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Ava DuVernay Married, Husband, Children, Quotes, Interview, Net Worth

Updated On: 25 Oct, 2018

Ava DuVernay Married, Husband, Children, Quotes, Interview, Net Worth

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Date of Birth August 24, 1972
Age 46 Years 3 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Film Director
Marital Status Single
Net Worth $3 Million
Ethnicity African-American
Social Media Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Height 5 Feet 6 Inches
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Parents Joseph DuVernay, Jr. (Father), Darlene Maye (Mother)
Siblings Jina DuVernay (Sister)

It’s hard to believe that a person who is used to direct small budget documentaries is going to direct one of the most anticipated movies in 2018. But Ava DuVernay, just remember the name, has an ability and directorial mind to make it happen. Ava who is currently busy working on the mega-budget movie A Wrinkle in Time came into limelight after receiving critical applause for her movie Selma for which she was awarded Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

How Much Is Ava’s Net Worth?

The talented director is a whole package regarding filmmaking and can carry the weight of the entire movie on her shoulder. The director has a decent net worth of $3 million, and after her mega-budget film A Wrinkle in Time, her net worth will see geometric growth in coming days.

Ava had her interest in journalism, but she turned into public relations after her internship with CBS News where she helped to cover the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Arnelle Simpson is the daughter of  OJ Simpsons, who vigorously defended her father in court. Harvey Levin, who is the founder of TMZ, was also involved in covering the O.J Simpsons' case.

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Then she went on to open her public relations firm called The DuVernay Agency. Ava though had her career accelerating in a directorial field where he made her first directorial debut through “This is the Life” in 2008. Initially, she concentrated on making short documentaries that would be done in the small budget to learn the trade. After many years of hard work and dedication, she is now set to direct A Wrinkle in Time, that will release in 2018 with a budget exceeding $100 million margins.

 The director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor became the first African-American woman to win Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival for her brilliant work in Selma in 2014.

In 2018, she directed the first big-budget movie "A Wrinkle in Time" with the budget of $100–130 million. The film was released all around the US on 9 March 2018 and made a domestic box office gross of $100 million. After she released the movie, she became the first African-American to direct a film with a big budget.

Currently, Ava is working on numerous projects including Queen Sugar, The Red Line, Central Park Five limited series, Dawn, The Last Amazon, Battle of Versailles and few more.

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Is Ava Dating Or Is She Married?

The highly coveted director has seen a meteoric rise in industry and her rise was sure to attract media. In spite of the entire camera pointing towards her, she maintained a low key when it comes to personal life.

Ava was spotted dating American actor, Common. The couple first met on the set of Selma was seen holding hands together and walking in low-key places in LA.


Ava and Common have been to several events for the movie Selma (Photo: NBC News)

But the soon husband-to-be Common and Ava never opened about their relationship which created confusions among her fans. As of now, the director is still single and not married.

Ava is very fond of children, and she praised the children who played a crucial scene in her movie Selma that took her breath away.

Ava is frequently seen posting quotes about her struggle with finance and making her mark in the industry. In a very emotional interview, she inspired many by saying, "Be Passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal."

The director is wildly popular in social media platform where she is currently busy posting updates about her upcoming movie A Wrinkle in Time.

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Ava’s Short Bio

Director was born with the birth name Ava Marie DuVernay on 24th August 1972 to African- American Parents. She grew up with her mother, Darlene, who is an educator, and her father, Murray Maye. She has a sister named Jina DuVernay and the youngest brother Nic, who celebrated his birthday on 29 April.

Ava who possesses a decent height of 5 feet and 6 inches belongs to African American Ethnicity. The California native who currently ages 44 has an excellent sense of writing and content and only directs the movie that she has an interest in. The  African-American director completed her graduation from  Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood in 1990. Later, she received a double BA degree with the major in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).