Today for Black History Month, we are highlighting director Ava DuVernay.
Birth Date: August 24, 1972
Hometown: Lynwood, California
- Ava DuVernay is known for directing the movies “A Wrinkle In Time” and “Selma”
- Ava DuVernay interned for CBS News
- Ava Duvernay directed the Netflix Original “13th,” which sparked the conversation about the 13th amendment, racism still existing, mass incarceration, and the struggles of African Americans
- Ava DuVernay was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award
- Ava DuVernay is the first African American woman to receive a movie budget of over $100 million
We thank you for your contributions Ava DuVernay.