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      Ava DuVernay

      Ava DuVernay

      Highest Rated: 100% Half the Picture (2018)

      Lowest Rated: 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

      Birthday: Aug 24, 1972

      Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

      A gifted, socially conscious writer, director and producer, Ava DuVernay went from in-demand publicist to helming her own projects when she saw a gap in the marketplace for non-stereotypical African-American independent films. After experiencing success with the award-winning documentaries "This is the Life" (2008) and "My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip-Hop" (BET, 2010), DuVernay turned her focus to narratives features with the acclaimed tale of moving on from grief, "I Will Follow" (2011), the first release from her industry-changing collective, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). DuVernay impressed critics even further with her follow-up, "Middle of Nowhere" (2012), the story of a woman (Emayatzy Corinealdi) who makes enormous personal sacrifices to support her incarcerated husband (Omari Hardwick) but eventually reaches a personal crossroads. Her film dramatizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 civil rights march, "Selma" (2014), was even more acclaimed. Earning massive acclaim across the board, DuVernay made history as the first African-American winner of Best Director from the Sundance Film Festival. Blessed with a huge talent to match her social conscience, Ava DuVernay excited critics and fans who were proud to join her in championing challenging African-American independent films of depth and substance. DuVernay also broke ground on television with a collaboration with longtime friend and mentor Oprah Winfrey, "Queen Sugar" (OWN 2016- ) and was tapped to direct the film version of the classic children's fantasy "A Wrinkle In Time," making her the first African-American woman to helm a feature with a budget over one hundred million dollars.

      Highest rated movies

      Life Itself poster
      Life Itself




      86% 95% Only in Theaters Self $30.5K 2022
      88% 38% A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks Self - 2021
      91% 80% The White Tiger Executive Producer - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Concerto Is a Conversation Executive Producer - 2021
      100% 70% Half the Picture Self $21.6K 2018
      42% 26% A Wrinkle in Time Director $100.5M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wrinkle in Time Director - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wrinkle in Time with Bonus Content Director - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet August 28th: A Day in the Life of a People Director - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Be Natural Unknown (Character) - 2018
      97% 90% 13TH Director,
      - 2016
      99% 86% Selma Director,
      Executive Producer
      $52.1M 2014
      98% 88% Life Itself Unknown (Character) $809.7K 2014
      67% 76% 99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film Associate Producer - 2013
      88% 64% Middle of Nowhere Director,
      $166.9K 2012
      82% 66% I Will Follow Director,
      - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the Life Director,
      - 2008


      No Score Yet 63% Queen Sugar Creator,
      Executive Producer
      2019 2021-2022
      78% 100% Cherish the Day Executive Producer 2020 2022
      91% 56% Naomi Executive Producer,
      0% No Score Yet One Perfect Shot Executive Producer,
      54% 42% DMZ Executive Producer,
      100% 85% Dear... Self 2022
      No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2018 2022
      100% No Score Yet Home Sweet Home Executive Producer 2021
      79% 44% Colin in Black and White Executive Producer,
      No Score Yet 41% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2018 2021
      No Score Yet 61% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 46% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2017 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017 2019
      97% 89% When They See Us Executive Producer,
      No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
      72% 76% The Red Line Executive Producer 2019
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
      41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 100% 60 Minutes Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 77% Being Mary Jane Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      93% 72% Scandal Director 2013