Quick Facts of Ava Marie DuVernay

  • Full NameAva Marie DuVernay
  • Date of Birth24 August, 1972
  • NicknameAva
  • Marital Status Unknown
  • BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • ProfessionFilmmaker
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildSlim
  • EducationUniversity of California
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Net Worth$3 million

Ava DuVernay is a multi-talented personality from the United States of America, best known as a director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. She is an Award-winning director, famous for her work on the movies like Middle of Nowhere and Selma.

Ava is the first African-American woman director to receive the Golden Globe nomination for Best Director for her movies Selma.

Early Life of Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay was born on August 24, 1972, in Long Beach, California, United States of America and grew up in Lynwood, California. She belongs to the mixed ethnicity of African-American and holds American nationality.

The childhood picture of Ava DuVernay
The childhood picture of Ava DuVernay                                                                  Image Source: [email protected]

Ava DuVernay joined and graduated from Saint Joseph High School. She has done a double major in English and African-American studies from the University of California.

Career Highlights

Ava DuVernay started her career through the documentary titled This in the Life. The document is related to the history of the hip-hop movement in Los Angeles from the year 1990s. After that, she had done a series of documentaries. Her next project was My Mic Sounds Nice in the year 2010.

Ava has won a series of awards for her movies. Ava DuVernay has directed and produced various television series that includes Queen Sugar and episode 3.08 of Scandal which was called Vermont is For Lovers, Too. She is the founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM).

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I have loved Bono and U2 since I was a girl. I’ve been guarded and guided by their work in many moments of my life. I first learned about human rights and activism, not through Martin Luther King as he was blandly taught in school, but through the passion of Bono’s voice singing of the civil rights icon in the song PRIDE. I named my first narrative film, I WILL FOLLOW, after their song that meant so much to me and my Aunt Denise. She was the one who first introduced me to their music. I played their song BAD on the day I buried her and it helped me lift my head as I drove to the funeral, like a balm for my wounded heart. My favorite all-time song of U2 is DROWNING MAN. It’s not a hit song. It’s a heart song. And it lives in mine. In the song, Bono sings the words: “take my hand.” A moment before this picture was snapped, he reached over and took mine in his. I was breathless and speechless. He and Edge were everything a fan wishes their hero will be upon meeting them. Every single thing. My true thanks to all who made the moment possible, especially my friend @Oprah, who knows my heart and that this would make it shine and shimmer and sing. It did. In more ways than I can express. It’s a beautiful day. xo

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AFFRM helps to distribute the films made by or focusing on black people. Some of her directorial ventures include A Wrinkle in Time, Selma. 13th, Say Yes for Fashion Fair, Venus Vs., Middle of Nowhere, I Will Follow, This Is the Life, and much more.

For her documentaries and films, she is awarded different sorts of awards like African-American Film Critics, Sundance Film Festival, Primetime Emmy Award, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Women Film Critics Circle, Black Reel Awards, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and so on.

Marital Status – Unmarried

Ava DuVernay is still unmarried and has yet not disclosed about her personal life. But there was a rumor that she is dating a rapper, Common. The couple first met each other on the set of Oscar-nominated movie named Selma.

Ava with the famous rapper, Common
Ava with the famous rapper, Common                             Image Source: Pinterest

Ava was the director and her boyfriend, Common was an actor in the movie. The rumor about their relationship came after the couple spotted together quite often during the promotion of the movie.

Body Statistics

Reviewing the physical features of Ava, she has the slim type of body that gives her a perfect look. She has black colored eyes and black colored hair.

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Net Worth – $60 Million

The talented director, Ava has an estimated net worth of around $3 Million as per the Celebrity Net Worth. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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