2016)
Selma
Selma Producer
(2014)
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 Miscellaneous Crew
(2004)
Queen Sugar
Queen Sugar Producer
(2016-2017)

Filmography

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 2014 Life Itself (Documentary) (archival stills and footage courtesy of)
 2011 The Help (unit publicity - uncredited)
 2010 Cop Out (publicity consultant)
 2009 Invictus (publicity consultant - uncredited)
 2009 Good Hair (Documentary) (promotional services)
 2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (Documentary) (publicist)
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (promotional services)
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees (production publicist - uncredited)
 2008 American Violet (promotional services)
 2008 A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (publicist)
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (promotional services)
 2007 Hairspray (promotional services - uncredited)
 2007 Shrek the Third (promotional services)
 2007 Lincoln Heights (TV Series) (publicity consultant - 7 episodes)
- House Arrest (2007) ... (publicity consultant)
- Tricks and Treats (2007) ... (publicity consultant)
- Missing (2007) ... (publicity consultant)
- Abduction (2007) ... (publicity consultant)
- Blowback (2007) ... (publicity consultant)
 2007 How She Move (publicity consultant)
 2006 Dreamgirls (publicity consultant)
 2006 My Brother (national publicist)
 2006/I Dirty Laundry (publicist)
 2006 Waist Deep (publicist)
 2006 Over the Hedge (publicity consultant)
 2006 The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Video) (publicity consultant)
 2006 Take the Lead (promotional services)
 2005 Preaching to the Choir (publicist)
 2005 Domino (promotional services)
 2005 Roll Bounce (promotional services)
 2005 Cry Wolf (publicity consultant - uncredited)
 2005 Harsh Times (special publicist)
 2005 Stealth (promotional services)
 2005 The Island (publicity consultant)
 2005 Madagascar (publicity consultant)
 2005 Back in the Day (publicist)
 2005 Monster-in-Law (promotional services)
 2005 King's Ransom (promotional services)
 2005 Guess Who (promotional services - uncredited)
 2005 Kojak (TV Series) (promotional services)
 2005 Beauty Shop (promotional services - uncredited)
 2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman (talent consultant)
 2005 Constellation (unit publicist)
 2005 Are We There Yet? (promotional services)
 2005 Assault on Precinct 13 (publicity consultant)
 2004 Joy Road (publicity agent)
 2004 Fade to Black (Documentary) (publicity consultant)
 2004 Hair Show (publicist)
 2004/I Second Time Around (TV Series) (publicist)
 2004 Shark Tale (publicity consultant)
 2004 Collateral (publicity consultant)
 2004 I, Robot (promotional services)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (promotional services)
 2004 White Chicks (promotional services)
 2004 The Terminal (publicity consultant - uncredited)
 2004 Dance 360 (TV Series) (publicist)
 2004 Nora's Hair Salon (publicist)
 2004 Man on Fire (promotional services - uncredited)
 2004 My Date with Drew (Documentary) (publicist)
 2004 Johnson Family Vacation (promotional services)
 2004/I Twisted (promotional services)
 2004 Against the Ropes (promotional services)
 2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (TV Movie) (publicity consultant)
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (promotional services)
 2004 Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (Documentary) (publicity consultant)
 2003 Honey (promotional services)
 2003 Radio (promotional services - uncredited)
 2003 Good Boy! (promotional services - uncredited)
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (promotional services)
 2003/I Out of Time (promotional services - uncredited) / (publicity consultant - uncredited)
 2003 S.W.A.T. (promotional services)
 2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (promotional services)
 2003 Deliver Us from Eva (publicity consultant - uncredited) / (unit publicist - uncredited)
 2003 Biker Boyz (unit publicist)
 2002 Dark Blue (unit publicist)
 2002 Half Past Dead (publicist)
 2002 Baadasssss Cinema (TV Movie documentary) (publicity consultant)
 2002 Street Time (TV Series) (publicist)
 2002 G (promotional services - uncredited)
 2002 The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie) (publicity consultant)
 2002 Roots: Celebrating 25 Years (TV Movie) (publicist)
 2001 Formula 51 (publicity consultant)
 2001 Two Can Play That Game (publicity consultant)
 2001 Ghosts of Mars (publicity consultant)
 2001 Spy Kids (publicity consultant)
 2000 Dracula 2000 (publicity consultant)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series) (publicist - 23 episodes)
- SWAT's Happening (2000) ... (publicist)
- Smoochas Gracias (2000) ... (publicist)
- Saving Faces (2000) ... (publicist)
- The Lone Free Ranger (2000) ... (publicist)
- Nathan's Hot Dog (2000) ... (publicist)
 2000 Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (TV Movie documentary) (publicity consultant)
 2000 King of the Jungle (publicist)
 2000 The District (TV Series) (publicity consultant)
 2000 Girlfriends (TV Series) (publicist)
 2000 Judge Hatchett (TV Series) (publicity consultant)
 2000 Scary Movie (publicity consultant)
 2000/I The Visit (publicist)
 2000 The Debut (publicist)
 2000 Lumumba (publicity consultant)
 2000 Dancing in September (publicist)
 2000 Trois (publicity consultant)
 2000 Punks (publicist)
 2000 What's Cooking? (publicity consultant - uncredited)
 1999 Held Up (publicity consultant)
 1999 Third World Cop (publicity consultant)
 1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead (Video) (unit publicist)
 1999 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (publicist)
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Alternate Names:

Ava

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Filmmakers need to realize that their job isn't done when they lock picture. We must see our films through. See more »

Trivia:

In 2012, she became the first African American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival. She won the award for her second feature, Middle of Nowhere (2012). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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