Ava DuVernay bio: net worth 2022, age, height, weight, wiki, kids.
Ava Marie DuVernay is an American director who received the Sundance Film Festival’s directing award for her second film, “Middle of Nowhere,” in 2012. She is the first black woman to receive this honour.
Ava DuVernay: Profile summary
|Real Name/Full Name||Ava Marie DuVernay|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Ava DuVernay|
|Birth Place:||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||24 August 1972|
|Age/How Old:||49 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 168 cm|
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 66 Kg|
In Pounds – 146 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Joseph Marcel DuVernay III|
Mother – Darlene DuVernay
|Siblings:||Kristopher, Nicholas, Jina, Tera, and Lashica|
|School:||Saint Joseph High School|
|College:||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Net Worth:||$70 million|
Ava DuVernay: Biography and Early Life
Ava DuVernay was born on 24 August 1972 in Long Beach, California. Her parents were Darlene Sexton and Joseph Marcel DuVerney III. Her mother worked as an educator. Her father originated from Louisiana, but she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Murray Maye, together with her four siblings. She used to travel to her father’s home near Selma, Alabama. Her visits here influenced her to make her film, Selma because her father experienced The Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965.
Ava DuVernay: Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Ava DuVernay in 2022 and what is her height and weight? Well, Ava DuVernay’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date, 5th July 2022, having been born on 24 August 1972. Though she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 146 lbs in Pound and 66 kg in Kilograms. Her eye colour is Dark brown, and her hair colour is Dark Brown.
Ava DuVernay: Education
Concerning her education, she attended Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood. She later enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in English Literature and African-American Studies.
Ava DuVernay: Personal Life- Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
DuVernay is a very secretive person when it comes to matters of relationships. She has not disclosed any information about her personal life; thus, neither her husband nor children are known if she has any. However, there have been rumours that she dated one popular American rapper in the past called Common, who also wrote music for Selma.
Ava DuVernay: Career
DuVernay always wanted to become a journalist as her professional career after being influenced by her internship at CBS News. After she took up a role in helping O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, she decided to try out public relations. She even worked for Fox, and Savoy Pictures in the 20th century as a junior publicist.
Then, she opened her own public relations firm in 1999 called DuVernay Agency or just DVAPR. She used to provide PR services and also worked on campaigns for television and film shows, including Lumumba, The Terminal, Dreamgirls, and many more. She launched several other ventures, including Urban Beauty Collective.
She made her first film during the Christmas holiday of 2005 using $6 000 called Saturday Night Life. She then thought of making documentaries as they could take a smaller budget directing the first one in 2007, “Compton in C Minor.” She made her first narrative film in 2011 called “I Will Follow,” starring Sallie Richardson-Whitfield. She produced her second narrative film, “Middle of Nowhere,” in the summer of 2011. She was then commissioned to create a film about African-American history by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
She directed a $20 million budget film, Selma, which was produced by Plan B Entertainment and was released on 25 December 2014. She directed the documentary film, “13th,” which was announced by the New York Film Festival in July 2016.
She was reported to be the new director of the 1962 novel film, “A Wrinkle in Time,” on 8 February 2016. The film started filming in November 2016. She has directed three television documentaries, one being a two-hour film on TV One, “Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival.” She also directed the first BET music documentary, “My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop.”
Ava DuVernay: Awards
Ava DuVernay has many several awards and nominations in her career. She won a directing award during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. She was nominated for Golden Globe Award as the Best Director for her work in Selma and an Academy Award for Best Picture for the same film. She was nominated for the 13th film for the Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Feature. She has also been nominated for Primetime Emmy Award and Critics’ Choice Television Award.
Ava DuVernay: Net Worth
She has earned a huge of money from her career, amounting to $70 million as of 2022.