Director Ava DuVernay: Does She Have a Boyfriend? Or is She Secretly Married? Husband?
- Date of Birth 1972-08-24
- Age 48 Years 2 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Filmmaker
- Zodiac Sign Virgo
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Joseph DuVernay, Jr.
- Mother Darlene Maye
- Sister/s Jina DuVernay
- Children/Kids Not Yet
- Relationship Status Single
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Net Worth $60 Million
- High School Saint Joseph High School
- College University of California, Los Angeles
- Height/ How Tall? 5'6" (168 cm)
- Weight N/A
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Eye Color Black
- Lesbian No
To win various awards in the entertainment industry is certainly a big thing but not as big as to be the "first African-American" woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and that lady is nonother than Ava Du Vernay.
She is the total package of a director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor she does it all by herself. Her contribution to the film industry is immense.
The 43-year-old actress is very popular among fans and has 148 thousand followers on Twitter.
After being so popular and so successful, she has managed to keep her personal life very low profile.
Does she have a Boyfriend? Or is She Secretly Married? Husband?
Lately, Ava is in the news for her link up with her pair in her film "Selma" actor Common. According to centrictv.com it states that ;
"The two met in 2014 on the set of Selma. And as of late, our spies have spotted them out together in Hollywood. Our sources have seen them exhibiting date-like behavior holding hands, walking around a few low-key spots in LA
It further states that;
"They’ve also been spotted together having sushi on Sunset and at the movies in Hollywood (Arclight). In addition to holding hands, they’ve also been spotted kissing and riding around in Common’s Range Rover."
Well with so much of this news going around we are in denial that is they really a couple or not as they have not made anything official as of now and that dating history of her so called boyfriend is also quite eye catching
Caption: Actor Common on left and director Ava Du Vernay attend The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Oscar Nominees Night Party at Spago on February 2, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California.
Actor Common has also been in relationships with Serena Williams (2007 - 2010), Taraji P. Henson (2005 - 2007), Erykah Badu (2000 - 2002) and Karrine Steffans (1999).
Having said that if rumours are to be believed both the couple are trying to maintain a low profile and have yet to go public and announce their official relation when they are ready and as of now we can hope best for the couple.
Ava DuVernay Professional life:
Ava is not only a multi-talented person but an inspiration to many. Ava has made her own path to her success as she made film history when she because the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director for her extraordinary “Selma.”
On an interview, she gave to rogerebert.com on 2014 the director had said many things about her career and professional life so far. She said;
"The "first" of it all is the bittersweet part. I'm certainly not the first black woman deserving of this. You can't tell me that since 1943 there's not been another black woman who's made something worthy of this kind of recognition. But for whatever reason, it hasn't happened. The time is now. I thank them for recognizing Selma.
She’s a Black woman who saw White men in director roles and decided of telling her own stories as anything they could do, she could do it too and that is when it all started.
On a recent interview she gave to essence.com on 2016 she delivered an inspiration statement which stated;
It’s really important, because so much about our society says, ‘Pursue your dreams, go after your dreams.’ When you really try to think about, ‘How do I do that?’ So often we think, it’s got to be all or nothing, I’ve got to quit my job, I’ve got to leave this to do this. I ended up doing it progressively but I wish I would have known that it’s okay. It’s not even that it’s okay, it’s the best way. It’s the best way, you learn a little bit, so when you get there, you’re prepared.
As of now, we wish nothing but the best for Ava for her upcoming projects she has many exciting films lined up for her.
Here is the video of Ava describing her career so far;
Caption: Ava Du Vernay was talking about her new project Queen Sugar and much more on Jan 26, 2016.
Ava also took to her twitter to make sure her followers does not miss to watch her in her new "Queen Sugar" project.
Post-premiere pix of QUEEN SUGAR's majority women and POC directorial, editorial, casting, sound, writing teams! XO! pic.twitter.com/WOguc4F8J9— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) August 30, 2016
Ava Du Vernay's Short Bio:
Ava Du Vernay was born on born August 24, 1972, in Long Beach, California and is the oldest of the five children. She attended Saint Joseph High School and in 1990 got graduated with B.A. from the university of California, Los ANGELES and again in 1995 she got double majored in English and African-American studies. And as of now she is not married and has no husband.
Ava took her career as journalism and was intern for CBS News but she became disillusioned with journalism and decided to switch to publicity
In 2008, she made her feature directorial debut "This Is the Life" with a small budget. In 2011 she made " I Will Follow" and also produced her second feature film "Middle of Nowhere" which also won the Best Director Prize at the 2012 Sundance film festival, making her the first African-American woman to receive the award.
She is also the founder of AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. She is also the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She received the nomination for her film Selma (2014).
She will now be seen in "Queen Sugar" alongside Oprah Winfrey which will be premiered on fall on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6-7 on OWN., "The 13th" which will also be released in fall 2016.