Ava DuVernay


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A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This is 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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Queen Sugar Producer
(2016-2022)
Selma Producer
(2014)
When They See Us Producer
(2019)
(2012)

Filmography

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  Battle of Versailles (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
  Wings of Fire (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.10 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 ... (executive producer)
 2016-2022 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (executive producer - 79 episodes)
- Spaces Fill (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Slowly and Always Irregularly (2022) ... (executive producer)
- After a Period, Peace Blooms (2022) ... (executive producer)
- And When Great Souls Die (2022) ... (executive producer)
- And You Would Be One of Them (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2022 Naomi (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Who Am I? (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Ready or Not (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Worst Prom Ever (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Fallout (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Keep Your Friends Close (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2022 One Perfect Shot (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2022 DMZ (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Home (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Good Name (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Advent (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Good Luck (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Colin in Black & White (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Dear Colin (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Crystal (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Decision (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Road Trip (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Quarterbackin' (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Home Sweet Home (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2021 The White Tiger (executive producer)
 2020 A Concerto Is a Conversation (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2020 The Golden Girls: Reimagined (Short) (executive producer)
 2020 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- And She Could Be Next (2020) ... (executive producer)
- And She Could Be Next (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Cherish the Day (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Catharsis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Synopsis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Nemesis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Analysis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Basis (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 When They See Us (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Part Four (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Part Three (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Part Two (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Part One (2019) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2019 The Red Line (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- This Victory Alone Is Not the Change We Seek (2019) ... (executive producer)
- I Must Tell You What We Have Inherited (2019) ... (executive producer)
- We Turn Up This Music Louder Than a Mother's Cry (2019) ... (executive producer)
- One Day We May Be More Than a Body (2019) ... (executive producer)
- We Need Glory for a While (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Jay Z: Family Feud feat. Beyoncé (Music Video short) (producer)
 2016 Black America Again (Music Video short) (executive producer)
 2016 13th (Documentary) (producer - produced by)
 2016 August 28th (Documentary short) (producer)
 2015 For Justice (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Selma (executive producer)
 2013 Hello Beautiful: Interludes with John Legend (TV Movie) (producer)
 2013 Nine for IX (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Venus vs. (2013) ... (producer)
 2013/VIII The Door (Short) (producer)
 2013 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (Documentary) (associate producer)
 2012 Middle of Nowhere (producer - produced by)
 2011 Black Girls Rock! 2011 (TV Special) (segment producer)
 2010 I Will Follow (producer - produced by)
 2010 My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Compton in C Minor (Short) (producer)
 2008 This Is the Life (Documentary) (producer)
 2001 Fly Me to the Moon (Video short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 19 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Ava

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Parents:

Joseph DuVernay Jr. | Darlene Maye
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I didn't go to film school. I got my education on the set as a niche publicist in the film industry. See more »

Trivia:

Merited a place in TIME magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People" issue with an homage written by Venus Williams. See more »

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