- Name: Ava DuVernay
- Born: 08/24/1972 (48 years old)
- Occupation: Filmmaker
- Website: www.avaduvernay.com
Ava Marie DuVernay (//; born August 24, 1972) is an American filmmaker and director. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award. 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 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016).
Birth Name: Ava Marie DuVernay
School: University of California,Los Angeles
Alias: Ava Marie DuVernay
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, U.S.
Ava DuVernay quotes :
Positive characterizations are complex characterizations. That's all we need to know. They shouldn't be saccharine. They shouldn't feel like medicine.Ava DuVernay
In Hollywood, there is one dominant voice. It is a white, male, straight gaze. When I talk about positive portrayals of black people and women, I'm saying complexity. I'm not saying goody-two-shoes, everything's okay. No. The positive view of me is to see me as I am: the 'good,' the 'bad,' the gray. That is a positive portrayal.Ava DuVernay