Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
Celebrated Name: Ava DuVernay
Real Name/Full Name: Ava Marie DuVernay
Gender: Female
Age: 51 years old
Birth Date: 24 August 1972
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.67 M
Weight: 65 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Husband: N/A
Children: No
Dating: N/A
Is Ava DuVernay Lesbian?: No
Profession: Filmmaker
Net Worth in 2024: $70 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Ava DuVernay is a popular American filmmaker and film distributor. She has been the recipient of the Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for the film “Middle of Nowhere.” This achievement made her the first black woman to win the award. Her direction of the 2014 historical drama film landed her the nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director. She has directed the 2014 movie “Selma,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Maybe you know about Ava DuVernay very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ava DuVernay’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Ava DuVernay, whose full name is Ava Marie DuVernay, was born on the 24th of August 1972 in Long Beach, California, U.S.  She was born to parents, Joseph Marcel DuVernay III and Darlene (formerly, Sexton), but was raised by her mother and her stepfather, Murray Maye. She grew up in Lynwood, California (near Compton), and had four brothers and sisters as well.

Her mother is an educator, and during the summer, Ava used to visit her father’s childhood home. The time she spent there would later inspire the making of her film “Selma.”  When it comes to her education, she had attended the Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood, from where she graduated in 1990. She is a double BA major in English Literature and African-American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles as well.

Personal Life

Ava DuVernay is a very private person, and there isn’t a lot available about her personal life. However, she has been linked to popular American rapper Common in the past.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 August 1972, Ava DuVernay is 51 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024. Her height is 1.67 M tall, and her weight is 65 Kg.


Before entering into her film making career, she has worked as a junior publicist at 20th Century Fox, Savoy Pictures, and other PR agencies. She had even opened her PR firm in 1999, which was called “DVAPR.” Through her firm, she had worked on campaigns for movies and TV shows such as “Shrek 2”, “The Terminal,” “Collateral,” and more.  Her other ventures include “Urban Beauty Collective,” which is a promotional network, and “HelloBeautiful,” which is a digital platform for women of color.

Her film career began in 2005 when she made a short film called “Saturday Night Life.” She next directed the short film “Compton in C Minor” in 2007. The next year, she directed the hip hop documentary “This Is the Life.”  In 2011, her first narrative feature film was released, which was a drama titled “I Will Follow.” The film was critically well-received.  In the same year, she directed the film “Middle of Nowhere,” which had its premiere on 20th January of 2012, which was once again critically successful.

Her first major success came with her direction of the 2014 historical drama film “Selma.” The film had amazing critical success and was even nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song at the 2014 Academy Awards.  She next directed the 2016 documentary, “13th‘ which was released on the 7th of October 2016 on Netflix.

The documentary was critically successful and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Oscars. The next film she directed was the 2018 fantasy adventure film, “A Wrinkle in Time.” With this film, she became the first woman of color to direct a live-action film, which had a budget upwards of $100 Million. But the movie wasn’t successful either commercially or critically.

She has directed some documentary and web series as well, the most notable being the 2018 Netflix web series, “When They See Us.” The series had upwards of 23 Million viewers within a month of its release.  Also, she has a podcast series which is titled “The Call-In,” which she started in September of 2013. She has been the co-host of the weekly film series “The Essentials” since May of 2019.

Awards & Achievements

Ava DuVernay has been the subject of many Awards and Achievements over the years. Here is a list covering some of those Awards and Achievements:

  • She became the first woman of color to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, for her film “13th”.
  • She was the recipient of the Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
  • She was named as the Best Director Award for “Selma” in 2014 by Central Ohio Film Critics Association.
  • She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2014 in the category of Best Director for the movie “Selma.”

Net Worth & Salary of Ava DuVernay in 2024

Ava DuVernay Net Worth
Ava DuVernay Net Worth

As of May 2024, Ava DuVernay has gathered a net worth of $70 Million. She has gathered most of her earnings from her film making career. Her work on the movies “Selma,” “13th,” and “Middle of Nowhere” has brought her amazing success.  In addition to directing films, she directed the Netflix web series “When They See Us,” which was greatly successful. She has a podcast series, and before working in films, she had worked on movie campaigns as well through her PR firm “DVAPR.” Therefore, it’s only fair she has such amazing net worth.

Ava DuVernay has been an amazing director and has been a great inspiration for not just the woman of color but to every one of us. Her talent, hard work, vision, and attitude have made her what she is today. Here wishing her the best of luck for all her future endeavors and hope she is inspiring us like she always has.


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