Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
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: 51 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
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Filmmaker
Net Worth: $70 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Ava Marie DuVernay is an American filmmaker who won the directing award during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival courtesy of her second film, “Middle of Nowhere.” She is the first black woman to win that award. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as the best director for her work, “Selma” in 2014. She has won several other awards for her great works in filming. Here is a short biography of Ava Duvernay in 2021.

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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.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ava DuVernay in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Ava DuVernay’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 22nd April 2024 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 color is Dark brown and hair color is Dark brown.


Concerning her education, she attended Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood. She later enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in English Literature and African-American Studies.

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 rumors that she dated one popular American rapper in the past called Common, who also wrote music for Selma.

Is Ava DuVernay Lesbian?

No. Ava DuVernay is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. She is neither lesbian nor gay and has no such rumors in the past. Although she has kept every information concerning her relationships away from the limelight, there is no point in concluding that she is not of straight sexual orientation.

Professional 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 to help O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, she decided to try out public relations. She even worked for Fox, Savoy Pictures in the 20tyh 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, and 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 which 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 of BET music documentary, “My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop.”


Ava DuVernay has many several awards and nominations from 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.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ava DuVernay in 2024

Ava DuVernay Net Worth
Ava DuVernay Net Worth

She has earned a huge of money from her career, amounting to $70 million as of 2024. She has earned all her wealth from her filming career, which she has done for years now. She also owns a company that has boosted her total earnings. Her PR services firm has also been a good source of her income.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She is the founder of the African-American Film Festival Realising Movement (AFFRM).
  • She is the owner of forwarding Movement television production company
  • She was elected by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the Board of Governors.

Ava DuVernay has done a great job in the filming industry. She has been an inspiration to many for her positive attitude towards her career and the efforts she puts to see the success of the filming industry. What we can do is just wish her all the best in her future works as she continues to put endless efforts towards her career.


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