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

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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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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