Ava DuVernay Bio, Affair, Single, Relationship, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay: Biography in Details

Who is Ava DuVernay?

Ava DuVernay is an American filmmaker and film distributor who won the directing award for her second feature film ‘Middle of Nowhere in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Ava DuVernay: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

She was born on August 24, 1972, in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. Her full name is Ava Marie DuVernay.

Her mother’s name is Darlene Maye and she worked as an educator while her father’s name is  Joseph DuVernay, Jr., who is also known as Murray Maye’s profession is yet to be reviewed.

DuVernay has four siblings which include two younger sisters are Jina DuVernay and Tera DuVernay and the younger brothers are Kristopher Maye and Nic Maye. Her father’s childhood home was the influence behind the making of Selma.

Ava holds American citizenship but her ethnicity is African-American.

In which school did Ava DuVernay attend?

She attended Saint Joseph High School and graduated in 1990. After that, she studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and double majored in English literature and African-American studies

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Ava DuVernay: Professional Life, Career

Initially, Ava DuVernay was interested in Journalism and interned with CBS News where she was assigned to cover the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial. But, she started working as a junior publicist at 20th Century Fox, Savoy Pictures.

In 2013, she launched the Urban Beauty Collective which now has over 10,000 African-American beauty salons and barbershops in 16 different U.S. cities.

Similarly, Ava DuVernay has opened her own public relations firm, ‘The DuVernay Agency’, also known as DVAPR which provided marketing and PR services to both entertainment and lifestyle industries.

Likewise, she decided to work in filmmaking in 2005. Her 12-minute film ‘Saturday Night Life’ was broadcasted on February 6, 2007, and started documentary directing in ‘Compton in C Minor’ (2007), ‘This Is the Life’ (2008), ‘I Will Follow’ (2011), etc.

Her other-directed movies include ‘Selma’ (2014), ‘13th’ (2016), ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (2018), ‘New Gods’, etc.

Moreover, Ava DuVernay worked in Advertising, music videos, Film distribution, TV series, and production. In addition, she is also the founder of AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. Also, she has a Barbie made after her.

Awards, Nominations

Ava DuVernay has been awarded Directors Award with Dorothy Arzner and Heineken Affinity Award.

Other nominations include African-American Film Critics, Golden Globe Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Satellite Awards, Grammy Awards, Academy Award, Black Reel Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Sundance Film Festival, and the Primetime Emmy Award.

What is Ava DuVernay’s net worth?

Ava DuVernay has an estimated net worth of around $60 million and she has earned that sum of money from her professional career.

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Ava DuVernay: Rumors, Controversy

Ava DuVernay was rumored to be dating actor Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn.

They met for the first time on the set of Selma and later were spotted holding hands in low-key places in LA. But, the rumor has neither been denied nor confirmed by any of them.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Ava DuVernay has a height of  5 ft. 6 inches and weighs 66 kg. She has dark brown eyes and black hair. Her body measurement is 34-24-36 inches and her bra size is 34B.

Social Media

Ava DuVernay has around 2.2 million followers on Instagram, about 2.7M followers on Twitter, and around 491k followers on Facebook.

Ava DuVernay’s Birthday Dates

Year Date Day
2024 August Saturday
2025 August Sunday
2026 August Monday
2027 August Tuesday
2028 August Thursday

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