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Ava DuVernay is a popular American filmmaker and film distributor. She has been the recipient of the Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for the film “Middle of Nowhere.” This achievement made her the first black woman to win the award. Her direction of the 2014 historical drama film landed her the nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director. She has directed the 2014 movie “Selma,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Here is a short summary of Ava DuVernay's career:
Before entering into her film making career, she has worked as a junior publicist at 20th Century Fox, Savoy Pictures, and other PR agencies. She had even opened her PR firm in 1999, which was called “DVAPR.” Through her firm, she had worked on campaigns for movies and TV shows such as “Shrek 2”, “The Terminal,” “Collateral,” and more. Her other ventures include “Urban Beauty Collective,” which is a promotional network, and “HelloBeautiful,” which is a digital platform for women of color.
Family and Personal Life
Ava DuVernay is a very private person, and there isn’t a lot available about her personal life. However, she has been linked to popular American rapper Common in the past.
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Ava Marie DuVernay|
|Age (as of today)||50 years|
|Date of Birth||August 24, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Long Beach, California, U.S.|
|Height||1.67 m, 5 feet 6 inches|
|Weight||65 kg, 143.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$70 Million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Ava DuVernay's height is pretty average measuring 1.67 m. The filmmaker weighs 65 kg. Being born on August 24, 1972, translates to an age of 50 years as of todays date (August 15, 2023).
"You could make the most beautiful film, and that weekend it's raining too hard on the East Coast, and no one goes out. Artists should have a chance to do it again. That's the challenge: Women artists don't get a second chance. People-of-color artists don't get a second chance. You're put in director's jail, and that's a wrap."Ava DuVernay
"I don't even really see sit-ins and marches as passive. I see them as quite assertive. I see those as emotionally aggressive tactics. I see people putting their lives on the line and being bold and brave."Ava DuVernay
"I like silence. Aesthetically, I feel strangled by the fast cutting and a wall of sound. And I think showing black people thinking onscreen is radical."Ava DuVernay
"Artists should be free to create what we want. I believe there's a special value in work that is a reflection of oneself as opposed to interpretation. When I see a film or a TV show about black people not written by someone who's black, it's an interpretation of that life."Ava DuVernay
"There's really no precedent for someone like me gaining clout in the space that I'm in - a black woman directing films in Hollywood."Ava DuVernay