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Ava DuVernay

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Ava Marie DuVernay (; born August 24, 1972) is an American filmmaker. She is a recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award, a NAACP Image Award, a BAFTA Film Award and a BAFTA TV Award, as well as a nominee of an Academy Award and Golden Globe. After making her directoral debut, I Will Follow (2010), DuVernay won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award.For her work on Selma (2014), a biopic about Martin Luther King Jr., DuVernay became the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award for Best Picture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ava DuVernay has received more than 4,893,595 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ava DuVernay is the 1,642nd most popular film director (down from 1,407th in 2019), the 13,615th most popular biography from United States (down from 11,488th in 2019) and the 496th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ava DuVernay ranks 1,642 out of 1,581Before her are Rob Bowman, John Moore, James DeMonaco, David Dobkin, Joseph Cedar, and Harald Zwart. After her are Newton Thomas Sigel, Marielle Heller, Pablo Trapero, Douglas McGrath, Dan Povenmire, and David Slade.

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Among people born in 1972, Ava DuVernay ranks 587Before her are Paul Okon, Jean-Luc Brassard, Eimear Quinn, Zanele Muholi, Jasmin St. Claire, and Zoltan Sabo. After her are Yermakhan Ibraimov, Loek van Wely, Ueslei, Sérgio Manoel, Jean-Jacques Tizié, and Bang Soo-hyun.

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Among people born in United States, Ava DuVernay ranks 13,615 out of 18,182Before her are Jay Gould II (1888), Seth Curry (1990), Fiona Dourif (1981), Grayson Hall (1922), Diego Corrales (1977), and Mike Budenholzer (1969). After her are Will Pan (1980), Shane Larkin (1992), Newton Thomas Sigel (1955), Albert Brewer (1928), Sidney Dillon Ripley (1913), and 2 Chainz (1977).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ava DuVernay ranks 496Before her are Nia DaCosta (1989), Rawson Marshall Thurber (1975), Rob Bowman (1960), James DeMonaco (1969), David Dobkin (1969), and Joseph Cedar (1968). After her are Newton Thomas Sigel (1955), Marielle Heller (1979), Douglas McGrath (1958), Dan Povenmire (1963), Kevin Clash (1960), and David Nutter (1960).

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