Ava Marie DuVernay Biography, Ava Marie DuVernay Biography and Profile, African-American Filmmaker, African-American Director, African-American Screenwriter

Born in August 24, 1972 in Long Beach, California, Ava DuVernay worked in film publicity and marketing, and established her own agency, before deciding to become a filmmaker. She helmed hip-hop documentaries and then released two feature films: I Will Follow (2010) and Middle of Nowhere (2012). She directed the Oscar-nominated historical drama Selma, which follows a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life during an urgent call for voting rights. Read more