Ava DuVernay


Javicia Leslie and Kaci Walfall Are Superheroes On and Off Screen—And This Convo Is Proof

Batwoman's Javicia Leslie and Naomi's Kaci Walfall sat down with E! to share their experiences as Black leading ladies—and how to make the industry more diverse on and off screen.

February 23, 2022

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty: Viola Davis, Jameela Jamil and More Stars React

After a Wisconsin jury delivered a not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Hollywood stars including Jameela Jamil, Bette Midler and Josh Gad took to social media to share their reactions.

November 20, 2021

Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar to End With Season 7

The critically acclaimed show from Ava DuVernay and the Oprah Winfrey Network will conclude after its seventh season.

November 16, 2021

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Late "The Wire" Star Michael K. Williams

Following Michael K. William's sudden death, celebrities and colleagues like Ava DuVernay, Niecy Nash, and Leslie Jones speak out on his impact. Watch!

September 8, 2021

Comedian Paul Mooney Dead at 79: Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay and More Pay Tribute

After news emerged that comedian Paul Mooney died at the age of 79, stars took to social media to honor the late legend. As Viola Davis wrote, “So happy to have witnessed your genius live.”

May 19, 2021

Ava DuVernay Shares Powerful Election Message at Black Lives Matter Event

Ava DuVernay made a moving call to action for all Americans amid 2020 election. Keep scrolling to read her powerful words.

November 4, 2020

Colin Kaepernick & Ava DuVernay Team Up For Netflix Series

The football player and director join forces for "Colin in Black & White," a 6-part miniseries documenting Colin's journey to becoming a NFL quarterback to activist.

June 29, 2020

Colin Kaepernick Teams With Ava DuVernay for Netflix Series About His High School Years

Colin in Black & White will be a six-episode miniseries about Colin Kaepernick's teen years.

June 29, 2020

Ava DuVernay Shares Her Heartbreaking Reaction to George Floyd's Death

Director Ava DuVernay is opening up about the death of George Floyd and "police invisibility" in a conversation with Ellen DeGeneres. Watch the interview.

June 8, 2020

Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo Accuse Academy Voters of Punishing Selma After 2014 Protest

In a new interview, David Oyelowo accused Academy members of refusing to vote for Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film Selma after the cast wore “I can’t breathe” T-shirts to protest Eric Garner’s death.

June 5, 2020

Oprah Slams "Awful" Sex Trafficking Rumors

The media mogul takes to Twitter to defend herself after a conspiracy theory circulates claiming she was arrested. See what Ms. Winfrey is really doing.

March 18, 2020

Ava DuVernay Delivers Powerful Speech About Prison Reform at 2020 Critics' Choice Awards

Ava DuVernay delivered an empowering speech about prison reform and doing the right thing at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards.

January 13, 2020

The Exonerated 5 Talk Seeing Each Other's Stories For the First Time in When They See Us on Emmys Red Carpet

Exclusive: Ava DuVernay is joined by Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Yusef Salaam to celebrate their miniseries' 16 nominations

September 22, 2019

From Felicity Huffman to Niecy Nash, a Star-Studded Cast Shines in When They See Us Trailer

The four-part series from Ava DuVernay tells the story of the Central Park Five

April 19, 2019

These 10 Fierce Females Are Changing the Film Landscape & You Should Know Their Names

Ava DuVernay, Greta Gerwig and more females changing the movie landscape

March 4, 2019

Women Changing Film

March 4, 2019

Celebs React to Penny Marshall's Death

Busy Philipps, Ava DuVernay, and more stars share their condolences after the "A League of Their Own" director passes away from diabetes complications.

December 18, 2018


Ava DuVernay and Benedict Cumberbatch Named PETA's "Most Beautiful" Vegans

Director and actor announced as winners of the honorary award

July 11, 2018

Netflix Assembles 47 Black Artists for "A Great Day in Hollywood" Video Celebrating Diversity

Mike Colter, Laverne Cox, Spike Lee and more stars got together for a historic commercial

June 25, 2018

Cate Blanchett Leads Cannes Film Festival Women's March in Honor of Gender Equality

82 women head to the Palais to make a statement about inequity at the French film festival

May 12, 2018

Lea Michele, Alexis Bledel and More Go Glam at 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in NYC

Ava Duvernay and Gloria Carter were honored

May 6, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time's "Spectacular Girl Squad": The Unstoppable Women Who Brought the Classic Fantasy to Life

Everywhere you look, starting with director Ava DuVernay, there's a force to be reckoned with behind the classic tale, finally hitting theaters Friday

March 8, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time Reviews Highlight the Movie's All-Star Cast and Inspirational Message

Ava DuVernay's $100 million movie stars Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon

March 8, 2018